According to author Rennie Chamberlain, what your pet wants most is to be with you. At least that is true of her dog, so she created Your Pet Portfolio, a way to make your pet feel like you are there, even while it is in the care of others.
Inside Your Pet Portfolio is a comprehensive pet form that lets you tell pet sitters, boarding facilities, veterinarians, pet guardians or anyone not familiar with your pet, what you feed your pet, how you scratch your pet, how you give your pet its medications, how you handle any pet behavioral problems — and much more.
Because Chamberlain believes the more a pet caretaker follows your and your pet’s normal routines, the happier, more secure and comfortable your pet will feel when you’re not there.
But this pet form does more than keep your pet safe and happy, and this “more” is the reason Chamberlain came up with Your Pet Portfolio in the first place. In the second part of the pet form, you can name up to three pet guardians who have agreed to care for your pet for the remainder of its life if for any reason you no longer can.
For Chamberlain, whose dog has separation anxiety, this was extremely important. As she says, “Not everyone is going to be willing to take in a dog who will unlock and open doors to follow you when you leave the house.”
She wanted to make sure her dog went to someone who would understand her dog’s problem and would know what to do about it, information that Chamberlain has provided in her own pet form.
You can also include information on how you plan to fund your pet’s care, if you decide to do so, while it is in the care of your chosen pet guardian. And at the end of the pet form is a signature page for you to sign, letting the legal system know that these are your wishes for your pet’s well-being, both now and in the future.
By combining the everyday care of your pet with future considerations regarding your pet’s welfare, Chamberlain has put all your pet’s essential information in one convenient place where it can easily be found and referred to by those you have entrusted to look after your pet both today and in the future.
And Chamberlain says filling out your pet form is fun, it’s like talking about your pet. “And who doesn’t like to talk about their pet?” she asks.
For more information or to purchase copies of YOUR PET PORTFOLIO go to: www.Renniechamberlain.com