Swifto Blog



Swifto Expands into North Carolina with Acquisition of Wagz ‘n Whiskerz

 
We're thrilled to announce that Swifto has expanded its pawprints to North Carolina, bringing our trusted pet care services to the beautiful Lake Norman area. This exciting expansion allows us to extend our commitment to providing top-notch pet care while preserving the cherished community values of a beloved local establishment, Wagz 'n Whiskerz.
 
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The Dog Walker's Two-Hour Time Window Explained

Hi everyone!

This blog post is intended for Swifto Dog Walkers! If you're a client, feel free to check out this article here!
 

What is the Two-Hour Time Window?
 
The Two-Hour Time Window is a flexible scheduling option designed to offer both convenience and reliability for both our clients and our walkers. Instead of exact appointment times, clients can choose a two-hour window for their dog's walk...
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How to Make it a Great Walk: Before, During, and After

A great dog walk is more than just a stroll around the block—it's an opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and the dog you are walking! By preparing before the walk, staying engaged during it, and tending to the dog's needs afterward, you can turn each walk into a pawtastic experience for both of you. We hope this guide helps provide the resources to make every walk a great one! 
 
Before the Walk:...
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Figuring out the Perfect Schedule for Your Furry Friend

Welcoming a furry friend into your home brings immense joy, but it also comes with the responsibility of ensuring their well-being and safety. One crucial aspect of a happy and healthy pup is maintaining a suitable dog walking schedule that fits your dog's needs. We’d like to explore a general guideline of how to figure out the ideal schedule for your dog, taking into account many important factors! 
 
Understanding Your Dog's...
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Four additional key differentiators of Swifto Dog Walking Services

When considering Swifto for your dog walking needs, there are various factors to take into account. Pricing, availability, reliability, policies, and more contribute to determining why Swifto is the best option for you and your dog! Besides our main benefits of GPS-tracked dog walking, only providing private dog walks, and providing service from early morning to late night, every day of the year, we also have several other...
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Recognizing fear in dogs

The world can unfortunately be a scary place for our furry companions. While we can do our best to minimize stressful situations for our pets, they can still be fearful of certain unexpected things (loud noises like fireworks, new people coming into the home, loud trucks, etc). Managing those triggers is important to help keep dogs’ stress levels generally pretty low, but it’s still good to know the signals dogs give us when they’re afraid so we can...
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Toxic foods for cats

Hi everyone!
 
The following foods are dangerous for cats to consume: onions, chives, garlic, avocado, raw eggs, milk, raisins, sugar-free candy and gum, macadamia nuts, raw fish (including sushi and canned tuna), chocolate, coffee, tea, and alcohol. Even small amounts of most of these foods can cause serious health issues in cats!
 
Keep your cat(s) safe and save the graphic below for future reference:
 
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Four facts you may not have known about cats

 

Cats are such unique and interesting creatures! They were first domesticated thousands of years ago in Egypt and were worshiped like gods. Fast forward to today and there are over 80 million cats in the US alone! There’s a lot about these fast-moving felines that many people know already, like the fact that they are carnivores and natural predators. They typically weigh an average of...
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Swifto's Payment Policy

We often get asked, “when will I pay for my dog walk(s)?” so we’d love to explain a bit more about this! 
 
Swifto has two types of billing frequencies: weekly and monthly and all of our payments are done automatically online via credit card. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover!
 
Weekly Billing
 
All new clients are...
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Tips for dealing with a scared dog

At Swifto, we recognize that every dog has a unique personality and temperament. We understand that some dogs may be a bit anxious when they first meet you so we’d love to address a common challenge that dog walkers may face – helping our furry friends overcome fear and build a trusting relationship with you! 
 
Understanding Dog Fear:
 
Dogs may exhibit fear for various reasons, ranging from past traumatic...
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