Pets in Albemarle

Pet Grooming or Boarding at Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic

Huntersville

$45 $20

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Vet techs grant pets undivided attention in boarding area, just as groomers do in the spa

Private or Group Training Lessons for One Dog or Agility Classes for Two Dogs at Zoom Room (Up to 61% Off)

Zoom Room

Ballantyne/South Charlotte

$116 $45

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Dogs and their owners learn new skills and gain confidence during group classes, training sessions, and agility classes

Comprehensive Pet Exam and Rabies Vaccine for One or Two Cats or Dogs from AAA Pet Services (Up to 53% Off)

AAA Pet Services

Charlotte

$105 $49

Veterinary team with 20 years of experience ensures basic pet health with comprehensive exam and wards off rabies with vaccination

2 Nights of Dog Boarding, 5 or 10 Days of Daycare or Five-Week Obedience Class at K9 Hangout Charlotte (Up to 55% Off)

K9 Hangout Charlotte

Charlotte

$80 $39

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Experienced pet trainers care for dogs through the day and night and improve behavior during training sessions

Dog-Walking Services and Pet Sitting Services from Paw-Riffic Pets, LLC (Up to 61% Off). Six Options Available.

Paw-Riffic Pets, LLC

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Professionals take pooches out on the town for 15- or 30-minute jaunts and provide in-home pet sitting services

$23 for $42 Worth of Pet Kennel Services — Carolinas Critter Sitters Doggie Daycare & Pet Resort

Carolinas Critter Sitters Doggie Daycare & Pet Resort

Montclaire South

$42 $23

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Two Nights of Dog Boarding or Six Cold-Laser Therapy Sessions at Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital (Up to 72% Off)

Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital

Charlotte

$140.76 $39

Private rooms or kennels house dogs when their owners are away; cold-laser therapy treats pain especially in older arthritic pets

One or Five Days of Doggy Daycare or One Basic Doggy Bath at Camp Bow Wow (Up to 66% Off)

Camp Bow Wow

Multiple Locations

$27 $10

Dogs frolic in over 9,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor area as owners watch via Camper Cams

$41 for $90 Worth of Obedience Training — National K9 Training Academy

National K9 Training Academy

Charlotte

$90 $41

A one hour free dog training session at our facility.

$89 for $162 Worth of Pet Supplies — Junkiedog.com

Junkiedog.com

Mooresville

$162 $89

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5 Days of Dog Daycare from Social Pet Hotel & Daycare (49% Off)

Social Pet Hotel & Daycare

Pineville

$110 $56

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One Bath for a Small, Medium, or Large Dog, or $25 for $50 Worth of Grooming Services at Fluffs of Luv (Up to Half Off)

Fluffs of Luv

Pineville

$25 $13

Doggie Groomer suds up pooches of all sizes and accomplishes pampering grooming services with care

$17 for $35 Worth of Pet Care — No Worries Pet Sitting

No Worries Pet Sitting

Browns Summit

$35 $17

Feeding and checking water bowls; ​outside play time; potty breaks; cleanup of any bathroom accidents; daily report card

Four or Eight Self-Service Dog Washes at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming (Up to 68% Off)

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Chapel Hill

$60 $20

Dog owners bathe pooches with provided supplies, including shampoo, conditioner, towels, brushes, variable-speed dryers, aprons, and ramps

Four Groupons, Each Good for One Day of Dog Daycare or Overnight Boarding at Chapel Hill Pet Resort (Half Off)

Chapel Hill Pet Resort

Chapel Hill

$20 $10

Outdoor play time on an astroturf lawn includes kiddie pools, toys, plastic slides, and new canine friends

$27 for $54 Worth of Veterinary Services at Carpenter Animal Hospital

Carpenter Animal Hospital

Cary

$54 $27

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$50 for $100 Toward Four Day Passes of Pet Daycare — The Pet Wagon Hotel and Daycare

The Pet Wagon

Durham

$100 $50

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In 2005, Karen McCombs left the corporate world. It was a big decision, but she had a simple reason: "I just decided I wanted to play with dogs," she says. Today, two of her sons work at the original All Wags location in Charlotte, and she and another son have headed out to open All Wags Doggie Daycare and Boarding North in Harrisburg. They've painted the 9,000 square feet of indoor play space with colorful canine murals, but there's also plenty of room outdoors for a dog to play ball, leap into kiddie pools, or plant its owner's flag on the peaks of plastic playground equipment.

