Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Best Holiday Gifts For Your Pet

The holidays are here and it feels like “the most wonderful time of the year”! This is a great opportunity to remember what is truly important, and our pets certainly make that list.  In honor of the pets we’ve put together a list of the best pet gifts, so you can show your pet just how grateful you are for them!  We’ve created a list for both dog and cat lovers.

Dog Holiday Wish List
Our doggie wish list starts with the essential soggy doggy door matt. This magical door matt can tackle even the biggest wet messes! They offer assorted colors and patterns to blend in with any home d├ęcor. 

Next on our list is another basic essential: the Flik-it ball launcher. This isn’t your average ball launcher, the Flik-it arm pivots to increase power, accuracy and range, all while reducing your joint and muscle strain.

If you’re not able to make it to the park, keep your dog busy with the Bionic Bone. Your dog will be busy for hours!  Bionic Bone is built with super sturdy rubber, and designed to fit the curvature of your canine’s mouth – this will keep even the most aggressive chewer occupied!

Now for a little fun, we’ve included The Illuminated Leash on our list. This fun light-up leash will brighten any evening or early morning walk The light is visible for one quarter mile away, helping you keep safe and look cool all at the same time!

Last but not least, if you’re having any formal events at your home this bow tie collar will make sure your pooch is dressed to impress! For fun outings you may choose the skull and bones design, or for a formal get together pinstripes may fit the bill! In any case this bow tie collar is a must!

Cat Holiday Wish List:

Now for our favorite cat gifts! We think the holidays should have the perfect balance of play and rest. That’s why we’ve chosen this cat trapeze. The suspended design challenges cats to climb to the top—then provides a comfortable place to rest! We think every cat will love this cat trapeze.

Next on our list is fun, yet practical. Every cat needs a place to scratch, why not make it enjoyable at the same time? This Cat Scratch DJ Deck lets your cat scratch records on a turn table for hours of fun and laughs.

If you’re cat is more of a lounging kitty, this is the perfect gift for them! This bamboo hammock is made with eco-friendly materials, offers a unique sleeping surface, is stain resistant and has a reversible cover. 

While you’re out holiday shopping, this great DVD will keep your kitty company. This DVD is designed to keep your cat’s attention without being too repetitive. They may not even know you’re gone!

Last but not least is the Senses Play Circuit. This toy incorporates your cat’s sound, touch and sight senses for a dynamic playing experience!  By engaging with your cat’s natural hunting instincts your cat will be busy playing for hours!

Whichever gift you decide to give your pet we know it will be a special time of year. Here at Fetch! Pet Care, we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fetch! Pet Care in Franchising World

Fetch was recently featured in an article in Franchising World magazine, focusing on how franchisees utilize social media and drive online presence to drive revenue.

"When I purchased my first Fetch! Pet Care franchise in late 2008, I had no idea how much social media websites would drive my revenue. Over the past five years, we have grown aggressively to 12 locations in five states plus the District of Columbia. A robust social media presence has been key to ensuring we are ahead of our competition and innovative in our messaging to prospective clients. Three years ago we barely had a Facebook presence. Today each location has a very active Facebook page, Twitter handle, Google+ business page, a Foursquare check in, a Yelp account and many other directory listings. Recently we hired companies to help us manage our online presence and more importantly monitor our online reputation.

Another lesson I learned is to know your target audience. People in Manhattan use social media much differently than people in Birmingham. Our social media "voice" speaks differently in each market. All that is to say, we try to utilize social media to communicate with our clients, our clients' friends and potential clients in a way that will engage them. Our goal is to put the brand in front of them, find out what they like, what they don't like and how we can do a better job with our services.

We always manage our online reputation by promoting positive reviews, addressing negative ones and always asking clients for feedback. A bad reputation in the pet-sitting business can sink you in a hurry. Yelp, Angie's List, Foursquare and other online review websites give a prospective client confidence in the hiring process and that equates to more long-term business for our team." --Jay Barrett, Fetch Pet Care Franchisee