5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Dog Will Thank You for

5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Dog Will Thank You for

Well, 2020, you have been REAL, but we can’t say that we are sorry to see you go… Thanks for the tough lessons but now it’s time to level up and set ourselves and (most importantly) our dogs up for success in 2021! Getting intentional about how you can improve your dog’s quality of life, increase their day to day enjoyment, and strengthen your relationship is what it’s all about as we head into the New Year. So how the heck do you set resolutions for your dog you ask? Not to worry! We have broken down 5 pawesome New Year’s resolutions for your dog and given you ways  to follow through to make them happen all year long.

1.      Exercise 5 Times A Week

Whether your pup could stand to lose a few pounds, or you just want to improve their overall health increasing the amount of exercise your dog receives is the way to go! Exercise outside of the home provides mental stimulation, helps to maintain a healthy digestive and circulatory system, and makes them a happier more well-rounded pup. Tired of the same old walking routine with your dog? Try spicing up your exercise schedule with one of these:

  • Go for a hike
  • Bring them along on a leisurely bike ride
  • Head to the beach for a swim
  • Play Fetch
  • Give skating a try (Inline skating, rollerblading, or skateboarding)
Dashchund getting annual vet exam in Plymouth MA

Dog getting an annual vet exam

2.      Schedule Annual Physical

Our pets can’t talk (well not in English anyway) to let us know that their teeth are bothering them or that their hips are aching. Fortunately, having your pet seen for an annual exam helps to identify those hard to detect issues and so much more. In a nose to tail exam a vet will be able to detect small problems before they escalate and become serious issues. When health issues  are caught early they are often easier to resolve, less expensive, and allow your pet to avoid any intense pain that may have come with late detection. Everything from eyes and skin to vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, and heart will be checked at their appointment. Aside from the full physical exam there are also a few other perks to having your pet seen by a veterinarian.

  • Nail clipping by a pro (you may have to ask)
  • Up to date on Rabies and other vaccines (required for a License)
  • Set up on heartworm prevention
  • Updated flea and tick treatment for the year
  • Microchipping (discuss your options)

Having an annual physical is the way to go. Keep your pet’s health first and schedule their appointment with your local vet today.

3.      More Playdates, Please!

Socialization for our pups is a key component to a happy life. Just because our dog gets to see us every day (sometimes all day) does not mean they are being fulfilled socially. Playtime with other dogs is important to giving them a well-rounded personality and life. Playdates are more than great exercise; they teach our pups how to behave in public, providing far more mental stimulation than just snuggling on the couch every night. Socialization will boost your dog’s confidence with each new interaction. Enjoy having people over? By exposing them to other people, places, and dogs they will be better behaved when you have parties or friends and family over to the house. Here are 5 examples of playdates for your pup:

  • Go for a walk with a human friend
  • Doggy Daycare!
  • Meet up with a friend and their dog on the beach or at a local trail (click here or here to find dog-friendly trails in Plymouth, MA)
  • Hit the dog park
  • Enjoy dinner at an outdoor, pet friendly restaurant

All this socialization will make your dog well adjusted for most any situation.

Group dog training

Group dog training

4.      Join A Class/ Activity Group

We all enjoy learning a new skill or joining a hobby group like a book club or knitting group. Why not give your dog the same opportunity to expand their abilities or practice something they enjoy in a group setting? Many dogs enjoy the challenge of training not to mention the bonding time gained. Experts also recommend a training refresher course every 2 years. Here are 3 pawesome opportunities to develop a new skill or enjoy some of their favorite activities in 2021.

  • Enroll in a weekly hiking group. Just Around the Corner offers group hiking up to 5 days a week Monday-Friday in Plymouth, MA. Now accepting new hiking clients.
  • Obedience training. Whatever their skill level in the training department there is a class that can help your dog grow and thrive.
  • Swim class. If your dog enjoys the water have them attend a class that allows them to enjoy it in the best way for them such as dock diving, water rescue training, or swim lessons.

 

5.      Increase Bonding

We all have those relationships in our lives that we work to make a priority day in and day out. The relationship with our pets is one that should go at the top of that list. Much like a spouse, when the bond of a dog and their owner is strong the whole household runs smoother, am I right? Try these 7 tips to grow your bond and strengthen the relationship you have with your pet.

