Reviews from Happy Pet Parents

We love our jobs! Being pet sitters and dog walkers is a dream come true for us and our animal-loving employees. We get to play, walk, run and snuggle with the most beautiful pets every day, and work hard to care for our clients’ pets like family. So while we play and snuggle, we also take this job seriously– we’re caring for living beings, and know how important they are to their families.

Hiring the Right Miami Pet Sitter or Dog Walker for Your Needs.

Hiring the right Miami pet sitter or dog walker is a very important part of a pet parent’s life. We are a recognized leader in professional pet sitting and dog walking in Miami. With hundreds of happy and satisfied clients, we have plenty of experience caring for beloved cats, dogs, rabbits, parrots, sugar gliders, ferrets, reptiles, and more. Our primary goal is to provide safe, fun, rewarding care for our pet clients, and worry-free, convenient peace of mind for our pet parents. So why hire us, when there are so many pet sitting companies and dog walkers in Miami?

We Believe in Integrity

We run a professional pet sitting company, which means we pay local, state, and federal taxes. We are bonded, licensed, insured, which means our employees and your property are covered for damage or accidents; hobby pet sitters we are not. We believe in running a business ethically, legally, and with integrity. We do not undercut or compete with our fellow pet professionals in underhanded ways. We are surrounded by great colleagues and believe in treating each other with respect; we regularly network with them and refer clients to each other and are happy to do so!

We Hire Employees, not Independent Contractors

Employees are the right fit for our company, and we take great care of them! They are paid fair, living wages, and are covered by insurance. They are all animal lovers, groomers, volunteers at zoos and pet rescues, and pet parents themselves. We have a lengthy application process, where we interview twice, run background and reference checks, and where owner Flavia Berti trains them personally in our policies and protocols.

Our pet sitters are employees, and are therefore mentored and trained in how to perform the job the Equipaws way.

Back-Up Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

We work as a team. We know what it is like to need last minute care for our furry babies, which is why we employ at least two pet sitters per service area, ready to care for our clients’ pets as necessary. This means if one of our employees gets sick, we always have a back-up. It’s good for your pets, your peace of mind, and ours, too.

Pet Care Services Available Year-Round

Flavia and her employees are available year-round, including holidays. We know how stressful it can be to find trusted pet care. We have you covered, whether it’s for daily walks, extended vacations, or emergency trips.

Great Human Service, too!

Finding the right caretaker for your pet is a balance between trust and convenience. Our reputation rests on attention to detail and excellent customer service; owner Flavia is available to clients via phone, email, or text message, and messages are answered either immediately or within 24 hours. We support clients in times of need, be it during emergencies at 11 p.m., or for special occasions like caring for pets during a wedding weekend or a pregnancy.

And since we know how busy Miami life is, we offer convenient online scheduling and payments through Power Pet Sitter, the most trusted and used pet sitting software in the country. This tool makes it easy to schedule appointments wherever you are, as well as to update important information like new feeding instructions, veterinarian records, and emergency contact information. It’s a great tool for you and our pet sitters, too! Our clients also regularly ask us for recommendations for related services, such as a great veterinarian, dental hygienist, or pet food provider. We have established a trusted network of fruitful relationships and love connecting our clients and fellow local business owners.

Part of the Animal Loving Community

We regularly volunteer and sponsor events to help Miami’s needy animals. Our employees have always been a part of these events, which makes us feel so grateful and supported. The events are always memorable and fill us with hope for the future of pets in Miami! We have sponsored these in the past, and look forward to more!

We absolutely appreciate and look forward to hearing about the positive impact we have on our pet parents’ lives. We know we do our best to be a resource for nights when emergencies strike, or when you need a great groomer, or when one of your furkids are sick… but reading about it makes the feeling that much sweeter.

We’d like to share what our clients have to say about our belly-rubbing, dog running, snuggling skills. If you are moved to review us, please do so! You can:

1. Rate & review us on Yelp!
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We’d like to thank our wonderful clients who voted us the Best of the Best Pet Sitting Service in Miami recently!!

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Call (305) 794-3733 or fill out the form above on this page to ask a question or check our availability.

