Need a pet photographer in Miami, FL?

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Convenient Pet Portrait Sessions with MaxNorman Photography Now Available!  (We’ve got you covered!)

Our pet sitters hang out with your pets daily and take tons of photos for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter… We do our best with our camera phones, but your beautiful babies deserve to be captured by a professional. That’s why we have partnered with MaxNorman Pet Photography.

Our pet sitting and boarding clients have two pet photography options:

Mini-portrait session with your pooch or kitties brings: 5 web ready (meaning lo-res) digital files, 1 – 8×10 print, and access to your own private online gallery to order more prints or digital files. The price for this session is $55.

The full pet portrait session takes about an hour and includes: 20-30 hi-res digital files, $25 print credit and a disc with all the beautiful images. The charge for that would be $135.

We are thrilled that John approached us for this special offer for our clients. Not only is he a professional photographer. John is an avid animal lover and regularly volunteers his talent and skills at Miami-Dade Animal Services, photographing the dogs and cats in the shelter. A portion of all his pet portrait sessions get donated to local rescue groups.

Instructions for choosing your photos:

You can select your choice of pet portrait session (mini or full) on Power Pet Sitter when you make your appointment for pet sitting, dog walking, or boarding and pay for it with your regular service. John will work with your pet sitter outside of your home to capture your baby’s perfect angles. You will receive an email from John once he has the photographs ready, within a week, with a link to your private gallery and instructions on how to select your favorite photos.

Take a look at our gallery of John’s first portrait session with one of our good clients, Miss Gracie. He has captured her beauty and playfulness beautifully! Let us know what you think in the comments, below!

Miami Hurricane Pet Evacuation Guide

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Miami Hurricane Preparedness: Pet Edition

Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the afternoon rain, says Bella. Beyond rain… are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season that started on June 1st? It’s been almost a decade since Hurricane Wilma hit, so we understand if you’ve forgotten some of the basics. Your Equipaws pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between now and November 30!

Breaking It Down: Find Your Pet Evacuation Center

It’s really, really hard to keep your head straight and cover every detail needed when those hurricane watches and warnings start coming in. But because pets are part of our families, we do our best to make preparations for their safety, and never leave them behind if we have to evacuate.

But where do you evacuate? Last week a client asked us about available pet-friendly shelters in our community. We are lucky; Miami-Dade offers pet-friendly evacuation centers for those families living in evacuation areas, unsafe structures, and mobile homes.

Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers accept dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, and small rabbits. The following are the two centers in Miami-Dade which accept families with pets during emergencies (limited to four pets per household):

E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
10901 SW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33199

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High
1410 County Line Road
Miami, FL 33179

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Keep’em Cozy: Register Your Pets in Miami’s Pet Friendly Evacuation System

To be accepted, you must provide proof of residency within an evacuation zone. You will have to present current vaccination records, especially a rabies vaccination and a visible Miami-Dade County dog license, as well as your pet’s medical records. Cats must also have their rabies vaccination. Head over to the Miami-Dade,gov’s Disaster Preparedness page. Be sure to click on the link in the sidebar on the right titled Pet Friendly Evacuation Systems, and sign up there. They will need to verify your eligibility, and will send you an acceptance letter.

Family members must remain in the pet evacuation center with their pets, and must bring enough supplies to care for themselves and their pets. Please keep in mind that Miami-Dade County Animal Services does not board animals during emergencies. They must reserve space for animals displaced from their homes after storms.

Pet Friendly Evacuation Center Requirements at a Glance:

  • Create a User ID and a password to access and submit the required Pet-Friendly Evacuation Center Form prior to disaster. A tentative acceptance letter will be sent upon receipt and verification of eligibility.
  • Provide proof of residency within an evacuation zone
  • Present medical and current vaccination records for each pet. Annual rabies vaccinations and a visible Miami-Dade County dog license are required by Miami-Dade County Code. Strict enforcement concerning these violations is essential to ensure a rabies-free community. Cats are also required to have annual rabies vaccinations.
  • Pet owners must bring supplies for themselves and their pet(s)
  • Limit four (4) pets per household
  • Family member must remain in the PEC with the pet(s)

You can learn more about Miami-Dade’s Pet Friendly Evacuation Center by calling 786-331-5354 or clicking any of the links above. We hope this helps a little bit! Please share any of your experiences in the comments section below.

Covered in Pet Fur? Check Out this Remover!

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Cat and Dog Fur Removal Tip: ​Buy Yourself the Magic Pet Hair Remover

Are your furry pals furry-ing up the whole house? No matter how much we love our fur babies, excess tufts of dog and cat hair on furniture, clothes, carpets, and area rugs can be a real eyesore – not to mention an allergy nest for sensitive eyes and noses! Our pet sitters serve on the front lines of the fur battle, and we can tell you that this summer shedding won’t be a problem anymore since we found out and tried the Magic Pet Hair Remover by Four Paws! ​Friends, this thing WORKS. One of our Pet Sitters demonstrates with fur from one of our long-haired feline friends below:

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Finally, a pet hair remover that works!

We here at Equipaws are happy to let you know that this sponge-looking pet hair remover will quickly replace your traditional lint remover after your first test swipe. The standard rolling lint remover can take a bit of elbow grease, and the adhesive sheets on them wear out quickly. This is no real match for the fur and dander of a heavily shedding canine or feline.  You can be rolling away for a long, long time and still only pick up so much hair.

True to its name, with just a few wipes, the Magic Pet Hair Remover eliminates any trace of pet hair on clothes, furniture, and carpet. You can even spot treat your tile and wood floors!  This thing really grabs and holds! Of course, real heavy jobs might require the use of a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner — even magic has its limits! However, after using this product at a client’s home and being thoroughly impressed (this kitty, even though we brushed her daily, really shed!), we knew we had to spread the good news to all of our pet parents!

We are getting some of our own to try in our own homes. Want to try it out? Find it here! Have you already had an experience with the Magic Pet Hair Remover? Let us know about it in the comments below!