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Dog Safety in the Heat

posted on: August 1, 2017

Here in the Seattle area, we have some extremely hot days coming up.  We had a long, cold, wet winter, so these sunny, warm days are welcome.  But, how do we keep our sweet pups safe during these scorching temps?  Well, here are a few tips from Waggin Tails that can help your pup stay cool.

1.  If you have a small pup especially one that has a small nose such as a pug, just keep pup indoors during the next few days with the exception of short
potty breaks.

2.  Take walks earlier in the day before the really hot times of 1:00pm and 5:00pm.

3.  Don’t take your pup on long hikes even if their is shade.  A hike will cause your pup to possibly overheat due to the exercise combined with heat.

4.  If your pup gets overheated, use cold water and pour onto your pups pads of feat and belly.  Avoid pouring water onto pup’s back as this tends to heat
pup up.

5.  You can wet a bandana and place it in the freezer.  Let it thaw a bit and place around pup’s neck for walks to help keep him cool.

6.  Of course, offer pup extra water to make sure pup stays hydrated.

7.  If you happen to see a pup in a parked vehicle during these hot days, call 911.  The police will respond immediately to help you rescue the pup.

I hope that these safety tips from Waggin Tails Pet Care are helpful for you and your Seattle dog.  Stay safe.  Remember, when choosing a dog walker, Waggin Tails is Seattle’s most reliable, safe dog walking service.  When safety and experience matter…choose Waggin Tails Pet Care.

Happy Birthday, Riggins

posted on: July 23, 2017

Waggin Tails wants to wish this sweet pup, Happy Birthday!  Riggins has been with the Waggin Tails pup family for several years.  When we first met Riggins, he was just a young dude of about 5 months.  Riggins was a ball of energy that he didn’t know what to do with!  He joined the Waggin Tails off leash dog adventures group where he has been able to romp and play safely for several years. I worked closely with Riggins to teach him good puppy manners like keeping his paws on the ground when greeting humans, licking human hands instead of biting at them, playing nicely with his other doggie pals, and coming when called at the dog park.

Riggins, like all Waggin Tails members, has been surrounded by some of Seattle’s sweetest most well mannered dogs.  This exposure along with my training, and his smarts has helped Riggins evolve into the fun, well mannered pup that he is today!  Still very high energy and eager to run the entire 90 minutes at the dog park, Riggins now knows how to channel that energy into proper romping and play!

We love you, Riggins and we are so proud of you!

Expanding our service areas

posted on: July 23, 2017

Welcome to our new service areas: Bothell, Kirkland, and Bellevue. We look forward to providing your pups with the safest most loving, reliable dog walking service that our area has to offer.

Murphy, the Brittany Spaniel

posted on: July 14, 2017

Waggin Tails Pet Care would like to introduce to you, Murphy, the Brittany Spaniel.  Murphy is the sweetest boy and we are so glad that Murphy is part of the Waggin Tails family.  Brittany Spaniels are a wonderful dog breed and make fantastic family animal companions, and Murphy is especially sweet.  He is a high energy young pup who has been romping with his Waggin Tails pals since he was just 5 months old!  With his Waggin Tails pals, he spends about 90 minutes at Magnuson Dog Park getting plenty of exercise and socialization with some of Seattle’s sweetest pups.  Check out these adorable pictures of Murphy.  We love you, Murphy.  You are growing into such a lovely dog.

Pet adoption event July 16 Marymoor

posted on: July 14, 2017

Waggin Tails Pet Care is proud to support the Bow Wow Meow Luau this weekend, July16,  at Marymoor Park.  Looking for a new furry friend to add to your Seattle family?  100’s of dogs and cats will be there available for adoption.  Many thanks to the Pawsitive Alliance for putting this amazing event together.https-cdn.evbuc.comimages3305768073490185311originalJUL


Bow Wow Meow Luau

Event Information

Come over and say Aloha to your new friend! Join us for our annual summer event, Bow Wow Meow Luau, hosted with Denny’s Pet World. 14 shelters and rescues from all over Washington state will be there with animals of all shapes, colors, and sizes, fully vaccinated and spay or neutered. For more information on what shelters and rescues will be attending, visit our Facebook page here.

In addition to all of the pets available for adoption, we’ll have treats for the whole family, dog activities (including a dog masseuse), and more.


Sun, July 16, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT


Marymoor Park Playground

16325 Northeast Marymoor Way

Redmond, WA 98052



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