Eliana Cadario

Yorkie Miami dog sitter pet sitterWe have left our little dog Zoe with Flavia and Frankie several times now and everytime I pick Zoe up she is so well taken care of and so clean!!!. They are a great team and they do care for the dogs that they take care of! It is more than just a business! They spoil our Zoe to no end and we are extremely pleased to have found them! I would recommend Equipaws to anybody who is looking for a responsible, caring and loving company that can take care of your pet when you are away from home! 🙂

pet sitter dog walker cat sitter Coral GablesI have been using Equipaws Pet Services for several months and could not be happier. Equipaws and Flavia have the keys to my house. I had no qualms from the start about turning the keys over to them! Equipaws comes to the house for whatever customized pet care I select for my dog, cat and reef aquarium. Flavia provides additional house sitting services as needed as well when we are away. She gives medicine and treats and love! I even received a photo of my pet texted to me when I was away and worried! My pets can now stay in the comfort of their own home since Equipaws visits as often as I schedule. They provide an essential service but with care and love! My pets are completely happy when we return home. If I have to work late I have the equivalent of a baby sitter I can count on for my furry (and fishy) babies! This service is completely trustworthy and is a real lifesaver. I actually think that my pets miss Flavia when she doesn’t come around for a few weeks! She even takes the dog for a nice walk when I book a little extra time! This is a completely professional service with the convenience of on line scheduling and confirmation and email/text communication as well. I cannot recommend this service more highly!

Monika Nizio

dog walking running MiamiWonderful, wonderful always. We use Equipaws whenever we are out of town but can’t take our dog with us. They come to the house a few times a day so the dog can be walked/fed/cuddled. It is also helpful to have someone come to your house while you are away for safety. We will use Equipaws for years to come.

Katherine Hucker

happy pet sitting client MiamiEquipaws is fantastic place for dogs whether it be for an overnight stay or weeks at a time. Toby my two year old rescue mutt has been “visiting” Equipaws for over a year now, and enjoys himself so much that when we arrive, he literally jumps out of the car and runs around the house to the garden to greet all of his canine friends. His tail doesn’t stop wagging! Equipaws also provides and collection / drop off service which is great. Each day, the dogs get several runs / plays in the enormous garden – Toby has even been know to use the swimming pool! Equipaws is really a home away from home where as an owner you really feel comforted in knowing that not only is your dog being cared far but also being loved and played with. i highly recommend Equipaws.

Cynthia Gutierrez

Pet sitting clientsEquipaws is absolutely fantastic! For the longest time my father would take care of our two dogs and two parrots when my family and I would go out of town. But when his declining health prevented him to help, we contacted Equipaws. Flavia takes such good care of our pets and gives us peace of mind. She plays with the dogs, feeds them, loves them and takes them out for runs. She jots everything down on her daily report so we can see all the fun they had. My dogs love Flavia and look forward to her visits. The parrots get some TLC too. They enjoy the time out of their cage and play on their gym. The custom service provided by Equipaws is superb and the rates are reasonable. If you are looking for a service to take care of your four-legged or feathered friends, I highly recommend Equipaws.

Chris B

Shih Tzu Miami dog sittingIt’s great to know there is a quality option to take care of my pet that is on the same level as a trusted family member. My pet is back home now and it’s like we have not missed a beat!

Chloe Simons

Black Labrador MiamiOur puppy Echo LOVES Equipaws. Flavia and Frankie are wonderful, knowledgeable, caring sisters that love what they do…and it shows. We have complete confidence that Echo is in good hands when we leave her for a weekend. As a matter of fact, she thinks we are rewarding her with a fun weekend away with her friends. Her tail starts wagging as soon as we get close to the house. Echo has plenty of energy and Equipaws knows how to handle her. She always comes back clean, happy and tired! I have recommended Equipaws to all my friends.

Stacey Lawrence Kaufman

pet sitter Miami mixed breed ChowWe have been sending Rufus to Equipaws since they opened and could not be happier. We love the attention and affection that our dog recieves. This is by far the best boarding facility for your precious pet.

