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Monthly Archives: October 2014

  Taking Your Dog Trick-or-Treating? Pet Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween! We’ve heard a lot of our dog walking buddies are going to be trick-or-treating with their parents on Halloween! And while we love that your fur kids are included in your family plans, Halloween can definitely be more scary than fun for them. Packs of sugar-fueled, screaming mini-humans running around in strange get-ups, constant doorbell ringing, and the temptation of sweets is enough […]
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  Does Your Dog Really Need Daily Walks? Call us biased as dog walkers, but yes! Dogs are animals that work by nature; whatever their breed (or mix!), every dog was bred with a working purpose! Because the majority of dogs are naturally active, it’s important that they get the appropriate amount of exercise or be given work. Even those cute lap dogs who make great couch potato companions need to exercise if we want […]
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Happy National Cat Day! Today is National Cat Day! This special day, founded by animal welfare advocate and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2005, is the perfect way to take care of your cat and help other less fortunate kitties. Every cat we take care of is beloved by their families. Many of them have been adopted, which warms our hearts. National Cat Day is a reason to spoil your kitties even more than you […]
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Are you taking your dogs out for trick-or-treating? Read these safety tips before you dress them up! Halloween is finally upon us! We love dressing up, and we definitely encourage cute outfits for those dogs who love them (we have yet to meet a cat who does, but please send photos if your kitty indulges!).  Halloween is not every pooch or kitty’s favorite holiday, though, and with reason. Guidelines for for keeping your pet safe and […]
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Pet Sitter versus Kennel Boarding If you have a pet and travel frequently, chances are you have had to choose between boarding your furry pal or having someone care for them. Many folks rely on friends or family for this task. Of course, these are people you can trust, but oftentimes there may not be the same level of consistency as there would be if you hire a pet professional who has a dedicated responsibility […]
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Ten Reasons to Hire a Brickell Dog Walker! Our dog walkers love Brickell!  In fact, since we’ve expanded our coverage and staff to service Brickell, it has been one of our most rapidly growing areas. We are proud to say that word of a job well done gets around. Our clients love us and there are many reasons why they hired us as their dog walkers. Here are a few that will benefit and resonate […]
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Attention, dear pet sitting & dog walking clients & friends! There has been another dog food recall, this time from Loving Pets Corp. PetSmart recently announced that Loving Pets Corp was voluntarily recalling Simply Nourish Biscuits with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to potential mold growth. The treats’ information: SKU number is: 5203800, and its UPC is 737257470 with a February 2016 expiration date. Ingesting moldy food (tremorgenic mycotoxins) is dangerous for humans and animals alike; […]
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Do Not Use Retractable Leashes- Ever! If you are familiar with the Equipaws dog walking policies and procedures, you know that we do not use retractable leashes – ever! We will ask clients to provide a standard leash for our use, or use our own leashes with clients who only have retractable leashes available. Why do we avoid them so fervently? We have decided to write up this blog highlighting a few of our reasons. […]
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