  • Remain Calm: Breathe, speak softly, avoid sharp movements and yelling.
  • Physical Affection: Belly rubs, booty scratches, ear massage, add your pet’s favorite spot!
  • Do things together: Go for a walk downtown, grab an ice cream, take a drive.
  • Communicate Clearly: Give directions they understand and only give one command at a time.
  • Special treatment: add some extra love to their food with something delicious and dog safe.
  • Learn more about them: Take note of what they like/dislike, activities they enjoy, and where they feel most comfortable.
  • Educate yourself: Spend some time learning more about your dog’s breed(s) to know the best ways to exercise, groom and take care of them.
Dog paw and human hand

Dog paw and human hand

Pets are part of the family and we believe in treating them like family. Take some time to choose and set a few of our 5 New Year’s resolutions for your dog. Not only will these resolutions benefit your pup they will positively impact your entire household. When every member of the family is at their best and being appreciated for all they bring to the table 2021 cannot be anything but great!

Ensure that your pets are taken care of this holiday season with Just Around the Corner. Just Around the Corner offers pet care of all kinds, including daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

 

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is happening and that means lots of decorative additions to your pet’s home. Now is the time to look around the beautiful space you and your pet share to make sure the holiday changes are safe for your pet. Have you noticed that the new scents and fascinating fires have captured your dog’s attention? Has your cat already been admiring the shiny ornaments and whimsical tinsel? Our curious fur babies will no doubt be checking out each and every change happening right in their environment so keeping them safe as they do so is of paramount importance. These holiday pet safety tips will make you as a pet owner aware and help to prevent any unnecessary calamities during this magical season.

Holiday décor

Deck the halls…safely for your pet! The holiday spirit comes on fast and furious and we sometimes forget to “pet proof” our fabulous decking. So many sentimental items to put out, nooks and crannies to decorate, and it’s 100% acceptable to put twinkle lights EVERYWHERE this time of year. Press PAUSE for just a minute and remember these 4 important rules of thumb when turning your home in to a winter wonderland for the holidays.

  1. Keep electric cords out of reach or securely hidden from your curious fur baby. Ex. Behind furniture or up high (unless you have a cat and then you’ll have to be more creative…best of luck!) Even if your pet leaves the year-round cords in your home alone, they may not do the same for new and exciting ones with sparkling lights. Remember that anytime we make changes in THEIR home they will be curious, and no doubt investigate. Always remember not to underestimate what they may do when new cords appear in their space.
  2. Seasonal plants are a much-loved gift and decoration this time of year. While they are beautiful a number of these festive flowers are extremely poisonous to our pets if ingested. A few of the most popular ones to be aware of are Holly, the beloved Mistletoe, and Poinsettias. Before bringing a seasonal plant into your home check the full list of plants toxic to pets. (Need more information on toxic plants? Read our blog from July!)
  3. Tinsel and Ribbon are two of the most popular décor items to play with for our feline friends. The sparkle of the tinsel, the flow of a beautiful ribbon, it’s just too much for a kitty to stand! For tinsel the biggest concern is ingesting it which can cause severe blockage and intestinal issues. While playing with ribbons is an incredibly fun past time our pets can become tangled up quickly. If wrapped around their neck or paws it can send them into a panic and escalate the situation rapidly. In addition, many ribbons have wiring in them which has potential to poke out an eye or even be chewed off and ingested. Keep a watchful eye out for any tinsel and ribbon playing this holiday.
  4. From candles to fires, festive flames are another given this time of year. Who doesn’t love a festive scented candle to really fill the home with holiday spirit or the sacred ritual of lighting a menorah? Whether you are lighting up for fun, warmth, or practicing an important tradition always keep these meaningful flames out of reach of pets. They can become all too mesmerized by the glow or accidentally bump the furniture with a burning candle. Never keep your pet in a closed room with any type of flame.
Cute dog in Christmas lights

Cute dog in Christmas lights

The Christmas Tree

Whether you are team REAL tree or FAKE tree there are a few things to look out for regarding the Christmas Tree in your home and the safety of your pets.

