Keep Your Dog Walks Safe During A Heatwave

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 4.51.04 PM We all are feeling the heat this summer! This weekend will be especially hot with temperatures hitting the mid to high 80’s. With that said, here are 5 tips to keep your beloved pup safe while walking this steamy weekend.

Paw Checks

Checking your dogs paws before a walk is essential during hot weather.  If they seem delicate  don’t walk your pet.  While walking stop in shady areas and check your dogs paws again. If they feel too hot, stay off the pavement and only walk them on shady, grassy areas.

Don’t Go The Distance

Walking on your street may be boring but in order too keep your pet safe it’s necessary.  Keeping your walks near your home allows your dog to get back into the house if they become overheated and need to cool down.  Being near your house also allows you to access water and air conditioning that can help you cool their paws.

Short Walk

In this heat a 10 minutes walk is the equivalent of a 30-40 minute walk.  You won’t need a longer walk for your pet, the weather is part of the workout.

Avoid Pavement and Asphalt

Never walk your dog on hot asphalt, pavement or sand. Avoid walking your dog if the temperature is over 85F and use dog booties to protect your pets paws during walks. Asphalt can be 30-40 degrees hotter than the outside air temperture.

Timing is Everything!

Your safest bet during a heatwave is walking your dog early morning and late night. The truth is that not only will the weather be cooler but so will the ground.  If you aren’t able to walk your pet too late or early  try not to walk them at least between 1 PM – 6 PM. Remember pet owners, safety first! The summer is surely a season where owners should take a bit more precaution with their pets. We hope these 5 summer safety tips will help you this weekend  in keeping your pet healthy and safe. Pet Sit Pros can help you with caring your pet, call us today and find out how at here.        

Pet Sit Pros 2016 Calendar Contest

CastingCallv2Contest Guidelines:

We want to make YOUR PET our featured STAR!
Pet Sit Pros will be creating a 2016 calendar featuring the happy pets of our supporters and clients. Enter to win the chance for your pet to be featured on a month in our 2016 Calendar!

Basic rules: Photos: Pets only, please no people. Any type of pet is acceptable (dogs, cats, bunnies, birds etc). Pet Sit Pros may use the photos for promotion of the calendars on our website, social media, or for fundraising purposes. Please use high quality digital photos.

How to Enter:
Facebook: Upload your favorite photo to our Facebook Page use the ‘hashtag’ #PSPLongBeach and tell us why your dog should be featured in our 2016 Calendar.

Instagram: Upload your favorite photo, tag @PetSitPros, use hashtag #PSPLongBeach and tell us why your dog should be featured in our 2016 Calendar

The Winners: The top thirteen photos with the MOST likes will be featured in our 2016 Calendar. Winners will be announced via social media.

Terms: All entries must be received by 5:00pm October 1st, 2015. In submitting this photo you agree that its content does not infringe copyrights or other property rights of any party. You also agree that the photo you are submitting is your own. Contestants may submit more than one photo but only the photo with the most likes will be used if they are on the top twelve. Calendar sales: Each contestant will receive one calendar. Calendars can be preordered through our online store and will officially go on sale in Early-November

Pet Friendly Summer Fun Activities

We all love to go out and enjoy our local events during summer. But as pet owners we love events that much more when we can bring of beloved pets. That’s why today’s post is dedicated to providing you with pet-friendly event and locations for you and your little..or big friend to enjoy together.

1. Love Long Beach Festival 2015

 This event features the best that Long Beach has to offer from beach sporting events and competitions, to vendors, and best of all there are activities for you and your pet.  For more information or volunteer/ perform call Drew at (562) 667-6294. The following are the featured events for your pet. 

  • Surf Charging Classic- Splish Splash Wave Crash Contest
  • Talent Show- Show off your dogs skills and win prizes! Amateur and Professional divisions.
  • Training Seminars- Bring your dog for some one on one time with a trainer.
  • Behaviorist Tells All- Best kept secrets to a well behaved dog.

2.  Yappy Hour 

Friends of El Dorado Dog Park & The Wine Country Present Yappy Hour. This is a fun filled event for you and your dog. Have fun while helping raise funds for the El Dorado Dog Park. Sign up early to check in quick. For more information and tickets go to

  • 8 tastings
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Silent auction
  • Much more

3. Rosie’s Dog Beach  

Rosie’s Dog Beach opened in 2003. The beach is located along Ocean Blvd between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues.  If you are looking to have a beach day with your dog  this is a great place to bring your dog everyday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* Play fetch

  • Swim with your dog
  • Meet other pets
  • Sunbathe with your fury friend

4. Cafe Sevilla Long Beach 

Located in downtown Long Beach this Spanish style tapas cafe is pet friendly. Their patio seating welcomes dogs to enjoy downtown’s beauty. The restaurant is located at 140 Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802.

  • Patio Seating
  • Downtown view
  • Delicious Spanish food aromas