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Ruffly Purrfect provides loving at home pet care while owners are away. Whether you go on vacation, a business trip, need a midday visit to walk, feed or cuddle, or medicate your pet; Ruffly Purrfect will be there when you can't be.

Important Announcements

Overnight care available in some areas26-Jun-2017

UPDATED 2019 BLACKOUT DATES

Please note on the follow­ing dates, Kerry will not be available for any dog walking or pet-sitting ser­vices. Every effort will be made by support staff to cover any reservations and/or daily services occurring during these periods.  Clients will be personally contacted if coverage cannot be provided.

It is highly suggested that clients contact Kerry directly well in advanced of any possible conflicts.


FEBRUARY 7th thru FEBRUARY 13th

APRIL 30th thru MAY 13th

JULY 14th

AUGUST 17th thru AUGUST 19th

SEPTEMBER 6th thru SEPTEMBER 9th

SEPTEMBER 27th thru SEPTEMBER 30th

OCTOBER 4th thru OCTOBER 7th

Remembering JoeJoe

I rescued JoeJoe from CACC in Manhattan on May 25, 2011 along with 3 other cats, Venus, being one of them. Joseph, as he was called, was the first I chose to pull from death row as he was named after the person I thought I was rescuing him for. As fate would have it, 2 of the 4 kitties found homes quickly but Joseph and Venus were too traumatized and I decided they needed to stay with me.

Joseph became JoeJoe. I knew there was a sweet kitty hiding behind all the growls and hisses. He broke my heart in those early days: he was unkempt; he didn't want to be touched, let alone brushed, combed or have his nails trimmed; he didn't know what a toy was nor what friends were. Interactions, at first, were very confusing to him . He thought everyone was trying to attack him. He eventually made two true friends: his first friend was Roary Roo, my little ch kitty; his second friend was Patch, a shelter rescue. As the years went on, despite the occasional argument with Tucker, the big guy of the household, everyone accepted JoeJoe and he accepted every newcomer.

It was heartwarming and funny watching JoeJoe learn how to play. He loved catnip. Every month when the Kitnip box arrived JoeJoe was one of the first ones to dive in. I bought those silly stuffed fish that are all over Instagram and he was playing with them the week before he passed. There was something awkward about the way he played but seeing him play brought me such joy.

JoeJoe had the sweetest song. He didn't meow; he sang! When he wanted attention he would sing his heart out. When he wanted a hug, he would get as close as possible to you, usually sitting at the very edge of a table, stare and pleadingly sing to you. As soon as you gave him the signal or said ok, he would climb you. You would have to be sure not to place your hands on his back. You could pet his head and hold him under his bum while he was latched on but you had to wait til he was ready to launch off you, otherwise, JoeJoe grumbled, growled and hissed with discontenment.

I jokingly called him my homeless kitty. He always looked disheveled. I considered myself lucky if when passing by him I got a good swipe of the comb and removed some dead hair! I knew there was a silky coat under there somewhere!

I am grateful for the 6 years with my JoeJoe honey. I am grateful for how far he came. The thrill of seeing him truly relax, sleep without a care in the world is a feeling I can't truly explain. All I ever wanted for him was to know love and to forget his past before living with me. I am even more grateful I was there for his passing. From the moment we left the vet on Thursday, JoeJoe was in bed with me; riding shotgun and in his final hours by my side. 

2018 BLACKOUT DATES

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES AS KERRY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PET CARE


In some instances, substitutes may be available.

It is highly suggested that clients contact Kerry directly well in advanced of any possible conflicts.


FEBRUARY 7th thru FEBRUARY 13th

APRIL 30th thru MAY 13th

JULY 14th

SEPTEMBER 6th thru SEPTEMBER 9th

SEPTEMBER 27th thru SEPTEMBER 30th

OCTOBER 4th thru OCTOBER 7th

Simba needs a home

Simba
Who doesn't love a mini black panther?  Simba is a silky, soft lovable boy with a small white patch on his belly he would just love for you to discover!  This handsome, neutered 2 1/2 year old gentleman is looking for a quiet home to revel as the center of your attention.  He is playful and is great with children!  His family is devastated they have to find him a new home.  He was adopted with his brother, Harley, as kittens.  Harley is over rambunctious with docile Simba.  Poor Simba is suffering from anxiety and bouts of cystitis because of the stress.  Please open your heart to this love. 


Celebrating 21 years of caring for Westchester County's pets

As a thank you for the continued support and referrals of RPPS clients, RPPS is offering a limited time offer. July 2017 will mark 21 years the owner, Kerry A. See, has been caring for pets in Westchester County. 