  • Chewing on branches. Ingestion of pine needles or plastic can cause major blockage in the intestines as well as other health complications. If you notice your dog or cat taking a nibble it is important to discourage that behavior and consider moving the tree out of their reach. If your pet insists on chewing on the tree, try spraying some Bitter Yuck (safe for dogs and cats) to deter them.
  • Tree Water. If your dog is anything like mine, they sure do love getting a drink from ANYWHERE that isn’t their water bowl. The water in a tree stand can contain dangerous chemicals that could harm your pet. Avoid letting your pets sneak a sip from the tree base to keep them safe. Use a tree skirt to cover the opening of the tree base to keep your pet from being able to drink from it.
  • Ornaments. Across the board chewing on ornaments is a big “no, no!”. Most decorative tree hangings are quite fragile meaning just putting the ornament in their mouth could mean swallowing shattered pieces. For kitties who just want to bat at all the shiny objects or give them a good lick it is still not a great idea to let the tree décor become 1,000 gleaming toys for their safety. Try attaching securely with small zip ties to ensure the ornaments are not removeable.
  • Tree Lights. Sparkling lights are pretty much a given during the holidays, but we can be cognizant of how we position them to make them less attractive to our pets. Rather than draping them around the outer edge of your tree try placing them closer to the trunk of the tree. The illumination will still be there while making them far less tempting to our fur babies.
Cat in Christmas tree playing with ornaments

Cat in Christmas tree playing with ornaments

Yuletide Yummies

As tempting as it may be to give our furry friends delicious table scraps it’s best to avoid this kind gesture for the sake of their health. Not only are many of our delectable dishes toxic to pets our animal pals have a much more sensitive system when it comes to digestion. No one wants an upset tummy on a special day like Christmas, and neither does your pet. Consider adding a dollop of pumpkin puree or a cup of chicken broth to their regular food to spice up their holiday meal. Some foods to keep out of reach of pets include:

  • Chocolate and other holiday candies
  • Raw egg (particularly in dough)
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Fruits and veggies containing pits such as olives and cherries.
  • Onions (a popular one)
  • Don’t forget to keep an eye on the trash can!

You’ve safety proofed your décor from the tinsel to the tree and everything in between. We may take every precaution possible when it comes to the safety of our pets, but accidents do happen. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is critical in making sure the situation does not escalate. Make sure you and everyone in your household are aware of the steps to take if an emergency arises.

In case of an Emergency

  • Have important phone numbers in your contacts AND in a prominent place like your refrigerator for easy access. Regular vet, emergency vet and Poison Control are a few numbers to have on hand.
  • Keep your pet’s medical records in a convenient location. The more information you can provide your pet’s medical professional during an emergency the better they will be able to care for them.
  • Have a plan. Know where you are calling and that they will be open. Be prepared to navigate the quickest route to get there.
Christmas dog in reindeer antlers

Christmas dog in reindeer antlers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Keep your pets safe this holiday season by keeping an eye out for potential dangers of the holidays right in your home. From the gorgeous tree to cozy fires, making your pet’s home a safe place to be during the holidays is part of the job as a pet owner. Wishing you and your pets an incredibly happy and healthy holiday season!

Ensure that your pets are taken care of this holiday season with Just Around the Corner. Just Around the Corner offers pet care of all kinds, including daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

 

JAC’s Local Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

JAC’s Local Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

We all have those friends or family members that are just as obsessed with their pets as we are, right? For the pet lovers in your life we have put together 10 gifts that will support small businesses local to Plymouth, MA and have you nailing the gift giving game for all your pet obsessed friends! Something local? Check. Something useful? Check. Something beautiful? Check. Something funny? Check. Something heartfelt? Check, CHECK! Without further ado here is JAC’s 2020 Gift Guide for Pet Lovers.

Doggspot blanket from Doggspot Designs of Plymouth, MA

Doggspot blanket from Doggspot Designs

1.      Doggspot Blanket from Doggspot Designs

Doggspot Designs creates fashions for your dog right here in Plymouth, including this blanket that every dog (and even cat) owner should have at least 1 of! Doggspot blankets are both stylish and multifunctional. Cover any piece of furniture (various sizes available) with these washable coverings meant to protect your beautiful decor while providing a cozy spot for you and your pet. Whether you need something to wrap up in or are tired of cleaning pet hair off your couch 24/7 (who’s with me?!) Doggspots offers both! One side is cozy and soft for snuggling, the other is a durable and pet mess resistant material with a chic pattern. The best part is they wash super easy and remain intact. Don’t miss out on giving the ultimate pet lover’s gift this holiday season, give a Doggspot blanket! SHOP ONLINE HERE

Pet Friendly CBD products from Green Apothecary in Manomet, MA.

