Benny Is Looking for His Furever Home

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Benny Needs Companionship — Foster Benny Today!

One of the members of our Equipaws pack, Benny, is looking for a foster home. Benny has been living essentially alone for about two months now, with his only company being his Equipaws friends, due to trouble in his family. He is a very sweet and loving dog and longs for human contact and affection.

He is up to date on all of his shots, is clean, and has no fleas or ticks. He is a healthy 40 to 50 pound mix breed with tan & black fur, and intense, beautiful brown eyes. Benny thrives on companionship, love, and affection, and loves to give his Equipaws friends kisses and get scratches on his head and haunches. He makes friends often on the elevator with other tenants of the building in which he lives.

Benny is about 7 years old and has a lot of energy. Because he was never neutered, it is best for him to find a home with no other pets. He is slightly reactive with other dogs and other animals in general. However, he does love people and would make a wonderful companion.

Benny’s energy is on display during his morning and evening walks with us. In fact, many of our walkers and runners often run with him to get some of that pent-up energy out. However, his sweet and loving nature makes it clear that he is a wonderful companion to have at home, to curl up by your feet while you read or watch television.

Oftentimes, he will only eat if someone is by his side. It really breaks our hearts to see poor Benny living all by himself. We are desperate to find him a loving foster home.Would you consider giving this handsome little guy a home? Do you know someone who might? Please contact us today! Help us help sweet Benny!

Please call 305.794.3733 if you’re interested in fostering or adopting him today!

 

 

 

Does Your Dog Really Need Daily Walks?

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Call us biased as dog walkers, but yes! (And this applies to our senior buddies, too!)

 

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 your pals to provide exercise and a sense of purpose!

More Good Reasons to Walk Your Dog

Dogs that are left indoors for too long without exercise often take up destructive behaviors – whether they chew on themselves or furniture in the home, or take to breaking years of potty training. Trust us, frustrated dogs will find an outlet to distract themselves and let you know that they’re unhappy- usually with something you treasure. Spending time exercising your dog- whether brisk evening walks, a morning run, or Frisbee in the park a few days a week – will fortify the bond you and your companion already have. You will also avoid costly and painful health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

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Don’t believe us? Try it. Exercise your dog a bit more than what you ordinarily do as an experiment – we guarantee that your dog will show a change in behavior within a week (maybe even the same day, depending on how much fun you have!). They will be grateful and you will be able to tell.

But I Don’t Have Time to Walk My Dog…

Many people don’t have the time to dedicate, especially those who travel frequently or work long hours (hello, everyone in Miami!). We love our furry friends’ companionship, but are unable to give them the exercise they need. That’s why Equipaws Pet Services exists! Our pet sitters, dog walkers, and runners play with, walk with, and run with your pets, giving them that much-needed outlet and attention while you’re away…and we tailor our services to your dog’s needs. For example, our German Short-Haired Pointer friends get fast-paced bike rides in the shade; our senior friends get a more sedate version.

An exercised dog is a happy and calm dog that will not fuss over your every step. Dedicate an hour or so a day or at least a few hours a week to giving your pup a good workout, and you will see that their downtime truly is a relaxed and happy time. S/he will curl up on the couch right next to you and doze happily while you relax in your way, knowing that a good run or romp in the dog park is in the near future. Think of children – furry kids are much the same! They need sports and activity! No child is relegated to staying indoors all the time, laying inactive in their bed. Don’t do that to your pup!

Give us a call today if you need advice on what kind of exercise your dog craves. We are also happy to set up a complimentary in-home consultation to work out the best exercise options for your pet if you simply don’t have the time to work out with your dog. Just fill out the contact form below. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Remember… a dog was born to run!

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Pet Sitting Services: What to Expect from Equipaws!

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Looking for the right pet sitting services in Miami? The process can difficult with so much at stake (your pets are your family, after all), which is why we want you to know exactly how Equipaws Pet Services works. If we had to sum up our approach in one sentence, it would be that we believe the magic is in the details. It’s the little things that make life special, and that also keep your pets fit, healthy, and happy- from the right amount of food, to the perfect place to scratch your kitty… It’s important to find the perfect fit for your family and your pets. Read on about how we might be the pet sitting service for you!

Our devotion to your home and pets’ details begins with our first complimentary meeting, where we get to know you, your pets, and your home in depth. From where Sasha’s towel is kept (for those rainy day walks) and where kitty has her toys and hiding spots, to where the water main shut-off valve is located, we ask questions in order to be prepared for everything and anything. It’s part of the way we offer our clients the smoothest, most dependable experience possible.

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Mitzi likes to eat laying down!

PERSONALIZED SERVICE. We are sensitive to your cat or dog’s diet, habits, and personality. Much like people, we truly believe all pets are different – we have lots of experience and have seen it firsthand! Mitzi, for example, loves to eat laying on her tummy, and who’s to tell her otherwise? Our aim is to act as your surrogate while you are gone – this holds true for either pet sits or midday walks. We want your pet to know it has a new friend, but one who knows exactly how mommy and/or daddy do things for them:

  • from where they like to be pet
  • what kind of snacks and when
  • how to call out to them upon entering the home
  • Should Fido be walked or run?
  • How often should we visit?
  • What times work best for the pet and pet parents?

At our meet and greet, we also assess the appropriate level of activity for your pets and work with you to formulate the best regimen for them, including preferred bracket of time for our visit. Please allow up to 60 minutes for this meeting; we will also collect your 3 (three) keys at this time. Also, to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being, and as is mandated by our insurance coverage, we require a minimum of 1 visit per day for cats and 2 visits per day for dogs during the duration of your pet sitting service. Read more in our FAQ section for details on cancellation policies, holiday policies, and more.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Moreover, we like to know where you put your mail when you get in, what lights are left on for your pup or kitty, what cleaning products are used and where they are kept, where to locate other pertinent items (including emergency items such as flashlights), and who your handyman is. This is so that we may best care for your home while you are away.

 

COMMUNICATION. Communication is key. We maintain contact, from being available via social media, email, or text to contacting you immediately in the event anything out of the ordinary should happen. We want you to rest assured that we have things under control while you are away.

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Angel loves our pet sit logs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The detail that our clients love to rave about is our pet log! Each pet sitting visit has a check-off list that your pet sitter completes at the end of their visit. Our pet sitters leave detailed accounts of how their visit went, from fun details to behavioral patterns they notice. Our dog walking and running clients receive a notebook in which our walkers and runners leave notes with important information, such as stool consistency and quality of leash walking. We believe that this creates a further bond between our employees and the clients they service and adds a level of warmth and familiarity that has made all of our clients feel good about their surrogate while they are spending a long day at the office or off on their business (or pleasure!) trip.

A sense of peace and security is what we like to offer our pet parents, and we believe that through these small details, we hit our mark. We are happy to report that our clients feel the same way! If you’re ever in need of pet sitting or dog walking services in Miami, please call us at 305.794.3733 or email us at info@equipawspetservices.com.

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