Miami Dog-Friendly Events in December

Join us for three Miami dog-friendly events in December!

We believe the best month for Miami dog-friendly events is December (and January isn’t bad, either!). The weather is gorgeous, the dogs are happy, and the mosquitoes are gone, so let’s take advantage of it!

Dog-friendly pack walk in South Miami

Join us and other like-minded dog lovers as we go on our monthly pack walk in South Miami. The whole family is welcome to attend. We will be meeting promptly at 9 AM in front of Town Kitchen and Bar!

We’ll walk for an hour into the beautiful adjacent neighborhoods and then return to our starting point where water bowls will be waiting for our doggies. Pack walks are a great opportunity to enjoy the weather, spend time with your dog, and a good way to provide essential exercise. This walk is also appropriate for dogs who are recovered reactive rovers. Town is dog-friendly as long as you eat outdoors- you can choose to stay for a delicious brunch after (we love their avocado toast and we’re not ashamed to say it).

 

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 9-10 AM

 

Where: Town Kitchen and Bar- we meet by the manatee across from Town.
7301 SW 57 CT
South Miami, FL 33143

 

Invite your friends to this dog-friendly walk via Facebook.

 


Dog-friendly pack walk in Mary Brickell Village

Are your dogs LOVING this cool weather? Then join us for an on-leash walk session starting and ending at DIRT in Mary Brickell Village. We meet up with fellow dog parents and their pups on a 2-mile guided walk throughout the Brickell area.*

When: Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Time: 9 AM

Where: Meet at DIRT inside Mary Brickell Village, West Courtyard near Elevators
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village
901 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

*Coffee provided by DIRT. Water and potty bags for pets provided by Equipaws Pet Services. This is a guided walk with a dog trainer from Applause Your Paws, Inc.
Dogs will be kept separate from each other to keep energy low and ensure an enjoyable experience. Please avoid retractable leashes. Not all dogs are on the same fitness level or expected to complete the full walk.

FREE ADMISSION, but you must sign up for this dog-friendly pack walk through Eventbrite.


Santa Paws pet photos!

Bring your furry good boys and girls and join us for Santa Paws Pet Photos on Thursday, December 6th and meet Santa! In partnership with Equipaws Pet Sitters, Applause Your Paws, and Miami-Dade Animal Services, Santa Paws will feature pet photos with Santa for $5 (proceeds to benefit Magic City K9), a holiday market of pet products, adoptable pets, and more!*

WHERE: Mary Brickell Village, West Courtyard (near elevators)
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th from 6PM-8PM

WHAT: $5 Donation required for Photos with Santa.

Admission is free for the Holiday Market.

*Professional Photographer will be onsite. All images will be provided via Facebook album. Feel free to bring your camera for photos as well.

Register for photos with Santa Paws here.

Dog-Friendly Holiday Party in Miami a Success!

dog friendly Miami Christmas

Thanks to all who came by our dog-friendly Holiday Party in Miami last weekend! We, along with our co-hosts Fuji and Friends, were so happy to welcome our clients and new friends to West Elm in Dadeland for our fundraiser benefiting Paws 4 You Rescue. The crew from Paws 4 You brought out pups for adoption; we think one may have at least found a foster, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that!

Everyone who came mentioned how thankful they were for the opportunity to donate to a great cause. They loved the Santa Paws photo shoot and the sweets were a hit. Of course, we have a long list of people to thank ourselves! Our pet sitters were on hand to volunteer their time on a Sunday, and we are so proud and grateful for that. Sara and Sarah are wonderful employees and that’s the kind of giving spirit we appreciate. Sara also volunteered with her boyfriend, Alex Bartole, to snap the Santa Paws photos that everyone loved.

We’d especially like to thank Lee Morrisson, our wonderful Santa Paws and and photographers Alex Bartole and Sarah Robinson! Lee is always ready to lend a helping hand, be it through the South Miami Rotary Club or as a friend. The dogs all thought he made the perfect Santa Paws, and we agree! Santa’s helpers, Alex and Sara, were professional and made the photo sessions run smoothly and the photographs were beautiful and crisp. If you need a photographer for your events, Alex and Sara are a great team. Please contact bartolea@gmail.com to learn more about them. 
We are also incredibly grateful for the support from our local Miami pet-friendly businesses and rescue volunteers! We’d like to thank everyone who came out to make this holiday party special, including:

  • Fuji and Friends- for being such great co-hosts!
  • Sheep Sac- for coming through to offer her great gift bags
  • Waglet Works Adventure Dog Gear- an incredibly cool dog apparel
  • Slice of Art Bakery- for the delicious mini Christmas Cupcakes
  • Little R & R Bake Shop- delightfully mid-western & homey baked goods (vegan? no problem!)
  • Cao Chocolates- for their donation of delicous freshly made brownies
  • West Elm Dadeland- for opening their store to our dogs!
  • The Paws 4 You Rescue volunteers!

