7 Steps to a happier pet :) 

November 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

From the Humane Society of the United States of America! 

1. Have a heart, be smart and make sure your pet is spayed or neutered.

2. Make sure your pet wears a collar and current identification tag, consider micro chipping to enable being returned if he/she loses collar. 

3. To prevent animal behavioral problems, make sure you enroll your new puppy in behavioral training classes. 

4. Animal behavioral problems can be health related, make sure your pet has an annual exam medical exam by a veterinarian.

5. Prepare for disasters, make sure you have a plan for your pet in case of a hurricane, tornado, fire or flood. 

6. Plan for your pets future in case something happens to you. 

7. Learn how to avoid dog bites and how to prevent your dog from biting by going to the human society website. 

Visit humane society.org for more info 

We are Hiring! 

October 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How would you like to tell your friends that you have a job that lets you enjoy the outdoors and care for animals at the same time? If you would, please read on. Walk This Way is a neighborhood dog walking and pet sitting service seeking individuals to walk dogs, play and care for cats and other small pets in their homes while their owners are away. Currently, we are seeking applicants that LIVE in- Manayunk, Roxborough, Wissahickon, Andorra and East Falls areas. If you live more than a ten minute drive from the Manayunk area please do not reply. Qualified applicants must:
Genuinely love and have experience caring for dogs, cats, and other small pets

Be honest, caring, responsible and reliable

Be at least 21 years of age

Have a cell phone

Have daily internet access and be able to print

Have a valid driver’s license and OWN (not shared) a reliable motor vehicle

Enjoy working outside in all types of weather- THIS INCLUDES SNOW

Living in the following areas: Manayunk, Roxborough, Wissahickon, Andorra and East Falls


MUST Be able to make a ONE year commitment with our company

If you meet all of the qualifications and are interested in a position with Walk This Way please reply to dara.walkthisway@gmail.com with an email that includes your:





INCLUDE A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF- even if you have not worked for a dog walking or pet sitting company before.


Thank you for using Walk This Way!!

Cat Shedding! 

July 11, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shedding is a nuisance!

It can leave a mess on your clothes, furniture, and throughout your entire home. It also can contribute to hairball problems – especially in long hair breeds – which can lead to serious health problems for your pet.

Healthy shedding is a normal process that occurs every day and varies in degree due to factors like your cat’s age, her diet, and the season. By controlling shedding, and dealing with its fallout, you can keep your cat healthier and your home cleaner. Here are some effective control techniques:

1. Start from the inside out-

Your pet’s coat is a reflection of what she eats. You’ll be surprised what a difference you’ll see if you insist on feeding your cat a premium brand food. High quality diets like Drs. Foster & Smith’s Signature Series® Healthy Cat Food Provide optimal nutrition rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that help soften skin and reduce excess shedding. 

We also suggest adding supplements for skin and coat:
Vitacoat® Plus for Cats, a blend of vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. 
2.) Give it the brush off-

If you brush your cat regularly – and you should – you will notice that sometimes it produces very little hair, and other times it produces handfuls. You are simply witnessing changes in the rate of shedding. Using the right tools, daily or weekly brushing can detangle mats, remove dead undercoat, lift away excess dander, and add shine: 

Mat Removing Tools remove matted and tangled hair, yet are gentle on your cat’s delicate skin.
Slicker Brushes have fine wire bristles useful for final brush-out, removing mats and tangles.

Deshedding tools remove handfuls of loose pet hair and undercoat in minutes, to promote a healthier coat.

3.) Rinse, wipe, and spray it away

Bathing your cat regularly helps remove loose hair, excess oils, and it reduces odor. If your cat is water-fussy, you may want to use disposable pads – such as Cat Bath Wipes saturated with natural proteins and conditioners, or waterless cleaners which you spritz on, massage in, and towel off. 
4.) Keep it under wraps
Use attractive throws to protect your furniture. They are easy to put out during periods of peak shedding, easily removed when company visits, and can be tossed into the washer for cleaning. 