Pet Friendly CBD products from Green Apothecary

2.      CBD oils and treats from Green Apothecary

As a pet owner myself one of the most important things to me is making sure my Lola Bear is happy and healthy. This means both mentally and physically. Pets experience anxiety, aches, and pains just like we do. The growing market of CBD oils and infused treats have been a gift in and of themselves to the pet community. From stress of firework explosions to chronic hip pain CBD products help to ease both pain and anxiety in our fur babies. Green Apothecary is a licensed retail store with a wealth of knowledge on these products, their benefits, and what you can expect from them. Consider gifting out of the box for those pet lovers whose fur babies may be needing something a little different this year. Learn more here.

Just Around the Corner Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Gift Certificate

Just Around the Corner Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Gift Certificate

3.      Just Around the Corner Gift Certificate

Having reliable pet care is an essential part of being a pet owner. Putting our fur baby in the care of someone else is a BIG deal whether for an afternoon dog walk or a week of visits while away. Just Around the Corner has been in business for over 12 years providing the highest level of quality pet care the South Shore has to offer, 365 days a year. Whether the pet lover in your life is currently a JAC client or would be new to the family, a gift certificate to JAC is like giving the gift of peace of mind to pet lovers AND their pets! To purchase a gift certificate email: [email protected]

Welcome mat from Locally, Yours in Plymouth, MA

Welcome mat from Locally, Yours

4.      “Embrace the Dog Hair It’s Everywhere” Welcome Mat from Locally, Yours

Okay, this is exactly the message I want to send as people enter my home! For two reasons, ONE it puts it all out there before they walk into the impressive amount of dog hair that is in my home (no matter home much I clean) so there are no surprises and TWO it is a mantra to live by! “Embrace the dog hair it’s everywhere” will have your pet loving friends laughing and smiling each time they enter their home or welcome guests into their lovely pet friendly abode. This adorable shop in Village Landing Marketplace, Locally Yours has gifts that will cover folks on your list well beyond pet lovers so be sure to check them out this holiday and shop local! Click here to visit their website.

Handmade stained-glass paw print ornaments from Made It! in Plymouth, MA

Handmade stained-glass paw print ornaments from Made It!

5.      Paw Print Ornament from Made It!

Everyone loves a beautiful ornament, and a locally handmade, stained glass ornament that represents a love of animals takes it to the next level. Available in numerous colors so you can represent every pet with their very own ornament. Give something with a little sentimental value this holiday and add that special touch to your friends’ Christmas display with one of these gorgeous stained-glass paw prints. Made It! is a locally owned shop on the waterfront in Plymouth, MA. They are a hub for all things artistic and local, selling one-of-a-kind pieces from over 100 U.S. based artists. Another must see shop for your holiday gift buying right here in Plymouth! Click HERE to learn more about Made It!.

Love paw print tote from Sea Bags located on the Plymouth Waterfront

Love paw print tote from Sea Bags

6.      LOVE (paw print) tote from Sea Bags

Sea Bags makes and sells handcrafted totes and accessories made from recycled sails out of Portland, ME. Their shop can now be found right here in Plymouth in their new location on the gorgeous Plymouth Waterfront. Every pet parent needs a durable tote bag so why not give them one that represents their love of animals with this LOVE paw print design. Sea Bags offers a variety of other sizes and styles from nautical to seasonal themes. Another shop that just might be able to check off more than the pet lovers on your list! Check out their products HERE!

Santa Paws wooden sign from Rustic Marlin

Santa Paws wooden sign from Rustic Marlin

7.      Santa Paws Sign from Rustic Marlin

The Rustic Marlin is a locally owned and operated business on the South Shore that specializes in rustic décor. They are most famous for their unique wooden signs for pretty much any occasion, location, or style you could think of. Their Santa Paws sign with hanging twine is the perfect gift for the dog lovers in your life. At 6”x11” it’s a great size to hang on the front door or even over the doghouse.  Who doesn’t love festive dog centered décor?! If you want something that can stay on display year-round consider their Love Paw Print sign or Dog American Flag. They offer a customizable option as well but if you are hoping to get something specially made and under the tree for Christmas time is running out! Not to worry, there are always birthdays, anniversaries, and even next year for that option. To view all the awesome products Rustic Marlin has to offer click here.

