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🐾Dog Sits | Pack Walks | Dog Behavior🐾 🏙 Brooklyn ↔️ Bay Area 🌉 🏆Award-Winning Service for Dogs & Their Humans 🌈💎Trans-/NB-/GNC-/Queer-Owned🔮

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any movement, community and/or business that is not centering a lens on disability justice in its analysis, practice and policy is 😴 #AbleismIsTrash • As a business owner, manager & momentum-builder, it’s ✨essential✨ I center disability & disability justice in Dandy Dogwalker’s policy + practice. // In 2008ish, before I was a dog walker, I started working w/ Mia (who co-designed this shirt) as her travel personal care attendant. I had the opportunity to sit through countless workshops & just *listen* + *learn* for free, from sick and disabled women and trans* folks of color, about intersectional politics + the impact of abled folks & ableism on my community. // The Dandy Dogwalker prides itself not only as an equal opportunity employer; we also pride ourself on respecting our employees & clients. Dog walking is obviously an incredibly physical job. We value open, honest, direct communication around capacity - especially as it shifts - and we work our hardest to move *with* folks through their needs, versus *against* them. It is of extreme importance to me that my team/pack feels my gratitude, my commitment, my devotion to understanding the complexities of PTSD with chronic illness and disability. Everyone deserves employment. Everyone deserves to not just survive - but thrive. // This shirt was mainly born from the #StrawBan, which CA unfortunately became the first state to adopt. Places are to withhold straws (or use biodegradable ones etc); folks can ask for plastic straws if needed. I could rip this apart for hours; a great summary is that now @starbucks will start 💰charging💰 folks for plastic straws (read: if you’re disabled and need a straw to hydrate, you need not only to ask & subject yourself to shaming by progressive liberal “environmentalists” to whom you’ll be asked to prove your disability - but - you’ll also need to pay money to be able to use that straw). #SuckItAbleism // Another element to the straw ban? Monsanto grows biodegradable straws. DOW Chemical and ExxonMobil are leading plastics producers. 🤔 #ProfitBeforePeople • 👁‍🗨SHIRT by @jeeheipark x @mia.mingus • 📸 by Danielle @crystal_cave#oneofthem #dandydogwalker #queerowned

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Arrow is especially paying wicked close attention 🙄👀 #PhotoAverse • [ Weds 19 Sept 2018 ] • 🐾 (L to R): Raja #GermanShepherd / Archie (Raja’s next door gaybor) #WireHairedPointingGriffon / Indi #FormosanMountainDog / Wrigley #ChihuahuaMix / Arrow #LabMix / Gracie #SeniorLabradoodle / Luna @itslunabuna #HuskyMix / Auggie @auggie_the_doggee #PitMix • 📸 Hadley | #AlamedaCA #DandyDogPack #PackLeader #QueerBusinessOwner #TransBusinessOwner • [ Image Description: A pack of 8 dogs of various sizes sits and lies in controlled repose in a shaded neighborhood street in Alameda, California. It’s sunny and a lot of the dogs are panting. ] • • • • • • #DandyDogwalker #ILoveAlameda #DogsOfAlameda #AlamedaDogs #AlamedaDogWalker #BayAreaDogWalker #DogBehavior #ImpulseControl #DogPack #LeaderOfThePack #BayAreaDogs #NerdAlerts #DogsOfInstagram #RescueDogs #AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall

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who else is m o n d a z e d 😴 • • • 🐾(L to R) Henderson @henderpy | Tiny @gretatinydancer | Ed | Bono • 📸Danielle @crystal_cave | #DandyDogwalker #SFMission #DandyDogPack #PackLeader • • • [ Image Description: Four small dogs sit on a park bench: on the far left, a silky terrier mix is panting and smiling at the teacup chihuahua next to him; the terrier is wearing a Hawaiian shirt, the chihuahua a pink marbled sweatshirt with a purple-and-white Wildebeest bandana collar. Next to them is a yawning jack russell terrier mix, and a smiling senior mixbreed babe. They are in sunshine in San Francisco, California. ] • • • • • • #ForYourCreaturesComfort #DogsOfSF #SFDogs #DogsOfSanFrancisco #SanFranciscoDogs #RescueDogs #DogsOfInstagram #ABC7now #nbcbayarea #bayarea #sanfrancisco #calidogs #bayareadogs #bayareadogwalkers #sfdogwalker #dogwalkersofsanfrancisco #gaydog #mondaze #WhereYouLive #TongueOutTuesday

