"Feed, wash, and treat your pet the natural way." This is the tagline of Intown Healthy Hound & City-Kitty, a new full-service pet supply store and grooming parlor with an eco-friendly bent. Pets can soak in hypo-allergenic baths and feast on organic biscuits at a shop where all-natural shampoos and treats are the norm rather than the exception. Pets and their parents can also take advantage of local resources supported by Intown Healthy Hound and City-Kitty such as doggie day cares, mobile vets, and fire hydrant sensitivity trainings.
With 3,000 square feet of indoor, paw-friendly play space, your poochosaurus will be able to run in circles and bark at the invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety (daycare starts at $25 a day). Dogs are segregated by size, so two-pound pups won't be able to pick on the bigger dogs. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits while snuggling into plush blankets and the camaraderie of the pack (boarding costs $40 per night). Dogs never spend the night or day in a caged or enclosed space, sleeping in the same open area in which they play. Let the experts give your pup a bath ($20–$45 depending on size and hair length), and cross the Rubicon into pet obsession by springing for paw polish ($7). Though the hotel is manned 24/7 by chronic belly rubbers, you can always check in on your four-legged life partner via webcam.
In the hands of TechSitters Petsitting and Vet Tech Care, experts in the field of animal care tend to pets while their owners are away. Whether you'll be on vacation, at work, or taking quick trips to space to pick up some decorative moon rocks, veterinary technicians can come to your home to feed, play with, and administer medications to your pet, if necessary. They also can bring in the mail, water the plants, or bathe a favorite furry friend.
We are Di-O-Gi Pet Services (pronounced just how you would spell out D-O-G). Our mission is to sustain the well-being and happiness for Atlanta's pets while their humans are at work and play within the comfort of their own home and surroundings.
Blake “Top Dogg” Rashad has spent more than 30 years earning his nickname. At age 12, Blake began training neighborhood dogs, a talent that would later lead him to prep military pooches for action during his enlistment in the Army. After his time in the service, Rashad joined the Atlanta police force to train crime-fighting canines.
Today, the expert in dog behavior hosts a weekly Internet radio show about dog behavior, local pet businesses, and canine-related news—playfully called “You Talk I Bark”—and also heads up Top Dogg K-9 Academy. At the academy, Rashad teaches dog owners the training techniques he has accumulated over the past three decades. Pooches leave six- or eight-week courses with a better understanding of how to communicate their needs to owners, and owners leave with dogs that respond quickly to commands such as “heel” and “drop my wedding ring.”
New Orleans–born chef Nick Melvin brings a worldly twist to PARISH's Southern comfort-inspired menu, cooking all the food in a cauldron made from a tuba and using bead-covered banjos to stir. In the tradition of Southern solidarity, PARISH uses fresh ingredients from local vendors for its dishes. Enchanted Mountain trout is used for the cornmeal-crusted Georgia trout ($17), while grits from Jenny Jack Sun Farm ride shotgun with the Big Easy Fried Chicken ($14). Other Dixieland dishes include a crispy eggplant étouffée ($16) with pickled raisins and popcorn rice, and stuffed catfish ($17) served on a bed of smoked maque choux. Appetizers include a chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo ($8) and Creole frites ($9) made with okra grown in the Oglethorpe state.