Here's an example of an unqualified dog-walker.
Police arrested 36-year-old Antonio Palomarez, a Morgan Hill resident, on Friday on suspicion of animal cruelty after he allegedly exercised two dogs to the point of heat exhaustion, killing one.
According to press reports, Santa Clara County officers spotted Palomarez at 4 p.m. on Friday near Calle Mazatan and Calle Cerro pushing a bicycle
and dragging the two pups dogs along as they lay on their sides. Both dogs were panting profusely and were very lethargic, police said.
When officers approached him, he told police he had taken his pit bull and his neighbor's boxer on a 7-mile run to "tire them out." And tired they were. The dogs reportedly ran that entire distance without access to water.
The officer immediately loaded the tired and sick dogs into a patrol vehicle and took them
to the nearest vet, according to news reports.