M. Buck

Like many people, I don’t trust just anyone with the care of my dogs. My dogs have special medication needs and so it is even more important that the person who watches them is reliable and trustworthy. Flavia and her team at Equipaws Pet Services provide an outstanding service. I don’t feel guilty when I got out of town because Equipaws is more like a summer camp and less like a boarding facility. Flavia is fantastic with my dogs. She makes sure that they are happy, comfortable and get plenty of attention. Best of all, her training experience means that I come back to well-behaved dogs. I wouldn’t think of leaving my dogs with anyone else!

Dr. Pedro Abrantes

Flavia is amazing!!!! She has love and passion in taking care of not only my two pointers but all our furry kids that wag their tails. She walks as well as runs my 2 yr old German Shorthair Pointer JAZZ daily. When she comes to take him out for his daily exercise program, he is so excited and ready to go!! She also takes awesome care of GIRO my Portuguese Pointer who is now 6 months old and full, let me stress…FULL of energy!!! The love,care and attention she gives him daily is also amazing. She treats them like her own. Hands down, I recommend Flavia to anyone who loves there dog’s and needs someone to take them out during the day or night. She even provides boarding if you travel. She is absolutely the BEST!!!!

Melissa Medina-Schnur

I give Equipaws Pet Services five stars! My little pup, Leo, spent 10 days with Flavia, Frankie and the rest of the Equipaws team. I could not be happier with the treatment that Leo received. They helped put Leo on a schedule and gave me a full report when I picked him up. It is evident from the moment you meet them that Flavia and her team deeply care for the animals in their care. I will absolutely be using their services again. As a matter of fact, I have a feeling that Equipaws will be Leo’s “home away from home.

Rachel Minetree

Flavia and Equipaws were recommended to me after I relocated to Palmetto Bay from Miami Beach. I currently have 5 dogs (mixed breeds, sizes and ages) and a large saltwater aquarium. I also foster many stray dogs looking for loving homes. The experience, knowledge and professionalism of Flavia and her team are unlike anything I have experienced before. They go above and beyond their scheduled services. Flavia’s training experience has evoked a wonderful change in my younger dogs’ behavior as well, as she includes discipline, exercise and lots of love in all her visits. As a partner in a large law firm, I have a very stressful and demanding job that requires travel and meetings. I can rely on Equipaws to be there for my needs, even at the last minute. My dogs are happy and healthy when I return and I always know I can trust that everything is taken care of while I am gone. I am kept informed and up to date while I am away, and even get photos of playtime! I highly recommend Equipaws for your pet services.

Dave Barry, Miami Herald humorist

Our dog, Lucy, REALLY loves Equipaws. She’s always very excited to be dropped of there, and always has a wonderful time. In fact, Lucy enjoys it so much that I wish I could spend a week or two at Equipaws, but apparently Flavia is concerned that I would give the dogs fleas.

Isabel L.

dog walker dog sitter dog siting Miami Falls area Thank you so much to Flavia and the Equipaws team for taking such great care and loving Paco!

Elaina L.

 

 

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Thank you to everyone at Equipaws Pet Services for taking such wonderful care of Coco on short notice. I really appreciate it…you are wonderful and I know she has so much fun with you all and the other dogs. 

Judi Berger

 
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Sasha and lulu are so happy when you guys show up to walk them. Especially sasha she loves sarah. I have also had equipaws stay with my girls when I am away and it has been a great experience for all of us. Every thing I ask for like washing and putting cream on there feet, cleaning there eyes. I have a dropcam so I can see the dogs by the door. They are so excited when Sarah comes I can hear their tales thumping. Thank you guys for the love you give them and giving me the security to know all is well. xxxooo Judi Berger

If anyone wants to talk to me on the phone I would be more then happy to give you all the information you need.:)

Sandy Pujol

 
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My husband and I are so thrilled with your walking services! Rocco loves Tom and waits for him patiently to go on his walks! My boxer always walks slow in front of me, turning his head to make sure I am right behind him as I walk slow! When Tom knocks at the door, Rocco forgets about me and practically slides across the tile to get to his sitting position by the door to go on his walk!!! This is the best money I have ever spent on our dog and believe me we have spent megabucks on doctors, surgeries, food, snacks, medicine, toys, etc. and with this service we see our beloved pet happier than I can tell you!! Love, Sandy Pujol

Adihelin U.