The staff takes the time to get to know each dog, from their names to what they like and what they're scared of—and Karen says the dogs are excited to come in and play. She makes sure the staff ratio stays at about 10 dogs to 1 staff member during doggy daycare so that pooches get plenty of attention and exercise. Except for a two-hour rest period, the dogs are out and about the entire time, rather than being cooped up alone at home or made to sit in a cage and nibble listlessly on homework. "It's just a fun, exhausting day for [the dogs]," she says. "They go home and they're very tired." Dogs who are staying the night play with daycare dogs during the day, then retire to 4'x8' kennels with heating and cooling. To make sure everyone's safe, all supervisors are certified in pet first aid by the American Red Cross and have been endorsed by multiple doggy-sniff committees.

For Karen, working with her canine customers has been rewarding, and she knows their human owners appreciate the time she and her staff take to get to know their dogs and individuals. "Everybody's just so happy and ready to see you. It's not like that in the corporate world anymore," she says.

5630 Harrisburg Industrial Park Dr.
Harrisburg,
North Carolina
US

Cooper got a rough start in life. At just three months old, the doberman-hound mix was found on the side of the road, a plastic bag over his head. Thankfully, Cooper's owners rescued him soon after, but his experiences left him with separation anxiety, aggression, and resistance to basic commands. Enter Glenn Shue, owner and lead trainer of Dogtastic Dog Training. Glenn's approach begins by first considering each canine's unique personality, which helps him tailor a training program that combines obedience training with proper socialization. Through one-on-one work with Cooper and his family, Glenn saw the pup through many of his behavioral problems, and he continues rehabilitating Cooper with occasional attention at daycare.

A graduate of Highland Canine Training’s school for dog trainers, Glenn and his team apply his teaching principles in each of their training programs. With an indoor training space at All Wags Doggie Daycare & Boarding, they organize group obedience classes and in-kennel training, as well as puppy training that focuses on building healthy social skills. Services further extend to private in-home training, where instructors teach dogs how to sit, stay, and mix martinis. Glenn's team also specializes in behavior modification for pets with aggression problems.

5630 Harrisburg Industrial Park Dr.
Harrisburg,
North Carolina
US

Lessons at Thalia Farm presents a nurturing, safe, and fun environment where students can learn to become well-rounded horseback riders through lessons, summer camps, and after-school programs. Specializing in dressage and three-day eventing from the balanced, versatile seat of English equitation, instructors use riding as a conduit for instilling leadership skills, responsibility, safety, and discipline. Lessons incorporate jumping and basic flatwork, as well as handling and grooming trained lesson horses. Students also learn how to tack and untack their mounts without help from the instructor or the talking horse in the next stall.

3721 Tom Starnes Rd
Waxhaw,
NC
US

At Dog as a Second Language, certified and vet-recommended instructors are fluent in canine care. They welcome pooches to their residential center for training, boarding, and daycare. In the sprawling backyard, dogs can run, socialize, and cavort with each other during daycare sessions before adjourning to a nap session complete with story time and bone-flavored tea. One-on-one training helps establish roles and simple commands, strengthening bonds with reward-based exercises. Meanwhile, these positive behaviors also seep in via subtle teachings during boarding sessions complete with quiet time, exercise, and plenty of time with other dogs.

5109 Weddington-Matthews
Matthews,
NC
US

At first glance, Fullwood Animal Hospital might look like a hospital for humans. Only diminutive treatment tables and a row of boarding cages hint that its pristine, professional spaces are actually for healing pets. The hospital boasts all equipment necessary to diagnose and treat animals: an X-ray, ECG machine, a surgical suite with anesthesia. There's even a lab on-site, so some basics parasite and urinalysis tests can undergo analysis quickly.

4101 Matthews Mint Hill Rd
Matthews,
NC
US

The crew at Pet Paradise coddles both overnight and daytime critter clients in a resort-like enclave with private quarters, sumptuous bedding and toys, and plenty of amenities. Canines revel in the sun-baked lawn surrounding a doggie-bone-shaped swimming pool before cooling humid hides with a refreshing dip. Supervised group playtime gives dogs a chance to find an alto for their moon-serenading choir, and outdoor walks allow for sightseeing and exercise. Pooped pooches relish alone time in indoor/outdoor suites, and kitties retire to a felines-only wing of the resort where soft-playing music relieves the stresses of a long day of napping, stretching, and napping.

2919 Boyer Street
Charlotte,
NC
US