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We're Hiring! Searching for a Pet Care Specialist in Orange County

Pooch’s Best Friend is searching for two Pet Care Specialists! One person will service clients in the south Orange County area. Cities include Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano & Laguna Beach. The second person will service clients in North Irvine, Tustin, Tustin Ranch area (primarily the Woodbury section of Irvine). If you are a true animal lover & would love to care for them, this may be a great opportunity for you. Job duties of this part-time position include:

Drive to clients’ residence to pet sit, dog walk, bathe, or taxi.

Text client pictures & updates of their pet (a smart phone is strongly recommended)

Available to work weekends and holidays

Candidate should live in one of the cities listed above, or in close proximity to avoid lengthy travel time.

Please do not apply if you are reluctant to certain breeds of dogs, as we do not discriminate. However, we won’t accept a pet that is aggressive or may be a danger to the Pet Care Specialist.


Must have experience in the pet care industry (i.e. vet technician, kennel attendant, trainer, etc)

Must be certified in pet cpr/first aid (or willing to take the course)

Clean driving record

Reliable, insured transportation

Background check will be conducted

For consideration, please email your resume to:

Pooch's Best Friend is Power Pet Sitter's Featured Business for November!

We're excited & honored to be named Power Pet Sitter's featured business for November! There is a 2 paragraph article on us! Plus, our very own pooch, Foxy, is featured as the month's cutest pet pic! The content is listed below, but you can also read the full article by following this link:

Power Pet News - November 2012

Meet Nadia Souza and Foxy!

Our featured business this month is Pooch’s best friend owned and operated by Nadia Souza featuring her adorable sidekick Foxy! Pooch’s Best Friend is a pet care business located in beautiful Orange County, CA. Each pet sitter brings their special qualities, knowledge & experience to the team. From a Vet Technician, Pet Store Manager, Animal Trainer, Vet Assistant, Kennel Attendant & several foster parents, their passion for animal well-being truly shows. Team PBF is certified in pet CPR & first aid, plus voluntarily attends courses in petcare, including proper pet nutrition. Services include pet sitting, dog walks, pet taxi & dog bathing. Pooch’s Best Friend is also a collection site for Pets of the Homeless; bringing food, blankets & much needed items to those animals in need.

Foxy truly is a perfect pooch. As an owner-surrender, she was given up because they thought she could never be potty trained! She was adopted by Pooch’s Best Friend owner, Nadia Souza at 7 months old, who potty trained her within just a couple days. “Foxy is incredibly smart, just needed someone to give her the patience & attention needed”, says Nadia. Foxy now enjoys a wonderful life, having many play dates with clients pets, hiking & surfing with her dad. And in dog friendly Orange County, she is welcomed at many restaurants & shopping centers! Foxy is a dachshund-pomeranian mix.

FREE Petsit Contest on Facebook!

We’re going to have a fun little contest here for south county readers. We will give away a FREE dog walk (or cat-sit) to a lucky winner! Simply answer this question & post to our Facebook page:

“Why does your pet deserve a free visit from Pooch’s Best Friend?”

Criteria: New clients only Must live in one of the following cities: Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Cannot be used during holidays / holiday weekends Deadline for entries is November 13.

Good luck!

Now Serving Villa Park & Orange!

Great news to our friends in Villa Park & Orange! We have expanded our service area to include these cities. Our Pet Care Specialist, Kyla, will be the primary pet sitter. Kyla attended Veterinary Technician (animal nursing) school in 2009 at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, is nationally certified, and also registered in California. Kyla is very interested in animal nutrition and theriogenology (breeding). She has two dachshunds of her own, and is hoping to bring a larger addition into her pet family. Kyla loves snowboarding, horses, music, and all 4-legged friends! Please contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation!

“Pet Dental Care, HUH?”

Written by: Kyla Carolyn,CVT & Pooch's Best Friend, Pet Care Specialist

Canine and Feline dental hygiene is a slowly rising topic in the veterinary world. Many questions come to mind for any pet owner, such as “What exactly happens during a dental cleaning?” “Will my pet be safe under anesthesia?” “Why do dental cleanings cost so much money?” Don’t worry; we will answer all of your questions, and more!

Dental cleanings are an essential part of pet care. The bacteria adhering in your pets mouth has the possibly of traveling into the bloodstream, causing more serious health problems. Have you ever noticed your pet’s bad breath, or some discoloration on their teeth? These signs are all indicative of a condition called periodontal disease. The biggest battle with dental disease: once it’s started, it’s only manageable, not treatable. Tartar, (hardened plaque on the enamel of the tooth) is removed by an ultrasonic scaler during the dental cleaning. This scaler helps to break that adhered tartar off of the tooth.

Anesthesia, a scary unknown for any owner, is a necessary environment for a dental cleaning. Being able to reach those unknown places, ensure thorough cleanings, take dental x-rays, and increase patient safety are some of the most important reasons for inhalation anesthesia during this procedure. Talk with your Veterinarian about your questions and concerns about anesthesia.

Finally, the reddest flag in any owners mind, cost. The use of anesthesia, equipment, dental x-rays, employee time, and so much more, are all part of the reason dental cleanings are such a chunk of change. Some preventative measures to consider in lieu of yearly cleanings: Daily to Weekly brushing is always best, followed by Dental Chews such as C.E.T. Chews made by Virbac®, and lastly dental rinses.