Obsessive dog mum’s hilarious instructions for pet sitter goes viral

Most of us are guilty of being a little over the top when it comes to our fur babies, but I don’t think anyone quite compares to this dog mum.

The OTT or should we just say ‘loving’ fur-mum from California recently went on a short holiday, leaving behind her pride and joy – her 3-year-old Pomeranian ‘Pepper’.

The woman’s nephew Tommy Rios was left the all important task of caring for Pepper (“The most beautiful girl in the world”) – which included a lengthy list of instructions telling him exactly what to do with the pup.


The hilariously detailed list, which has since gone viral, included what Pepper should eat and when, what snacks to give her (no carbs) and how much affection she should receive, including big hugs, little kisses and belly rubs.

The list also included the task of Tommy sending a photo of Pepper to his Aunt everyday so that she knows Pepper is okay, as well as a specified FaceTime chat.

If you thought that was enough, Tommy was also given a list of ‘Don’ts’ which included: “Don’t yell at pepper”, “Don’t hit, spank or kick Pepper – don’t you hurt her!” “Don’t let her escape – know where she’s at at all times.

And last but not least, “don’t you hate her because you ain’t her!”

The amusing instruction list, which Tommy uploaded to Twitter last week, has received more than 56,000 retweets and over 174,000 likes.