Smiles & Purrs 

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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9.12.19 


Smiles & Purrs is going to be a vendor at the Baltimore Humane Society's DogFest! 


September 21st, 2019 10am - 4pm 

1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136







12.10.18


Just as the flyer says! 

So excited to be organizing this event for a great cause. 

I also hope for this to be an opportunity for 

emerging and unknown artists to gain exposure

As an artist myself, I know the struggle is real. :)


 








8.4.18


Smiles & Purrs merch is now available!


New items to be added soon so check back often!


A portion of all sales is donated to animal charities.

 
Here will you find updates about Smiles & Purrs - 
announcements, new promotions, discounts, mentions, etc!


6.11.18
I'm excited to announce that Smiles & Purrs will be participating in two local festivals this year in July!
This will be a first for Smiles & Purrs! I'll have a table set up with pet related jewelry and art, brand new merch featuring the Smiles & Purrs name, and I'll be there to answer your pet related questions! 

July 7th - Westminster Pride Festival from 12pm-5pm on Main Street in Westminster.

July 15th - Hampstead Pre-owned Street Fair benefiting the Humane Society of Carroll County from 10am-3pm.

A portion of all sales will be donated to charity. :) 

I am SO excited and as always, thank you to the wonderful pets and humans 
have the pleasure of working for each and every day! 
- Sara

3.31.18

Just a quick announcement regarding the complimentary meet and greets we provide - beginning April 2nd, all meet and greets scheduled for pets who are fearful, highly protective of owners/property, or possibly aggressive, will include a 10-15 minute period of the owners and Liz and/or I stepping outside, and then either she or I going in alone to interact with the pet as we would while the owners are away. This ensures that all potential situations regarding aggression or fear based aggression can be assessed and properly planned for. Pets develop a unique connection and comfort level with their owners that outsiders simply won't have with that pet; pets who show no sign or very subtle signs of aggression with their owners can be far more aggressive toward strangers. Sometimes the pets are far more receptive to strangers when their owners aren't present, sometimes their fear or aggression worsens. There are many variables to consider and there are two priorities Smiles & Purrs takes very seriously: Providing the best care for your pets and home and ensuring the safety of everyone - those on four and two legs. For these reasons, meet and greets with dogs with possible behavioral issues will include this period of stepping outside and conducting a mock visit, so to speak. :) - Sara


3.13.18

I was given the awesome opportunity to participate in an interview with Linda Kaim of Lionheart K9 Dog Training last week. 
She and I discussed the pros and cons of kenneling vs. in-home pet care, sharing our advice, lessons learned and 
the dos and don'ts when searching for a professional pet care provider. It was a great experience!
Check out the interview here! - Sara


Reviews for Smiles & Purrs on Yelp - 

Ellen T: I went from a house with a doggie door, to a house without one.  I was afraid my dog would get bored not being able to go out when he wanted to.  A co-worker mentioned a dog walker she had used, Sara Davis (Smiles and Purrs Pet Sitting and Dog Walking).  I got in touch with Sara, she came out for a meet & greet, and my dog, Sake loved her immediately.  It's nice to know my dog is not cooped up in the house all day and that he gets to go out and run and play.  Sara is so caring and loving to Sake, he actually sits at the bedroom doorway on the days I telework looking for Sara.  I have been using Sara for over a year now, best thing that ever happened.  She's reliable, let's me know by text if there is something I should be concerned about (one time she didn't like the way his paw looked, took him to the vet and he had something wrong with one of his nails).  Her prices are very reasonable.  I highly recommend Sara (Smiles and Purrs Pet Sitting and Dog Walking). 

Lori B: Sara has been taking care of my cats for 5 years. She is careful, conscientious, knowledgeable, and just takes great care of our cats. She gives medications, brings in packages, and takes care of our home when we are away. On a recent trip she spotted a frozen pipe and then turned off the water main for us during a cold snap, saving my family hundreds of dollars. We recommend Sara and her petsitting business to everyone who needs that service. 

Jeff G: Sara Davis is a wonderful pet caregiver.  She is honest, reliable and cares for our dogs as if they were her own.  We have been lucky to have found her and have been using her services for over 2 years now.  Our dogs are so excited to see her and get so much love and attention.  She will do a quick walk or play time as needed for your schedule and their needs.  She can do daily visits and is very flexible with scheduling.  Most importantly is she is trustworthy and I feel comfortable with her in my home.  On rainy days when the dogs don't want to go out she will play with them inside making sure they get enough play time and socialization.  She is a value and her prices are very reasonable.  I highly recommend Sara and Smiles and Purrs Pet Sitting And Dog Walking.