At The Dog Gone Inn Doggie Daycare, it’s not just the little things that count, such as cage-free boarding and the building's double doors, which prevent escapes. It's the big things, too. The Dog Gone Inn Doggie Daycare staff members are certified in animal first aid by the Red Cross, and climate-controlled animal areas offer webcams, which allow clients to check in on their pets. In addition, the daycare space is stocked with plush chairs, toys, and a TV broadcasting dog-related shows. Here, staff members look after pets during the day and offer extended hours so owners don’t have to leave work early. Overnight boarding, bathing and grooming packages, as well as doggy extras, such as massages, training, and personalized walks, are also available.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Miss Rachel's School for Dogs is a pet training company. We offer group lessons or private training using positive reinforcement. Why shouldn't training be fun for you and your dog? Other services we offer include a pet boutique, dog walking and pet sitting.
A graduate of Animal Behavior College, Mark Forrest Patrick espouses the benefits of positive reinforcement when training dogs. Using this approach, Patrick helps owners form long-lasting bonds with their four-legged companions as well as diminish bad behaviors, such as refusing to heel or illegally hiding an ace card in its coat. Rewarding pets for their good behavior can also help them learn skills in class more willingly, such as retrieving and walking on a leash. In addition to teaching dogs, Patrick also imparts owners with knowledge on how best to interact with their pets, leading to a more harmonious relationship in the home or on the Iditarod course.
On 134 acres of farmland outside of Fairport, the dedicated staff and volunteers of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester care for and adopts thousands of stray animals each year. The open-admission shelter adopts animals of all breeds and species?including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, and pigs?and holds programs to educate visitors on the issues that contribute to the animals' overpopulation and surrender. Proceeds from gift shop sales help provide daily care for animals at the shelter.
At Farm Sanctuary, animals are friends?not food. As the nation?s largest farm-animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has three specific goals: to protect farm animals from cruelty, to promote compassionate vegan living, and to change how people think about and treat farm animals.
Farm Sanctuary takes those goals seriously. Since its inception in 1986, the organization has rescued thousands of animals, caring for them at sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and Los Angeles, California. As part of its mission to educate people about factory farming and its impact on animals, Farm Sanctuary holds annual Walk for Farm Animals events across the United States and Canada. The organization also reaches out to businesses and legislators to help inspire compassionate living and institutional reforms.
For more information, check out this Groupon Guide article on Farm Sanctuary co-founder Gene Baur's favorite go-to vegan meals.