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pawblue1 About Sandi Citron


Sandi with HersheySandi Citron has been in the Pet Sitting/House Sitting business since 1983. She started with the idea and opened her business-Homebodies- that year. Her first client was an elderly couple who needed help with driving the wife to doctor visits and shopping. Through her affiliation with Welcome Newcomers, she was able to grow her business quickly. The original idea beside pet sitting was to sit at people’s homes during the day and walk dogs, wait for appliance repairmen and/or cable installers so that people could get to work rather than sit home waiting.

In 1991, Sandi was approached by a client who needed a sitter and reported that her current pet sitter company was leaving the business and wanted to sell. That business was House Sitter Security Service, Inc., which had been established in 1976. HSSS is the only pet/house sitting service still operating in Tucson since that time.

Sandi’s love of animals, attention to detail and commitment to providing caring and loving sitters for pets has kept this business flourishing. In order to provide 24 hour service, HSSS only provides retirees as sitters. Seniors don’t always have their own pets and this is an opportunity to care for pets as well as make extra money. Sitters may leave the home for up to 5 hours during the day in order to take care of personal appointments etc.

The top criteria for a sitter is to love pets; with honesty and integrity a close second. Sitters care for the pets as if they were their own and keep the owner’s schedule closely so they won’t disrupt the daily life of the pet(s).

Sandi and her husband have had a number of pets over the years and after losing their beloved cat of 18 years, recently adopted a chocolate lab named Hershey from the Humane Society in Lakeside- Pinetop, Arizona. She is 3 years old and a ball of energy. We go to the dog park on Harrison Road and she walks me several times a week. She loves small dogs and we are thinking of getting her a small dog of her own.

Sandi with Hershey

 

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46% of dog owners take their dogs to a dog park.

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22% of pet parents watch tv shows they think they their pets enjoy.

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Three-quarters of dog owners consider their dog like a child or family member.

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31% of pet parents take days off work to stay home when their pets are sick.

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63% of pet owners say I love you at least daily to their pet.

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31% of pet parents plan visits with others that have pets to give them a chance to socialize.

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52% of pet parents are better at remembering their neighbor's pets names than human neighbors.

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80% of pet parents brag about their pets to others.

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40% of dog owners say that owning a dog motivates them to exercise on a regular basis.

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Dogs' nose prints are as unique as a human's fingerprints and can be used to accurately identify them.

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59% of pet owners say pets are good for their health and the health of their family and help them relax.

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37% of pet parents carry a picture of their pets in their wallets.

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33% of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away.

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83% of pet parents refer to themselves as their pet's mom or dad.

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90% of pet owners would not consider dating someone who wasn't fond of their pet.

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33% of married woman say their dogs are better listeners than their husbands.

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30% of people let their dogs lick their faces (and 21% let their dogs lick their plates).

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22% of pet parents feel closer to their pets than their spouses.

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You know you’re an animal lover when your pets are named in your will. In fact, an estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.

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