Despite what we may really want to do (like play with dogs all day), all the Dawg Squad people have other jobs, and this writer happens to be a nurse (a people nurse!) As a nurse, I read a lot of medical studies regarding various health-related topics.

We have all heard about the benefits of  healthy lifestyles and walking to help prevent and/or treat various ailments such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression.

But I had to share what I recently read on by a physician who discussed various scientific studies on the effects of exercise to help prevent, and even treat, cancer, explaining that only as little of 150 minutes of physical activity a week may help prevent or result in improved cancer outcomes!

OK, fine, so why am I putting all this depressing people stuff in a Dawg Squad blog?

Well, because this physician stated that he often prescribes a dog for his patients! Yes–a dog! Why? Because a dog has to be walked, and people with dogs will most likely walk them at least 150 minutes over a week–the minimum amount of exercise found to corelate with improved health!

So–to help stay healthy, walk your dog!

Don’t have a dog? Well, Dawg Squad is here to help! We have dogs of all shapes and sizes that would be happy to walk with you!

Are you a little dog kind of person, that likes to take short strolls and you’re not ready, or willing, to train for the next LA Marathon? Well, Sundae, Noelle, Robb, Bridgette, Catelyn, or Pooky may just be your style! All small dogs with short, tiny legs, any one of them would be more than happy to join you for a daily jaunt around the block!

pooky and bridgette


robb for thumb                                                  cate stand front








Like bigger dogs, but would you rather watch TV, read a book, or hang out at the local cafe and participate only in the minimal amount of exercise you and your dog needs to keep healthy? Then, you might want to consider Rebuy, Oscar Lee, Connie, or Nessie–all great dogs who would love to walk at your pace!

rebuy good stand

connie adorable
















Are you a runner? Training for a marathon? One of those active people that spend all their free time hiking? Then consider Mumbles or Bayou–those two will match your every step!

bayou usa mumbles front stand












So, be healthy, stay healthy – WALK A DOG

You can meet all of our Dawg Squad dogs at Unleased by Petco located in Ladera Center where Centinela, LaTijera, and La Cienega Blvds meet. We are there on Saturdays from 11:00 – 2:30. Stop by and take a dog for a walk!



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