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!

Dog Adoption Event in Downtown Dadeland

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There are tons of fun, dog-friendly events throughout Miami in April, and we have our paws in lots of them! We’re happy that West Elm Dadeland approached us to put on a pet-friendly event at their Dadeland store on April 13, 2014. The Downtown Dadeland area is very pet-friendly; the condos allow cats and dogs, and the store encourages paw traffic. Add that all up and it equals the perfect spot for a dog-friendly mixer!

Together, we are putting on a Doggy Adoption Fair to find forever homes for a few lucky dogs from Friends Forever Rescue. So, whether you would like to adopt and rescue a dog, or bring you own furry friend along, join West Elm Dadeland for their very first Doggy Adoption Fair in their store:

Where: 8805 Dadeland Boulevard, Miami, FL 33156

When: April 13, 2014, 12-4 pm!

It will be the perfect place for those living in the South Miami, Pinecrest, and Falls area to meet local, pet-centric vendors to fulfill all your pets’ needs.

Doggy Adoption Fair Roll Call:

FriendsForever Rescue: one of the many deserving, non-profit animal shelters in Miami-Dade, Friends Forever Rescue tirelessly cares for dogs and re-homes those in need. From their website:

Friends Forever Humane Society, Inc. is a Florida Not for Profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless and unwanted Labrador Retrievers and other dogs in need of help.

We rely on volunteers to foster and transport our dogs. Our dogs are featured on Each Saturday, we bring our dogs to Petsmart in the Falls (US 1 and SW 136th Street) from 10am to 4pm.

Prospective families are encouraged to come to Petsmart to meet and interact with the dogs.

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

MaxNorman Pet Photography: Enjoy a moment with John Bouma, animal lover and professional photographer who donates his services at Miami-Dade Animal Services. John will be available to chat about pet portraits, volunteering at Miami-Dade Animal Services, and showing his beautiful work.

Fuji and Friends Accessories: Super cool vintage-inspired t-shirts with a snazzy canine twist? Yes, please! These shirts are beautiful, designed by local animal lovers who not only adopt dogs in need, but also work closely with another great dog rescue, Paws 4 You Rescue. The best part? They donate a portion of the proceeds to Paws 4 You! Check out their beautiful t-shirts in their online store.

Applause Your Paws, Inc. Training: When you need a quality dog trainer in Miami, you want to meet them! We are very happy to have them at the event, as we believe dogs deserve and need an education as much as humans do. We can’t wait for you to see the benefits of positive reinforcement training!

South Miami Animal Clinic: We’re very happy that Dr. Maria Oliveira, our pack’s veterinarian, will be available to meet you and talk to you about your pet’s health! Learn more about preventive care with her!

Equipaws Pet Services: And us! We will be there to meet anyone with dog walking and pet sitting needs. One of our pet sitters, Frankie Berti, is also a Pet Tech Pet CPR & First Aid instructor. She will be giving demonstrations and talking about Pet CPR and First Aid courses!

Parking will be validated, and there are plenty of tasty restaurants in the area. We hope to see you there!

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesdays: Adopt Slinky the Dachshund in Miami, FL

Adopt a Dachshund in Miami!

Love this DoxieMeet Slinky, our foster Dachshund.

Pet Sitters Flavia and Frankie have been fostering Slinky for the Dachshund Rescue of South Florida for six months. He his a fantastic, standard Dachshund who lives to play and run… and get belly rubs!Dachshund Miami

Don’t you just want to love him?!

Slinky was originally rescued in 2010 and adopted two months later, but returned to the DRSF in 2013 after his family fell on hard times. His mom dropped him off at our home in tears.

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That face…

Slinky is a 6-year-old lean standard Doxie weighing 18 lbs (you can see those muscles rippling- he’s a gorgeous dog!). He can be a little nervous around strangers (men especially) and sometimes lunges at them. But, he is very sweet and great with people he trusts, including kids. He lived with three children in his former home and never had a problem with them.

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He refused to leave without his bowtie.

Dachshunds are very independent and headstrong. Slinky is headstrong, but all he wants to do, all day, is be by your side. We do recommend him to a home with experienced dog owners (meaning, those who spoil their pooches, but have a firm, fair hand in disciplining their furry family members).



As you can see, he also gets along well with other dogs, and is an active, playful little dude. He even helps bring certain shy dogs out of their shells. In the right family, Slinky will shine (and keep your lap warm- he is the definition of a snuggly lap dog, despite his lean look). If you’re active, Slinky is your dog, too! He loves to go for walks and will hunt lizards all day.

If you’re interested in meeting or adopting Slinky, please fill out an application at E-mail any questions to

Very special thanks to John of Max Norman Pet Photography for the great shots of Slinky in his blue leash (the others are courtesy Frankie, one of our dog sitters). If you’d like stunning shots of your pets, visit John is amazing with the dogs and also volunteers at local shelters- an all around great person.