We can’t wait for what next year brings.

 

Thanks to Miami Small Businesses!

We had a wonderful time at our Howliday Party at West Elm Dadeland this weekend! Our doggie clients had a chance to meet their pet sitters at this dog-friendly event to raise funds for Paws 4 You Rescue, but they also got to meet other local, dog-related small businesses. These local businesses were a huge part of the gathering’s success. We’d like to tell you a little bit about these Miami based, pet-centric companies, and please be sure to visit their websites to learn more about them!

Miami FLFirst, we must thank West Elm Dadeland for hosting our holiday party and fundraiser for Paws 4 You this Sunday! West Elm has been incredibly generous with dog rescue organizations this year, and with the community in general.Their doors are always open to working with local artists, vendors, and organizations to create a sense of community, and their furniture and home decor is beautiful, too (we always want to buy everything, but especially their dog and cat-themed decorations- so cute!!!). Dogs are always welcome at West Elm, too! Remember to pass by with your pooch for a Santa Paws photo, delicious treats for humans and pups, shopping with Fuji & Friends, dog adoptions, arts and crafts, and more!

Our friends from Cao Chocolates donated a little something sweet for our (human) goody bags for the Holiday Party and also gifted a tray of delicious brownies as they couldn’t be there with us.

artisanal chocolate Miami FL Pinecrest

Cao Chocolates is our favorite place to buy local, artisanal chocolate truffles and fine chocolates of amazing quality. If you need a special gift for your friends, family, business, or yourself- make sure you choose Cao. Visit Caochocolates.com for information on their location (right here in Pinecrest!) and how to order for the holidays. Make sure to pass by their cozy store to meet Cao and Anelith- they are wonderful, welcoming people happy to talk about their passion- chocolate!

t shirts
Fuji and Friends Apparel Co., Miami’s coolest dog-themed vintage apparel company, not only co-hosted our Howliday Party benefiting Paws 4 You Rescue with us… they also be sold their beautiful shirts!

The Equipaws pack loves the design and the fact that they donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit Paws 4 You and K9 Field Kits Working Dog Fund. Visit their website for more info: http://www.fujiandfriends.com/, and like their Facebook page at Fuji and Friends!

R & R bake shop Miami FLWe’re happy to share that A Little R & R Bakery added their sweet touch to the party, including goodies like:

*Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies with a twist.
*Cloud Cookies– a Saint Louis speciality! Traditionally called Gooey Butter Cookies, these are cake-like cookies that have a surprisingly light and airy texture.
*Reddies– red velvet cupcakes have received a makeover into a bright red brownie with a cream cheese wave running through the center.
*Almond Blondie-Bows– almond flavored blondies with rainbow sprinkles (usually a crowd favorite!)
*Cookies ‘n Hold the Creams– dairy free Oreo cookies that are light and airy
*Vegan Brownies– dark chocolate vegan brownies made with only 8 ingredients!
*Vanilla Bean Ice Cream– a perfect complement to your baked treats! (don’t worry, calories don’t count on Sunday!).

They will also had peanut-butter pumpkin dog treats available for the furry best friends!

We love their story, as told by owner Lauren Redondo:

“The company is run by both myself and my husband, Marcos. I have been baking since I was a young girl– taught by my mother and grandmothers. My maternal grandmother was the one who taught me the precise science behind baking, while my paternal grandmother was the one who taught me that to cook is to show someone how much you love them.

I began wanting to own my own bakery midway through high school, but it wasn’t until after I married my husband this June that we really decided to begin the bakery. Since I am originally from Saint Louis, many of our recipes have a midwestern origin which we believe is a niche that can be filled in Miami. Marcos is my sous-chef, head-sampler, and packaging professional. He is also currently organizing the financial aspect of our small company.

Some of our favorite ingredients to work with are butter, brown sugar…and butter. But we also have dairy free, sugar free, and vegan items for those who have special dietary needs.”

Dog leashes MiamiWagletWorks Adventure Dog Gear: We were so happy to have Barb bring her hands-free dog gear to the holiday party. She is such a great support to the local rescue community and has an innovative hands-free complete system that helps dog parents spend time with their pooches without stress. The WagletWorks system includes a sturdy and cool leash, poo bags, water bottle holder, water bowl, personal tote, and more. Check out their website and let us know what you think!

Miami FL totes gift bagsThe Sheep Sac joined us this Sunday! They create custom, reusable gift bags for all occasions. We love the product, as we strive to be “green” and responsible in everything we do. Their totes are beautiful and we love that you can choose the theme. Get your holiday reusable totes now! Visit the Sheep Sac’s Facebook page for orders.