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Put the Fun and Ease Back into Dog Walking with Your New EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.

Dear Fellow Dog Walker, 
As a life-long dog walker and dog lover, the development of the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest comes from the heart. Before creating the Vest, walking our dogs seemed like a struggle because it was difficult to hold everything, like dog waste bags, water bottles, my cell phone, dog treats, hand wipes, ID, etc.

So I set out to find a practical solution to make dog walking more enjoyable and hassle-free for everyone.   After more than a year of custom designing the Vest, I’m pleased to share that the result is a carefully crafted and unique dog walking garment called the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest.
Back of Red Vest (without logo) as example. The back of the vest features a thick safety reflective strip, two deep pockets to carry water bottles, and a large zippered pocket.

The vest, available in black or red colors, is designed with enough pockets and a variety of pocket sizes to ensure you have room to comfortably carry everything you need.  It’s lightweight, sporty, and features several safety reflective strips on the front and back for early morning or late night dog walks.   
And now you can preorder your EZ Dog Walker’s Vest for Spring 2015.  Simply reply to this e-mail, and fill out the brief order form below.  Visit our website at 
Front of black vest.
Pre-Order Form for the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest
Quantity of Vests:  ____
Check Box for your uni-sex size:
Small ______
Medium ___
Large ______
Extra Large ____
Red or Black (with color Dog Walker’s Vest logo printed on the back).
Color: _________________
Your name: ______________________________________________
Contact E-mail:  __________________________________________
Vest cost (any size): $39.00 (plus $7.00 priority shipping with tracking to anywhere in the U.S.).  I will contact you via e-mail with final details as soon as the vests are available for order and delivery.

Kathy McNamara – Dog Walker Shop, LLC
“Improving the Comfort and Convenience for Dog Owners and their Dogs, One E-Z Dog Walker’s Vest at a Time.” Maker of the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest – Place Your Order Today. the Dog Walker Shop, LLC, Facebook Page.
Maker of the Innovative

Join us for our Premier Video Shoot of the EZ Dog Walker’s Tool Vest in Action – Saturday, October 18, 2014.

This Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9 – 10 a.m., will be taking a video of my latest invention in full swing: the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest, at the Shannon Valley Park in Overland Park, KS.

Improving the Safety and Comfort of our Pets and Pet Owners, One EZ Dog Walker's Vest at a Time.

I’ll be wearing my very own EZ Dog Walker’s Vest, fully equipped with my dog walking essentials for myself and my 8-month old puppy, Bodri. Come join in the fun, bring your dog(s), and come take a walk with us. You’ll see first hand how hassle-free and fun it will be to have the vest equipped with everything you need for dog walks – no more fumbling and juggling to carry your stuff — your best bud will get your undivided attention. Hope to see ALL YOU dog walker’s on Saturday morning.

Awesome Testimonial!

Shannon Valley Park is located in Overland Park at College Blvd. and Grant (across from the Corporate Woods main entrance on College Blvd.).

You’ll find more information on the EZ Dog Walker’s Vest at:

Dynamite Tips for your Furry Hiking Companion.

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Let's Go!

To make sure your furry hiking companion is prepared and stays safe on the trail, check out the quick list of pointers below.
Before Your Hike

Your dog should be fit and healthy so he or she can enjoy the outing.
Ask your vet if you have any concerns about your pup’s health.

Begin with shorter hikes and gradually increase the distance as your dog becomes more conditioned.
Research the areas you’re visiting to be sure that dogs are allowed on the trails.
Ensure your dog is wearing his or her ID tags, and that the information on them is current.
Be sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date and toenails are trimmed.
Don’t feed your dog right before (or during) a hike to avoid an upset stomach. A few treats are fine.
Make sure the weather is mild so your dog won’t get overheated in particularly sunny or humid weather.
Pack plenty of water, a bowl from which your dog can drink, poop bags and a dog first-aid kit (see what to include in the first aid kit).

On the Trail

on the dog trail

On the Dog Trail

Keep your dog on a leash to keep him or her safe and away from other hikers.
Watch the terrain to be sure it’s not too rocky or rough so your pup’s footpads aren’t injured.
Provide water for your dog often so he or she stays hydrated and maintains energy.
After the hike, check your dog for ticks, fleas and fox tails.
Have fun!
The Scoop:
Search listings of over 2,000 state parks, national forests and other areas in the U.S. and Canada that welcome dogs.

What is a Pet Parent’s Worst Nightmare?

