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6 Summertime Safety Tips for Dog Owners

6 Summertime Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Summertime has officially started, which means it’s the perfect time for outdoor fun and activities! While you should bring your dog along on all your adventures, there are a few things you should be aware of during the hot summer months. Here are a few tips to keep you and your dog cool, calm and collected this summer.

1. Never, EVER, leave your dog in the car.

Leaving your dog in the car, even for a few minutes, is enough time for your dog to suffer a heat stroke. Parked cars (yes, even if you’re parked in the shade) become at least 10 to 15 degrees hotter inside, making it even more likely your dog may suffocate. It’s safest to leave your dog at home on hot days; however, if you do need to bring you pup when you’re on the go, it’s best to bring plenty of water and to call ahead of time to check the dog policy at the places you’ll be visiting.

2. Keep your dog’s paws cool.

We all know what it feels like to step on asphalt or concrete on a scorching hot day: unbearable! Since Fido doesn’t like his feet burned either, try to walk your dog during the cooler parts of the day or on the grass. Also, make sure to moisturize their paws, as cracking and peeling can make them more susceptible to getting burns from the sidewalk. There are several creams available for your dog that are safe, even if he decides to lick them. One of our favorites is TriDerma’s Intense Fast Healing Cream.

3. Firework safety.

Summer is the time for celebration, especially during Fourth of July Weekend. If fireworks are a must at your party, it’s best to keep your dog at home or safely secured inside of your home. Fireworks can cause severe burns or trauma and are toxic if your dog ingests them. And since more dogs go missing on July 4

Summer is the time for celebration, especially during Fourth of July Weekend. If fireworks are a must at your party, it’s best to keep your dog at home or safely secured inside of your home. Fireworks can cause severe burns or trauma and are toxic if your dog ingests them. And since more dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year, make sure your dog is always wearing its collar and you have a firm hold of the leash in case crowds and noises frighten them.

4. Keep those pesky insects off!

If not protected, your dog is at risk for a lot of dangerous insect-caused conditions. There are insect-repellants specially made for dogs that protect against multiple types of bites. For extra prevention, avoid walking your dog when mosquitos are more active, typically at dawn and dusk, and avoid standing water. Fix any openings in your window that may be letting insects indoors and keep water bowls inside.

5. Dogs need sunscreen too.

You wouldn’t go the beach unprotected, so don’t leave your dog unprotected either! Even though your dog’s fur provides some natural protection, no dog is in the clear for sunburns. Overexposure to the sun can cause the same effects to your dog that we experience, such as burns, pain and even skin cancer. Ask your veterinarian about which canine-specific sunscreen is right for your dog. Overall, it’s best to keep your dog cool and limit their time sunbathing.

6. Watch your dog around water.

Don’t assume your dog knows how to swim well. Fido may need help getting out of water or could be in danger of drowning. Never let your dog roam around your pool or any other body of water without supervision. If you’re dropping your dog off at a doggy spa for the day and they can’t swim, reinforce that your dog needs to be watched around water. It’s a good idea to use kiddy pools for your dog when they need to cool off from the summer sun.

We know caring for a dog can be hard work. So, while you and your pup beat the heat and practice these summertime safety tips, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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Scoop Soldiers Favorite Dog-Friendly Patios

Scoop Soldiers Favorite Dog-Friendly Patios

We get it; it’s finally summertime and you want to get out there and enjoy the sunshine and scenery. But we know it can be difficult for you to leave your pup at home, which is why we got the scoop (pun absolutely intended) on a few of the best dog-friendly patios in Scoop Soldiers’ home cities.

DALLAS-FORT WORTH

Mutts Canine Cantina is one of our favorite hangout spots in Uptown Dallas. This cantina has a beer garden that offers concession-style treats for you and your furry friends, plus a wide selection of local craft beers, inexpensive wines, and other full-bar beverages.Mutt’s includes two off-leash parks, separate for small and large dogs. You can even purchase a Mutt’s membership that offers the luxury of having an attendant take care after your dog, a low fee for unlimited monthly or yearly visits, and the opportunity to be a part of a dog-loving community. With such a relaxing and friendly environment, a Mutt’s visit is sure to be worth it. Dogs must be clean, healthy, spayed/neutered, and at least four months old to enter the park.

