Though dogs might be colorblind, it's likely they will find comfort in the bright and colorful private suites at The Golden Paw. The boarding kennels are each coated in fresh, natural colors that remind canine visitors of healthy lawns, and also feature amenities such as flat-screen TVs, plush bedding, and web cameras so owners can make sure their dogs are happily eating, playing, and flossing their teeth. In addition to providing pets with a little rest and relaxation, the team provides full-service grooming and obedience training, and recently added daycare to its list of services.
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At Happy Tails Pet Care's kennel-free dog boarding facilities, a caring, professional staff trained in pet first aid and CPR nurtures pooches with exercise, socialization, and large helpings of love. During the day, canine boarders can socialize with other dogs by chasing squirrels, fetching balls, and comparing notes on the area's premium fire hydrants in daycare and during 60- to 90-minute play groups held at local parks. Worn out by a day of energetic exercise, boarders will plop down into soft, fluffy beds, and drift off to dream about bacon-flavored newspapers and the final defeat of their feline arch nemeses.
Estheticians salvage facial surfaces with a custom European facial treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. Deep cleansing gently seeks out dirt and oil hidden deep in the pores with the skill of a preschooler playing hide-and-seek with thermal-vision goggles, as exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin. A mask and skin booster rejuvenate moisture levels, and an accompanying massage of the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and shoulders releases tension pent up from
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Dirty Paws Pet Wash sets up shop on Santo Road, just off the 52 freeway in Tierrasanta. They provide a convenient and efficient self-wash service, equipped with raised tubs, shampooing products and high-powered dryers. These dryers are more powerful than ones typically seen at pet washing studios, which is helpful for dogs with thick fur. Their stucco exterior is inviting, and the facility is clean and easy to use, making it an enjoyable time for both dogs and their owners. The staff is friendly and helpful, sharing cleaning techniques and answering any questions visitors may have about their pooch. For those uninterested in doing the dirty work themselves, full service professional grooming is also available and includes a thorough bath, haircut, nail trim and teeth cleaning.
This cage-free doggie daycare and boarding facility in Mission Hills has a friendly vibe and warm, welcoming ambiance. With more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, four-legged friends can roam, romp and play all day at Camp Run-A-Mutt. Waterfalls, splash pools and misters keeps canines cool in the sometimes blazing Southern California sun, and the grooming services are a bonus for busy pet owners. Playtime means balls, bubbles, Frisbees, climbing platforms and more, while overnight stays for pups mean a cage-free evening, with each canine receiving their own bed. Best of all, webcams let nervous owners keep an eye on their precious pets as they scamper around the facilities.
After spending 10 years living in the United States, Isadora Davis realized that she had looked to her dogs for comfort during the transition from Brazil to America and wanted to honor the creatures that made her smile. The Pet Lounge was born. To pamper pooches, Isadora offers cage-free overnight boarding in suites outfitted with TVs and raised beds. During the day, guests can drop off their pups for daycare or positive-enforcement behavior training. The Pet Lounge’s self-serve washing stations allow owners to use Pet Head shampoo, conditioner, and high-velocity dryers for cleaning their dogs after they’ve rolled around in the mud or participated in a beach-volleyball tournament.
Like their human counterparts, dogs need time to exercise and socialize. Animal lover Char DeLillio opened Dog Gone Adventures to help pet owners give their pups those enriching experiences. She and her staff take groups of dogs on field trips to dog-friendly parks and beaches, where they play fetch with the staff and cavort with one another, which keeps them from trying to wrestle the houseplants when they get home. Char and her team also take pets on long, individual walks and pet-sit at Dog Gone Adventures, pet sitter's home, or pets' home.
Signature service: Dog walking and pet sitting
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
With 20 years of experience working with horses, Anna Baker makes her equine expertise available to the public through an array of riding services. Students as young as 5 can receive a proper introduction to horses through a firm hoof shake followed by private lessons in the English and Western riding styles. Baker also trains horses, offering their owners packages that include room and board for their equine friends as well as trailer parking.
Super Doodies's crews believe that pet ownership shouldn't have to wreak havoc on lawns or make the environment unsafe for children to play. So they travel to homes throughout San Diego County to remove dog waste from yards and empty litter boxes. The crews also deodorize and sanitize serviced areas using organic products that thwart bacteria, toxins, and microscopic supervillains who accidentally shrunk themselves. Super Doodies visits homes for one-time or regularly scheduled cleanings, and also offers pet-sitting services.
Signature service: Customized Animal Consult
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: People leave feeling as happy as their beloved pets.
Grooming sessions at K9 Dog Park offers several services, including a pre-clip to prepare pooches for a wash; a scrub-free bath that blends water, shampoo, and conditioner chosen for each dog's skin and coat; a dry; and a finish trim that accentuates pattern lines. Customers can purchase base grooming packages or can add à la carte services. For an additional fee, adorning dogs can be finished with a bow.
In addition to grooming, K9 Dog Park's staff supervises a climate-controlled indoor playground—including exercise and agility areas—where dogs romp and socialize. Trainers also lead group and private classes in therapy, agility, and potty training for both puppies and dogs, as well as a first-aid and CPR course so owners know what to do in case of an emergency. Daycare and overnight boarding are also available.
Certified as advanced pet stylists by the American Grooming Academy, the owners of Alopaw Mobile Pet Spa helm a team of groomers that arrives at clients' homes with mobile van spas. This takes stress off both owners and their dogs by relieving owners of transport and saving dogs the stress of an unfamiliar environment. Aboard the mobile spa, groomers start by showering attention upon dogs to make the feel comfortable. They then make hounds more handsome with standard services, such as blueberry facials, coat conditioners, and bacon-scented cologne.