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Pet sitting, Dog walking & Dog training

Say goodbye to traditional pet care!  
Derrick is not an "app".  
He does not have a "Team" & has no interest in franchising & never will!
Tankie's Paw Print, Beach Dawg Care
Derrick Higgins, Tankie, Beach Dawg Care

   My husband and I lost our beloved dog "Tankie" of 11 years due to an enlarged heart in 2021.  Tankie passed away in my arms.  I was devastated & made a promise to our sweet boy Tankie right then to have a life change shift & new mission to help as many animals as possible.  Tankie was such an incredible, unique dog & is my inspiration for starting Beach Dawg Care.  Beach Dawg Care is his legacy & that's him right there in my logo and his actual paw print on my website!  "Beach Dawg" was his nickname. 

   Hug your dogs every single day!  Give & show loads of love ❤️ always to your Fur Babies 🐶 !

   Derrick's Beach Dawg Care is full of love, stability, positive reinforcement and healing hands.  No worrying about mingling with other dogs!  Derrick is fully bonded, licensed & insured provider of premium Dog walking services, Pet sitting & Dog training proudly supporting pet parents in Wilton Manors & Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

   Here is a recent article written about Tankie  and Derrick in the Winter issue of Pet Sitters International's "Pet Sitter World" Magazine in which they interviewed Derrick and he shared his story about Tankie & how he is the inspiration for starting "Beach Dawg Care":

Derrick Higgins, Beach Dawg Care
“All Dogs Are Equal.”
― Derrick Alan Higgins

   The last few years has seen the emergence of multi-million dollar dog walking & pet sitting companies who describe themselves as an "app" or the "Uber of Dog walking & Pet sitting".  At the end of the day, your fur baby doesn't care about apps!  They just want to know they're loved & 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 all animals.

   Derrick Alan Higgins is known as the "go-to guy" for all things pet related.  He is very detail-oriented & very responsible with his clients.  Beach Dawg Care is a holistic approach to a pet's health considering every aspect of your pet from food, nutrition, lifestyle & activity level individualized with loving care. 

   Derrick is experienced with all types of pets including big, small, strong & hyper pups including Bully Breeds.

    Derrick is Licensed, Fully Bonded, Insured, Multi-Certified & a Professional through:

  • His proof of a clear Federal, Multi-State & County Criminal History/Background Check Screening Report has been completed & is provided by ACUTRAQ.

   Derrick is an Animal Rights Advocate & member of PETA, 9 year Vegan, absolutely loves all animals & 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 & Sociology.  (Pets have their psychology & 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 which allows him to bring Mindfulness-inspired skills to all his pet care services.

    Motivated by his love & passion for all animals & a deep understanding of quality pet care, Derrick continues to expand his service offerings to meet the needs of pet parents with the training & skills to keep pets safe, happy & engaged.  When you and your fur baby come to Beach Dawg Care, you become part of Derrick's Family. 
















Derrick Higgins and Tankie
Derrick Higgins and Tankie


Derrick Higgins Pet First Aid and CPCR certified


Proud Member of the 

Wilton Manors Business Association

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Wilton Manors Business Association

Contact Derrick

The best way to contact me is by using this form as I am usually taking care of gorgeous pets.  I can then arrange a convenient time to give you a call.  We will start with an initial phone call to discuss pets you have, what your needs & expectations are.  I can also tell you a little about myself and my business.  This will allow us both to have enough info to decide to schedule a Meet and Greet Consultation.

Derrick Higgins and Tankie
Derrick Higgins, Beach Dawg Care
Beach Dawg Care is focused on Inclusiveness & Respect

Derrick is a Member and Supporter of the LGBTQ+ Community.

He is not only focused on your Dog's needs and comfort, but also understands how stressful it can be to trust another individual with your beloved Fur Baby Family member.

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