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Happy Halloween from our team at Equipaws Pet Services to all of you and your lovely families in Miami! We are having a blast walking dogs around South Miami, Coconut Grove, and Pinecrest today. Most homes have really cool decorations up, like the little witch we featured in our photo, above! We wanted to make sure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. We’d love for you to include your pets in the festivities, but […]
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It so happens that one of the most common questions we get from our pet sitting clients is about which food they should be serving their dogs. We turned to J.J. Diaz, the enthusiastic and knowledgeable purveyor of our own dogs’ special pet food, Miami native, and owner of Animal Crackers, for advice. He’s been a huge help in alleviating our Shar-Pei’s chronic skin allergies, reducing costly vet visits, and eased us into the process […]
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The Equipaws Pet Services pack had its first two training sessions with Lebby Gonzalez, owner of Rocco’s Pack Pet Services and positive reinforcement trainer in Miami, this week. We believe all dog owners and dogs can use a little leash walking refresher once in a while. And, dogs love the attention and interaction with their parents during training sessions! Positive Reinforcement Training We chose Lebby because she specializes in positive reinforcement training techniques. Positive reinforcement […]
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We talked about the potential causes for unsavory behavior like stool eating in our last post. We have oodles of experience with curbing poop- consumption at this point in our doggy-filled pet sitting lives. Of course, we favor natural, home remedies and prevention for most of our dogs’ worries and needs, and so we’re sharing what we’ve done for our pet sitting clients below. How to prevent your dog from eating stool 1. Feed Your […]
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So your dog eats poop…   As pet sitters, we meet dogs with a variety of tastes. Today we’re writing for a particular kind of parent. Yes, your dog loves to eat everything you put in front of him, and, unfortunately, many things you don’t. You know what we’re talking about- poop! God love him, your dog is a connoisseur. You can stop being embarrassed and worrying now; your favorite pet sitters have compiled a […]
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We’ve Made Wonderful Friends during Our First Year We’ve just had a wonderful end to August and a great beginning to September as pet sitters. To start, it was Equipaws Pet Services’ one year anniversary on August 29! That milestone made us reflect on how lucky we are to have met our new friends- furry, feathered, full of scales, and human, and the fact that we got to do this all in Miami, our favorite […]
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Help! It’s my first time hiring a pet sitter! Hiring a pet sitter can feel just like hiring a nanny for your children– a little nerve-wracking, time intensive, and (we hope) very exciting. You know the person you hire will be caring for your pets and keeping  your home safe. Letting someone new into your life takes a good deal of trust, but we believe pet sitting is a great, comforting option for your pets’ […]
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We’ve been so busy pet sitting and running dogs that our blog posts are piling up!  We’re very grateful to be so busy taking care of people’s loved ones, and we want to show appreciation with a post on finding which shelters and hotels are pet-friendly in the event of an emergency. Read on for some quick tips! How to choose a Pet Friendly Hotel There are a few important details that you need to […]
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Pet Waste Bags Miami Should Love! Earlier this morning I was running Giro, my Portuguese Pointer buddy in Miami (check him out on our Facebook page-adorable!). He ended up doing his business in front of an older lady,  who  thanked me for picking up after him.  It’s not the first time someone has actually stopped me to thank me for that.  It seems like too many people in Miami don’t pick up after their pet! It […]
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