Steve Price spent his 20-year Air Force career training dogs for scent detection. Now as the founder of Scent Detection International, he has trained more than 60 dogs that have been put to work across the globe. His five-day training program takes canines across 2 acres. That's where he teaches them to detect scents including mold, drugs, explosives, and pirated videos. Steve also conducts drug inspections in homes and businesses that rout out illegal substances, helping clients detect if their loved ones are using illicit drugs.
The veterinarians and veterinary technicians of Seven Oaks Pet Hospital coddle cats, dogs, and rabbits and other small mammals under the close supervision of Dunkin, the clinic's resident kitty. In addition to regular wellness exams and vaccines, the pet hospital offers dental and surgical care, pain management, and microchipping so you'll know when your teenage bulldog breaks curfew. For furry friends that need a little extra TLC, they also offer holistic medicine and behavioral medicine.
Pawsh Pet Resort and Spa was designed from a pet's perspective to provide its furry visitants with homely comforts amid a safe, fun, and personalized environment. The facility is managed by Holly Kierski, whose credentials for the job include certifications in pet CPR, first aid, and as a bark-to-English translator. Holly heads a staff of professionals that supervise all of Pawsh's day-to-day activities, ranging from exercise-packed daycare services to upscale boarding options, some of which feature password-protected webcams so traveling owners can peek in on their canine or kitty. Meanwhile, on the spa side of Pawsh, professionally trained groomers spruce up shaggy styles, and outside the facility, Pawsh employees jet off to clients' houses for in-home sitting of more exotic pets, such as horses, birds, and freeloading cousins.
The seasoned technicians at Sams Gas efficiently refill 20-pound propane tanks, perfectly designed for gas grills. Whether customers own their own propane reservoirs or buy one from Sams, a technician will fill it to the brim with fresh-from-the-farm propane gas, lauded for being nontoxic and having minimal effect on the environment or the indigenous dryer-sheet trees that spring up in lint filters.
Most pet owners consider their furry friends to be full members of the family, with privileges that meet or exceed those of their human roommates. With that in mind, it's understandable that some people would reject the one-size-fits-all approach to veterinary medicine. Licensed vet Dr. Deanna DeVuyst certainly understands. That's why she started Home Healing Animal Clinic, LLC, a mobile practice that delivers holistic treatments to pets during old-fashioned house calls. Whether she's redirecting animal energy during acupuncture treatments or mixing up a traditional Chinese herbal remedy, Dr. DeVuyst keeps her patients comfortable and relaxed. In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. DeVuyst also heals horses with equine acupuncture treatments.
The first mobile HydroDog station went on patrol in Australia in 1994, bringing dog-bathing and grooming services directly to clients' homes. Back stateside in 2011, Anthony Amos launched a fleet of blue, dog-shaped trailers, towed by his groomer's vehicles, kicking off his own HydroDog franchise. Furry friends hop aboard the whimsical, climate-controlled trailers during appointments. There, groomers clean dogs with a minimum of two tearless shampoos, de-mat tangled hair, and condition fur before cleansing the ears and smoothing the nails. A citrus treatment free of harsh chemicals and pesticides wards off pests such as fleas, ticks, or smaller dogs hiding in fur. After sessions, HydroDog's groomers disinfect all tools and equipment.