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Edmonton Entrepreneur Spotlight: Skye Klappstein of Mutt Munch

Who likes to spoil their pets with delicious treats? If you followed the Dog Jogs 12 days of Pet Giveaways back in December, you might recognize our next spotlight guest. They have been in the pet industry for a while and is one of Dog Jogs’ longest-running friends in the pet business. We know that Mutt Munch is one of Edmonton’s favourite dog and cat treat companies! We are so excited to hang out with the owner, and operator, Skye Klappstein. Let’s see what Skye has been up to and what she’s currently working on.  DJ: Tell us a little...
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5 Must-Read Tips Before Adopting A Cat In Edmonton

Many local Edmonton (and area) animal rescues have seen a significant increase in intakes over the past several months, and many of those intakes are felines. With more people being home and December officially deemed as Cat lovers’ month, it feels like a great time to discuss some tips to consider before taking the plunge and taking a feline friend home. Why do people often choose cats over dogs? Cats are typically more independent and are less maintenance to care for than dogs. Cats do not require as much space. If you live in an apartment and don’t have a...
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Edmonton Entrepreneur Spotlight: Chelsea Hegarty of Dean & Bella

Who here has lost a fur family member? Or knows someone who has lost a pet? Though loss and grief are a part of life, you’re never really prepared for it. Remembering the memories and the good times often helps us move on. Edmonton Entrepreneur Chelsea Hegarty and her boyfriend unintentionally created a thoughtful keepsake that quickly turned into a celebration of life. Join us while we sit down with this hard-working couple as we chat about how they spread happiness to pet parents through their company, Dean & Bella. DJ: Tell us a little bit about yourself: CH: My...
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Edmonton Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jacilyn Blackwood of Hello Sunshine

As a pet parent, you can never really have too many photos of your loved ones, your furbabies! If you have a dog walker in Edmonton, or if your pet goes to doggy daycare, the number of photos you have in your pet album just tripled. Meanwhile, displaying 100’s or even the 1000’s of pictures you have of your pets may be a challenge, our next guest creates a way to incorporate all of your favourite photos in one beautiful piece of art.  Jacilyn Blackwood is the artist behind Hello Sunshine. She creates beautiful water colour paintings of pets that...
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YEG’s Pet Parent Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Hello to all of you, YEG pet parents!! The holidays will be here before you know it, so we at Dog Jogs figured it would be helpful to compile a gift guide of Edmonton’s favourite local pet companies! Our objective is to take a little stress off your plate and have this resource help make gift-giving easier. We totally respect that your time is valuable! Check our picks and tell me there isn’t a fur friend or paw parent that doesn’t come to mind. For Edmonton Dogs & Cat First things first, here’s a list of all the fun things...
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5 Benefits Of Having A Dog Walker In Edmonton When Working From Home

You are finally living the dream! Working from home!!  Roll out of bed, put the coffee on, and put Max out for his morning bathroom break. You settle in to start work and Max is begging you to go out for a walk… all day long! There are many benefits of hiring a dog walker in Edmonton while working from home: 1. Gives Your Dog Routine Dogs thrive on an established routine because they know what to expect. In addition to regular exercise, dogs crave love and attention. If a dog’s day is unpredictable, it could elevate his stress levels....
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Caring For Your Senior Pet in Edmonton

It is tough to think about, but just like humans, your pets will inevitably age. As your pets age, so will their behaviours and needs, over time. As this happens, it is important to watch for certain changes in your pets to help keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable. Check below as we share some helpful tips for caring for your senior pet at home. Almost all Edmonton pet parents and professionals can use these tips to take care of their senior pets.  Signs To Watch For With Your Senior Pet Eye, Vision, And Hearing Changes Vision changes are one...
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Best Halloween Costumes for Edmonton Pets in 2020

Pets love trick-or-treating in too! (Well, the “treat” part at least.) These are our favorite pet Halloween costumes for Edmonton pets in 2020.We picked out 3 top favourite outfits to showcase! We did our best to find one c that a large breed dog could wear (100 pounds or more)since we know how hard they are to find! Links are provided if you need to order you pet a costume quick! Don’t forget to check the size charts, different costumes have varying sizes. Which one will your pet wear for a spooktacular night?   We chose one from  a very...
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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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