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Beach Dawg Care®

Expert Pet Care Services at Your Doorstep

Derrick takes pride in carrying on the legacy of his dog, Tankie, who was affectionately known as 'Beach Dawg' and inspired the name of his business.

Keeping Your Pets Safe, Happy, and Loved
at Your Place

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick offers comprehensive pet care services, including pet sitting, dog walking, and dog training, all provided at your place in Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale. He is a trained professional who is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for your beloved pets. He understands that your pets are like family, and he treats them as such. Let Derrick provide you and your pet with the care and attention you both deserve.

Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Private and Safe Walks
for Your Pup
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Pet Sitting Services

in Your Home

Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care

One-on-One Sessions to Train Your Dog

Why Derrick is the Best Choice for Your Pet

Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Pet sitter,
Dog walker, & trainer
Derrick has no "team"!
Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Local Small Business Independently Owned
NOT part of a
Pet-sitting Franchise
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Insured and Bonded for Your Protection
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Service Contract Protects
You and Your Pet
Fully Trained in
Pet First Aid
In The Event
Medical Assistance
Is Required
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Peace of Mind: Background Checked and Certified
Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Personalized Care for
All Types of Pets
Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
No Extra Charge for Pets with
Unique Needs
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One-on-One Attention
for a Happy Pet
Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care
Save a Life:
Get Derrick's
Rescue Discount

Trained, Licensed and Certified Pet Care Services

Namaste, Pet Parents!
I'm Derrick

Tankie's Legacy Lives On

My husband and I were devastated when our beloved Tankie passed away. At his last check-up, the vet discovered an enlarged heart and immediately put him on multiple medications. My husband and I believe the aggressive treatment caused a heart attack. It was a heartbreaking experience that inspired me to help others through their grief and provide holistic care for their pets.

Tankie's passing was a turning point in my life. It inspired me to start Beach Dawg Care®, holistic pet care services dedicated to providing compassionate care for pets. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, I strive to create a healing environment for every furry friend. Through natural remedies, energy healing, and personalized care, I aim to improve their overall well-being.

Tankie, our beloved companion, inspired me to start my journey in holistic pet care and animal rescue. I am forever grateful for the love and lessons Tankie brought into our lives. Every dog I care for is a testament to Tankie's enduring legacy.

Join me on this journey of love, healing, and transformation.

Thank you all for your unwavering support.

Rest in peace, Tankie. We will always love you.

Tanke and Derrick Higgins
Derrick & Tankie in 2018
Tankie's Pawprint
Tankie's Actual Paw Print

Tankie's Actual Paw Print

Dogs Are Family

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick has a deep passion for animals. With years of experience in dog care, he understand the needs and behaviors of our furry friends. His  journey began with Tankie, a beloved member of his family. Derrick and his husband miss him every day, but his paw print reminds them of the joy he brought into their lives. Derrick is committed to providing the highest standard of care and services to your pets. His clients become like family, and he strives to be an integral part of their lives. Join him in creating a happy and safe environment for your lovely pet.

Featured in Top Pet Care Publications Worldwide

Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care

Expertise with All Breeds - Big or Small

Providing Top-Notch Care For Dogs Of All Sizes

Looking for someone experienced with bigger dogs? Look no further! At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick specializes in providing top-notch care for dogs of all sizes, including those big, lovable pups. With over two decades of experience in dog sitting and walking, he understands the unique needs and challenges that come with caring for larger breeds. He is dedicated to ensuring the safety, happiness, and well-being of your furry friend. Contact Derrick today for reliable, trustworthy, and professional dog sitting and walking services for your beloved pet.

Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.

Adopt, Volunteer, Donate - Help Our Furry Friends

Help a Pup Find Their Fur-ever Home

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals. With a passion for rescuing and caring for discarded or unwanted animals, he strives to provide them with a life of comfort and love. Derrick is a strong advocate for dog adoption and works closely with various shelters and rescues to promote this cause. After the loss of his beloved American Bulldog, Tankie, Derrick was inspired to create a service that would ensure all animals feel treasured and protected. Together, we can take action and change the world one rescue animal at a time. Join him in his mission to create a better future for animals in need.

Beach Dawg Care®
Beach Dawg Care®
Beach Dawg Care®

Caring for Your Pet's Mind, Body, and Soul

Peaceful Pet Care for a Serene Mindset

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick believes in a holistic approach to pet care. He understands the importance of a holistic approach to preventative healthcare for pets and the power of holistic pet care to nurture their mind, body, and soul. With his wide range of offerings, including dog massage and dog yoga (a.k.a. “Doga”), he aims to provide a holistic experience that promotes overall health and wellness for your beloved pets. Join him and unleash your pet's inner Zen.

Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Derrick Higgins. Beach Dawg Care.
Tankie and Derrick Higgins

Tankie and Derrick on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay looking over at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Derrick Treats Your Dogs Like Family

His Zen-Like Approach to Dog Care: Ahimsa in Action

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick believes that Dogs Are Family. For years, he has been dedicated to providing valuable information, tips, and advice to dog owners. His mission is to share his thoughts and experiences to help you create a loving and fulfilling relationship with your furry friend. From training tips to health advice, he covers a wide range of topics that are near and dear to his heart. Explore his blog and discover what sparks your interest. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with him, feel free to reach out. Join him on this exciting journey and let's make every day a pawsome adventure!

Love and Respect for All Dogs and People

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick Higgins is dedicated to providing exceptional care for your furry family members. He is passionate about inclusiveness and respect. As a member and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, Derrick understands the importance of creating a safe and welcoming environment for all dogs and their owners. With years of experience, Derrick not only focuses on your dog's needs and comfort but also understands the stress of trusting someone else with your beloved fur baby. His goal is to provide a loving and nurturing environment where your dog can feel at home.

Derrick Higgins of Beach Dawg Care