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Coconut Grove Pet Sitter Spotlight: Kristen Cortese At Equipaws Pet Services we have the luxury of servicing several beautiful neighborhoods from Brickell to Cutler Bay. Our clients are very fortunate to have Kristen Cortese as one of their Coral Gables and Coconut Grove pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog runners. Kristen spends her days providing exercise and love for our pups and kitty clients in the area with love and devotion. Kristen is originally from […]
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Beat the Heat: Keep Your Dog Healthy and Active in the Miami In Miami we are faced with sweltering heat year round and a dilemma: how to exercise dogs in hot weather safely. The boiling sun and tropical moisture can make any physical activity daunting. As animal lovers, Equipaws Pet Services stresses a consistent exercise routine for most pets, but we want your dogs to be able to play and exercise safely despite our hot and humid […]
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Pet Photography Simplified: Tips from Pet Sitter Mike Tacoronte Most pet parents’ phones’ are crammed with hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of their pets, and they want more. Double that for our pet sitters, who snap our clients’ cats and dogs on their pet sits or dog walks daily. Why not improve the quality of our pet photography? Enter Mike Tacoronte, one of our newest dog walkers in Coconut Grove and a budding pro […]
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The Dangers of Retractable Dog Leashes As professional dog walkers in Miami we handle various sizes and breeds of dogs on a daily basis. A leash comes hand in hand when walking dogs. Many of our pet parents have specific preferences; some use a harness, others have a gentle leader or, most commonly, a nylon leash. But when an owner asks us to use a retractable dog leashes we cringe! Why, you may ask? This […]
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Coconut Grove Pet Sitter Spotlight: Mike Tacoronte Meet the newest Coconut Grove pet sitter in our pack, Mike Tacoronte, who will be walking, running and caring for your pets in the dog-friendly Coconut Grove and Coral Gables neighborhoods! Mike served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and is now a retired veteran filling his time with volunteer work and animal-oriented activities. Although he has a tough exterior, his big heart and soft spot for […]
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  Brickell Pet Sitter Spotlight: the fabulous Kesi Land We have a great team of Brickell pet sitter and dog walkers who are thrilled to be caring for your cats and dogs. Kesi Land is one of our pet enthusiasts, whose hometown was Baltimore, Maryland until she officially made the move to Miami in 2013 to begin her studies at Miami International University of Art & Design for Fashion Merchandising. Although she enjoyed her creative studies, […]
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5 Best Dog Friendly Travel Destinations in Florida  Summer is here, which means a well-deserved holiday is around the corner! But where to go with your furry family member in tow? Florida offers dog friendly travel destinations by way of beaches and parks, restaurants, activities and tours you can enjoy with the entire gang. If you want to travel north to cooler climates or relax on the southern shore beaches, there is something for every […]
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Dog Walkers Help Dogs Beat the Back-to-School Blues Your pups have played with you and the kids all day this summer, but with school starting their happy routine grinds to a halt and pivots back to hectic school schedules. This means many changes for your dogs, who go from being with you all day to being left to a quiet, lonely house for long stretches at a time. Dogs can suffer from such drastic changes […]
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Local Small Pet Business Spotlight Blog: Carla’s Doggy Grooming in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables As a locally-owned dog walking and pet sitting company with deep roots in Miami, Equipaws Pet Services is proud to partner and support fellow small businesses and pet professionals in the Miami area. We love to see our neighborhoods flourish with fresh ideas and entrepreneurs to create a modern, exciting, and thriving community. One of our favorite small business partners is […]
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10 Most Common Pet First Aid Kit Items What’s in your Pet First Aid Kit? Has your pet ever had an accident or been suddenly injured at your home or while out on an adventure? It can be a frightening experience. In Miami, our pets are exposed to dangers while just out for a walk or playing in the back yard. What would you do if your dog experiences an allergic reaction to a bee sting? […]
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  Overweight Dog? You’re not alone. Are you family to an overweight dog? Most of us show our dogs love with cuddles and treats. Unfortunately, loving our dogs too much with food and not enough with activity is part of the reason 54% of American dogs are obese. Our clients hire our dog walkers to help overweight dogs lose some of the extra fluff around their middle. Recently, our assistant manager Meghan was enlisted in […]
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Pet Fire Safety Day: 11 Tips and Tricks on Fire-Proofing your Home July 15th marks National Pet Fire Safety Day. Equipaws Pet Services wants to remind everyone of the importance of this holiday. Our pets are part of our family, and it’s our responsibility to look out for their safety and well-being. Our pet sitters have seen many instances of potential hazards: cats pressing buttons on stove tops that weren’t set to lock or playing […]
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Take your Dog to Work Day Our assistant manager Meghan writes beautifully about the importance and benefits of National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Enjoy.   In my prior life, working at a Country Club as a golf instructor, day-to-day duties were very proper and rule-oriented. It was “Yes Ma’am” or “My pleasure Mr. So and So”. Although the environment was strict, the property was beautiful with lush green grass, snowcapped mountains in the background […]
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  Tips on introducing new dogs to one another. This month’s Trainer’s Corner spotlights introducing new dogs to one another. This is perfect for a few of you who have adopted new pups into a family already consisting of canine companions. Many of you already know of Dee Hoult, Miami’s Doggy Deeva and owner of Applause Your Paws, one of the premiere dog training companies in South Florida. We refer many of our clients to […]
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  Prepare your pets for hurricane season June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season for the coastal states. The media does an excellent job covering any sign of a tropical storm or hurricane from the very first rain drop. As Floridians we are knowledgeable on how to prepare and take action if we have a power outage, survive without running water or in the worst case forced to evacuate. But what about your furry […]
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