Meet Katie, our awesome new Tallahassee pet sitter! She LOVES what she does, and it shows. While the newest addition to the OUG! Tally gang spends Monday through Friday dog walking and kitty sitting, she spends her weekends as a professional make-up artist!
I’m in charge of: Canine exercise, pet snuggles, and fun!
My furry family: Lady is an adorable 8-pound, 2-year-old Morkie puppy!
My super power: Pet telepathy!
Best thing ever: Watching a great movie with my husband and Lady.
Hidden Talent: Multitasking!
Life Philosophy: “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka
When you see us out in your neighborhood, you have probably noticed that no matter how much we love movin’ & shakin’ on our walks, we can’t help but stop and sniff the May flowers with your pups. With blossoms in bloom, we get to thinking about how much we love our furry kiddos and all the love they give us back (usually in the form of sloppy kisses and wiggly behinds!).
In honor of this special bond, we’re on Facebook & Twitter celebrating National Pet Month! We’re sharing some surprising benefits that our four-legged family members offer us, in addition to top tips for humans to further better the lives of our beloved furbabies. Get in on the conversation!
Typically when we talk rescue stories, it’s in reference to our beloved pup and kitty pals. Earth Day, though, provides a great opportunity to consider a broader spectrum to include our wildlife pals, too!
Like pets, there are animals in nature needing human love and support. Sea lions are one such example, and The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has an incredible program to rescue them. The aquarium notably adopted a blind sea lion pup, Cruz, who wouldn’t have survived in the wild on his own. With the help of the Shedd team, he’s found a safe home filled with friends, both human and fellow sea lion. To see more about Cruz, check out his story.
Maggie (or as we affectionately call her, Mags) is a beautiful 14-year-old yellow Labrador. We have the honor of caring for her when her parents need to travel.
Mags has a GREAT life! Her parents not only have wonderful taste in pet sitters (…wink!), they know a thing or two about providing an excellent home for this sweet girl. She is 14 and going strong…going on walks, chomping her Kong, munching through nutritious treats, and soaking up all the love her parents provide her!
Furry intel has it that we’ve got a few more weeks of winter weather ahead of us (Punxsutawney Phil reports and Doge confirms). Thinking about heading for the beach this Spring Break? Let your B.F.F.s (Best Friend’s Friends!) at Out-U-Go! hang out with your four-legged family! While you’re away catching some rays, we’ll be here giving your pups and kitties all the love, chin scratches, and belly rubs they could ever imagine. And cookies. There will be cookies.
Check out the wonderful adoptable pups our local animal rescue groups, including Big Dog Rescue, have available March 7-9 at the 2014 Red Hills Horse Trials. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather while getting to know some of the available pups that local rescue groups have lovingly fostered. Even if you are at maximum density in the dog department, this is a great opportunity to meet these groups, learn about volunteer programs, and donate! You can do this while enjoying a world-class horse show at the beautiful Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park! I ask you…does it get any better than this?
This is a leave-your-dog-at-home event so that adoptable dogs can strut their stuff without distraction…plus, it is best not to disturb horses and riders with a badly timed dog fit!
It’s that time of year again..the weather is just perfect for the 4th Annual DC Doggie Dash 5K and 1 mile fun run in beautiful Southwood! The Dash is March 15th and registration starts bright and early at 7:30am. Don’t miss the K-9 Unit demonstration at 10:30am. Proceeds will benefit the K-9 Units and Dog Obedience programs of the Florida Department of Corrections.
Since one of my own sweet pups graduated from one of the phenomenal DC dog obedience programs, this cause is near and dear to my heart. These programs give both the inmate and the dogs a second chance at life. Please check out the wonderful dogs available for adoption at Florida Department of Corrections’ Web site.
This is a leave-your-pups-at-home event so all of the attention is on the wonderful dogs ready for their forever homes. Visit this event’s listing for more info.
Please come out and show your support for the K-9 Units and the DC dog programs!