Compass Pets

Intent that everyone should enjoy a taste of our island paradise, below we highlight a few dogs from local rescues who would love to call Key Biscayne home.
Text by Ryan Jarrell | May 1, 2018 | Lifestyle

A perfectly petite pooch eager to find a forever family to call his very own, Nike’s bold spirit and can-do attitude ensure he’ll fit in perfectly among the populace of our village. Trained and ready for home placement ASAP, go ahead and take a chance on this loveable scamp and start a bold new chapter in the life of your family;

Currently in foster in Broward but eager to start a new life someplace a little more coast, Arora loves 3 things: love, water and love. In that order. A snuggle-hungry Mixed Breed who would make an ideal family friend for active adults, do the right thing and consider adding Arora to your summer vacation plans;

A 4-year-old American Bulldog Mix who was rescued by Miami-Dade Animal Services, we dare anyone to look in the face of this gentle giant and not fall immediately in love. Now entirely healthy but in need of a supportive home, he would make a great addition to a family of retirees eager to add another homebody into the mix;

First Day Out

An intimate time that will set the stage for the whole of your future relationship, the first 24 hours with a brand-new puppy can easily run the full gamut of emotional experiences. And, although there are certain important factors to look out for, with a little bit of planning and some quick research, you can make that first day with your new dog one that will enrich your timeline for decades to come. The first, and most important tip for any potential pooch parent is simple: Much like our nation’s beloved Boy Scouts, new dog owners should be prepared. A few days before bringing your beloved bow-wow home, make a thorough list of everything you’ll need and head to your local pet shop. The second consideration should be space. The wide expanse of a whole home can be intimidating to a new pup, and there are a number of areas your new family member can tuck himself into. Using baby gates, cordon off a small section of your house complete with wee-wee pads, food/water bowls and a new toy for your pet so he stays entertained when you aren’t at home. The third, and possibly most important tip: Find a vet both you and your pooch are comfortable with. While online reviews can be very valuable, you’ll find the best recommendations come from fellow pet parents at places like dog parks or an online neighborhood group. Use a combination of both to find a dog doc you won’t have to drag Rover out of the crate to visit!