 “Pet theft is a nationwide crisis, and a pet parent’s worst nightmare,” said John D’Ariano, President of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. “While the circumstances are tragic and heartbreaking, NAPPS remains hopeful that thefts can be minimized with increased awareness and safety measures.”
One of the most effective measures a pet parent can take in increasing the chances of a happy reunion is to have their pet microchipped. A microchip is a tiny transponder that uses radio frequency waves to transmit information about the pet. Should a lost or stolen pet arrive at a shelter, the presence of a microchip will ensure that the pet’s family is contacted immediately.
NAPPS has prepared the following prevention tactics and steps to follow in the event of a lost or stolen pet:

*  Never leave your pet unattended in a yard, public area or car. 

*  When placing your pet in the care of a friend or family member, always make sure they are aware of safety precautions for your pet.

*  In addition to an implanted microchip, ensure your pet always wears proper identification.

*  Always maintain an accurate identification file for your pet, including a detailed description and several photos.

*  If you believe your pet is stolen, call or visit your local animal shelter and government agency immediately, and continue contacting these organizations daily.

*  Search everywhere. Explore any potential hiding spots, and check with all family members.

*  File a police report with your local law enforcement agency. If there has been a string of pet thefts in your region, this information will assist in fully investigating the crimes.

*  Canvas the neighborhood. Distribute flyers with your pet’s photo, talk with neighbors, and ask delivery individuals if they have seen your pet or spotted any unusual activity. Call your pet’s name over and over.

*  Create and post signs with a clear photo of your pet and detailed descriptions.

*  Register your pet with Amber Alert For Pets,  a nationwide network of pet parents committed to seeing lost pets safely returned home.

A Few Good Tips on Finding the Perfect Dog Walker.

Your dog is your best furry friend. Every day, you anticipate coming home to play with him or her, as they meet you with a wagging tail and spunky greeting. Your dog could sure use some care and attention during your long work day. Employing a professional dog walker could be the perfect solution.

The size of your town will probably determine the number of dog walkers in your area. There are a few great websites to start your search in finding the best pet care provider: The powerful search engine is a great tool to find local pet service providers. Type in your city’s name and “dog walker”. As an example, if you live in Overland Park, KS, simply type in “Overland Park, KS dog walker” as your search term. Then Google will serve up a list of local dog walkers in under a second. This is a hub for pet sitters, house cleaners, baby sitters, etc. It’s a great place to find pet care providers. Simply click the “Pets” tab, then click on “College Caregivers”. From there, you can type in your zip code and find local pet sitters and dog walkers.
-Visit Every major city has a craiglist site, and if you don’t live in a major city, that’s ok. You can go to your nearest big city’s craigslist, and it will likely have pet service providers in your area as well. Under the Services heading, select “Pet”, and here you’ll see any local pet sitters or dog walkers.
Now that you’ve got a few prospective dog walkers, here are a few points to think about before choosing one to walk your canine:
-Are they affordable? Dog walking can really add up. Think about it: you’ll be paying someone to come to your home, once or twice a day, usually 5 days per week, to walk, pick up after, and care for your pet. Even $1 or $2 difference per visit between providers can make a big difference in the long run.
-Is it possible to have a consistent person see your dog every visit? Some dogs get nervous around new people. If this is the case with your canine, you may want to check and see if the pet care provider can send the same person each time, so that your dog will have consistency in their daily walk. Hiring a solo dog walker would ensure this also.
-Does your potential dog walker have a love for canines? You’ll really want someone who has a great personality, and more importantly has a great disposition with dogs. You’ll want them to treat your pet like it’s their own. You definitely don’t want someone who is just walking dogs to collect a paycheck. You’ll be able to tell the difference right when you meet the person.
-Are there references available that you can contact? You may not have thought of this, but you should definitely contact at least one reference before trusting someone to care for your dog. Doing this homework at the beginning will ensure a smooth ride in the long run.

Your Dog Needs Exercise This Winter – WalkForDogs Can Help!

We understand that life can get a little hectic sometimes. Trying to juggle work, family, errands and exercising your dog can get pretty difficult. We also understand that you may not be able to walk your dog due to bad weather or illness. We have the solution at WalkForDogs. Locally owned and operated, we provide individualized care and attention for all kinds of dog breeds, both large and small. We offer a fun-filled, QUALITY dog walking service — rain or shine.

As a genuine dog lover, I’ll treat your precious dog with as much care and attention as any member of the family. As a lifetime Overland Park, KS resident (and daily walker of my 12-year old Hungarian Puli), you can count on me to take care of your best friend as my own. I will come to your home and walk your dog in your very own neighborhood, a familiar and safe surrounding for your dog.

Regular exercise helps keep your dog free of destructive or annoying behaviors — such as digging, chewing or barking — which is often a result of boredom. So get your dog busy, and they will thank you with love and good health. Call or e-mail today to schedule your first lap. Visit our website at