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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
Nashville judge permanently suspends guardian
May 22, 2013 23:17 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville judge has permanently suspended the public guardian of Davidson County while citing "significant concerns" that she charged excessive fees to the elderly and disabled people she is supposed to protect.
The Tennessean (http://goo.gl/1P5gG ) is reporting that Probate Judge Randy Kennedy terminated public guardian Jeanan Mills Stuart following questions over her billing practices.
As public guardian, Stuart was responsible for making legal, medical and financial decisions for incapacitated people who had no family or friends willing or able to make decisions for them. The paper's revelations showed how Stuart charged those in her care legal rates of $200 to $225 an hour to perform tasks such as shopping or helping them move to an assisted living facility.
Stuart, who has resigned, did not respond to a call seeking comment.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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