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Thank you for taking such good care of Fred. I shared his pictures on his Facebook page (yes he has a page- Fred the Pug) and made sure to mention the great care he received at Equipaws!
– Adihelin

Ellen Siegel

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I highly recommend Equipaws Pet Service especially for the FitPups program.  My exuberant and very strong American bulldog puppy we simply too much for this baby boomer to handle.  With daily runs -sometimes with a bicycle, sometimes with a runner – she has settled down.  Best of all, now I can take her on walks, and she knows how to heel, and pass by cats, ducks, other dogs, and people, without pulling me off my feet.  Equipaws is always reliable, rain or shine.  The team are always putting the dog’s welfare first.  You and your pet will be able to relax and just enjoy each other.  Equipaws made it possible for me to have a pet that everyone said would be too much for me to handle!”
Ellen Siegel

Serena Sherard

pet sitter dog walker MiamiEquipaws came to our home and walked or ran our dog 3x a day while we were out of town. They fed her breakfast and dinner, gave daily medication, and always made sure there was fresh water. They cleaned our dogs feet and swept up any dirt brought in from the walk/run. They gave our dog love and affection! We felt completely comfortable while we were away knowing Bella was happy and well cared for. The staff at Equipaws understand animals and have a lot of love to give them!

The first priority for our dog is exercise. Equipaws provides the proper amount of exercise, while still saving some time during the visit for love and affection. They walked our dog 2x per day, and ran her 1x per day. They were also responsible for feeding and administering her medication. After each visit they left very detailed notes about how the walk went and what if anything happened on the walk or during the visit.

Adam Dennis, Luke’s dad

American bulldog Miami pet sitter

I give Equipaws 5 stars without reservation. I was in a pickle and Equipaws helped me out with absolute professionalism even though it seemed Murphy’s Law was out to get us at every step in the way. I had a puppy I needed to transport overseas but the commercial airlines flying to my destination would not transport the dog so I was stuck. I called 5 different pet transport organizations to help me figure out what to do and it was Flavia at Equipaws that responded in the most professional manner, with clear confidence in their services, and with a reasonable price. Despite all the headaches that popped up in the process, all worked out well and little Luke is now at our home causing trouble like all puppies do. Thank you!

Robyn Soldevilla

2014-06-25 16.03.07Hi ladies- just wanted to say a big thank you for taking such good care of my babies. It means so much to me to know they were in good hands and genuinely loved. I got quite a greeting when we returned home today- everyone looks happy. Please pass this note on to Sarah. Xoxo

Sabrina Vollrath-Bueno

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Ashley B.

dog walker MiamiMy experience with Equipaws was fantastic!! I always get nervous leaving my dog home while we go away but Flavia and Stefanie were extremely comforting and well prepared. My pup was not the easiest to deal with, as he tends to get a bit moody around people he does not know well. Stefanie really took the extra time to hang with him the first couple of days so he got to know her and felt comfortable with her. Flavia sent me updates on how he was doing throughout the day. By day 2, my dog and Stefanie were the best of friends. Flavia texted and posted pictures on social media each day which was really great to see what he was up too while we were away. I came home to a very detailed log which was impressive and fun to read. Equipaws truly goes above and beyond. They really enjoy what they do and it shows. Will definitely be calling them again in the future!

Lynda

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I hired Equipaws to cat sit during my recent business trip and was 100% pleased with their services. My cats are very important to me, and they treated them with the same care and attention I give them. They are professional , responsive and caring. I was impressed by the thorough application process that allows them to get to know all of your pets in detail. The additional services that make my house look “lived in” were a great plus. I plan to use them again when I go away for Thanksgiving and have highly recommended them to friends and other contacts. So glad I have someone to take care of my precious pets when I travel for work or pleasure.

Elaine

dog walker Miami PinecrestHooper has been spoiled by his walkers. Whether it is Flavia or Frankie, I know they will always be dependable and reliable.  I never worry if I am out all day because I know I can always call Equipaws. They are the best!!!!!!

