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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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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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Preventing Dog Bites: A lecture in child and dog safety In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Month and families with dogs welcoming new babies, Equipaws Pet Services and Applause Your Paws, Inc. are co-hosting a fun and educational event, “Preparing for Life with Dog & Baby.” Dee Hoult, expert trainer and owner of Applause Your Paws, will give a lecture teaching parents and children how to live and play safely around dogs and prevent dog […]
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What to do if you find lost pets in Miami As pet sitters, we receive a lot of frantic calls for help relocating lost pets in Miami. Finding a lost pet can be a harrowing experience, but luckily we have many resources available to us to help make the process easier for both human and animal. We’ve written this blog post as a guide on what to do if you find lost pets in Miami, […]
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Rudy’s New Human: A Q & A with the author Local Miami author Roxanna Elden was inspired to write “Rudy’s New Human,” thanks to her experience with her first pregnancy and her beloved pup, Rudy. The book is told from the point of view of Rudy, a scrappy schnauzer mix who is ready to share his life with his new sister but encounters some unexpected experiences on the road to becoming his new human’s friend. […]
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The dirty truth behind biodegradable poop bags  Did you know plain plastic and traditional “biodegradable” poop bags are NOT made to biodegrade in a landfill environment? It is a fact that bags labeled biodegradable or degradable require UV light (sunlight) and oxygen to break down, which are not present in a landfill environment. Equipaws Pet Services is going green with GreenLine poop bags. This is the first bag on the market made with a special additive that renders the […]
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Lily poisoning in cats. Many people are surprised to learn that lilies, some of the most beautiful and common household flowers used in celebrations of life and love, are very toxic for cats. It’s estimated that there are 10 to 11 million plants produced annually in the United States.  Eating any plant in the lily family is dangerous for cats, but ingesting Lilium and Hemerocallis genera lilies is can lead to death; simply eating a few […]
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Should You Choose Pet Sitting or Boarding for Pets in Miami?  Pet sitting vs. boarding in Miami The excitement of Spring break and a well-deserved vacation is around the corner! Your tickets are printed, bathing suits are packed, and sunscreen already applied, but what are you forgetting? Looking down you see your furry friend smiling and wagging their tail at you, leash in mouth, begging to join the adventure.  Unfortunately, your pooch pal can’t always […]
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K9 Veterans Day: Celebrating Miami’s Hometown Heroes Everywhere we turn we see working K9 unit helping Miami stay safe, which is why we are celebrating K9 Veterans Day on March 13th! This special day honors the 30,000 canine police officers who have served our country in various military missions locally or around the world. Joseph Wright, a retired military working dog trainer, dedicated March 13th to honor these special pups as the date chosen is the […]
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Cat Health Month: Help your cat live 9 lives February is Cat Health Month, which is a purrrfect reminder to check on your feline friend! Cats are known to be independent, often giving a standoffish impression when humans are around or playing hard to get for affection.  Every now and then they ask for a little love and a bit of food, so caring for them seems fairly simple. More care than you think goes […]
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Top Running Races in Miami In honor of the Equipaws Motto “Fit, Happy, Healthy” and the New Year we are kicking off the season sharing the top five running races in Miami. The wonderful thing about Miami is you walk out to paradise everyday of the year and have no excuse not to get outside and get moving. Although our furry friends can’t join us on the race day, they can always encourage and help […]
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Running in Miami with Your Four-Legged Friend Thinking of making your pup a your partner while running in Miami? Our city is the perfect place to start with beautiful trails that are pet- and pedestrian- friendly. Your pet can be a running partner who goes out rain or shine and will never cancel on your running date- imagine that!  In addition, this gives you a chance to bond with your best furry friend, plus keep […]
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