Pet Supplies Plus Gift Card in Plymouth, MA

Pet Supplies Plus Gift Card

8.      Pet Supplies Plus Gift Card

Sometimes you just get lucky and find a shop that has too many pawesome gifts that you can’t possibly choose just one! Pet Supplies Plus, located off exit 6 in Plymouth, has everything a pet owner could ever need and so much more. This is THE stop to make if your pet loving pal has an affinity for more uncommon pets such as fish, birds, bunnies, reptiles, etc. With such a variety to choose from we recommend a gift card to this locally owned franchise. Shop online or in store. Click here to find out more about what Pet Supplies Plus has to offer.

Max & Molly Matrix Ultra LED for dog collars. Can be purchased at Papa's Pets Supply in Manomet, MA

Max & Molly Matrix Ultra LED for dog collars. Purchase at Papa’s Pets Supply

9.      Max & Molly Matrix Ultra LED at Papa’s Pets Supply

Papa’s Pet Supply is stocked full of items any pet lover would die for, but the Max & Molly Matrix Ultra LED is a product that goes above and beyond a dog owner dreams! This is an LED light is for your dog’s collar. It is waterproof, USB charged, and the light lasts for up to 13 hours! If (God forbid) your dog gets loose this bright light could be their saving grace. Here in New England the short days come quick, using the Matrix Ultra LED will ensure visibility as dog owners and their pups go for an evening stroll in complete darkness. It is basically the coolest thing ever! ANY gift bought from Papa’s Pets Supply Store is a gift that gives back! 100% of store profits go directly to funding their in-house animal shelter, which makes this a double whammy — a gift, and giving back to the community rolled into one! You can also donate to them directly. Learn more about Papa’s Pets Supply and their animal shelter here.

Donate sign with red heart

10. DONATE to a local shelter

If you are looking to give a gift that will have an impact going far beyond a present on Christmas consider making a donation to a local shelter in the name of the pet lover on your list this year. 2020 has been hard for us humans but it has not been easy for the millions of homeless pets in America either. Your donation could mean meals for starving animals, a second chance at life for some, a safe and warm place to sleep for others. Consider a donation to Friends of the Plymouth Pound,  to Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter or to Papa’s Pets right here in Plymouth. If you are really hoping to knock it out of the park with your gift this is the way to do it. A thoughtful gesture like this would bring any pet lover to tears of joy, so make your donation today.

There you have it! 10 local gift ideas for the pet lovers in your life. Supporting local is more important than ever this holiday season. With every small business purchase, you are helping to keep a business’s door open, a dream alive, and put food on the table of a neighbor. Make the holidays merry and bright for businesses in your town and choose to shop small for everyone on your list.

Ensure that your pets are taken care of this holiday season with Just Around the Corner. Just Around the Corner offers pet care of all kinds, including daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

Pet Sitting Offers Peace of Mind for the Holidays

Pet Sitting Offers Peace of Mind for the Holidays

Let me ask you something…What is your peace of mind worth to you this holiday season? What if I told you that hiring a pet sitter would not only add to your peace of mind but check off some pretty big “to do’s” on your list not just one day but as many days as you need it! As the days get shorter and the lists get longer “peace of mind” seems to fly out the window for most of us as we go full throttle into the merry mayhem. All the while our pets just sit lovingly by and let it happen. Hiring a professional pet sitter is the greatest gift you can give your pet this year. Whatever your circumstances, there is always room for pet centered peace of mind.

What does your holiday season look like?

  • Working from home
  • Day Trip(s)
  • Checking off your “to do” list
  • Weekend getaway
  • Long Workdays (out of the home)
  • Simply not enough hours in the day

The holidays can be stressful but the care for your pet does not have to add to the strain. You may think pet sitting is only for when you are away on vacation or on a long holiday; hiring a pet sitter can actually transform your holiday season even if you never leave town! If you are like me, you have a to do list that is a mile long: gifts to buy, meals to prep, a house to decorate. Let’s not forget your non-holiday duties  -ahem-  work, clean the house, rake the leaves, help the kids, walk the dog, feed the cat, *DEEP BREATH* dinners to cook, work outs to do, friends to see, even if only on zoom…the list really does go on and on! So, we plan, make our to do lists, and then we divi up tasks, right? You give the “clean house” item to a professional, check. You’ve started letting someone else do the grocery shopping with that easy breezy “pick up” option, check. Now you can graciously give away the time consuming and repetitive pet duties to free up time for more fur baby snuggles! Don’t be a stressed-out pet parent this holiday. Just Around the Corner is here to do what we do best, take care of your pets!

