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Mr. Handyman Launches “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” Photo Contest

Nation’s Leading Property Maintenance, Repair and Improvement Company Celebrates National Pet Month with Images of Pets Guilty of Home Destruction, Repair Tips

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 10, 2017 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Is the house destroyed? Is Fido to blame? The nation’s leading property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company, celebrates National Pet Month this May with the launch of “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest.

To enter the “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest, visit: and submit a photo of a pet’s yard damage, annihilated shoes, in-home destruction or just plain naughty behavior by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Mr. Handyman will reward five lucky winners with a $250 PetSmart gift card to pamper and care for their pets.

“While we all love our pets, there are times when our companions make an absolute mess of our space,” said Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano. “Our professional Mr. Handyman technicians have helped hundreds of homeowners install pet doors, repair drywall and replace trim and screens, but no matter what kind of havoc pets have wreaked, their owners love them regardless. During National Pet Month, we’re happy to let pet owners everywhere know they are not alone by sharing in each other’s pet antics.”

Additionally, Mr. Handyman offers useful tips for pet owners to remedy common pet problems:

Repair Chewed Drywall: To fix drywall that may have been gnawed at by a puppy or anxious dog, scrape loose debris from holes or dents and cover with fast-drying spackle. Let dry for at least 24 hours, and conceal repairs with a bit of touch-up paint. While small bite holes are easy to camouflage, years of covering damage can eventually lead to uneven drywall.

Safeguard Wood: Wood is often a target for pets who chew or scratch. The easiest protection plan is to add plastic sheeting or PVC tubing around table and chair legs to prevent claw and bite marks. Save doors by adding clear plastic sheeting.

To learn more about the “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest or to find other helpful tips from Mr. Handyman, visit

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman®, a Neighborly company, is North America’s leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With more than 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman is recognized as one of the fastest growing service-oriented franchise systems and handyman service. Acquired by Dwyer Group® in 2015, Mr. Handyman is part of Neighborly, a community of professional service experts, leveraging Dwyer Group’s 19 service brands, 17 of which support a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK), ProTect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Locatec®, Window Genie®, Neighborly®, Bright & Beautiful®, and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer Group operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® and Cumberland County Glass® brand names. Additional information about Neighborly can be found at For more information about Mr. Handyman, visit and to learn about franchising opportunities with the brand, visit

Media Contact:

Bre Whalen
Fishman PR
(847) 945-1300

SOURCE Mr. Handyman®



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