Mention code: HAPPY21 for $21 off your next weekly dog walk fee or next reservation of a week or more. May not be combined with any other offer. One time use only. Exp. 8/31/17


Overnight care available in some areas

Overnight care available in Harrison, the Sound Shore communites, West Harrison and White Plains starting at just $75 per night (final price to be determined at meet and greet).

RPPS welcomes new & returning staff

RPPS welcomes Laura Cruz, Sally Lore, Arlene Hofher and Barbara Beals.


RPPS experienced unprecedented growth in 2017. It quickly became apparent I needed to accept the help friends were offering in order to maintain the quality service, accept new clients and provide once discontinued services.

Some of you may have already met one or more of these wonderful ladies over the past couple of years. These women are trusted friends, passionate animal lovers and a dependable support team.

HELP WANTED

RPPS looking for weekday dog walkers, veterinary assistants and/or technicians

In an effort to provide even better service daily and all services during my absences, I am looking for someone to assist me weekdays with dog walking, cat sitting and medication administration. If you or someone you know may be interested, please con­tact me.

Remembering Beebop

Losing my Stevie Ray in January was quite a shock to me and my family. Stevie's housemates were lost without their king. After a few weeks, all seemed as though they were managing without him, figuring out their place in the new hierarchy when once again, the unexpected happened: BeeBop suffered a major stroke. He had had three strokes prior, the first being after his sister, Tumblina, passed in 2008. This was different. My energizer kitty, the kitty who kept going and going was just not bouncing back. He had stopped eating dry food shortly after Stevie passed and had been eating only morsels. His appetite was very inconsistent for a week. In fact, his whole routine was inconsistent. I knew my Beeper nutter was preparing to meet his friends and his sister across rainbow bridge.

Wednesday, I brought Beebop to work with me. We pulled a marathon day. Although, Beebop had stopped eating that morning, I packed food, water and anything he may need for the day. I'm not sure if he enjoyed the sights but I know in my heart, we both enjoyed those hours together. I rarely took my hand off him: he enjoyed lots of pets and kisses that day. After a sleepless night, my Beebop called to me very much the way his sister had. His trademark "mahwah" meow was a subtle "mow". We left for work Thursday morning knowing we had hours together. Beebop passed peacefully a few minutes after noon on Thursday February 23rd, with his head resting on my arm and his paw holding my hand.

Beebop was a remarkable kitty. He and his sister were born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a disease developed in utero when their mother was exposed to feline distemper. They were brought in to a hospital I was working in a couple of days apart because the woman who rescued them couldn't catch Tumblina! Both kittens were being abused by a group of teens in a Bronx park. I took one look at these two kittens and fell instantly in love!

C.h. didn't stop either of these two wonder kitties from living their lives. They lived; they loved; they played; they bickered with each other; they managed their disability with dignity and a little help from mommy and their human and fur family. Beebop inspired us to shake off our incumbrances: he didn't need or want walking aids. He was born purrfect! He inspired us to always keep fighting because life is worth living. Despite his increased disability over the years, he battled on. He gave everything he had 100% of the time: he propelled himself out of bed, to the water fountain and in and out of his litter box. He often landed on his housemates and his sister. All were patient with him. They cared for him. Later in life, Beebop found love with a rescue kitty, Venus. She groomed him; slept with him; shared "watch" with mommy and Tucker and notified mommy if Beebop needed anything.

For nearly two decades, I cared for my wonderfully different kitties. With Stevie Ray and Beebop gone, I am not without special needs kitties but I am without the kitties who defined me. Tumblina, Spikealicious, Stevie Ray and Beebop set me on a path for which I am forever grateful.

He is with his many ferret friends, his predecessor, Pyewacket, his friends, Spikealicious and Stevie Ray and his sister, Tumblina now. Until I meet my Beebop angel again, I hold on to my many memories of him and look forward to seeing him in my dreams.

R.I.P. Beebop See

June 13, 1999 - February 23, 2017

Princess is looking for her new castle

Princess
A longtime friend of my family is distraught after having to make the decision to rehome her Princess after 13 years of companionship. Princess's mommy needs to move in with her elderly father to care for him and cannot take her. She tried initially but her father, having c.o.p.d., had a severe allergic reaction to Princess.
Currently, Princess is still living with her mommy. This situation is very time sensitive as her mommy needs to move out of her current home and in with her father.
Princess is a healthy, sweet, gentle and playful 13 year old who has lived with small dogs. She is used to being pampered and doted on.
Please contact Kerry directly if you or someone you know are interested in adopting Princess.
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