Woofie Walkers - My dog-walking and pet care service, covering much of the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay Area
Note: I have no affiliation with or financial interest in any of the following
Information and Services
- Dog Food Advisor - Know what you’re feeding your dog! Free recall email alerts and much more
- AVMA - More information on food recalls and alerts
- Leash laws - Very important! It is not permitted to walk off-leash anywhere you want
- Dogs4Dogs -
free (and fabulous) monthly dog newsletter from the author of Scared
See also youtube videos:
- ASPCA - Lots of helpful dog, cat and horse care info from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, including:
- American Red Cross
- Backyard dogs - One of my biggest pet peeves
- Keep them occupied and mentally stimulated
- Homemade pill pocket recipe - A cheaper option when you have to give pills (or if you just love cooking)
- Helping feral cats has been a passion of mine for years. Here are some links to make their lives better:
- Have you considered..?
- Nose work - If you have a dogs that loves to use her nose to find scents, this might be a class for you
- Dog agility - This is fun for you and your dog. You just might be surprised at what your dog can do and how much fun they have doing it
- Therapy dogs - Sign up your dog to be a therapy dog. If your dog is good with people and loves attention, this just might be a good fit for your pup. Therapy dogs visit hospitals and retirement homes, bringing comfort and joy to so many people
- Dan the dog caregiver - For dogs that really play well with others (and does well away from home). Dan the caregiver takes care of dogs at his place when you go out of town. He takes them for daily outings and dogs just have the best time with him. 650-576-2517
- Harnesses and collars
I am a dog walker and I have opinions about what you should hook your leash to. I believe most smaller dogs do better with harnesses. They are much easier on delicate necks and can be harder to back out of. I think harnesses are also good on large dogs unless they are hard to control and/or strong. I usually prefer a Martingale collar with a metal chain as the part that tightens.
- Chain Reaction Dog Collar
- Buddy Belts - These are great harnesses (pricy but long-lasting and well made)
- Sentry Calming Collar for Cats - If you need to calm your kitty this may be a good place to start
If your pet is chipped, make sure you have activated the chip with current contact information (name, phone number and address). I cannot tell you how many times I have found an animal that is chipped but the chip was never activated or the contact information was outdated. Take care to update the info on chips when you move or change phone number. It’s the same with tags on collars. A cell phone number is probably the best one to use, since cell numbers rarely change and it is usually the phone you have with you at all times.
- Grooming products and tools
- Shampoos and conditioners
- for skin conditions, I am a fan of these bath tablets!
- Nail clippers
- Ear cleaning - This is the only ear cleaner I use (with a small shoutout to Chewy.com because they are quick and know how to take care of their customers)
- Dental care - Nothing beats brushing your dog’s teeth with a good enzyme toothpaste, but a good dental chew can also help keep the tarter away
- Eye Envy - Tear stains be gone!
- Typodermic Fonts - Big thanks to Ray Larabie, designer of the Ennobled Pet font (the paw prints)
- Kimberly Russell Animal Portraiture (see watercolor in upper left corner) -
She is fantastic!
(kimkimlulu [at] comcast [dot] net)
And just for fun
- Vet Ranch (youtube)
Helping unfortunate dogs and cats with their health issues.
- Hope for Paws
Trapping/catching homeless dogs living on the mean streets.
- The Haiku Dilettante [coming soon to a website near you]