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WELCOME TO DERRICK'S
BEACH DAWG CARE®

Private & Personalized
Pet Care
for Wilton Manors, FL

and nearby areas

Meet Your Trusted Pet Care Provider

A Heartwarming Journey

"In 2021, my husband and I experienced a heartbreaking loss when our beloved dog, Tankie, passed away in my arms. Tankie's enlarged heart took him away from us after 11 incredible years together. Devastated by the loss, I made a promise to Tankie to dedicate my life to helping as many animals as possible. This promise led me to create Beach Dawg Care®, a place where I can provide professional and reliable services to pet owners in need. With decades of experience and a deep understanding of pet parents' expectations, I strive to ensure every animal is safe, happy, and loved. I continuously learn and improve my skills to be the best Dog Sitter in Wilton Manors, inspired by Tankie's legacy."

Tanke and Me Best

Derrick & Tankie in 2018

Friendly and Professional
Pet sitter, Dog walker, and Dog trainer

Posttraumatic Growth and Building Resilience

With a passion for animals and a commitment to their well-being, Beach Dawg Care® offers top-notch pet sitting services. The founder, Derrick, has over decades of experience and training in pet care. He understands the expectations of pet parents and is dedicated to ensuring every animal is safe, happy, and loved. Derrick's love for animals was further fueled by his own personal experience with his beloved dog, Tankie. In a heartfelt article featured in Pet Sitters International's 'Pet Sitter's World' Magazine, Derrick shared his story of Tankie's passing and how it inspired him to start Beach Dawg Care®. Through his journey of posttraumatic growth and building resilience, Derrick has become a trusted and compassionate pet sitter in Wilton Manors. At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick strives to provide the best care for your furry friends, giving you peace of mind while you're away.

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.

 Fully Licensed, Insured, Bonded,
Background Check Verified,

Pet Care Trained & Certified
Professional

Derrick is dedicated to providing the highest quality pet care services.

He is trained, certified, and an experienced pet care professional who is fully bonded, licensed, and insured. 

Certified Professional in
Pet First Aid &
CPCR for Pet Care

Your dog's safety is his top priority! 

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is passionate about providing exceptional care for your furry friends. Derrick is dedicated to ensuring the well-being and happiness of every dog in his care. As a certified professional in Pet First Aid & CPCR for Pet-Care Professionals, Derrick is fully trained in canine first aid and cardio pulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR). He is experienced to handle any medical emergencies that may arise. Your dog's safety is his top priority! He prides himself on his patience, kindness, and competence, and his clients can attest to the exceptional care he provides. Whether it's a short walk or an extended stay, no job is too big or too small for him. Contact Derrick today and let him take care of your precious pet.

Derrick Higgins
Derrick Higgins

Promoting Animal Welfare & Pet Adoption

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick Higgins is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and pet adoption. He believes that every animal deserves love, care, and a forever home. He has been committed to making a positive impact in the lives of animals in need. His mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, and to find them loving families. Through Derrick's efforts, he aims to raise awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership and the benefits of adopting a shelter animal. Join him in his journey to make a difference in the lives of animals and create a compassionate community.

No Franchise, No App, No Team.
Just Derrick's Genuine Love For Dogs.

Derrick Higgins

Providing Tail-Wagging Happiness

With a passion for dogs and a commitment to their well-being, Beach Dawg Care® offers exceptional pet sitting services in Wilton Manors. As a dedicated dog sitter, Derrick has been providing professional and reliable care for many years. With decades of experience and ongoing training, Derrick understands the expectations of pet parents and strives to exceed them. At Beach Dawg Care®, he believes in genuine care and individual attention for every furry friend. No franchise, no app, no team or a faceless corporationJust Derrick's genuine love for dogs and his commitment to their happiness and safety. Contact Derrick at Beach Dawg Care® to give your pet the attention they deserve.

Derrick Higgins

About
Derrick Higgins

Connecting Dogs with Loving Homes

Derrick Higgins is dedicated to finding loving homes for dogs in need. His mission is to connect pet owners with pets available for adoption, and to facilitate the process of finding homes and new families for dogs. He works closely with his animal rescue partners to coordinate adoptions and provide information about dogs currently available for adoption. With his passion for animals and commitment to their well-being, he strives to make a difference in the lives of dogs and the families who adopt them.