JAC employee feeding a cat and dog treats.

JAC employee feeding a cat and dog treats.

JAC Facts

  1. We operate 365 days a year to be there for your pets whenever you need us!
  2. Visit times start as early as 7:00am and can be as late as 9:00pm and anything in between.
  3. Our pricing is based on the visit length, we charge the same for 1 pet as we do for 5 pets.
  4. Visit length options are 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 1-hour
  5. Our scheduling is 100% customizable for you and your pets needs.

Ex. Up early and out of the house all day? How does this sound…

  • 7:00am visit to feed your pets and take the pup(s) for a walk (1- hour visit)
  • 11:00am-1:00pm visit to walk the dog (45 min visit)
  • 4:00-6:00pm visit for a let out in the backyard and dinner served to the dog(s) and cat(s). Just in time for you to come home from work and relax.

Check out JAC FAQ  here.

JAC cat client waiting for their breakfast to be served.

JAC cat client waiting for their breakfast to be served.

Customize Your Pet Care

Just Around the Corner offers customizable pet care options to create a sustainable schedule that works for both you and your pet(s). Whether you need early morning visits, have 4 dogs, your chickens need tending for the weekend or you are away on vacation and need 5 visits a day for a week, JAC has you covered! Below you will find 3 custom pet care schedule examples. Please note these are only 3 of hundreds of ways to establish visit schedules for your pets that are tailored to the needs of you and your furry family.

The Working-from-Home Dog Walk

  • 8:00am 1 hour visit to take the dog out for a nice walk to start the day and ensure they will sleep a good portion of it while you work.
  • 12:00pm 30 minute visit for an easy stroll around the neighborhood so you can enjoy your full lunchbreak without having to tend the dog.
  • 4:00pm 1 hour visit to take the dogs out for a nice walk followed by serving their dinner. This way when 5 o’clock hits you can settle in for the evening and just relax.

Long Days out of the home with Cats and Dogs

  • 7:00am 45 minute visit. Feed the cats and dogs. Then take the pups for a nice morning walk. (adjustable start time depending on when you leave the house)
  • 12:00pm 30 minute visit for lots of loving and play time for everyone!
  • 4:00pm 45 minute visit. Feed cats and dogs. Walk the dogs.
  • 9:00pm 30 minute visit. Provide love and affection to all before they settle in to bed and mom/dad get home.

Day Trips with Kitties

  • 9:00am 30 minute visit to refresh water and food as well as play and give lots of love.
  • 4:00pm 30 minute visit to feed dinner, play, and clean litter boxes.
  • You are home by 10:00pm and don’t have a single thing you need to do regarding the kitties except snuggle and tell them how much you missed them!
JAC group dog hiking clients enjoying a rest.

JAC group dog hiking clients enjoying a rest.

Benefits of a holiday season with JAC

  • Happier Pets
  • Great exercise for your dog(s)
  • Extra love and play for your pets
  • Pet meals served on schedule, even if you are not home
  • Less stress for you
  • Less stress for your pets
  • Peace of mind as often as you need it
  • More time for YOU to do what you need to this holiday season!

Whatever your life looks like this time of year there is a pet care option that will make you and your pet’s life merry and bright! Ensure that your pets are taken care of this holiday season with Just Around the Corner. Schedule your pet care visits with us today and head into the holidays with peace of mind and very merry pets!

Just Around the Corner offers pet care of all kinds, including daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

 

Local Holiday Shopping for Your Pets: Plymouth, MA

Local Holiday Shopping for Your Pets: Plymouth, MA

Time to start that holiday shopping…for your pets! If you are like us the fur babies go at the TOP of the shopping list. Whenever possible choosing local, small businesses is a priority, especially in 2020. So where can you shop in Plymouth, MA for the pets in your life? We have put together a list of local shops and makers right here in America’s Hometown. This list offers a variety of businesses to choose from when shopping for that perfect gift for the pets in your life. As we head into the busiest shopping month of the year may we all remember the importance of choosing local and shopping small. Together we can make a big difference in our town by keeping our money where our paws are.

