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At Hodges Animal Hospital, the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Kantimahanthi and Dr. Gadiyaram oversees a staff of fellow animal lovers that carries out veterinary procedures, cares for boarding pets, and grooms cats and dogs. The doctors perform diagnostics, such as screenings for heartworm and feline leukemia, and seek owners' consent before tackling urgent surgeries and critical-care treatments. Pet owners are allowed to stay by their pet's side at all times, whether the pet is undergoing a routine checkup or emergency belly rub. The staff also practices microchipping, in which a small chip is embedded beneath a pet's skin to help track it in case it gets lost and needs to email back home.
Take a stroll through Christine Wells’ yard, and you might forget momentarily that you’re not at a petting zoo—along with four dogs and a cat, she and her family also care for chickens and rabbits, which roam free in their yard. In addition to caring for her pets, Christine is certified as a pet groomer and trained in canine CPR and first aid. She harnesses all of her love, passion, and experience to run Rad Dog Pet Salon and Services. Her salon services include fur trims, hand scissoring, teeth cleaning, nail filing and polish, and medical shampoos.
Wielding all-natural products and treatments that are free from harsh chemicals and detergents, the groomers at Love on a Leash primp pups of all sizes. Using botanical shampoos, they lovingly clean pets’ permanent fur coats, and perform additional services such as teeth brushing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.
Rest assured that your little wagger or whiskered companion is in good hands: Fetch!’s sitters are all professionally trained, undergo extensive background checks, are continuously monitored, and have their own little cuddlesome critters back at home. Fetch!’s private on-leash dog walks get your pooch fresh air when you’re stuck at the office playing business darts. Perfect for pups, matured mutts, or dogs that just want a little time to themselves, these 30-minute walks ($18 per outing, $23 if before 6:30 a.m. or after 9:30 p.m.) include waste cleanup, feeding, and home care if requested. Social snoutpals will appreciate the group dog exercise ($20 per outing) or the unleashed field trip, a group exercise adventure in an approved off-leash area ($20 per outing).
Gazing at potential owners from their temporary homes, Jacksonville Humane Society's dozens of friendly cats and dogs eagerly await adoption by a caring new family. Kittens, such as the 3-month old Tank, beg for coddling and playtime with their wide-eyed exuberance and miniature croquet sets, and adult and senior animals such as Yoshi, wizened in his eight years, lavishes steadfast companionship. To ensure potential pet owners are paired with a four-legged pal of appropriate temperament, the shelter's color-coded Meet Your Match personalized pet-matching service narrows down the adoptable field with a quick survey. Adopting an animal, like asking a potted fern to marry you, is an important life decision that should not be taken lightly, and it entails a slew of responsibilities and expenses. Each furry new chum will require a rabies tag ($20) (necessary for all animals in Duval County) and lifelong heartworm protection ($21–$30 per month).