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Join us for three Miami dog-friendly events in December! We believe the best month for Miami dog-friendly events is December (and January isn’t bad, either!). The weather is gorgeous, the dogs are happy, and the mosquitoes are gone, so let’s take advantage of it! Dog-friendly pack walk in South Miami Join us and other like-minded dog lovers as we go on our monthly pack walk in South Miami. The whole family is welcome to attend. […]
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Is Xylitol Lethal for Dogs? Be on the lookout for Xylitol in your kitchen and everyday items! Our pet sitters and dog walkers are on the lookout for items containing dangerous chemicals in our clients’ homes in order to keep their pets safe. Many pet parents are unaware that Xylitol, a sugar alcohol naturally found in various plants, berries, and fungi and used in common household items, is lethal to dogs and other animals. Originally, Xylitol […]
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Coral Gables Plastic Bag Ban Coral Gables has become the first city in Florida to pass a plastic bag ban! This ban means that merchants are not allowed to provide consumers with plastic bags to carry any purchased items. Customers will be responsible for their own reusable bags or shops will need to provide reusable bags for purchase or paper bags. Anyone caught giving out plastic bags in the Gables area, regardless of the businesses […]
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Wild About Wildlife: When to Lend a Helping Hand      By: Samantha Arner Pets are generally curious creatures and as pet owners or dog walkers we are often left to witness where this curiosity leads them. Pets keep us on our toes and for many of us they are our direct connection with wildlife.  A natural instinct for any wild animal should be to run and hide. However, what if you notice that the baby […]
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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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Bark Box: The Perfect Gift for your Pooch! * Being an animal lover and long-time pet sitter, you see the bond and love created from owner to pet.  These days pooches are receiving the full treatment: spa days, play dates, boutique treats and toys….endless amounts of colorful, creative, sensory-overloading toys!  I see trunks, boxes and piles of toys in every household.  This may seem like a simple question, but where do the toys come from?  How do you […]
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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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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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Do your pet sitters know pet first aid? April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, a very important way to promote education and training to become a caring, responsible pet parent and pet care professional!  We at Equipaws are proud to be trained in Pet Tech Pet CPR and First Aid’s thorough course and are committed to Pet Tech’s theme for this year: “Inform, Educate, Take Action, AND…Prevent 1 Million Pet ER Visits.” We strongly believe in prevention; […]
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Fostering dogs and cats is a great way to help save a sweet, deserving life, but can seem daunting for those who have never been through the journey. One of our pet sitting clients fosters Boxers, in addition to having a wonderful furry family (we pet sit for little Bianca, their beautiful white Boxer in the photo). The Vargas’s recently welcomed one of their foster dogs, Jeter, as a permanent member of their family. Elizabeth was […]
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  Does Your Dog Really Need Daily Walks? Call us biased as dog walkers, but yes! Dogs are animals that work by nature; whatever their breed (or mix!), every dog was bred with a working purpose! Because the majority of dogs are naturally active, it’s important that they get the appropriate amount of exercise or be given work. Even those cute lap dogs who make great couch potato companions need to exercise if we want […]
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Are you taking your dogs out for trick-or-treating? Read these safety tips before you dress them up! Halloween is finally upon us! We love dressing up, and we definitely encourage cute outfits for those dogs who love them (we have yet to meet a cat who does, but please send photos if your kitty indulges!).  Halloween is not every pooch or kitty’s favorite holiday, though, and with reason. Guidelines for for keeping your pet safe and […]
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Skype Your Pets! Do you ever wonder what your pooch (or kitty!) gets up to while you’re not at home? Wonder no more!  Whether you’d like to soothe your new puppy, check in on your pet post-surgery to make sure s/he is not scratching, solve a behavioral issue, or get an answer to a recurring conundrum, Skype can help you! This lovely infographic (below) we found on Pinterest can help you set up Skype to […]
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We encounter strange dogs daily while walking dogs around Miami, so we have a tip or two to prevent dog bites. It’s important to know that every dog can and will bite under certain circumstances. Sometimes the pet is in pain; sometimes they are possessive of toys… You can be prepared and prevent dog bites by following what we write about in this post. We hope it helps! Responsible pet ownership and education are the […]
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Ginger needs a loving pack! One of our pet sitting clients in Miami has a heart of gold. She regularly fosters needy dogs, adding them to her already large and lovely pack. We walk and pet sit her dogs almost every week, so we know she takes extra special care of these lucky pups. Our client is currently fostering Ginger, a very playful puppy. She is a gorgeous girl, as you can see- made to […]
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