Another top pick is the Katy Trail Ice House on Routh Street in Dallas. This pet-friendly restaurant features a communal beer garden that includes a 50-foot long bar to complement the fifty beers on tap. The food menu offers plenty of variety but the restaurant’s go-to staple is its Texas-style BBQ. Make sure to come early for this perk because they run out on purpose! Katy Trail Ice House promises fresh, long smoked, juicy BBQ only. The Ice House is located on Katy Trail, a privately-maintained public park that is family, and of course, dog, appropriate. Awarded best patio in Dallas, you don’t want to miss out on this lively atmosphere!

Located near the Fort Worth Arts District, Ye Olde Bull and Bush Pub is a hole-in-the-wall bar where dogs are allowed inside and out. Just don’t come hungry; there’s no food at this joint. Just a good beer selection, good service, and a very laid-back vibe.

And a few others that even offer water and treats for pups: RJ Gators in Fort Worth; Landmark Bar + Kitchen in Fort Worth; Shaw’s Patio Bar and Grill in Fort Worth; and the Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth – there’s even a special menu for pups!

AUSTIN

For our Central Texas dog-owners, take a visit to Yard Bar in Austin with your favorite companion. Their off-leash dog park, which is twenty-one and up only, has a full bar, agility equipment, and “bark rangers” to ensure the safety of your dog. While you enjoy your drink, your pup can enjoy either the Bones & Co Sliders (beef and mixed vegetable patties), or house-made ice cream with new flavors weekly. They are also known for having events such as “Hair of the Dog” and “Puppy Bowl Live” so be sure to check their calendar before your next visit. The dining patio welcomes all ages.

SAN ANTONIO

Located a little further south, you’ll find The Cove in downtown San Antonio. Beer garden, playground, and a dog run, there’s something for everyone! Their specialty is their SOL (sustainable, organic, local) food, some of which is even grown in their own garden. Their meat is hormone and antibiotic free and their menu caters to vegan and gluten free needs. Their spacious patio is perfect for wine and beer tastings, live music, kids, and of course your four-legged friend.

HOUSTON

Axelrad in Houston, the city’s only hammock grove, is a place for all. Originally a grocery store, Axelrad has turned into a hip and beautifully renovated building with large indoor and outdoor spaces. The beer and music garden hosts concerts, film screenings, video art pieces, festivals, and other exciting events. They sell local craft beers starting at $3, wine, and cocktails, but for food you get to order from their neighbors at Luigi’s Pizzeria! Dogs are welcome both inside and outside the bar.

OKLAHOMA

Fat Dog Kitchen and Bar is one of the best dog-friendly patios in Oklahoma City. Its retro patio has a chill atmosphere that makes you just want to kick back and enjoy a cocktail from their drink list with dog-inspired names. Fat Dog welcomes your pooch to its patio with special bowls for eating and drinking but it must remain on its leash. During the weekend, you can expect to see music and other live acts on the patio.

PHOENIX

To our friends in the Grand Canyon State, we recommend Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost, or O.H.S.O, in Phoenix. This Arcadia hot spot has a massive patio with fans and misters that is both dog and bike themed, as many bike riders turn into bar goers after a ride on the scenic trail nearby. Stop by and you may run into a dog birthday party, fundraisers for animal shelters, or even meet some dogs that are ready for adoption. O.H.S.O. offers weekend brunch, a lunch/dinner menu and a separate gluten-free/vegan menu. We didn’t forget your pup’s appetite! O.H.S.O has house-made dog treats and plenty of doggie water bowls.

What are some of your favorite pet-friendly patios? Join the conversation on our Facebook. This summer, while you and your pup beat the heat at one of these dog-friendly patios, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

Partner Spotlight: Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville

Partner Spotlight: Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville

We understand that leaving your dog at a kennel can be nerve-wracking. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville! If you’re in need of a place for your beloved pet to stay for the day or even overnight, our friends at Pet N Stay Pet Retreat make this place your pet’s home away from home! They provide exceptional care for your animal so your mind is at ease when you part ways. Sit N Stay supplies everything your pup needs to make them comfortable, including a highly trained team assisted by vet techs and sizable facilities that have plenty of room for exercise and socializing.

