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Paws On Durham Pet Sitting is happy to announce we've reached the 5,000 lbs. of pet food donated to the Meals on Wheels of Durham Pets Program!

When our partnership with MOW began in May 2015, we started with a donation of 200 lbs. of pet food mostly donated from personal purchases, friends, and neighbors.  In eight short months we've seen an influx of donations from veterinary offices, (Carver Street Animal Hospital and West Side Animal Hospital), partner apartment complexes (Lofts at Lakeview, Berkshire 9th Street, Heights at LaSalle), Walmart Stores, Inc., Other End of the Leash, Hope Animal Rescue, and countless wonderful Paws On Durham clients and numerous Durham pet lovers!  It's wonderful to see how giving people are to the cause of ensuring the Meals on Wheels of Durham have enough pet food for seniors' pets.

This combination goes well beyond fighting the battle against the hunger that threatens one in six of America’s seniors – it provides the support and peace of mind that enable them to remain safely and securely in their own homes as they continue to age. Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers over 500 meals daily to area seniors. A lesser known statistic shows over half of those seniors have pets! Many of the seniors who receive daily meals share their food with their beloved pets, thereby limiting the nutritional effectiveness of the meal program. While MOW does not budget for pet food, when able, the program provides pet food donated through outside sources like Paws On Durham Pet Sitting.

Thank you again for your dedication and commitment to this wonderful undertaking.  This is an ongoing program, so if you have donations for pick-up or if you'd like to drop off donations at our office, please call us at (919)627-8738.

Hope New LogoIn October, Paws On Durham announced our partnership with Hope Animal Rescue. We are now excited to announce a new step in our partnership. Every month, Paws On Durham will feature one of Hope Animal Rescue’s many adoptable dogs and cats as the “Adoptable Pet of the Month,” whom we will promote on our website and social media pages. We hope you will “like” and share these posts in an effort to find fur-ever homes for these sweet kitties and pups.

Over 1850 lbs Donated!Paws On Durham attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Meals on Wheels of Durham yesterday. The celebration brought together volunteers, drivers, board members, and supports from across our fine city.  It was a great way to recognize those who support the program, but more importantly, the very important mission of the organization.  

MOW currently serves over 500 meals to senior citizens in the Durham area.  Roughly half of those seniors have pets.  Enter Paws On Durham Pet Sitting. We are committed to providing pet food to MOW throughout the year.  Since our partnership began, we've delivered over 1850 lbs. of food to MOW for distribution to seniors who have pets!  

The donations we provide come from our customers, apartment complex partnerships, veterinary offices, and our biggest donator, Walmart Stores, Inc., on Glenn School Road.  The outcome of these donations is real and evident.  Seniors who receive MOW meals are able to take in the nutrition they need from their human meals, while their pets can enjoy pet food donated from the community.

We're proud of our partnership with MOW of Durham, and we look forward to serving our human and pet community!

If you'd like to make a donation to the Meals on Wheel Pets program, please contact us at 919.627.8738 or email us at info@pawsondurham.com.    

