I Recommend

As a home town business owner I urge everyone to support these local businesses.

If you are in the Lansing and surrounding areas (DeWitt, Bath, East Lansing, Williamston, Haslett, Grand Ledge, Diamondale) contact Affordable Pet Sitters Plus today.


Places I Recommend

Cones and Bones

Bring your pet inside this unique ice cream parlor. They serve pet friendly ice cream and frozen treats. You can even book a birthday party. Cat won't ride  in the car? No Problem we'll make you a "kitty bag" to take home. Shown is the Happy Hound Cake frosted with peanut butter.They also have a great selection of premium ice creams and dairy products for you. Mention Affordable Pet Sitters Plus on your first visit to this west Lansing location and receive a small doggie sunday.

Soldans Feed and Pet Supply
A family owned local business where you can find hundreds of pet related products. They also have a nice selection for items for wild critters.
Soldans has been serving Michigan's pet owner's since 1955, and has 8 locations. Soldans is the largest, independently owned, retail pet supply company in Michigan. They carry a large selection of products for dogs, cats, horses birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and wild birds. Affordable Pets Sitters Plus recommends Soldans for all your pet supply needs in the Lansing, DeWitt, and Okemos areas. Be sure to check out their online coupons. SoldansPets.com

Michigan State University Veterinary Hospital

This 24 hour emergency service is unsurpassed for both small and large animals. Staff is also available during normal business hours to provide standard care at reasonable rates. I will always be grateful for the loving care they gave my Buster. www.cvm.msu.edu

Capital Area Humane Society
Stop by and give the pets some TLC while they are waiting for their forever home. Age appropriate children love visiting too. CAHS-Lansing.org

Things I recommend

Peacock Feathers: They are especially great for cats with front claws.

Pipe Cleaner Toy: Just curl or crimp them around your finger and they can be batted easily across carpeting unlike other toys. You may catch your car carrying them around as captured prey. Enjoyed by both cats and dogs. Need more ideas? Check out ehow.com for a quick and easy tutorial.

Add a Bird Feeder: The birds will love it and you will too.

Laser Lights: Great for exercise and plain old fun. Often both cats and dogs love to chase the beam of light. Look for inexpensive on

Removing Pet Hair: Try using a high quality rubber glove. (I use playtex brand) Just wipe it across the fabric. This works especially well for long haired cats.

Cat Channel.com: 
Great website for cat lovers. You'll find helpful articles galore in Cat Fancy. This magazine is devoted to helping you care for your cat features stories about health, training and grooming.
Be sure to check out the nearly 1500 cat videos!

Cat Fancy, for people interested in all phases of cat ownership, contains historical, medical, how-to, humor and first-person stories.
Dog.Channel.Com: Great all around site for dog information. Includes Dog Fancy Magazine:

Does your pet travel well and like people? Consider taking them to a nursing home,retirement center or perhaps a school or pre-school. I took my cat to my nieces kindergarten class and they were all excited they had a chance to shake hands with a cat. A good time was had by all.

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