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...when you’re trying suuuuper hard not to pant so you don’t look like a weirdo, not realizing you look like a weirdo anyway. 😶 • • • 🐩Tiny | @gretatinydancer | #GretaTinyDancer #SanFranciscoDogs #MyWildebeest #TeacupChihuahua #RescueDog • • • [ Image Description: A four-pound beige chihuahua in a green marbled sweater and a purple-and-white patterned bandana collar sits on some rocks and twigs in front of a fence in Oakland. Her lips are slightly parted, revealing approximately three to four tiny front teeth. ] • • • • • • #DandyDogwalker #DandyDogPack #ForYourCreaturesComfort #DogsOfSanFrancisco #SFDogs #DogsOfSF #BayAreaDogs #BayArea #OaklandHills #CaliDog #DogRehabilitation #PackAnimal #TGIF #friyay #weekender #fashionista #DogStyle #NYFW #NerdAlert #dogue #DogModel #ChihuahuaFanatics #ChiLove #GayDog #DogsOfInstagram

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airplane chic #nyfw #fashionweek #dogue • • • 🐕Moto | #shibainu #seniordog #rescuedog #airplanechic • • • #dandydogwalker #dandydogpack #foryourcreaturescomfort #dogsofinstagram #alamedadogs #shiba #shibamania #bayareadogs #calidog #dogsincones #ilovealameda • • • [ Image Description: Senior Shiba Inu on Couch Wearing an “Inflatable-Neck-Pillow-esque” Soft Cone Looks Bemusedly At The Camera ]

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they never get tired of window shopping. except when they’re tired. 😴 • • • 🐩(Left to Right): Arrow + Auggie @auggie_the_doggee + Archie + Tiny @gretatinydancer + Indi + Luna @itslunabuna + Gracie Face Show Pony of Alameda • • • [ Image Description: seven dogs of various sizes sit on and in front of benches at an outdoor shopping plaza ] • • • #dandydogwalker #dandydogpack #foryourcreaturescomfort #dogsofalameda #alamedadogs #ilovealameda #bayareadogs #calidog #dogrehabilitation #alamedaca #bayarea #eastbay #leaderofthepack #packleader #tuesdaze #dogsofinstagram #shoptillyoudrop

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...moon just got into libra today *and* you’re moving thru shit that makes you wicked so uncomfortable looks = SAMESIES, @auggie_the_doggee 😛😐😑💎 listen, pressure makes the diamond, right? (or something like that? 🤔) This past week Auggie, the babe pictured here, worked his tail off (pun intended) (yes he still has his tail) joining his new pack and learning his new expectations and routine with me. Welcome aboard, babe! Auggie had an *incredible* first week doing stuff every day that made him very uncomfortable: namely, most things, but especially being and ultimately sitting and staying around and near unpredictable and loud noises. Luckily @auggie_the_doggee loves another doggee, so he has been fitting in with and learning from his 7 other packmates quickly. We’re so glad to have you aboard, mister - you’re doing incredible work already!! 💞🌹💎🐾🎒👓🕶 (And so are your awesome #pawrents 🤭😘🏆) #PackWalksHeal • • • [ Image Description: A black medium-sized dog with white chest and face markings sits with his tongue out, making a face at the camera, as if he’s rolling his eyes. The backdrop is @southshorecenter in Alameda, California ]

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...that feeling you get when yr really feelin’ yrself, and you don’t give a crap if other ppl are looking cuz yr a MF 4lb chihuahua. be more like tiny. 💋🌹💎🐕✨ #LetYourWeirdLightShine #ShineBrightLikeADiamond #Respectfully • • • 🐕 Tiny | @gretatinydancer • • • • • • #dandydogwalker #dandydogpack #foryourcreaturescomfort #gretatinydancer #dogsofsf #sfdogs #sfdog #dogsofsanfrancisco #sanfranciscodogs #dogsofinstagram #letyourfreakflagfly #weirdo #weirdos #teamweirdo #mywildebeest #chilove #chihuahuafanatics #tinydog #alamedaca #ilovealameda #bayareadogs #calidog #rescuedog

