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Category: Edmonton

Edmonton Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jessica Shmigelsky of Paws Off Cleaning Co.

As one of Edmonton’s Dog Walking and Jogging companies, we often cross paths with many residential house cleaners during our services in some of our client’s homes. Frequently, our clients request that we take their pups out while they have their cleaners scheduled. Have you met Jessica Shmigelsky? She is the owner and operator of Paws Off Cleaning Co, and actually prefers that all client pets are not kennelled or kept in a specific room while she cleans away!  We recently had the pleasure of getting to know Jessica and just needed to share our interview with her. Join us...
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Meet Your Edmonton Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers and Dog Joggers! 

We take pride in hiring and training the best pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog joggers in Edmonton! Ever wonder what it takes to be a Dog Jogs pet care provider? Here’s a look at all the amazing things our pet sitters and dog walkers do to make sure your pet has the best care out there! Ps, we call our team Dog Joggers! 1 . How do we choose and vet our pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog joggers?! We apparently have a decently intense hiring process. A team member was even asked if she was applying for the...
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Home-Made Beef-Sicle Dog Treats!

Since it’s been reasonably warm in Edmonton, we figure your pups would like another frozen treat option. This one is a little different than what we’ve done in the past. May we introduce you to the homemade beef-sicle dog treat!? Beef-sicles are super easy to make with only a few ingredients.  What will you need: -1 lbs of ground beef -1 cup of peas (can substitute with your pup’s favourite veggie, ex. carrots) -6 cups (Divided) We recommend that if you are using peas, to avoid canned peas as they often contain added sodium, and to use fresh or frozen...
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5 Tips For Camping With Dogs

Hallelujah, Provincial and National campgrounds have started to open up again and are even slowly expanding capacity! All the more reason for Albertans to explore this beautiful province of ours! Plus it’s a great way to spend time with family, friends and of course our fur babies. Whether you like to camp just outside of Edmonton or in the Rockies, there are many things to consider before heading out to ensure that you are well prepared and that everyone has a great time.  Things like:  Researching the rules and regulations of where you intend to camp What kind of pup...
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Why Microchipping and Licensing Your Pet in Edmonton is Important!

Did you know that thousands of pets are lost every year?!? In 2018, Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre had about 7000 animals from various types of species, go through their facility. Can you imagine what these domesticated pets went through while they were lost? Things happen, and we can’t always prevent pets from getting lost, but there are a few things we can do if they do accidentally get lost.  Microchipping, And What Is It? A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder. It is encoded with your pet’s information, has a unique ID number, and is about the size...
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Meet Edmonton Maker: Keri Montilla of Hungry Mutts

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Keri Montilla, owner and operator of Hungry Mutts. If you haven’t heard of Hungry Mutts yet, they are family-owned and operated, local Edmonton dog treat company, that offers high value treats for dogs. Keri and her husband, James, have a beautiful daughter, Aubrey. They have two handsome dogs, Morris and Wesley, that kind of helped kick start the beginnings of their journey with Hungry Mutts. Join us while we pick her brain about her company in the video below or read more below about how they operate Why did...
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Dogs and Mental Health

Have you had one of those long days at work that leave you feeling tired, stressed, angry, unhappy, unseen, or even defeated? The first thing you see once you get home is your dog, who is elated that their person is home. You know, the excited tail wag, the “I’m so excited to see you” noises and excessive ‘please pet me’ demand for love. In an instant, your stress melts away, and you feel that little jolt of love warming your insides. Even if your dog doesn’t greet you with this much exuberance, you know full well the effect our...
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Want To Start Running With Your Dog?

Dogs make some of the best running partners.  At Dog Jogs, we’ve been running with dogs for a long time. Many of us run our own dogs, and maybe we’ve even jogged your dog! We’ve handled pups of all ages, all sizes, and all energy levels. If there is something we know, it’s how to run with a dog. With all the information we’ve gathered through our own experience, talking to dog trainers, and our entire team of dog joggers, we’ve put together some tips for anyone wanting to start running with their dog.  Whether you are a regular jogger...
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Pet care should be an essential service in Alberta

We need your help! Pets are considered a member of the family for many Albertans. There are a number of pet-care businesses that have the capacity to provide professional, safe care to pets and their owners in our province especially in times of crisis. Pets need to be cared for in times of crisis, just like humans. Albertans need to focus on their jobs, their families, and their health-and at the end of a long day return to a happy, healthy pet. Who needs services? Frontline workers, Elderly people, People physically unable to care for their animals (because of illness, injury...
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Social Distancing for Dog Owners in Edmonton

If you’re like many Edmontonians right now, you might be working from home helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing. The Public Health Agency of Alberta has advised minimizing contact with others, including avoiding crowded places such as Edmonton dog-parks on sunny Saturday afternoons and keeping a distance of at least 2 meters length from others as much as possible. Staying Active If you have a home gym or participate in an online fitness program, you can stay fit inside no problem but, what about your dog? A vigorous game of tug or fetch “down the hall”...
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COVID-19 Service Protocol

Dog Jogs is currently open and operating at this time. To keep you, and our team safe, we have implemented a strict COVID 19 safety protocol outlined by Alberta Health Services. Please note that we have altered our hours of operation from Monday – Sunday from 9:00 am-9:00 pm, to 9:00 am-5:00 pm. We understand it is an incredibly difficult time and want you to know that we are here to help. We are currently accepting new clients that need assistance caring for their pets but have changed our processes. In efforts to eliminate human to human contact, we are...
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Should I Worry About My Pet Getting Coronavirus in Edmonton?

With Coronavirus in the news, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the facts. While it can be scary to read about, this post is meant to inform over anything else. We want you, your pets, and everyone in your life to be happy and healthy. Let’s jump in and address what we know right now: Let’s start with the basics… What is the Coronavirus? According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause many diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. What’s concerning is that the COVID-19 is...
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