Sit N Stay offers several services for you and your pet’s specific needs. For the days that you go to work, they have day care. Day care is supervised by professionals who schedule exercise activities, meals, and of course, lots of love and attention for your pet. Planning a trip that your furry friend can’t join? Have no worries, Fido can have a getaway too with their boarding service. For the longer stays, they provide your pet with private suites, complete with beds, food, and water. Sit N Stay also provides grooming and bath services for both cats and dogs that range from a simple shampoo to a pre-competition prep.

With affordable prices, Sit N Stay makes your pup’s visit hassle free. Sit N Stay Pet Retreat is located at 8300 Precinct Line Rd #110, Colleyville, TX and is open seven days a week. Make an appointment today by calling 817-770-4432!

We know planning time away from your dog can be stressful. So, while you and your pup enjoy your vacation time, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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5 Common Plants That Are Harmful to Your Dog

5 Common Plants That Are Harmful to Your Dog

Did you know that the common plants you may very well have in your home or garden can be poisonous and even fatal for your dog? We know that a pup can be tempted to take a bite of just about anything, so that’s why your friends at Scoop Soldiers want to warn you of the common plants your dog won’t want to ingest.

1. Aloe Vera

Great for humans, not for dogs. While aloe vera has a lot of health benefits for people, it’s not the same case with dogs. Aloe contains anthraquinone glycosides which encourage bowel movements. When ingested, these glycosides are metabolized by intestinal bacteria which increases mucus production and water in the colon. Symptoms that your dog may have consumed aloe vera include depression, anorexia, changes in urine color, and more rarely, tremors.

2. Azalea/Rhododendron

This pretty flower isn’t so pretty for your dog, or any animal for that matter. Even a small bite can cause serious health problems such as digestive issues, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, diarrhea, depression, weakness, loss of coordination, leg paralysis, or even comatose or death from weak heart rate. While it’s less likely that your dog will want to take a nibble of this plant, avoid planting any in your garden just to be safe.

3. Tulips

It’s so tempting to want this classic flower in your yard, but with the serious threats it could pose to your dog’s health, you may want to reconsider. The toxic alkaloids are extra concentrated in the bulbs, so especially avoid having tulips if your dog is a digger. If your furry friend eats a large amount, it can quickly cause symptoms such as intense gastrointestinal irritation, loss of appetite, drooling, depression of their central nervous system, convulsions and cardiac abnormalities.

4. Sago Palm

This very common landscaping plant used in locations with mild climates is not only extremely dangerous for your pet, but also lethal. Dogs are very attracted to the Sago Palm because they find it quite tasty, so never turn your back when your dog is around it because every part of it is toxic, especially the seeds. Symptoms can include vomiting, melena, icterus, increased thirst, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, bruising, coagulopathy, liver damage, liver failure, and death. If your dog has any of these symptoms, immediately contact your vet.

5. Milkweed

This cute little plant is so necessary for our beloved monarch butterflies, but if you have a dog be careful around this plant. Milkweed contains galitoxin and cardiac glycosides in all parts of the plant. If not treated immediately, initial symptoms can lead to even more severe issues. At first, your dog may experience vomiting, profound depression, weakness, anorexia, and diarrhea, which could be followed by seizures, difficulty breathing, rapid or weak pulse, dilated pupils, kidney or liver failure, coma, respiratory paralysis and death.

Curious about what plants are dog-friendly, but can up your curb appeal? Contact our friends at Weed Xtinguishers. And, while we may not be able to rid your yard of harmful plants, we can rid your yard of pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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5 Common Foods That Are Harmful to Your Dog

5 Common Foods That Are Harmful to Your Dog

Did you know that certain common household foods can be poisonous, and sometimes even fatal for your dog? We know it’s nearly impossible to resist giving your adorable pup a bite of your food, which is why your friends at Scoop Soldiers want to warn you and help keep your dogs safe.

Watch out for these common household foods to keep away from your dog.

1. Almonds

While almonds are a good source of protein and healthy fat for humans, it’s best to avoid feeding this kind of nut to dogs. Almonds, along with other nuts such as macadamia nuts and pecans, can often block or tear the esophagus if not chewed properly. And, how many dogs do you know who chew properly…? Not many! Salted almonds are particularly dangerous, as they’re known to increase water retention, which is especially fatal for breeds prone to heart disease.

2. Grapes and Raisins

Your dog may have snuck a grape or two at some point with the effects going unnoticed, but grapes and raisins have been known to cause renal failure. While the side effects sometimes do not show up right away, ingesting grapes or raisins can result in your dog’s kidneys shutting down, vomiting and can ultimately lead to death. While you may think they’re a tasty treat, it’s best to keep them away from your pup.

3. Garlic and Onions

Despite garlic and onions being popular ingredients in many dishes, these two foods can be detrimental to your dog’s health. Not only will they give your dog fiery dragon breath, but they can also destroy their red blood cells. While small doses usually don’t do much harm, low red blood cells can cause anemia, vomiting and breathlessness. It’s best to keep the garlic and onion dip on the table and away from your dog.

4. Avocados

While this might be a trendy brunch food for us humans, it can have severe effects on your dog’s overall health and well-being. Avocado leaves, pits and fruit contain a toxin called persin. Depending on the variety of avocado, it can cause an upset stomach, fluid buildup in the chest cavity and breathing difficulties for your dog. However, the most dangerous part of the fruit is the large pit, which can be swallowed by dogs, leading to choking or obstructing the gastrointestinal tract.

5. Chocolate

Last but not least, chocolate is known to have many negative effects on the health of your dog. It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Chocolate contains a substance called methylxanthines, which is extremely toxic when ingested by dogs. Dark chocolate in particular is known to cause diarrhea and vomiting, but large amounts of any kind of chocolate can cause seizures, tremors, extreme dehydration and even death. Save the sweets for yourself and resist those puppy eyes. Your dog will thank you in the long run!

While we may not be able to rid your house of harmful foods, we can rid your yard of pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping!

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Scoop Soldiers Favorite Dog-Friendly Summertime Activities

Scoop Soldiers Favorite Dog-Friendly Summertime Activities

Ah, sweet summertime! We know we’re not the only ones who love the sunshine and scenery this time of year – our furry friends do, too. Luckily, there are endless summer activities that are dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your pooch behind. No need to wrestle with the guilt, take Fido with you!

We put together a list of our favorite dog-friendly things to do this summer.

Swimming

Playing in the water has many benefits. This provides exercise, mental stimulation and an energy release for dogs. For many dogs, it can take time to acclimate to the water. Once they do, you may have trouble getting them out! Whether you’re a pool, lake or beach-goer, your pup will thank you for an outing that involves water!

Morning Walks and Hikes

As long as temperatures aren’t dangerous for your pup, walking or hiking in the summer is a great activity for dogs. The best time to go out for a walk is morning, to avoid the temperature peak. We may not all be morning people, but it’s worth it when it comes to our furry friend’s health and well-being.

Make Frozen Treats

Though it’s not an outdoor activity, making frozen treats can be a fun, summer activity that you’re dog will appreciate. Frozen treats are quite a luxury for pups during the summertime, allowing them to relax, cool down and enjoy. Some of our favorite ingredients to include in frozen treats include watermelon, coconut, banana, peanut butter, and carrots. See here for a great example of how-to make these treats!

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Backyard Obstacle Courses

What could be more fun than a summer obstacle course? It’s time to gather those old hula-hoops, balls, and ropes in the garage, and put them to good use! Setting up a simple obstacle course in the backyard is a perfect way to get your dog moving, while also teaching them tricks and commands.

Road Trips

Even though road trips are a year-round activity, there’s just something about hitting the road during the summer that makes things more exciting. So, whether it’s a quick trip to Starbucks for a pup-a-chino, or a full-fledged weekend getaway, roll the windows down and let your pup enjoy the fresh air and freedom. Most dogs love car rides and view it as a special treat.

Don’t see your favorite dog-friendly summertime activity listed above? Let us know by joining the conversation on Facebook. Also, while you and your pup are out making memories this summer, Scoop Soldiers is here to do the dirty work and rid your backyard of any pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping!

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Partner Spotlight: Jenny Sue Groomers- Houston

Partner Spotlight: Jenny Sue Groomers- Houston

We know that you want your dog to come home looking and smelling clean. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Jenny Sue Groomers in the Houston area! If you’re in need of a groomer for your furry family member our friends at Jenny Sue Groomers will keep your dog safe and you know your pet is being taken care of. They provide incomparable grooming services for your cats and dogs so your pet will come back clean and smelling like a baby. Jenny Sue Groomers was founded by Jenny Sue McCann in 2016, after Jenny spent 24 award-winning years with other pet grooming companies.

Jenny Sue is devoted and dedicated to grooming animals. Each pet who walks through the doors are treated like they’re Jenny Sue’s pet. She is admired by those both in and out of the pet-care industry. Jenny Sue’s Groomers offers many packages for cat’s and dogs and each price is based on breed, size of dog and hourly rate. Each package comes with a brushout, ear cleaning, nail trimming, no-heat blow-dry and a bath with a massage. There are additional spa services such as oatmeal shampoo, teeth brushing and even nail polish. The groomers and bathers at Jenny Sue’s have a deep love for animals and solid work ethics. Each member of their team continues to impress customers and Jenny Sue’s has compiled a long list of customers.

With affordable prices, Jenny Sue’s Groomers provides exceptional care for your pet. Jenny Sue’s Groomers is located at the corner of FM 1488 and Bridlewood. They are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Make an appointment today by calling 832-220-8025!

We know planning time away from your dog can be stressful. So, while you and your pup enjoy your vacation time, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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Pet Waste Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

Pet Waste Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

While being a dog owner brings so much joy to our lives, there’s one stinky thing that can’t be avoided – the pet waste. Luckily, Scoop Soldiers offers a careful and consistent pet waste removal service that will help eliminate the odor, germs and unsightly piles of waste that accompany dog-friendly homes or properties. Because pet waste removal is a rather new industry, we put together a list of frequently asked questions to make researching us a little easier.

Q: What services does Scoop Soldiers offer?

A: Scoop Soldiers services both residential and pet-friendly commercial clients, including apartment complexes, doggy day-cares, hotels and more. Service packages vary greatly to cover all needs — from three visits per week to a one-time cleanup for a special event.

Q: How much does a dog poop?

A: Dogs vary greatly in size and diet, so it depends on the dog. However, it is estimated that a dog typically poops 1-2 times a day.

Q: How does Scoop Soldiers dispose of the pet waste?

A: We follow the guidelines provided by waste management services, which includes double bagging all pet waste and hauling it off, leaving no stinky trash cans for you.

Q: Is dog waste a good fertilizer?

A: No – quite the opposite. Leaving dog waste on the ground or concentrating it in one specific area of the yard can seriously harm soil quality and also present a number of potential human health hazards to families and their pets.

Q: Can I request a specific day or time for my service?

A: We do our very best to accommodate our customers’ requests. Please call us at (214).489.5568 or email service@pooptroops.com to speak with a customer care representative about your specific needs.

Q: Can my dog(s) be outside while your servicing my yard?

A: Of course! Our Scoop Soldiers technicians love your furry friends. As long as your dog(s) are friendly with visitors, we welcome them to hang out in the backyard while we work.

Q: Does Scoop Soldiers deodorize or sanitize yards?

A: Yes, we do offer a deodorizer service as an add-on service. Contact us for more details!

Q: What if I need to skip a service day?

A: You will not be charged if you contact us in enough time prior to your scheduled service. There is also no charge for a service missed beyond your control, such as severe weather.

Q: What is Scoop Soldiers lowest price guarantee?

A: Even though we are confident that you won’t, if you happen to find a cheaper price, we’ll beat it. We DO NOT charge extra for multiple dogs (up to four), the initial cleaning, taking and disposing of the waste, or over-sized lots. We also DO NOT require contracts. While other pet waste removal companies and websites run specials to match our prices, we give you the best pricing upfront. As part of our commitment to you, if you can find better pricing, we will beat it, guaranteed.

Q: In what areas do you provide pet waste removal services?

A: Scoop Soldiers provides pooper scooper services in major markets throughout the state of Texas, including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. We serve Metro Phoenix and the surrounding communities (Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe etc.) in Arizona, and Tulsa and Oklahoma City. What started as a small company in Dallas in 2010 has expanded to be the top-rated pet waste removal services provider in seven major markets and counting, all thanks to you!

Let Scoop Soldiers handle the dirty work while you focus on your four-legged friends. Schedule your first scooping appointment today!

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Home Buying for Pet Owners

Home Buying for Pet Owners

Searching for a home is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. The last thing that might be on your mind while house-hunting is how the home will accommodate your pooch’s lifestyle, but it’s imperative to remember! Scoop Soldiers wants the best for you and your furry best friend, so be sure to consider the following tips when looking for your next place to live!

  1. Check out the rules

First things first, does your new lease, home, or complex even allow pets? Also, is there a weight or breed restriction? This should be one of the first questions you ask, since signing that contract subjects you to pet fees if you get caught housing an animal.

  1. Look for spaces to play

Make sure that your new home has either a nice yard (fencing is a plus), or a park in close proximity that you can utilize. Not only is a yard for bathroom purposes, pups need to play! It’s an inherent necessity, and factoring this into your home purchase will definitely help your pup (and you) stay a lot healthier and happier.

  1. How does your pet deal with stairs?

Stairs might be easy for you, but be sure to consider the age of your dog and his/her willingness to venture up and down those steps. Living on the third floor with an old dog with a hip issue might not be the smartest move when looking into a new place.

  1. Neighborhood friendliness

When you visit the property, seek out the vibes you get from neighbors. Are there any dogs around? If there are, are the dogs (and owners) friendly to you? You should feel welcome in your new environment, and so should your pup!

Your dog is part of the fam and should be considered in the decision-making process when buying a home. Dogs will love whatever place you choose, but keeping their needs in mind throughout the home buying process will make them so much happier! While you and your pup enjoy your new pad, let Scoop Soldiers take care of the dirty work! If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest and now Atlanta, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.

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Partner Spotlight: Dog House on the Trail

Partner Spotlight: Dog House on the Trail

With the holiday season on the horizon, you’re probably in the midst of scheduling festive trips with friends and planning vacations with loved ones. As dog owners and lovers ourselves, we know how stressful it can be finding the perfect boarding facility for your four-legged best friend while you’re away. Fortunately, Scoop Soldiers is a proud partner of Dog House on the Trail, a daycare, boarding, grooming and bathing facility located in the heart of Dallas, Texas!

Nestled on the edge of Katy Trail, Dog House on the Trail strives to provide the best service possible to clients and their furry friends. If you’re looking for a facility that caters to individual needs, look no further, as The Dog House emphasizes getting to know each of their clients and dogs personally.

The Dog House is a one-stop-shop for your furry friend, offering daycare, boarding, grooming and bathing in their completely cage free facility. Additionally, The Dog House provides it’s very own doggy taxi service, and will pick up and/or drop off your pup for you. A wonderful perk for those who work late or have an early flight to catch in the morning!

With over 10 years of experience, the goal at Dog House on the Trail is to provide a safe and fun environment for your pooch while you’re away. With several indoor playrooms, a large back yard, treadmills and baby pools, your pup will be begging you to bring them back in no time! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with Dog House on the Trail, please call (972) 773-9970 or visit http://www.doghouseonthetrail.com/.

While you and your pup enjoy your vacation time, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.

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Partner Spotlight: Jenny Sue Groomers- Houston

Partner Spotlight: Jenny Sue Groomers- Houston

We know that you want your dog to come home looking and smelling clean. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Jenny Sue Groomers in the Houston area! If you’re in need of a groomer for your furry family member our friends at Jenny Sue Groomers will keep your dog safe and you know your pet is being taken care of. They provide incomparable grooming services for your cats and dogs so your pet will come back clean and smelling like a baby. Jenny Sue Groomers was founded by Jenny Sue McCann in 2016, after Jenny spent 24 award-winning years with other pet grooming companies.

