July 12th, 2016
As summer approaches, nobody wants to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen, so what do you do when you want something quick and healthy that you and your dog can share?
Check out our collection of quick and easy dog- and people-friendly recipes that are perfect for picnic outings or cooling down on a hot day. Read the rest of this entry »
July 3rd, 2016
Do fireworks scare your dog? He’s not alone. While they’re fun for humans, the loud, unexpected sounds of fireworks cause stress and anxiety for a lot of dogs. Before July 4th rolls around, here are eleven things to know about why your dog gets anxious and what you can do to help.
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June 25th, 2016
We often get asked about local beach rules concerning dogs. Below is a list of local beaches with relevant dog information and hours.
Folly Beach Dog Rules
While dogs are allowed on Folly Beach year-round, from May 1 to September 30 dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A maximum fine of $500 can be issued to anyone who breaks this rule. Dogs must be on a leash while on the beach and under control by their owners. As always, dog waste must be picked up by pet owners.
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June 23rd, 2016
Dogstar Pet Care is now on Instagram. Please click below to follow us on our daily adventures with the dogs and cats of Charleston!
August 21st, 2015
Please check out the beautiful work created by two of our walkers. Both Julia and Jessica have been tremendous assets to Dogstar over the years and there is a good chance they’ve cared for your pup if you live downtown or on James Island. Not only do they provide excellent pet care but they’re also very talented artists!
Jess’ Handcrafted Tables
February 9th, 2015
It seems like the most natural thing in the world—our pets need food, water, medical care and lots of love. But dogs and cats have other needs, too. Our furry friends need ample physical exercise and mental stimulation to lead truly full and happy lives.
“They need jobs,” says Kristen Collins, CPDT, ASPCA Animal Trainer. Dogs and cats need to stay busy and engaged, but unfortunately most pets are unemployed—daily they sit at home, chronically bored and waiting for their humans to return from work. And as we all know, an idle pet can quickly turn into a naughty pet when restlessness becomes overwhelming.
“With nothing to do, dogs and cats are forced to find ways to entertain themselves,” explains Kristen. “Their activities of choice often include behaviors we find problematic, like excessive barking or meowing, gnawing on shoes, raiding the garbage, eating houseplants and scratching furniture.”
February 23rd, 2013
In his own doggy way, Jake, a chocolate Labrador retriever, tried everything to tell his owner he needed more exercise. When his owner arrived through the door each day, Jake would play bow, bark, jump, bring him a tennis ball and his leash. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2012
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January 9th, 2012
All existing clients are entitled to one complimentary dog run (20 minute) or dog walk (30 minute) when sending a friend our way. The referred client must book at least five dog runs or dog walks for the offer to be valid.
January 5th, 2012
Nick, myself, and our dedicated team of dog walkers and dog runners would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for a great 2011. It’s been a pleasure to bring so many new dogs and cats into the Dogstar fold and to continue working with all of our old friends. Whether doing dog walks, dog runs, or pet sitting, the last year has been a blast! We appreciate your trust in us and look forward to helping your 4-legged friends have a healthy and fulfilling 2012. Thank you Charleston and Mount Pleasant!