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Madison Pet Sitter Leona

Meet Multi-Talented Madison Pet Sitter, Leona

Leona grew up on a horse farm in Maryland and still goes riding with her horse, Maggie. She is also an artist, mostly specializing in illustrations!

I am in charge of: Making sure pups, kitties, and other critters get plenty of play and snuggle time while their pet parents are away.

My furry family: Daisy (pictured) and Lollipop, two tuxedo kitties who still love to play like they’re ten years younger.

Super power: Shape-shifting so I could run and play with pups as one of their own kind!

Hidden talent: I make toys for my kitties.

Best thing ever: Cuddles from pups and kitties!

Best day ever: I absolutely love to go hiking at Devil’s Lake.

Best night ever: Lying on the couch with tea, a good book, and a kitty curled up next to me.

Life philosophy: Life is short, but it’s only sweet if you share it with a furry friend!

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Dear Doge, Is it Spring (Break) yet?

Furry intel has it that we’ve got a few more weeks of winter weather ahead of us (Punxsutawney Phil reports and Doge confirms). Thinking about heading for the beach this Spring Break? Let your B.F.F.s (Best Friend’s Friends!) at Out-U-Go! hang out with your four-legged family! While you’re away catching some rays, we’ll be here giving your pups and kitties all the love, chin scratches, and belly rubs they could ever imagine. And cookies. There will be cookies.

Schedule your vacation care visits or house sitting today! We book up quickly during this popular travel time, so give us a “woof!”

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Meet Out-U-Go! Madison’s Biggest Fan: Azul!

Our furry pal, Azul, has been part of the OUG! Madison family since we opened! Here, she reflects on her year of visits with us as we celebrate our Wisconsin location’s first birthday:

How long have you given your B.F.F.s at OUG! the privilege of providing your walks, love, and belly rubs?

I’ve been B.F.F.s with Out-U-Go! since I moved to Madison with my mom and the cats last June. I like diving into snowbanks here on my walks!

What’s your favorite part of your visits?

It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I’d say KISSIES! ..then TREATS.

How many total belly rubs do you estimate that you’ve received from your OUG! pet sitters?

About a million billion.

Do you want to share with us any funny stories from any of your visits or walks?

This was my very first Halloween in a real home and I discovered pumpkins, the best food-toy ever! They were everywhere, but my mom wouldn’t let me carry them home from our walks. Our new neighbors gave me pumpkins, though, to keep in my yard, so I could play soccer with them and chew on them.

Just out of curiosity, who’s your favorite cat?

Lewis hisses at me, and Bismarck sleeps on my head, so Isabelle is my favorite. I love to give her lots of kisses!

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OUG! Madison dog walking business first anniversary!

Out-U-Go! Madison Turns One! A Special Thanks from Top Dog, Lisa.

Birthday Wags, Pet Parents!

This month, Out-U-Go! Madison turns one! That’s right, it’s been a year since we opened our doors here in Madison and began meeting and caring for so many fabulous pups, kitties, and pet parents in this fantastic community.

In celebration of our first year together (although, we’re totally seven in dog years..), my staff and I would like to take a special moment to thank our fantastic pet parents. We couldn’t have asked for better humans to embark on this journey with us, and we appreciate your support from the very beginning of what is sure to be a long, exciting road with plenty of interesting trees to smell.

We’re incredibly proud to have reached this landmark with your help, and our tails are just a-waggin’ thinking about the adventures in store for years to follow. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your continued trust with your furry families!

Paws & Whiskers,
Lisa & Finn

Flowers and Jewelry Ain’t Gonna Cut It: How to Spend Valentine’s Day with your Pet

Happy Valentine’s Day, Pet Parents!

Let’s be honest. Your furry sweetheart is expecting a pretty grand gesture of love this Valentine’s Day, and who are you to disappoint? This year, show your fur-baby how much you really care. From staying in to hitting the town, we’ve got you covered on ideas for how to spend your special day!

  • Sweet & Savory: What pup or kitty doesn’t love snacks?! Cookies are almost certainly what puppy dreams are made of. Whip up a tasty treat for your pal..try these festive Red Velvet Pupcakes!
  • Movie Night: Make it a movie marathon! Queue up Must Love Dogs and Lady and the Tramp, pop up a gigantic bowl of popcorn to share, and let the snugglefest commence.
  • Spread the Love: Not able to spend your whole day with your beloved? Ask your B.F.F. (Best Friend’s Friend!) for a Valentine visit! Extra belly rubs are complimentary on February 14..and every other day of the year.

Whichever date you choose, your furry kiddo will be elated to have spent it with you.

Big Hugs,
Your Human & Furry Friends at Out-U-Go!

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Dog-Friendly Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Pupcakes [Recipe]

via Raising Healthy Dogs

Baking a special snack is a great way to treat your four-legged friend this Valentine’s Day. Your fur-baby will love these festive Dog-Friendly Red Velvet Pupcakes!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup apple sauce (preferably natural without sugar)
  • 1/3 cup beet puree or beet juice
  • 1-1/2 cup wheat flour (all-purpose white will work, too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese for frosting

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with 15 baking cups
  • In a large bowl, combine honey, oil, apple sauce, beet puree or juice, and egg
  • Gradually add flour
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Spoon mixture into prepared cups
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let them cool on a rack
  • For frosting, add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender and puree cottage cheese until smooth (30 – 60 seconds)
  • Frost and serve!

Yield: 15 cupcakes and wagging tails.
Don’t plan on leftovers (but refrigerate any pupcakes that don’t get gobbled up!).

Out-U-Go! Pet Care Services Partners with Village Green Property Management Services

Out-U-Go! Village Green Partnership

The OUG! Gang is very excited to announce becoming the official pet care provider of Village Green properties! Village Green is a wag-worthy and award-winning property management service with 40,000 units across the US. Furry residents can now enjoy customized packages for dog walking, dog and cat sitting, and puppy and critter care!

In addition to providing awesome pet care, we will be co-hosting pup and kitty events for our four-legged friends at Village Green properties! Keep an ear to the ground for upcoming dates to hang out with us. We can’t wait to shake paws!