Jenny Sue is devoted and dedicated to grooming animals. Each pet who walks through the doors are treated like they’re Jenny Sue’s pet. She is admired by those both in and out of the pet-care industry. Jenny Sue’s Groomers offers many packages for cat’s and dogs and each price is based on breed, size of dog and hourly rate. Each package comes with a brushout, ear cleaning, nail trimming, no-heat blow-dry and a bath with a massage. There are additional spa services such as oatmeal shampoo, teeth brushing and even nail polish. The groomers and bathers at Jenny Sue’s have a deep love for animals and solid work ethics. Each member of their team continues to impress customers and Jenny Sue’s has compiled a long list of customers.

With affordable prices, Jenny Sue’s Groomers provides exceptional care for your pet. Jenny Sue’s Groomers is located at the corner of FM 1488 and Bridlewood. They are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Make an appointment today by calling 832-220-8025!

We know planning time away from your dog can be stressful. So, while you and your pup enjoy your vacation time, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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Partner Spotlight: K-9 University

Partner Spotlight: K-9 University

At Scoop Soldiers, we understand more than ever that pups and all pets alike are considered part of the family. With this, searching for a trusted daycare or boarding facility for your furry friend can be all types of stressful. Fortunately, Scoop Soldiers is a proud partner of K-9 University, a training, boarding, grooming and daycare facility serving Plano, Garland and all surrounding areas. Read on to see if K-9 University might just be the perfect pick for your mutt’s new home away from home!

Since 1993, K-9 University has delivered high-class obedience training for dogs from two locations, Garland and Plano. Since then, they have extended their services to include boarding, grooming and doggy daycare. At K-9 University, the mindset is simple: every dog can benefit from obedience training and every dog deserves specialized training. By providing individual, one-on-one attention, the staff at K-9 become familiarized with your dogs’ specific needs to provide optimal conditioning and instruction.

With affordable prices, K-9 University makes your pup’s visit hassle free. The facilities are located at 3349 W. Campbell Rd. Garland, TX and 3829 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. Suite 115 Plano, TX and are open seven days a week. Make an appointment today by calling (972) 535-8419 (Garland) or (972) 468-0473 (Plano)!

While you and your pup enjoy your time apart, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.

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Partner Spotlight: Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville

Partner Spotlight: Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville

We understand that leaving your dog at a kennel can be nerve-wracking. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Sit N Stay Pet Retreat – Colleyville! If you’re in need of a place for your beloved pet to stay for the day or even overnight, our friends at Pet N Stay Pet Retreat make this place your pet’s home away from home! They provide exceptional care for your animal so your mind is at ease when you part ways. Sit N Stay supplies everything your pup needs to make them comfortable, including a highly trained team assisted by vet techs and sizable facilities that have plenty of room for exercise and socializing.

Sit N Stay offers several services for you and your pet’s specific needs. For the days that you go to work, they have day care. Day care is supervised by professionals who schedule exercise activities, meals, and of course, lots of love and attention for your pet. Planning a trip that your furry friend can’t join? Have no worries, Fido can have a getaway too with their boarding service. For the longer stays, they provide your pet with private suites, complete with beds, food, and water. Sit N Stay also provides grooming and bath services for both cats and dogs that range from a simple shampoo to a pre-competition prep.

With affordable prices, Sit N Stay makes your pup’s visit hassle free. Sit N Stay Pet Retreat is located at 8300 Precinct Line Rd #110, Colleyville, TX and is open seven days a week. Make an appointment today by calling 817-770-4432!

We know planning time away from your dog can be stressful. So, while you and your pup enjoy your vacation time, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping.

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Partner Spotlight: Social Pack Dogs

Partner Spotlight: Social Pack Dogs

For animal lovers, pets are considered a part of the family. When you need a trusted doggy daycare or hotel for your furry family member, we understand that finding a company you can trust can be stressful. Luckily, Scoop Soldiers is a proud partner of Social Pack Dogs in Carrolton, TX. They may just be the trusted daycare and boarding company you’re looking for this season!

