Paws and Kisses helps pets in need

The upcoming holiday season will be a little brighter for shelter pets, thanks to the efforts of Mandy Oram’s pet sitting company Paws and Kisses Pet Sitting Service.

Paws and Kisses joined forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and pet sitters and owners from across the country for the fifth annual “Presents 4 Pets” campaign.

“Presents 4 Pets” is a national collection drive to benefit shelter and rescue animals. Held in conjunction with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, this program solicited products needed to help keep shelters and rescue organizations operational, and animals comfortable and safe.

Through this year’s Presents 4 Pets campaign, Paws and Kisses Pet Sitting Service collected more than $2,500 worth of products for donation to local animal shelters and rescue groups. Donations were made to several local animal shelters and rescue groups, including the Shelton, Ansonia, Stratford, Milford and West Haven Animal Control Shelters, the Stratford Cat Project and SARAH Handicapped Animal Rescue.

Paws and Kisses Pet Sitting Service provides professional pet sitting, daily walks, pet taxi and dog play date services for clients in the Naugatuck Valley area.

For more information, contact Mandy Oram at 494 Bridgeport Avenue, # 133, Shelton. Phone: 203-922-2643, email:, website: