The South Miami Rotary Art Festival Recap

Dog-Friendly South Miami Rotary Art Festival

We were more than happy to volunteer at the dog-friendly South Miami Rotary Art Festival this past weekend! Over 150 artists showed their wonderful work, and thousands of Miamians brought their dogs along for a stroll along Sunset Drive. Equipaws Pet Services offered fresh water and special freeze-dried liver and cod treats at their Doggy Hydration station for the second year in a row. Owner Flavia and her pet sitters Tom, Becca, Sara, Tony, and Frankie were on hand to snuggle pups and bring them out of the sun under the shade of the Equipaws tent, and to trade fun dog stories and tips with pet parents.

We were happy to see many of our pet sitting and dog walking clients make it out to this fantastic event, too! The pups were decked out in their very fashionable leashes and beautiful dog carriages. There were a few newly-adopted rescue dogs, which always warms our hearts. For the most part, pet parents were responsible with their pups this year. Many had their own bottled water and dog poop bags on their persons; if they didn’t, they were on the lookout for watering opportunities for their pups and made beelines for the doggy hydration station. We noticed that no one put a sweater on their pups this year; this is great, considering that last year many people dressed their dogs to the nines in eighty degree weather. Finally, many people were conscious of their dogs’ paws, keeping them to the shade instead of the hot asphalt.

The South Miami Rotary Art Festival has been running for 32 years and is truly a labor of love. As we mentioned in our previous blog post on the art festival, the proceeds from the festival are donated for scholarships and other opportunities for local and international students and service projects.

We hope you enjoy the gallery of cute dogs from the festival, and hope we see you next year!

Dogs of South Miami Rotary Art Festival

Benny Is Looking for His Furever Home

Doggie adoption

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!