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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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Finding Rover App Partners with Miami-Dade Animal Services We are excited to share that Miami-Dade Animal Services has partnered with Finding Rover, a free mobile app that uses facial recognition to help pet parents find their lost dogs. Animal Services’ database of dogs is integrated into the app, making it easier for users of the app to search for their dogs. Miami-Dade Animal Services director Alex Munoz hopes this app will help the center become a […]
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Miami Hurricane Preparedness: Pet Edition Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the afternoon rain, says Bella. Beyond rain… are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season that started on June 1st? It’s been almost a decade since Hurricane Wilma hit, so we understand if you’ve forgotten some of the basics. Your Equipaws pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between […]
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We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in Miami. We feel blessed  to have had fun days BBQ-ing in the Florida sun with our regulars, and very blessed to be pet sitters for a new pack that includes a Cockatoo, an African Grey, and an energetic brother/sister dog duo (they’re adorable!). Life as a pet sitter is so great that we almost can’t bear to say it, but we must. June 1 is this Friday, […]
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It’s official! June is the start of hurricane season. And while we love the summer (it’s one of our busiest quarters, when we pet sit, walk, and run dogs the most!), it also means the possibility of hurricanes. We know our blog post’s title is a little strange, as hurricane season is typically not something to celebrate… but we’re excited to bring you important information to help make this year’s hurricane season a breeze! Our […]
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Pet Emergency Plans for South Florida As pet sitters, we pride ourselves on being prepared for everything- last minute pet sits or dog runs, helping find lost pets, helping our clients back into their homes if they’ve somehow locked themselves out, and, of course, having a pet plan in the likely event that a hurricane or tropical storm decides to grace South Florida. In our last post we covered mitigation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) […]
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We want to wish everyone affected by Sandy the best, speediest recovery. We are saddened to see the amount of flooding and destruction it caused, and heartbroken that anyone has died. Even one gone is too much. Our hearts are also aching for the animals that undoubtedly have had a very difficult time. We wonder how the stray dogs, cats, birds and wildlife have fared; in emergencies animals can sometimes be left by the wayside. […]
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Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the hurricane headaches. Are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season? Your pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between now and November 30. Breaking It Down: Find Your Pet Evacuation Center It’s a fact: it’s really, really hard to keep your head straight and cover every detail needed when those hurricane watches […]
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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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