Senior Citizen Seeks Help With New Puppy
Client spotlight number two is showcasing one of our senior citizens clients. To keep her identity confidential, I’m going to call her Janie. Click here to read our client spotlight #1.
This 87 year old widow had never had a dog in her life, despite always longing for one. She seeked companionship, was lonely and sought to fill her lonely heart with a dog — finally!
Janie adopted a 5 week old puppy from an advertisement in the newspaper. Down the road, Janie would tell me that that $100 was the best money she ever spent.
After she had the puppy for a few weeks, she contacted me and asked if I could help potty train her puppy. She told me about her situation and that potty training was really a problem at that point. Janie was unable to take the puppy outside often because of her health so I showed her the correct way to use potty pads; I talked to her about potty training, restrictions, rewards, exercise, grooming, vaccinations, spaying and socialization. Janie was grateful and that was the start of our relationship.
Flash forward 6 months and Janie and pup were doing excellent but an unexpected trip was approaching and Janie wasn’t sure what she’d do with her new friend. We talked to her about our pet sitting and dog walking services and while Janie was on her trip, we took care of her puppy.
Janie was on a very limited budget but we wouldn’t let that prevent her from utilizing our services. Sometimes doing the ‘right’ thing isn’t about money…
Flash forward another 6 months or so. Janie called in a panic. She had to be admitted to the hospital because of her heart condition. Again, we stepped in and helped her puppy and gave Janie peace of mind that was priceless during her dark times.
Now, Janie is 89 years old. Her health is deteriorating and we’ve built a really strong relationship throughout the last 2 years. I’ve held her hand and cared for her baby while both have been sick, she’s smiled so much since her dog has joined her life. Her heart is happy and I’ve enjoyed watching her grow and realized we’re never too old to welcome a pet into our lives!
When the time comes for her to go to heaven with her husband, Janie knows we’ll take care of her baby since all of her family, and most of her friends, are departed.
All of our pet care providers are here to build relationships with you, our clients. We’re here to help in times of need.
If you need pet care or know a senior citizen that might need an extra hand with their pets, please give us a call at 765-744-5688 or visit http://sit-stay-play.com, we’d be glad to talk to you. Click this to contact us now!
Keep on keeping on,
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC
Serving Muncie and east central Indiana