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Hi my name is Cindy and I'm the owner operator of Vero Beach Pet Sitters!  I occasionally post topics of interest for pets and their owners in Vero Beach Florida.

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Tuesday, May 11 2021
For the Love of Paws pet food pantry won't let needy cats and dogs go hungry

FELLSMERE — Since the pandemic began in 2020, Ted Pankiewicz has seen many different people frequenting the pet-food pantries he operates in Fellsmere and Vero Beach.

While the For the Love of Paws pantry was originally founded to help provide pet food to senior citizens, veterans and the disabled, more and more unemployed and underemployed workers have been stopping by the pantry to get free food for their cats and dogs.

In the past months, Pankiewicz has supplied 10,000 pounds of pet food each month to help people in the community struggling to feed their animals.

That astonishing number has earned Pankiewicz proclamations from the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners as well as from the Sebastian City Council for his work in the community.

For the Love of Paws

What: Pet food pantry, offering dog and cat food to homebound seniors, veterans, the disabled and others needing help feeding their animals.

Where: 12198 County Road 512, Fellsmere;  and 931 12th Street, Vero Beach.

Hours: Fellsmere: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vero Beach: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information: 772-539-2417 or visit

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Wednesday, May 05 2021
2021 Hurricane Season Planning!

Indian River County Pet Evacuation Shelter

Indian River County has designated Liberty Magnet School at 6850 81st Street in Vero Beach as the county’s pet-friendly evacuation shelter. The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County has accepted the responsibility of helping manage this shelter.

The ONLY shelter of last resort. You need to reserve space. Alternatively, see if your vet boards. I recommend Dr. Kirby and Live Oak Animal Hosp. 

“Space in the pet-friendly shelter will be on a first-come-first-served basis,” says Etta LoPresti, Indian River County Emergency Management Coordinator.  Completing the registration form prior to your arrival will make the check-in process easier and more efficient.  If you have any questions, contact Ilka Daniel at or 772-571-6408

Indian River County Emergency Management:

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Monday, August 10 2020

If you were satisfied with our service then please take a moment and write a review on Google, Yelp or our Facebook page. You’ll receive a $10 credit by writing a review on either site or a $25 credit by writing a review on both sites. This helps us TREMENDOUSLY and it allows other pet owners to read your experience, giving them a peace of mind!

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I'm able to stay in the top of the search engine thanks to wonderful clients. Although I appreciate testimonials and reviews beyond words, it’s through you referring our service to others that allows me to keep on going and improving every day. Every time you refer us to family, friends, neighbors, or anyone else within our service area, and they become a client, YOU AND YOUR FRIEND will receive a $20 credit towards our next service! Just be sure to let them know that you referred them so we can apply the credit to both accounts.

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Wednesday, August 05 2020

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Thursday, March 12 2020
Beautiful Human Beaches

Not dog friendly beaches but beautiful for humans.

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Sunday, March 01 2020

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Friday, February 14 2020
Toxic toads that can kill your dog in minutes moving into Central Florida; how to protect your pets

All it takes is a quick lick or a sniff. Fifteen minutes later, your dog could be dead.

That’s how poisonous experts say an invasive species of toad that is moving into Central Florida is to our pets.

Cane toads are the largest toad in the world. They’ve hopped from their native Central and South America to South Florida, up the state to Central Florida.

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Friday, February 07 2020

A dog is credited with saving a woman and her child from an abusive home in Southwest Florida. Stories like this are reasons why Florida lawmakers want to pass new protections for pets into law.

Two new bills are being considered in the state to protect pets in abusive relationships.

Studied show abusers can use a victim’s love for a pet as a source of control. Domestic violence victims who make it to shelters report their abusers threaten to injure or kill family pets. And, most of the time, that threat is carried out in front of the victim.

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Tuesday, January 07 2020

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County will host our 7th annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. This exciting dog and family funfest takes place in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park and is attended by over 5,000 people and 1,000 dogs.

Once again we will delight attendees with the World Famous Disc Connected K9’s, a champion Frisbee dog team, as our headline attraction. Participants are invited to run the popular lure and dog agility courses, watch the Indian River County Sheriff’s Department K-9 demonstration squad and enjoy merchandise, food vendors, children’s activities and much more!

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Tuesday, May 14 2019
May is National Chip Your Pet Month: Is Your Pet Protected?

From Devine Animal Hospital newsletter: 

Each year, millions of dogs and cats are lost. In fact, this disaster strikes nearly one-third of all pet-owning families. Of the millions of cats and dogs that are lost, only 10 percent are ever identified and returned to their owners. More pets lives are lost because owners did not identify them than from all infectious diseases combined.

All pets should wear traditional collars with identification and rabies vaccination tags. A traditional collar, however, is not enough. These collars are often worn loosely and are easily removed. Cat collars are designed to break off if the animal is caught in a tree branch. When the traditional collar is lost, removed or breaks off, nothing is left to identify the pet unless the pet has a microchip.

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