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Woofstock 2018: The Barnacle Goes to the Dogs! You and your dogs are invited to join us at Woofstock at the Barnacle Historic State Park on May 6! This is such a fun event for your pets and for you! They can meet new friends and compete in a dog/owner look-alike contest. If you are looking for a new family member, Paw Patrol Animal Rescue and Sanctuary will be bringing adoptable dogs. You can take the […]
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  Equipaws Goes to Catch Canine Training Academy Our social media specialist and dog walker Kristen Cortese just completed the Catch Canine Trainers Academy taught by Dee Hoult, CEO of  Applause Your Paws Dog Training and one of only 250 Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the world. We sponsored Kristen for this week-long intensive dog training as part of our overall mission to improve the quality of our clients’ dogs’ lives. We spend a lot […]
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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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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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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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Catnip 101 for Curious Cat Lovers Our cat sitters have all seen our cat clients go crazy for catnip, but what are we giving our furry friends? What is catnip and how does it affect Spot, Hemingway, or whomever your special kitty may be? What do you really know about this so-called “cat drug”? Here is Catnip 101 for any curious cat lovers! 1. What is catnip? Catnip is a perennial herb called Labiatae, which […]
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Six Important Benefits of Daily Dog Walks How often do you walk your beloved dog (honestly)? Do your dogs bark, whine, chew or dig excessively?  Are they restless or do they misbehave around company?  Pay attention, they may be trying to communicate with you.    Many pet owners underestimate the value of a dog walk. Dog walking can improve your pet’s behavior and help them both mentally and physically.  Benefits beyond the obvious can help […]
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Frosty DIY Delicacies for Your Doggie Companions!  It always feels like summer in MIami and you know what that means, it’s gotten hot, hot, and hotter outside for our furry friends! We have to make sure we can keep them cool and comfortable during these next few months. Walking and playing with your dogs in Miami’s heat will make a pup thirsty. Keep them cool, hydrated, and safe from heat stroke following our tips, and […]
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How to Fly with Your Dog in the United States Pre-Flight Pet Prep Congratulations, you’ve read our first blog post on flying with your dog and have now booked the perfect ticket! Your next step is to prep your pets mentally and emotionally for the flight, especially if it’s their airplane debut. First, take them to the vet at least 7-10 days before your departure date. Ensure that all of your pet’s immunizations and vaccinations […]
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Petsetter: Tips for Summer Airplane Travel with Your Furry and Fabulous Companions Air Bud: Air Travel Tips School’s out for some, the work week is shorter for others, and the summer has started… which means it’s time for vacation! While we’re happy to take care of your pets for you, summer is also a great opportunity to take your furry family member with you on your family trip. Travel with a pet is fun and, […]
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Father’s Day and Your Furry Sibling Affection and family time with your pups are not only precious but also the best gift you can offer your dad on Father’s Day. Your father has a dog, but did you know that the bond between him and his furry friend might be just as strong as the one between you and him? According to The Telegraph, scientific studies show that when owners and dogs gaze into each other’s […]
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To Scoop Poop or not to Scoop, That Is the Question! This parody of a famous Shakespearean line of the play Hamlet makes us think: why did Shakespeare never write about… poop… the way he wrote about roses? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet…” (Romeo and Juliet) Well, obviously, when we think of things aesthetically pleasing, dog poop does not make the list. […]
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Memorial Day weekend is a time to be grateful for our troops’ sacrifices; we can’t think of a better way to commemorate their sacrifices than time spent with family and friends.  Have you, like many Miamians, procrastinated with planning your Memorial Day weekend getaways? We’re happy to share five local, alternative, and family-friendly outings that will bring you closer to friends and family. Chocolate rules in our family- and there is nothing better than Cao […]
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Thank you for choosing Equipaws Pet Services as the best pet sitters in Miami! It’s an honor to win the Florida Villager’s Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Award in our category. We are humbled and honored that so many of you took the time to enter us in this contest. Because we take care of your family members, we know how busy you are, so this is doubly special for us. This accolade renews […]
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We try to act like every day is Earth Day at Equipaws Pet Services! We purchase recycled paper for our paper products, buy biodegradable doggy poop bags, carry reusable water bottles with us wherever we go when we remember, but we feel like we need a few reminders to get us back on track. How can we help conserve our resources for our children, grandchildren, pups, and grandpups and cats? We’ve compiled a list of […]
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