Directory of Services
a comprehensive listing of service providers, locally and online
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Derrick Alan Higgins
Beach Dawg Care, LLC
8911 Collins Avenue #1103
My husband & I lost our dog “Tankie” of 11 years due to an enlarged heart in 2021. I made a promise to our boy Tankie right then to have a life change shift to helping all Animals. Tankie is my inspiration for starting Beach Dawg Care, this is Tankie’s Legacy & that’s him right there in my logo!
Hug your dogs every single day!
Give & show loads of love ❤️ always to your fur babies 🐶 !
In Miami-Dade County, Derrick Alan Higgins is known as the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related.
He is very detail-oriented and very responsible with clients. Derrick’s Beach Dawg Care is a full-service private dog-walking, dog-sitting & dog-training company providing individualized and loving care to all dogs. He is experienced with all types of dogs, big and small including bully breeds. And he also able manage large, strong & hyper dogs.
The last few years has seen the emergence of multi million dollar dog walking companies who describe themselves as an “app” or the “Uber of dog walking”. Derrick is not an app or franchise & never will be. With him, you can call, text or email him about scheduling or other things he needs to know. At the end of the day, your fur baby doesn’t care about apps. They just want to know they’re loved and that they can trust a familiar face to take good care of them when you’re at work or away on vacation. This is what Derrick (Beach Dawg Care) is. He forms a close bond with dogs.
He is Fully Bonded, Insured and Multi-Certified through Pet Sitters Associates, a Professional with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association of Canine Professionals, Pet Sitters International & also the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. His proof of a clear Federal, Multi-State & County Criminal History/Background Check Screening Report for himself has been completed & provided by ACUTRAQ.
He proudly supports Dog Parents in:
• Bal Harbour
• Bay Harbor Islands
Derrick is an Animal Rights Advocate, Vegan, absolutely loves Animals and helping them. He graduated from Appalachian State University which is in the Blue Ridge & Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Minors in Psychology and Sociology. Dogs have their psychology and their way of communicating with us! He is also a Meditation Teacher & Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. Leading Power, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga & Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork allows him to bring Mindfulness-inspired skills to all his Dog Care services.
Motivated by his love and passion for animals & deep understanding of quality dog care, Derrick continues to expand his service offerings to meet the needs of Dog Parents with the training and skills to keep your dog safe, happy and engaged.
Derrick is a complete Dog Care Professional. He is a Dog Walker, Pet Sitter & Dog Trainer providing Dog Adventures and a Dog Taxi all with a Holistic approach to Dog Health considering every aspect of your dog from food, nutrition, lifestyle and activity level.
He cares for animals of all kinds.
When you and your fur baby come to Beach Dawg Care, you become part of Derrick’s Family.
Jocelyn Rowe, Pet End of Life Doula
1751 Northgate Rd
British Columbia, V0R1L6
I am located in Cobble Hill, BC, Canada. I was Certified as a Pet End of Life Doula through the University of Vermont 2019. I live with my husband 1 cats and 2 dogs. I feel honoured to work with the clients I have had. I also train, daycare and groom dogs.
Kristy Frick, MS CRC LPC
Kristy Frick Counseling
1 Line Street, Suite 3
Hello! My name is Kristy Frick and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northeast Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Specialist.
Initially, my work as a Grief Counselor started with humans grieving humans, but has extended to humans grieving their furry, feathered and sometimes creepy companions. This includes, animal rescuers, veterinary techs and others who work closely with animals of all kinds.
My love for animals has been life-long, but it wasn’t until my first pup, Gypsy, died when I was in college and I knew what grieving a pet really felt like and it was truly one of the worst pains I have ever felt. In the past two years, I have had three dogs pass away – all of their deaths so very different and the impact hit me differently each time, but the pain is always deep and leaves a major void in my heart.
If you live or work in Pennsylvania and need support – please connect with me. Although my schedule is limited at the moment, I am always happy to try to figure out a way to support the grieving.
Karen M Koehler, SEP, EOLD-CA, PLGS
Equine Spirit, LLC
End of Life Doula. I was raised by an amazing hospice nurse, have a background as a bereavement support group facilitator and hospice volunteer, and have been a pet parent to a rescued horse, as well as many rescued dogs and cats. With all that love and understanding of transitions, it was natural that I chose a path providing gentle and sacred end-of-life services to animals. I am an End-of-Life Doula for Companion Animals (EOLD-CA) through the University of Vermont, Larner School of Medicine, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) through Somatic Experiencing International (SEI) and Pet Loss Grief Specialist (PLGS) through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. I specialize in supporting both large and small animals and their humans through the many aspects of relationship and loss, with a strong emphasis on grief work. My support includes meeting with you and your beloved pet to hear your story and your needs; gentle communication with your animal pre-euthanasia or natural death; supporting family members (herd, pack or human) through the loss; assistance in designing personalized sacred space; and working with you on creating meaningful farewell ceremonies, rituals and memorials. If you choose, I can attend your pet’s euthanasia, gently helping you through the process. And as you grieve, please know that compassionate follow-up grief support is available either in person or remotely.
Sweet Goodbye for Pets
1007 N Orange St, 4th Floor, Suite 524
Saying farewell to your best friend is hard to do. A Sweet Goodbye Pet Burial & Cremation Kit helps ease that parting, providing comfort at this difficult time. Say goodbye in a personal, respectful and dignified ceremony that honors your beloved friend.
Soft, premium quality Sweet Goodbye COCOON® and Sweet Goodbye CLOUD® provide a most beautiful way to say goodbye to your beloved pets. Colorful natural wool & cotton, for pets of all sizes. The eco-friendly soft pet caskets come in 9 colors and are suitable for all pets.
Each kit is handmade with love and includes special elements to create a meaningful ceremony, marked with warm and lasting memories of your very special friend.
We hope Sweet Goodbye can bring you peace and comfort in your time of need.
Peg Banks, CPACP, CPACM
I have been a pet loss and grief liaison with Friends of Pets in Anchorage, Alaska for the past 20 years. I am independently certified by the Professional Animal Care Certification Council as both a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider, and a Certified Professional Animal Care Manager. My particular passion is canine geriatrics and hospice adoption.