Natasha, the owner of Social Pack Dogs, has more than seven years of experience in the dog daycare and boarding industry. Every staff member is enrolled in the “Social Pack U program,” developed to train and educate on policies, dog behavior, psychology, health and body language. The company offers several services for you and your beloved furry friend, whether you’re away on vacation or gone just for the day.

Before your dog can participate in services, the Social Pack Dogs team sets up a pre-scheduled, full day of doggie daycare at a discounted rate. This is to get to know the “newbies” and ensure the safety of others. Daycare playgroups are specifically selected for each dog, to ensure that pups are making new friends, learning appropriate play behavior, and comfortable and happy! In addition to daycare, Social Pack Dogs offers boarding, featuring luxury private suites, training, bathing and more.

With the holidays around the corner, we know that traveling will be at an all-time high. Social Pack Dogs provides excellent care for your pups so you can have a stress-free time knowing that your pet is in good hands. The hassle-free pet services are available 7 days a week, with the exception of no daycare on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call 214-803-9208 or visit www.socialpackdogs.com.

While you and your pup enjoy your time apart, let Scoop Soldiers free your backyard from pet waste. If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.

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Partner Spotlight: Yvonne Estes Photography

Partner Spotlight: Yvonne Estes Photography

With 2018 a mere two months away, it’s crunch time to get those family portraits and Holiday cards finalized and to the printer. If you’re still in search of the perfect photographer, look no further than our partner, Yvonne Estes Photography. Serving the Lake Dallas, Denton, Lewisville, and Corinth areas, Yvonne Estes boasts a multifaceted portfolio, specializing in Senior pictures, headshots, family portraits, pet photography and special events.

Do you dread having your picture taken or get intimidated in front of the camera? Yvonne Estes Photography will put your worries at ease and provide a fun and stress-free photography experience. Yvonne’s mission is to present your best moments and capture your beauty through your personalized portraiture.

A philanthropist at heart, Yvonne has served many 501 (c3) organizations, including weekly volunteering at the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter. Each month, the mother of two reaches out to local charities with a promotion to benefit their organization. Past organizations have included Denton County Friends of the Family and Communities in Schools of North Texas.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact Yvonne Estes Photography today to book your next Dallas/Fort Worth area portrait session. While you and your pup are out modeling for the camera, allow Scoop Soldiers to come free your yard of pet waste! Contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.

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Potty Training Tips for Your New Pup

Potty Training Tips for Your New Pup

Congratulations on the newest (and greatest) addition to your family! When you get a new furry friend, it’s only natural to want to spend all day cuddling and hanging out with them. Unfortunately, there are quite a few things you need to do as a new dog mom or dad to ensure that your pup stays healthy and well behaved. Not sure how to begin the training? Check out a few tips and tricks put together by our experts to help you become a potty training pro in no time:

Maintain a regular feeding schedule

While your new puppy is on the path to becoming a full-grown adult, young pups must eat more often than their adult counterparts. It’s highly important new dogs chow down at least three times a day. Sound like a lot of work? Don’t worry, the good news is that you can plan your pup’s meal times during your own!

Establish “Potty Time”

No owners biggest fan, but one of the most important to your house training rules. Your pup should be having “potty time” at least every 2-4 hours. If you decide to wait longer, your poor pup won’t be able to hold it. Setting a designated time and place for “potty time” will teach your pup that this isn’t something they can do whenever and wherever they want!

Exercise and Play

Ideally, you’re going to want to begin the day with some exercise prior to your pup’s first meal. After breakfast, try a walk around the block followed by play time. Be sure to repeat this routine throughout the day: exercise, meal, exercise, bonding time, and so on.

Reward a Job Well Done

Treats and a walk around the park will show your pup that they’re appreciated and loved. After all, training your fur friend isn’t the easiest of tasks and getting them accustomed to a new home can be quite the challenge. By creating a routine eating schedule, establishing potty habits and maintaining good quality health with exercise and play, your pup will grow up to be the best they can be!

While you’re busy being a top new trainer, let Scoop Soldiers handle the dirty work! If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of any waste so you and your pup have all the space to train, play and make memories!

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