Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello everyone!  Thought I'd add our most recent newsletter to the blog, in case anyone missed it.

Oh my, so much news to share! 

First of all, Happy Holidays to everyone! Yay for December! 

-Please let us know, if you haven't already, about changes to your regularly-scheduled walks over the next few weeks. As soon as possible would be good! Semesters are ending, vacations are happening, etc.!

-I've gone ahead and cancelled any regularly scheduled walks on Monday, December 24th, and Tuesday, December 25th. Please let me know if you do need something those days. There is a $10 surcharge for either holiday (but I only charge it once, so if you need us on both days it's still just the $10.) This year we are CRAZY busy those days so spare us if you can!

-Which reminds me, if you need pet care over Christmastime and you haven't already booked us, sorry, but you're out of luck! I'll be out of town as usual but the 4 sitters who are left will be very very busy! I'm cutting off scheduling early this year!

-New Year's time is less busy but we'd still like to know what you'll need those days. (Same deal about the surcharges.)

-In other news, we have a new sitter on the P.U.P.S. team! Julian Flores worked for Philapets for a few years and was their main West Philly sitter. Philapets recently went out of business, so we were lucky enough to get not only get a few of their clients (welcome, Philapets exiles!) but one of their best sitters! Julian has been doing a great job and has been super helpful for the past month or so. Your dogs and cats love him!

-Also, I, Sharon, am in the process of sort-of retiring, at least from walking dogs, at least for now. I'm almost 7 months pregnant! So it seems like a good time to slow down. Turns out the 3rd trimester really is exhausting! I'm down to 1-3 walks a day. Mostly I'm taking some time to stay home and do all the administrative work I've been too busy to keep up with for the past, oh, 10 years or so.  Which means soon you really will all get log-ins to our scheduling website, and soon, I hope, you'll be able to pay with credit cards. It is a long process though. 

-Now, don't panic, but I'm also moving out of Philly in the Spring. Don't worry, Puppy Uprising will continue here without me no matter what! We have a good, stable team here and they will be fully equipped to take over when I'm gone. We're still working out the details, but Greg Dean will have a prominent role for sure. I may continue to run things from afar, or maybe not. We'll figure it out and let you know, but for the most part, things won't change much for you. (If you're curious, I'm moving to the mid-Hudson Valley in New York State and buying a huge old farmhouse on a full acre of land in a small town. And yes, in one year's time I will have gotten married, gotten pregnant, had a baby, bought a house, changed my job, and moved to a whole new state!  A few minor lifestyle changes!)

Thanks everyone and Happy Merry Everything!!!!


Please enjoy a ridiculous holiday video: