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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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Vet Spotlight: Brickell Bay Animal Hospital The Brickell neighborhood in the heart of Miami is a thriving pet community. You can find pet parents and pups walking, running, playing fetch, and enjoying the city lifestyle almost all day. Who cares for the well-being of these pets? Our favorite local veterinarian, Dr. Greg Frishman, his wife Carla, and the dedicated team at Brickell Bay Animal Hospital (BBAH)! Carla Frishman was kind enough to give Equipaws the […]
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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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Pet Friendly Buildings in Brickell, Miami, FL Are you new to Florida and searching for Brickell’s most pet friendly buildings? We’ve compiled a list of of luxury high rises, condominiums, and apartments in the Brickell area, also known as the financial district, that welcome furry families. We’ve included basic restrictions you may encounter that you should address before the big move. Be open with your realtor or Home Owners Association about your and your pets’ […]
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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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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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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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  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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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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