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  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 them to stay fit, healthy, and happy for years to come. You owe it to […]
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Solutions for Dog Anxiety and Pet Mental Health Did you know that March is Polite Pets Month in Australia?  This March, Polite Pets Month is focusing on pet mental health, including anxiety issues.  As the mommy of Ty, a 13 year old mix breed rescue who suffers from a severe combination of fear of thunder as well as separation anxiety, Pet Sitter Beccie and her mother have quite a bit of experience with dog anxiety. Ty’s […]
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Our Miami-based dog sitters have Memorial Day penciled in as the beginning of summer fun, pet sits, and sharp rises in heat, which can be unbearable for humans. Imagine how that feels for dogs, who are covered in fur! As your dogs’ caretakers, we are responsible for keeping them safe during walks and runs in the coming summer months. We want to take a moment to talk about how we care for your pets in […]
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The Top 10 Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter: Also known as: why we rock! Pet sitters are valuable for oh so many reasons (take it from one!). We’ve compiled ten of the most compelling reasons here for you as a sort of cheat sheet. Enjoy! 1. Your pets remain comfortable at home in their safe, secure environment surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds 2. We follow your pets’ regular diet and exercise routines and […]
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Equipaws Pet Services’s Pet Sitter Writes about the Rise of Dog Running We’d like to congratulate pack member Frankie Berti, Equipaws Pet Services’ social media go-to, copy writer, and pet sitter. She was recently published in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Professional Pet Sitter, a publication of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). We’re proud to belong to the Association, which provides invaluable support and educates pet sitters around the country. Her article, “Running with […]
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Your Pet Sitter Can Help Keep Your Pet Healthy in Unexpected Ways Most people, even the most loving and responsible pet parents, don’t clean their dog’s and cat’s bowls daily. To be honest, 15 years ago we didn’t either. But one day it dawned on us- not cleaning a dog’s bowl every day is the same thing as not cleaning your own plates after eating, with all that muck and grime piling up on the […]
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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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Help! It’s my first time hiring a pet sitter! Hiring a pet sitter can feel just like hiring a nanny for your children– a little nerve-wracking, time intensive, and (we hope) very exciting. You know the person you hire will be caring for your pets and keeping  your home safe. Letting someone new into your life takes a good deal of trust, but we believe pet sitting is a great, comforting option for your pets’ […]
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