5.) Keep it in its place
There is an alternative to having cat hair all over your couch or favorite chair… and your home. Cat beds, trees, or play furniture afford your cat a comfortable place of her own to hang out. 

6.) Clean up loose ends
From time-to-time every cat owner needs help cleaning up: 

The Pick-Up Roller is a proven tool and a customer favorite. 
Save time keeping your home pet hair free with a Mega-Cleaning Kit.

Work cited-


Ten Interesting Differences Between Cats and Dogs! 

May 24, 2016 at 2:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1. Dogs can be trained quickly, some in a matter of minutes, to obey basic commands like ‘come’ and ‘sit.’
Most cats are difficult if not impossible to train to respond to directives.

2. Cats can be housetrained in an instant as long as they have access to a litter box. There’s really no training to it, in fact. It’s instinct.
Most dogs take considerably longer to housebreak, and some just never get all the way there. Unlike with Fluffy, housebreaking a pup is usually a hands-on, time intensive project.

3. Dogs are social beings. They want to be with their pack, wherever their pack may be.
Cats are solitary by comparison and their primary attachment (when forced to choose) is to their territory rather than other two or four-legged animals.

4. Dogs have 42 teeth.
Cats have 30.

5. Cats can jump and climb, giving them more options when they need to hunt for food, or when they feel threatened.
Dogs are earthbound, so they need their pack to hunt effectively. And when a threat triggers their fight-or-flight response, they are more likely to react with aggression because their ability to flee from a predator is limited.

6. Dogs are scavenging carnivores, which means although they are primarily meat-eaters, if necessary they can survive on plant material alone (remember, surviving is different than thriving).
Cats are obligate or strict carnivores. Kitties cannot sustain life without eating meat in some form.

7. Dogs in the wild catch their prey by running it down. They are long distance runners, not sprinters.
Cats creep up on their prey and catch it by surprise. They are sprinters, not distance runners.

8. Cats cannot be fasted and should not be dieted down too quickly. Kitties don’t efficiently burn fat reserves as an energy source. Instead, without food, their bodies break down non-fatty tissues for energy. This can lead to a life-threatening liver condition called hepatic lipidosis.
Dogs are much better at using their fat reserves and can tolerate a lack of food for much longer than cats.

9. Cats have retractable claws that stay sharp because they are protected inside the toes.
Dogs claws are always extended and become blunt from constant contact with the ground when they walk.

10. A dog’s memory is only about five minutes long.
Kitties can remember up to 16 hours.


Welcome Furry Friends! 

October 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Walk This Way would like to welcome some new friends this month! 

Cooper D



Louie Faye




Max W

Good Luck!!

7 Steps to a Happier Pet!! :)

July 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

  1. Make sure your pet is spayed/neutered
  2. Make sure your pet wears a collar and current ID tag, consider micro-chipping
  3. Make sure to enroll new puppy in behavioral training classes
  4. Make sure pet has complete medical exam at least once a yr
  5. Make sure you have a plan for your pet in case of a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, fire)
  6. Learn how to avoid dog bites and prevent your dog from biting
  7. Plan for pets future in case something happens to you

Visit humanesociety.org for more information

Star Pet of the Month!!!! (August) 

May 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We are very happy to announce that Slipperz is our star pet of the month for August! 

Slipperz is a small dog with a fabulous disposition, always happy & friendly. She’s sweet & laid back with no aggression or possession issues other dogs have. She loves her walks and her cuddle time. She gets along well with the family cat. During her walks she listens & walks with no barking at other dogs and greets everyone she meets. 


Congratulations Slipperz, we love you! 

PAWS Discount

April 29, 2008 at 4:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Walk this Way is pleased to announce a new discounted rate for Philly PAWS foster parents!

A half-hour visit with a PAWS foster dog is only $13 for the duration of the time the dog is in foster care and for the first week in a new home once the dog is adopted.

Walk this Way proudly supports the mission of Philly PAWS – saving the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. Taking in nearly 30,000 animals each year, and operating the highest volume shelter in the region, PAWS is working to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in the City of Philadelphia.

Thinking of adding a new pet to your home? Click here to view animals available for adoption.

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