Dogstar Walkers Start Creative Ventures

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!

Julia’s Paintings

Jess’ Handcrafted Tables

Furry Friends Need Fun, Too: How to Keep Your Pet Happy and Active

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.”


Does Your Dog Need More Exercise?

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 »

LCD 2012 Cover Model Contest

May 14th, 2012

Vote for Wyatt or Ruby by clicking on their name & then clicking LIKE!

Dogstar Charleston | Dog Walking Referral Program

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.

Thank You! | Dogstar dog walkers in Charleston

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!


8 Ways to Deal With a Finicky Eater

December 12th, 2011

You’ve likely had your dog on the same food for a while now so it’s no surprise if he’s starting to turn up his nose at it. Many dogs are finicky eaters, some breeds more than others. The Basenji, Siberian Husky, and the Yorkie are just a few. In the wild, dogs will eat most anything but, in our homes, they learn that some foods are edible and some are fantastic.

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Dental Disease in Dogs: Prevention is Key

July 16th, 2011

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), some 80% of dogs start showing signs of gum disease by the time they turn 3.

“Veterinarians report that periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed health problem in dogs,” says Dr. Larry Corry, former president of the AVMA. “This can lead to painful infections in the mouth, and in severe cases, these infections can spread and become life-threatening.”

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Housebreaking Your Puppy in Six Easy Steps

June 6th, 2011

Your furry bundle of joy is now leaving not-so-joyous bundles and puddles throughout your house. What steps should you take to ensure puppy house training success for your favorite canine?

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Adorable Kitten in Slow Motion

May 7th, 2011

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