Vectored AngusPaws On Durham Pet Sitting is hiring committed, loving, professional and reliable pet sitters/dog walkers. If you love animals (or know someone who does), flexible hours, a nice supplemental income, and will be here for the winter holidays...this job is for you! MUST BE AVAILABLE AND ABLE TO WORK THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS. Paws On Durham is bonded, insured, and registered to do business in the City of Durham. These extra measures help separate us from the kid down the street or less expensive pet sitters. It also gives pet owners peace of mind knowing their loved ones will receive professional pet care services. Team members are all hired as regular employees to ensure a higher standard of care, undergo background checks, and receive pet first aid training. All of our pet sitters are professional, reliable, and committed animal lovers. We offer a great work atmosphere, incentives, and competitive wages. If you would like to join the team, you should have the following qualifications: Animal lover, your own car and auto insurance, computer, cell phone, are committed, professional, able to communicate and follow directions, think on your feet, problem solve, deal with demanding customers, have fun, and enjoy loving other peoples' pets. Email your resume and letter of interest explaining your experience with pets and why you think you would be a good addition to the team to: PawsOnDurham@gmail.com. Please provide your work availability and plans for the holidays. If you're enjoying this post on Facebook or Twitter and know someone who would be a great addition to our Durham, NC team, please share the post!    
Rebecca PicPaws On Durham is pleased to announce that Rebecca Forcier will serve as the new Field Assistant for the company.  Rebecca is a recent Duke University graduate and brings great energy to the position. Rebecca's main function will be to serve on the front lines with our clients and the humans that care for them.  She will also interact closely with our team of pet sitters to ensure quality and consistent pet care. Read more about Rebecca's qualifications here. We look forward to great things from Rebecca.  We know she'll be a great asset to Paws On Durham!    
Carbon Neutral-3Paws On Durham is Going Green!  Yes, it’s true, we are a small but growing company in the heart of Durham, NC. Our passion is caring for pets and to ensure they are loved as our very own (Visit our Vision, Mission and Core Values Page). We believe in being not only great stewards of pets, but great neighbors and partners. Paws On Durham is a firm believer of corporate social responsibility, which includes caring for our planet with same love and attention we give to your pets. As part of that effort, (drum role please….) Paws On Durham is going carbon neutral! As part of our Going Green campaign, Paws On Durham is working to help to curb global warming by:
  • Purchasing carbon credits to offset our carbon emissions through Carbonfund.org
  • Assigning pet sitters according to proximity of clients to reduce travel time
  • Using online reservation and profile systems to reduce paper waste
  • Using Energy Star and low energy consumption office machinery and natural light and CDL bulbs in corporate and home offices to reduce energy consumption
Learn more about our initiative and how we're being good stewards of the planet by visiting our POD is Going Green page!
It's only been six days since we announced our partnership with Meals On Wheels of Durham, and I'm excited to inform everyone Paws On Durham customers/friends have already donated nearly 100 lbs. of much needed dog and cat food!  Way to come through for the pets of seniors who receive meals from the area Meals on Wheels program. We delivered our first round of bags and cans of dog/cat food today in the nick of time.  Meals On Wheels, Executive Director, Gale Adland informed us the program has run out of dog food and is very low on cat food.  As Meals On Wheels does not budget for pet food, the program relies solely on pet food donations.  Over half of the seniors who participate in the program have pets, so the ongoing need for pet food is dire. As always, there is no obligation to use Paws On Durham services to participate in our pet food donation/pick-up program.  Contact us at (919)627-8738 or email: PawsOnDurham@gmail.com to schedule a pick-up of your items.  Click here for more information on needed items. Thanks for your donations! Sincerely, Anthony
Paws On Durham (POD) is excited to announce our new relationship with Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. (MOW). As you may already know, MOW delivers nutritious meals, a safety check and the smile that serve as a lifeline to seniors of limited mobility. This combination goes well beyond fighting the battle against the hunger that threatens one in six of America’s seniors – it provides the support and peace of mind that enable them to remain safely and securely in their own homes as they continue to age. Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers over 340 meals daily to area seniors. A lesser known statistic shows over half of those seniors have pets! Many of the seniors who receive daily meals share their food with their beloved pets, thereby limiting the nutritional effectiveness of the meal program. While MOW does not budget for pet food, when able, the program provides pet food donated through outside sources. However, once the donated food runs out, the program is left to wait for additional donations in order to provide food for the seniors’ pets. This where you and Paws On Durham can help! Going forward, POD will accept food donations for cats and dogs to be delivered directly to Meals on Wheels of Durham. POD will even pick up your donated food at no cost or obligation to you. When you use our services in the future, you can leave donated food for your sitter, who will insure the food is delivered to MOW. We will also provide information on drop boxes, upcoming food donation events, etc. Additionally, monetary donations for the MOW program are always welcome through the MOW website: http://www.mowdurham.org/donor-information/#1.  Here’s a list of items which can be donated and will make a difference in the lives of area seniors and the pets they love:
  • Adult, small bites dry dog food: 2-5 lb. bags
  • Any variety, canned dog food: Pull top or pouch only
  • Adult, dry cat food: 2-5 lb. bags
  • Any variety, canned cat food: Pull top or pouch only
  • Highly digestible dog or cat treats. No rawhide products please.
If you would like to donate pet food for this worthy cause, please phone/text: (919)627-8738 or email: PawsOnDurham@gmail.com. Your donation is tax deductible, and you will be given a receipt for the value of any items donated. Thank you for your shared interest in bettering the lives of area seniors and their pets. Together we can make all the difference. Sincerely,   Anthony Owner, Paws On Durham, LLC