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A local pet sitting company goes high tech, and gives dog owners peace of mind.
Halie Dodson is a dog's best friend. She arrives Monday through Friday, with a leash in hand.
"Do you want to go for a walk?" asks Dodson.
Dodson owns "Pawsitive Steps", a dog walking service that's going high tech.
It starts by scanning a bar code, activating GPS technology.
Owners can track where and when their dog's are walked.
"And we're able to offer our clients 100% accountability, for the services that we're offering and that gives them the peace of mind that they need," says Halie Dodson, with Pawsitive Steps.
So while Halie is walking Gus, Gus's owner can track what's happening from her downtown law office.
"Because you can actually see where you're dog is walking around town," says dog owner Mitzi George.
Mitzi George receives an email when her dog walker arrives, and when she leaves.
A website displays a map and notes from her walker.
"It really is comforting to know, and to be able to double check and see what has been going on while you're away from the house," says George.
Dodson's company is the first in Nashville to use the Pet Check GPS technology, it's included with the service.
Pawsitive Steps will also send you a picture during the day, just so you know your dog got out and about.
"If you've got an animal and you really like to dote on your animal, these are the types of services that we want to provide for you, so that you can do that," says Halie Dodson.
Dodson now employs seven people. Dog walking is a high-growth business.
And with new technology, it's more accountable than ever before.
Halie Dodson started her company after she lost her job in 2009, and she serves areas around Franklin and Nashville.
Tuesday, July 24 2012, 08:52 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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