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Rachel Garner
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Rachel is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

15 Ways to Entertain Dogs Indoors

Dogs are fine with living both indoors and outdoors, but majority prefer the outside to staying at home in most cases. They like to...

10 Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool Outside

Summer is upon us and that means continuously rising temperatures. And while some of us may be inclined to retreat into the cool indoors...

12 Reasons Why Senior Dogs Are Better Than Puppies

Think puppies are better and more fun? Most people do. But there are a ton of advantages to rescuing and caring for senior dogs,...

12 Great Ideas for Your Dog Bucket List

We often create a bucket list of things we wish to do, experience and accomplish "before we die," but that doesn't have to be...

21 Best Dog Parks in San Diego, CA

Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, it is often a challenge to find a great place where you can freely...

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Secure in a Car

Whether you are planning a car trip with your pooch or simply going grocery shopping around the block, securing your dog in a car...

7 Tips on How to Be a Successful Dog Walker

Maybe you are a student and need a part-time job. Maybe you just need a little extra income in addition to your main job....

40 Best Dog Breeds for Women

We women have needs. We like things a certain way, and we're not afraid to do what it takes to get what we want....

20 Dog Walking and Sitting Horror Stories

Using pet sitting and dog walking services done by professionals or simply asking friends to take your pet for a few days is a...

17 Small Dog Breeds That Are Good With Kids

Choosing a dog is never an easy decision, but the stakes are raised when children are involved. Options are limited further when size restrictions...

Ask a Dog Walker: Where and How to Pick Dog Walking...

Dog walking is a rewarding but somewhat risky business for both the walker and the client. Most people consider dogs to be a family...

Ask an Expert: How to Become a Dog Walker?

Dog walking can be a surprisingly tricky business to break into. I'm sure you've often heard the phrase, “The only way to do it,...

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