Pandora

Pandora pet sitting Brickell

I just wanted to say thanks you so much to you and your sitters for taking such awesome care of Pandora while I was gone. On Tuesday at work I saw the Instagram pis of Pandora. I loved the pics! It looked like she really had a great time with you guys and like she really liked the sitter. It feels nice to know that Pandora will be in good hands whenever I have to go out of town. If I ever hear of anyone that needs a pet sitter I will always recommend all of you at Equipaws.

Thanks again!

– Harry L.

Kia, Pogo, and Star

Cat sitter BrickellLove them!!! We moved to Miami with three cats and needed petsitters. We were so lucky to have someone recommend Flavia and Equipaws. Rebecca and Stefani take such great care of our three babies, I never have to worry! The notes are awesome. Just amazing!

-Michele Eagle

Angela Diaz-Vidaillet

Maddie dog sitter MiamiAlaska, Felix, Moose, Maddie, Thomas, Tony. Excellent service! Great communication, my babies are well taken care of, and I see them on FB!

Sarah Shreeves

Cat sitting MiamiEllie, Henry, Pretty Cat, Lizzie, and Huw! I can’t say enough good things about Equipaws! We just moved to town and started using them to cat sit while we were out of town. It turns out one of our keys didn’t work – Flavia went the extra mile to solve the problem so that our kitty was well cared for. Thank you!!

Angela Katharina V.

Amazing!! Equipaw took care of my 2 young Bengal cats for almost 2 weeks and I can say that I haven’t felt worried or stressed during my entire trip. Every day I was able to see updates with pictures on social media which I totally loved! During the free first time meeting they really took their time to hear about my cats their personalities, routine and health. Also they get to know the home so they know where they can find cleaning supplies, food bowls, littersand etc. Besides that they also write down the information about the vet incase my pets need healthcare (you never know, especially with older pets). I really loved that. When I came home they left an update of every visit so I could read how every visit went. So great! Also their online pet sitter booking system is so convenient! Both of my cats have their own page with all their info about favorite toys etc. My cats where in such great hands and when I came home they were so playful and they played with toys that I didn’t saw them playing with in a while, so that means that the pet sitter re-introduced it to them which I think is great! I love my Balou & Dexter very much and I will definitely will book Equipaw again for my travels. They are truly animal lovers heart emoticon Thank you Equipaw, and see you again!

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Melissa B.

cat sitters MiamiI am so impressed with Equipaws!  As our holiday trip to New Zealand was approaching, my paramount concern was our two cats, Dante and Darwin.  I knew that they would be happiest at home (rather than staying with a friend or going to a boarding facility), but I was worried about finding the perfect sitter.  Upon a recommendation from a friend, I contacted Equipaws, and I am so glad I did! Flavia was so professional, thorough, and kind during the home visit, and Angie took fantastic care of Dante and Darwin while we were away–visiting them each day and leaving careful notes on their activities and progress.  The cats can sometimes take a while to adjust to new people, and she was so patient with them and even brought them some new toys, and by the end of her time with them they had really opened up.  Importantly, Equipaws also provided daily pictures of Dante and Darwin while they were under their care, so that we could relax in knowing they were doing okay.  I could not be happier with my experience with Equipaws, and I will certainly be turning to them next time we need pet services!

Eryn A.

dog walkersI used Equipaws pet sitting service for the first time while out of town for the holidays and they were great! This was the first time I had left my puppy, but they made sure she was well taken care of. The came to the house 3x/day and fed her, played with her, trained her, took her for walks, and most importantly, made sure she was safe. I will definitely be using them again in the future and would recommend their services!

Brasco

dog walker Coral Gables BrickellSo I have to say that I was so amazed with my new pet sitters. First off I had a pet sitter for the past 5 years who passed away suddenly and I had a trip planned and was at a loss. Equipaws came in for the initial visit and learned everything about my pet and home which was impressive. I then left worried about my baby only to find pictures of him at each visit on their Facebook page which I thought was amazing. It made me smile during my travels. Then when I got home there was a log of every day I was away and what he did and how it went. I was so happy and my pet seemed extremely content as well with all the attention. I am happy with their service beyond words. Definitely a first class operation. Truly.