Our Tips on Taking a Great Topsail Island Beach Walk with Your Dog

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I doubt I’m the only one who chose to make my home in the Topsail area because the beaches are all dog-friendly. Moving to Hampstead was a dream come true for us and our dogs. Finally, our favorite place on earth, the beach, was within minutes from our home, and we could put the dogs in the car and head out for a relaxing walk anytime we had a spare hour. For the last 5 years, we’ve walked many miles up and down the beach with our own dogs and those of our clients. We’d like to share a little of what we’ve learned to help you make the most of each walk you take with your own precious pup. If you don’t have time to read the whole article, please remember this:

Heat exhaustion can happen quickly and is life-threatening. Take precautions during the summer to prevent your dog from overheating. Read on to learn more. Happy walking!

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Why Overnight Pet Sitting is the Best Option for your Pets

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“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day…”

     – John Grogan, author of Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

When we opened Surf Sitters Pet Care and Dog Walking LLC in 2015, we followed pet sitting industry standards by offering multiple visits daily, what’s referred to as “drop-in pet sitting.” We wanted this service to help good-hearted pet parents keep their pups home rather than subject them to the stresses of boarding while they’re out of town.

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