My name is

Derrick Alan Higgins

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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 and his actual paw print on my site!

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   Hug your dogs every single day!

   Give & show loads of love ❤️ always to your fur babies 🐶 !


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

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   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 Licensed, Fully Bonded, Insured & Multi-Certified through Pet Sitters Associates, a Professional with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers,  the International Association of Canine ProfessionalsPet 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:

  • Surfside

  • 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. 


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