My friend Angelo, a Tabby, is really a scaredy-cat. Like most felines he doesn’t like to ride in the car or go to veterinarians. In the past when he was sick and needed treatment, it was a problem. But, not anymore.
His owner found Westchester Mobile Veterinary Service, PLLC, who comes right to his house. Sonja Ghersini DVM, who had worked in traditional veterinary offices, started this service for dogs and cats like Angelo.My owner and I paid Dr. Ghersini a visit. “When I arrive at the home of the pet,” she said, “it’s like I’m just visiting the owner, and animals find that much less stressful.” She brings with her all the equipment she needs to examine a dog or cat. She can do blood work, vaccines, cytology and even sonograms-everything except x-rays. Like an old-fashioned country doctor, she isn’t rushed and can spend more time with her patients. Angelo is happy when Dr. Ghersini comes to his home, because he doesn’t have to travel or sit in a waiting room with lots of strange animals.
I have discovered that there are other services that come to an animal’s home. On a recent walk, we met my friends Belle and Wilson. But a stranger was walking them. That made me curious. Soon I learned that there are services that take care of dogs when their owners are out of town. One of them, Pets A Go Go, provides services 365 days a year,” Its owner, Nicole Rigger, who has been in business since 2002, says the service will pet sit, feed your dog and take it for walks. “We offer a full range of services for all types of pets including exotics,” says Rigger. “We provide pet taxi service to any necessary appointments and supportive veterinary care.”
Another pet service is Nonni’s Pet Sitting. Pam Rosman, the owner, does more than just walk dogs. “I make visits to the house to feed, walk, play and schmooze,” says Rosman, who has lived in Chappaqua for 30 years. Most of her visits are to cats and dogs, but she has cared for turtles, rabbits, ferrets, fish and once she took care of a pot-bellied pig.
We provide pet taxi service to any necessary appointments and supportive veterinary care.”
Nicole Rigger, Pets A Go Go
If you ever see a big van driving around that says “Bark, Bathe and Beyond” on its side, that is my groomer, Rich Caporizzo, who is Pet CPR certified. I don’t mind going to a groomer in the car, but my owner likes having Caporizzo come to our house. That way I get his undivided attention in his fully equipped grooming vehicle. When my owner says, “Rich is here,” I wag my tail and run to our front door. He bathes me, and I get a haircut and come out looking and feeling beautiful.
I was happy to find out that there are so many services that make house calls for pets. They make life easier for owners and pets alike.
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Maggie Mae lives in Chappaqua with her adoring owner Ronni Diamondstein, who, when she isn’t walking Maggie is a freelance writer, PR consultant, award-winning photographer and a School Library Media Specialist and teacher who has worked in the US and abroad.