Temporary suspension of walks

Due to the outbreak we have decided to suspend service at least until Sunday April 5th. We will all be on standby carefully watching the news waiting for this to be contained and get back to walking your best friends! Stay safe everyone and wash your paws!

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How are we different from other dog walking apps?

How are we different from other dog walking apps?

Back in February of 2012, Swifto was the first to offer GPS-tracked dog walking and to take dog walking to a whole new level. Nowadays, many dog walking apps are popping up, yet none provide the high level of care and attention to detail that Swifto has always provided. While technology can be copied to some extent, it's actually the level of care, quality of the dog walkers we hire, and...

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Volunteering at NYC Animal Shelters


Shelters would not be able to help homeless animals if it weren’t for volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of any shelter since they provide helping hands in many different areas. From training, to walking, to feeding, to office work, to driving, to running adoption events, shelters would not be able to run without caring volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at a local animal shelter, here are some things to...

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Fostering A Dog When You Already Have A Dog


Fostering a dog can be a wonderful experience since you get to play a significant part in getting a pet to his or her forever home. These dogs come from all sorts of backgrounds and might require extra love and attention because of their pasts. Since you have a deep love for dogs, you already have a dog and realize this might make fostering a bit different in your situation. How can you ensure a smooth transition for both dogs?

First, you need to ask...

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Taking Your Dog On A Plane

Traveling is a huge part of our lives, and getting there is only part of the adventure. Air planes have undeniably made our lives easier, bringing us closer to the world outside of our apartment. Millions of people every year pack their bags and their best friends for air travel. The information in this article can help you decide if flying with your dog is a realistic option for both of you. Make your dog’s safety and comfort a priority in traveling if the pup must go along for the ride.


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Making Your Dog A Service Dog


Millions of people across the United States have their dogs with them at all times. Going to the movies, riding public transportation, eating out, and shopping, all includes one hand on a leash. There is more than meets the eye in these situations. Many people need to have their dog with them for support and assistances due to physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. People who require a service dog need the dog in order to...

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Your Dog On Your Wedding Day

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   It’s a day of celebration and all of your friends and family members will be there. But don’t forget about that special someone who has always been there for you! What do you do with your dog on your wedding day? There is variation from couple to couple, and every situation will be unique. You will have to consider if you want your dog at the ceremony and/or reception, and who will be in charge of your dog during these times. Is the venue outside...

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Walking Your Dog In The Rain


   Walking in the rain can be uncomfortable for both you and your dog. You’re cold, your shoes are water-logged, and you have to avoid walking next to the road if you don’t want to get splashed. Most breeds don’t enjoy walking through puddles and getting dripped on. Even water-loving dogs such as Labradors can find it unpleasant, especially if rainy weather is paired with wind or low temperatures. This can also cause a problem if you need your dog to potty...

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Walking A Deaf Dog


   Walking a dog with a hearing impediment requires extra attention to ensure that the dog will stay safe and helps avoid confusion. A little bit of extra caution and enthusiasm can go a long way when a dog can’t properly hear you or his or her surroundings.

   Many owners rely on verbal commands and tones to let a dog know what to do. Clearly, this poses a problem for deaf dogs. When you can communicate with your dog, a new door is opened and the bond...

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