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Monthly Archives: August 2013

“I can’t say enough good things about Flavia and her team. They have taken care of our 6 kitties many times for a year now, and am very grateful for their services. I could tell from the initial consultation, I chose the right company. They keep an online file that includes everything they need to know about your pet and the house, and it can be updated anytime. They have a check list for each […]
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Our Miami-based dog sitters have Memorial Day penciled in as the beginning of summer fun, pet sits, and sharp rises in heat, which can be unbearable for humans. Imagine how that feels for dogs, who are covered in fur! As your dogs’ caretakers, we are responsible for keeping them safe during walks and runs in the coming summer months. We want to take a moment to talk about how we care for your pets in […]
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Join Miami’s Pet Sitters and their Dogs for DOGA! We are always looking to expand our dog clients’ playtime horizons in Miami. That’s where dogs, pet sitters, and yoga come in! We invite you to join us for DOGA this Saturday, May 11, at Corpo Yoga Studio in South Miami for an afternoon session of calming yoga. What is DOGA, you ask? It’s your dog + yoga, a fun way to enhance our canine-human bond […]
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I was having a drink with friends in beautiful South Miami last week and got to chatting with a nice couple sitting next to me at the bar. As these conversations go, they soon asked me about what I do for a living. When I told them “I’m a pet sitter,” they were full of questions: do I walk dogs, or do I bring the dogs to my home? How popular is pet sitting? People […]
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The Top 10 Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter: Also known as: why we rock! Pet sitters are valuable for oh so many reasons (take it from one!). We’ve compiled ten of the most compelling reasons here for you as a sort of cheat sheet. Enjoy! 1. Your pets remain comfortable at home in their safe, secure environment surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds 2. We follow your pets’ regular diet and exercise routines and […]
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Take it from your trusty pet sitters: we can all do more to protect our pets from poison. It’s National Poison Prevention Week (and National Pet Poison Prevention month), which gives us another reason to share life-saving advice on pet proofing your home and yard in easy ways. Your best bet is to perform a room-by-room inspection of your home for dangerous items. We’ve broken down the most popular areas in our home for our […]
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Equipaws Pet Services’s Pet Sitter Writes about the Rise of Dog Running We’d like to congratulate pack member Frankie Berti, Equipaws Pet Services’ social media go-to, copy writer, and pet sitter. She was recently published in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Professional Pet Sitter, a publication of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). We’re proud to belong to the Association, which provides invaluable support and educates pet sitters around the country. Her article, “Running with […]
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Your Pet Sitter Can Help Keep Your Pet Healthy in Unexpected Ways Most people, even the most loving and responsible pet parents, don’t clean their dog’s and cat’s bowls daily. To be honest, 15 years ago we didn’t either. But one day it dawned on us- not cleaning a dog’s bowl every day is the same thing as not cleaning your own plates after eating, with all that muck and grime piling up on the […]
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Your Dog Would Never Bite Your Child or Your Pet Sitter, Right? Our pet sitters know a whole lot about dogs, cats, and the myriad of endearing little animals we care for throughout Miami, but we constantly seek additional education in our field. Pet sitters Flavia Berti and Tom Wyss attended the Dog Bite Investigation Seminar sponsored by No Kill Nation, Inc. and the Miami Coalition Against Breed-Speicific Legislation on April 25, 2013. Jim Crosby, a retired […]
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School Starts Today in Miami-Dade… Is Your Dog Ready? We all work a ton, which means we’re away from our dogs a bit longer than we’re happy to admit. And now that summer is over and school is starting in Miami, everyone is gearing up for days packed with activity (or extra traffic if you don’t have kids)… everyone except your pets! What do you think they do while you’re gone all day? I can […]
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We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in Miami. We feel blessed  to have had fun days BBQ-ing in the Florida sun with our regulars, and very blessed to be pet sitters for a new pack that includes a Cockatoo, an African Grey, and an energetic brother/sister dog duo (they’re adorable!). Life as a pet sitter is so great that we almost can’t bear to say it, but we must. June 1 is this Friday, […]
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It’s official! June is the start of hurricane season. And while we love the summer (it’s one of our busiest quarters, when we pet sit, walk, and run dogs the most!), it also means the possibility of hurricanes. We know our blog post’s title is a little strange, as hurricane season is typically not something to celebrate… but we’re excited to bring you important information to help make this year’s hurricane season a breeze! Our […]
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Pet Emergency Plans for South Florida As pet sitters, we pride ourselves on being prepared for everything- last minute pet sits or dog runs, helping find lost pets, helping our clients back into their homes if they’ve somehow locked themselves out, and, of course, having a pet plan in the likely event that a hurricane or tropical storm decides to grace South Florida. In our last post we covered mitigation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) […]
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We want to wish everyone affected by Sandy the best, speediest recovery. We are saddened to see the amount of flooding and destruction it caused, and heartbroken that anyone has died. Even one gone is too much. Our hearts are also aching for the animals that undoubtedly have had a very difficult time. We wonder how the stray dogs, cats, birds and wildlife have fared; in emergencies animals can sometimes be left by the wayside. […]
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Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the hurricane headaches. Are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season? Your pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between now and November 30. Breaking It Down: Find Your Pet Evacuation Center It’s a fact: it’s really, really hard to keep your head straight and cover every detail needed when those hurricane watches […]
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