Training riders and horses is a family affair at Chapel Ridge Farm, where members of the Bennett family draw from more than 75 years of combined equestrian boarding, training, showing, and sales experience. Owner and head trainer Meagan Bennett takes the reins of each riding class, teaching students how to improve their horsemanship, from basic horse care to fine-tuning their jumping skills for AA competitions. While Meagan is out with students, her mother and one-time state equestrian team coach, Linda Bennett, handles day-to-day operations at the farm. Tom Bennett, Meagan’s father, also helps out and is often available to help transport horses between Chapel Ridge Farm and other equestrian centers to save steeds the aggravation of hitchhiking without thumbs.
If the vet tech checking out the family dog is wearing a tiara, visitors to Lake Pine Animal Hospital shouldn't bat an eye. This tiara is proudly worn by the employee of the month, and is just part of the fun the staff has from day to day. Though the veterinary crew likes to laugh, they take each pet’s health very seriously.
They care for dogs, cats, reptiles, and small mammals with wellness services including comprehensive checkups and vaccinations, and more involved procedures such as surgery and radiology. They also bathe and groom furry friends, and board them while their owners are away or in hibernation.
Baked goods pile high in white dishes or on tiered glass trays, and are sprinkled with colorful crystals imbued with the flavors of peanut butter, pumpkin, and more. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming's treats please the palates of canines, rather than their human counterparts. Bags of gourmet pet food, toys, and other supplies dedicated to pooch owning sit neatly arranged on evenly spaced racks throughout the store's pastel and stone interior. In the back, a dedicated grooming area—staffed by an equally dedicated groomer—provides an area for owners to pamper their pets with a full wash, and owners can even perform the duties themselves at the self-service station, with the staff cleaning up afterwards.
It's a long-held misconception that pet waste is an ideal fertilizer for your lawn. On the contrary. The high protein content of a pet's diet can do a great deal of damage. To keep grass healthy, NC Pet Waste Solutions does the dirty work, carting away unwanted waste in eco-friendly, biodegradable bags. The company's insured technicians can do routine cleanings or especially messy one-time haul offs.