Experience the Difference

A Tail of Love

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick believes in providing holistic techniques in a nurturing environment to naturally balance your dog's energy and health. With years of experience and training, he understands the expectations of all pet parents. He is dedicated to ensuring every animal is safe and happy in every situation. He is constantly learning about new care techniques and pride himself on improving his skill set to be the best Dog Care Provider in Wilton Manors.

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Derrick Higgins
Derrick Higgins and Tankie

Unleashing the Love

"Since I was young I've had a deep passion for animals. Being a dog sitter allows me to combine my love for dogs with my desire to provide exceptional care. With over 20 years of experience, I have become a trusted and reliable choice for pet owners in the Wilton Manors area. I am dedicated to ensuring the well-being and happiness of every furry friend that comes under my care. At Beach Dawg Care®, I offer personalized services tailored to meet the unique needs of each dog. From daily walks to overnight stays, your pet will receive loads of love and attention. Join my family and give your dog the care they deserve."

Wellness Therapy

Derrick Higgins

Tranquility and Peacefulness

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is passionate about providing exceptional care for your furry friends. With years of experience in dog sitting, he understands the unique needs of each dog and strives to create a safe and comfortable environment for them. Derrick is committed to ensuring the well-being and happiness of your pets. From dog wellness therapy to dog massage, he offers a range of services to awaken your dog's spirit and promote their overall health. With a focus on tranquility and peacefulness, he incorporates elements of meditation and guided relaxation to create a serene atmosphere for your beloved pets. Join him at Beach Dawg Care® and let Derrick become an integral part of your dog's extended family. Namaste!

Holistic Preventative Healthcare

Unique Approach To Dog Training

Derrick Higgins is a passionate Dog Trainer who believes in holistic preventative healthcare for our furry friends. With a background in yoga and a vegan lifestyle, Derrick brings a unique approach to dog training. He understands the importance of a balanced and harmonious relationship between dogs and their owners. Derrick's training sessions are not only effective but also enjoyable for both dogs and their humans. His goal is to create a loving and respectful bond between dogs and their families.

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Derrick Higgins and Tankie

Derrick and Tankie looking at the Golden Gate Bridge from Angel Island in 2018.

Expert

Dog Training

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is passionate about helping dogs and their owners build a strong and harmonious bond. With years of experience in dog training, he understands that every dog is unique and requires personalized attention. Derrick is committed to providing the best care and guidance to ensure your dog's well-being and happiness. Whether you have a new puppy or a dog with behavioral challenges, he is here to support you every step of the way. Contact him today for professional dog training services and peace of mind. Need someone to walk and dog sit your dog while you are on vacation? Contact Derrick, your reliable and experienced dog sitter.

Derrick's Approach

Derrick Higgins

Experienced. Knowledgeable. Compassionate.

With a passion for dogs and a commitment to their well-being, Beach Dawg Care® is dedicated to providing top-notch training and care for all breeds, sizes, and energy levels. Derrick is an experienced and knowledgeable dog trainer and is licensed, fully bonded, and insured. He is proud to be multi-certified through PSI, ensuring that he stays up-to-date with the latest industry standards and techniques. Rest assured, he has undergone a thorough background check by ACUTRAQ to ensure your peace of mind. He is also Pet First Aid & CPCR Certified, ready to handle any situation that may arise. As an animal rights advocate, Derrick believes in treating all animals with kindness and respect. Derrick's 10-year vegan lifestyle reflects his commitment to ethical practices. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Appalachian State University, with minors in Psychology & Sociology. Additionally, he is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance and has experience in Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork, bringing a holistic approach to his training programs. At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is here to help you build a strong bond with your furry friend and overcome any behavioral challenges you may face. Trust him to provide the guidance and support you need to raise a well-behaved and happy pet.

Derrick Higgins
Beach Dawg Care® is focused on Inclusiveness & Respect

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.

Dedicated To Supporting The Local Community

Derrick's Commitment

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick Higgins is dedicated to supporting the local community and providing professional and reliable pet care services. As a proud member of the Wilton Manors Business Association, he upholds the highest standards of professionalism that pet owners can count on. With his involvement in animal welfare and community outreach programs, he strives to make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their owners. With over decades of experience and training, Derrick understands the expectations of all pet parents. He is committed to ensuring every animal is safe and happy in every situation, providing real solutions to the most common problems pet owners face. He is constantly learning about new care techniques and improving his skill set to be the best Pet Care Provider in Wilton Manors, FL.

Derrick Higgins
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