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Join us for three Miami dog-friendly events in December! We believe the best month for Miami dog-friendly events is December (and January isn’t bad, either!). The weather is gorgeous, the dogs are happy, and the mosquitoes are gone, so let’s take advantage of it! Dog-friendly pack walk in South Miami Join us and other like-minded dog lovers as we go on our monthly pack walk in South Miami. The whole family is welcome to attend. […]
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New Year, New You, New Them The saying may go “New year, new you”, but New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just about you. Whether you have had a pet for a long time or accepting a new one into your family, setting your pet’s New Year’s resolutions together can help bring a great sense of camaraderie. This year Equipaws encourages you to set goals and make strides with your pets in mind. Your […]
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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me: Screwworm Infestation in Miami Written by Sam Arner Maggots…the word alone is enough to make your skin crawl. We often associate the word with dirt and filth, but maggots are simply the larval stage of a fly. And just like all living things, a maggot’s got to eat. Typically, maggots feed on decaying animals to help fuel growth. Although disgusting, they are a vital clean-up crew for the environment. Notice […]
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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs and Cats The New Year is here and it’s time to not only improve ourselves, but also the lives of our furry family members. We have five easy, simple ways you can improve your pets’ quality of life. Enjoy these simple New Year’s Resolutions for your pets! 1. Work out more! It’s the New Year, so we have to start with the most classic of New Year’s resolutions: […]
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Celebrating Vet Techs in Miami: Vet Tech Appreciation Week Oct 16 – Oct 22 October 16-22 is Vet Tech Appreciation Week!  The National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America began this week of gratitude in 1993, which takes place annually every third week in October.  On behalf of the Equipaws team, thank you to all of the vet techs working hard around the world! Who is your Vet Tech? When you walk into your local Veterinary Practice, […]
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Why your pets should live indoors Whether our pets should live indoors or outdoors is usually a very controversial topic. There is the argument that dogs and cats were born wild and therefore should remain outdoors in their natural world. However, the dogs and cats we bring into our lives now have lost most of what made them wild originally. Although their natural instincts are still present they are muffled by their need and desire […]
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Dishes for Dogs: Canine Kitchen Spotlight Blog While attending a local Dog Event held in Coconut Grove, The Equipaws team stumbled upon an up-and-coming company named Dishes For Dogs: Canine Kitchen. The business is based in the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood and is committed to creating pet-friendly meals with local and fresh ingredients while providing a balanced diet for your pup. We know that nutrition is just as important as exercise and companionship are in keeping […]
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Wild About Wildlife: When to Lend a Helping Hand      By: Samantha Arner Pets are generally curious creatures and as pet owners or dog walkers we are often left to witness where this curiosity leads them. Pets keep us on our toes and for many of us they are our direct connection with wildlife.  A natural instinct for any wild animal should be to run and hide. However, what if you notice that the baby […]
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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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  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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