News Release

Contact:             Rick Ingram

DogSmith Franchise Services

1-888-Dog-Smith (364-7648)

The DogSmith ‘Comes’ to Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County FL

The DogSmith, a national Dog Training and Pet Care Franchise, announces its newest locally owned and operated DogSmith serving East Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Mary Esther, Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Crestview and Milton.

Milton, FL – March 11, 2010. The DogSmith Franchise Services proudly announces the Grand Opening of its newest DogSmith providing Dog Training and Pet Care Services from Gulf Breeze to Okaloosa Island.  Locally owned and operated by Christina Horne, The DogSmith is the nation’s only full service pet care franchise offering a wide variety of individually tailored Dog Training, Pet Sitting, Pet Waste Cleanup, Dog Walking and Pet Nutrition services which can be customized to suit individual needs and schedules.

The DogSmith offers a wide array of private and group dog training programs including “latch-key,” “board and train,”  canine slumber parties and much more. Whether you need your pet cared for while on an extended vacation or you simply want the family dog walked while you are busy at work, the DogSmith has an affordable program for you.  And all DogSmith technicians are fully insured, bonded and certified in Canine/Feline first aid.

Horne points out that The DogSmith services set a new standard for in-home pet care and dog walking. “As a dog trainer and pet care professional looking after a client’s family pet, simply caring about animals is not enough” says Horne, “you also need the training, skills and experience to qualify as a DogSmith Pet Care Technician.  Pet sitting requires specialized skills and every DogSmith staff member is a fully certified Pet Care Technician, qualified to look after pets of all kinds including aging dogs or pets with special needs,” says Horne.  Pet sitting customers can also benefit from having someone look after their home while their pet is being cared for.  The DogSmith pet care program is unique in that it is managed

by certified dog trainers and pet care professionals.  Because of this their level of understanding and expertise caring for your pets is unmatched in the pet care industry. The DogSmith’s mission is to provide affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden.  “We care for your pet’s needs one woof at a time” says Horne.

For additional information on The DogSmith contact Rick Ingram by phone on 1.888.364.7648 or by email at You can also visit their website at

About The DogSmith

The DogSmith Franchise Services Inc. is a Florida based company whose mission is to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship, and the quality of the life they share, through providing professional support and training to pet dog owners, supporting and assisting animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals and offering affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden. To learn more about the DogSmith or become a DogSmith Dog Trainer, visit or call 1-888-364-7648.