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Meet 🌹MO🌹, the sweetest spaniel mix (aside from @thebabypumpkin of course). Mo lives in #BrooklynNY and got sooooo lucky to find one of my dog walk mentors, Nancy Soyer of @brooklyndogwalk, as her primary dog walking pack. Lucky babe!! Anyway, I met Mo #LongDistanceRelationship style via Skype a few months ago, because her humans wanted to talk more about Mo’s growing nervous behavior + nervousness on walks + leash reactivity + dog reactivity + etc stresses of living in an urban environment. THANKFULLY we got to meet in-person for a 2-hour behavior session while I was in Brooklyn a couple weeks ago; little Mo and her humans are working on more structured (and longer!) walk time together and slowing down and impulse control, basically working on reconditioning Mo to look to her people vs. pull like a wackadoodle toward home etc. 💞LOVE THIS CRITTER💞 and her humans are ✨amazing✨ and I know she’s having the best of times with Nancy in #TheHamptons on her summer retreat 😘. #MustLoveNervousWeirdos #ToupeeAndMuttonchops #DogsOfBrooklyn #BrooklynDogWalk • • • 📸 Nancy | @brooklyndogwalk • 🐩 Mo | #BrooklynDog #cockalier • • • #dogrehabilitation #spanielmix #cockaliersofinstagram #nervousnelly #muttonchops #dogsofbrooklyn #brooklyndogs #dogsofnyc #nycdogs #dogboarding #dogdaysofsummer #tbt #newyork #dogwalking #brooklyndogwalker

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...when you had a fantastic vaycay gaycay annnnnd also you’re just kinda stoked to be home cuz actually deep down you crave familiarity and routine and comfort and private dance parties for one on rooftops and in back yards. + + + 🐩 @gretatinydancer in @wildebeest_co | #gretatinydancer #mywildebeest #sfdog #dogsofsanfrancisco #calidog #teacupchihuahua #fashionista #rescuedog #esa #dancingonmyown + + + • • • • • • #dandydogwalker #dandydogpack #foryourcreaturescomfort #dogsofsf #sanfranciscodogs #missionresident #sfmission #sfbayarea #dogsofinstagram #instadog #dogstagram #instapet #weeklyfluff #huffpostgram #ruffpost #smalldogs #nerdalert #gaydog #sanfrancisco

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...just in case you queens forgot: nobody expects you to be perfect; strive to move toward acting from your most authentic, grounded place of compassionate integrity. You are doing a great job, in any given moment, doing the best that you can. 🌹💋💦 • • 📸Hadley | #DandyDogWalker #PackLeader #LeaderOfThePack #DandyDogPack #AlamedaCA • 🐩Luna | 8ish months | #rescuedog #muttsofinstagram #puppylove #puppiesofinstagram • • • • • • #compassionateliving #dogwalkerlife #dogmeme #compassion #youaredoingagreatjob #eclipseseason #everythingretrograde #marsretrograde #mercuryretrograde #GoddexxGuideTheWay #eastbay #bayareadogs #dogsofalameda #dogsofinstagram @theellenshow #dogrehabilitation #reciprocalhealing #puppyproblems #tgif

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Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. • • • • When two Black Women get stabbed by a white cisman on BART... when two.Black.Women.get.stabbed.by.a.white.cisman.on.BART...... when a different Black Woman calls BART Police after seeing said white man several days later, leading to his arrest... when two Black siblings are stabbed and one, Nia Wilson, is murdered, in Oakland, if you’re white (I am white) and you “think” you can “explain” to me how this wasn’t racially motivated / why folks of color should not be righteously angry / how a sharp increase in violent white terrorism since November isn’t directly related to having had The First Black President in office for eight years, followed by having a white nationalist ku klucker in office for 9ish months / how Nia Wilson’s death isn’t directly related to how women of color (and men of color and transwomen of color and freaks of color and neuroatypical folks of color and disabled people of color) are unsafe and at risk literally E V E R Y S I N G L E D A Y just for existing, just for how their bodies move (and have been murdered or criminalized (or both) (or institutionalized) in the USA for literally centuries) - if you’re a white person like I am - if you aren’t mad, if you’re making excuses, if you’re turning away because it’s inconvenient or because it makes you feel shitty, it’s time for some deep soul-searching before you beep-lock your damn audi 16 times after you see a Black Man walk by. Think what you’re communicating literally all the fucking time. Make eye contact when it’s appropriate/consensual and be a human being to other human beings. Know your neighbors. Help one another survive. We need one another to survive. Say and remember her name - Nia Wilson - remember her kindness her sister talks about, and her ✨humanity✨, and her compassion - and remember how scared folks of color (especially Black Women) must be (especially of white men). Keep your eye out; we are all that we have. Make your presence known without escalating a situation (i.e. don’t get your Black friend arrested for being in juxtaposition to your white-savior-based anger). 🔥💎🔥 • #JusticeForNia #NiaWilson • 🌹IMAGE: @broobs.psd

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