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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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Spay and Neuter Awareness Month: South Florida Edition South Florida Taking Action: Affordable Ways to Provide Spaying and Neutering Services for Stray Dogs and Cats in Miami and beyond. Cities tend to be a place where stray dogs and cats roam like they are one of us. When jogging the Miami Beach boardwalk, our dog runners have observed cats gathering like people enjoying the weather and the view.  At a stop light in Wynwood we’ve […]
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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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Change a Pet’s Life Day January 24th is Change a Pet’s Life Day!  This special day was created to help animal adoption and spread knowledge on animal welfare. For pet owners and pet lovers a like, you can change a pet’s life in many different ways! You can: Try volunteering at a local shelter like the Humane Society of Greater Miami or Paws4You, send a charitable donation or donate much needed pet supplies.   If […]
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Miami Pet Spotlight: Simba, a Domestic Shorthair Owner: Marylynne Winning over Shy Cats Working for a Miami pet sitting and dog walking company, you experience your fair share of animal personalities and entertainment. Cat sitting is becoming more and more popular and recently I was lucky enough to meet a rescue cat named Simba, a domestic shorthair with a gorgeous gray tabby pattern who has curious eyes, a hesitant demeanor, and an enormous need for […]
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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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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet New Year, new you, new routine!  The New Year is a chance for a fresh perspective to better ourselves and our future, but you aren’t the only one in the household who could use a change for the better with fresh New Year’s resolutions. Our pet’s routine, health and overall character deserve a chance at improvement too. Here are ten ways to enhance your pet’s well being […]
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Equipaws Best of 2015! Happy new year to all of our friends and family! The first week of the new year is almost over, and we can’t help but reminisce and feel grateful about all of the supportive, fun, and loving friends we kept and made in 2015. As pet sitters, we become part of our clients’ families, are welcomed into their homes, and given the gift of caring for their pets like our own. […]
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True or False: Is There a Bond between Pet and Pet Sitter? Do you ever question your pet sitter? Did you hire a worthy and honest company or candidate to take care of your loved one? The adopted member of your family deserves the best attention when you’re away from home. From my own experience working as a pet sitter or dog walker, you must be compassionate and willing to care for another life. As a […]
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Miami’s Best Holiday Gift Guide for Pets: Include your dogs and cats in the holiday fun this year! We’ve asked our dog walkers and cat sitters to contribute their ideas of a perfect holiday present for your dogs and cats this holiday. There are many options online, of course, but we’re partial to supporting fellow local, small businesses making it happen in Miami. Miami has plenty of great companies ready to supply the perfect gift […]
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11th Annual Vets Fore Pets Golf Tournament Imagine a Miami with no more stray dogs and cats starving on its streets, exposed to being run over by cars and or wasting away from preventable diseases. Imagine no more animals dying at Miami-Dade Animal Services due to lack of homes or owner responsibility, or to overpopulation. Thanks to organizations like the South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF), a non-profit actively promoting responsible pet ownership while offering free […]
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Wordless Wednesday: Rosita!  
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