Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Taking Care of Noah's Ark

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Taking Care of Noah's Ark

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DUNCAN (AP) -- It is no wonder Paula Titus calls her pet sitting business Noah's Ark. With 20 pets at home, she and her family could certainly get the next ark builder off to a good start. She and her family supply love, kinship and plenty of food to 14 dogs, two cats and four chinchillas.

Titus, as an animal lover and a Christian, said the Noah's Ark name just "popped into my head, and I think it's a perfect name." "I've always loved animals and had been interested in opening this business for years," Titus said. "I finally got myself organized and got things going about six months ago."

Titus said one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome was educating the pubic about pet sitting services. Most people thought it was some kind of kenneling business, she said. Noah's Ark is not about taking a pet out of its home. It's about keeping them in comfortable, familiar surroundings while making sure all their needs are met, Titus said. As a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters international and someone who has bred, shown and trained animals for years, Titus knows what it takes to keep pets happy, and she offers those special skills to her customers. …

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