Doggspot Designs

Looking for something festive for your dog? Doggspot Designs is a textile studio that hand crafts quality durable pet blankets and accessories. Spice up your pup’s wardrobe with beautifully handmade bandanas and collar, or finally let them on the couch without a care when you purchase their namesake Doggspot blankets. This pet-inspired business is owned and operated by Plymouth native Abbi Hatton. Her designs and execution are unmatched. You won’t find better quality products for the four-legged friends in your life than with Doggspot Designs. I have used these bandanas and collar bows for my Lola Bear. They hold up amazingly time after time in the wash. The fabrics stay vibrant and like new. You can currently shop Doggspot online at www.doggspotdesigns.com and follow them on Instagram for the latest collections @doggspotdesigns

2020 Black Friday Sale

  • Free Shipping (11/26-11/27)
  • For every $50 spent Doggspot will be donating a product to Sgt Pepper’s Friends:
  • Spend $150+ and receive a FREE gift!
3 small white dogs in Doggspot bandanas Plymouth MA

Dogs in flannel @doggspotdesigns bandanas.

Pet Supplies Plus Plymouth

Located off exit 6 in the Stop & Shop plaza right here in Plymouth, Pet Supplies Plus is a locally owned and operated franchise store. After opening their doors last March, days before the Covid-19 shutdown, they have become one of the hundreds of businesses that worked tirelessly to keep their store afloat to be here for you and your pets this holiday season. Offering everything from dozens of pet food options to hundreds of fantastic toys as well as a whole lot in between. Their inventory covers just about every pet under the sun including hamsters, reptiles, and fish! One trip here and you are sure to knock out every pet on your list and provide hours and hours of pet entertainment in the process. Pet Supplies Plus is a must stop shop for pet owners this holiday!

2020 Black Friday Sale

  • 50% off Cat Beds
  • 50% off Crates and Mats
  • 50% off Select Cat Treats
  • 50% off Select Dog Toys
  • And so much more!

Click here for their FULL Black Friday Sale Flyer

Papa’s Pet Supply Store in Plymouth, MA.

Papa’s Pet Supply Store in Plymouth, MA.

Papa’s Pets Supply Store

Papa’s Pets is a non-profit, all volunteer animal rescue organization founded in 2009 to help improve the lives of homeless animals in our community. The store portion of their organization carries a variety of high-quality pet foods, toys, and accessories. If you are a dog or cat owner there is something at Papa’s Pets that your furry family member will love, from fun stocking stuffers to practical leash and harness combos. 100% of store profits go directly to funding their inhouse animal shelter. When you shop at Papa’s Pet Supply Store you are helping rescued, abused, and neglected animals this holiday season.

2020 Black Friday Sale

  • 25% off all dog coats, sweaters, and boots.
  • 30% off Tamarac coats
  • Shop in store only.

Carberry Kitchen

This delightful business makes delicious treats for our deserving pups that keep them happy and healthy. Each small batch treat bag is full of locally sourced wholesome ingredients and a whole lot of love. Whether your pup is picky or will eat anything, they are sure to enjoy these tasty treats. Every time I’m treating a client, the neighbor’s pups, or my own dog the Carberry Kitchen bag never fails to get their attention. If pups could talk, they would say “Buy the Carberry treats!” ALWAYS! You can find Carberry Kitchen in stores all over Plymouth and online at www.carberrykitchen.com

Check out Carberry Kitchen in these Plymouth stores

Made It (Waterfront)

Clements Market (Manomet)

The Market (Pine Hills)

Papa’s Pets Supply (Manomet)

Carberry Kitchen dog treat bags

@carberrykitchen small batch dog treats.

How to support locally for FREE!

For many of us the holidays are going to look quite different this year. Maybe you do not have the luxury of shopping with one of these businesses like in the past. Nonetheless you still desire to help the local shops and makers in your area. Here are 6 FREE ways to show your support!

  1. Write a positive review
  2. Spread the word! Tell your friends and family
  3. Follow them on social media
  4. Subscribe to their newsletter/Join their email list
  5. Share their content ex. blog link. Give them a shout out!
  6. Engage with their social media. Like, comment, & share.

Coming soon: Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers: Plymouth, MA

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