Air purifiers, soothing music, and 60 cubic feet of living space are only a few amenities cats enjoy when boarding at Kitty Korners. Exclusively housing felines and designed with even the pickiest in mind, Kitty Korners provides cats with ample luxuries to make their stays enjoyable, such as twice-daily litter-box cleanings, feedings, and fresh-water refills. Cats can make friends with other occupants as they hop from perch to perch in their floor-to-ceiling rooms or stretch their legs with daily play time outside of their rooms. Kitty Korners also provides additional services, such as brushing, nail trimming, medication, and fluids for special-needs cats.
With 7,000 square feet of low-impact, paw-friendly indoor and outdoor play space, your mutt-tastic buddy will be able to run in circles and bark at the invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety. Dogs are divided by energy levels and personality, reducing the likelihood of catfights between dogs. The four-legged rec center is manned 24/7 by chronic belly-rub-giver-outers, and you can always check in on your best friend via webcam. During their full- or half-day stay, dogs will be in a constant state of motion, playing with fellow temporary tenants under the watchful eye of a caring staff. The center also features several swimming pools with guided instruction so water-loving pooches can finally graduate from doggy paddling. Swim time is not included in this Groupon, but it may be added on for an additional charge.
When it came to her daughter Kayla’s equestrian education, Patty Savage Wooters entrusted the task to the most qualified candidate: herself. Kayla eventually became a two-time World Champion at the Kentucky State Fair and today, both Patty and Kayla channel their expertise into Longview Stables and Riding Academy. Private and group lessons accommodate first timers and horse-show veterans alike in the indoor and outdoor arenas, where instructors expound on fundamentals and bond riders and steeds via improved communication instead of trust falls.
At summer camp, counselors shepherd kids of all ages through daily rides and the basics of horse care, as well as horse-themed crafts. Birthday parties afford opportunities for kids to mount a mini pony named Pottachelli, while the birthday kid bounces atop a fully-grown horse. Nearby, boarded horses enjoy the shelter of stalls or canter like recently animated garden statues around emerald corrals and pastures.
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With the exception of the Englewood location, all City Bark locations provide self-wash tubs for expedient DIY doggie dunking (about $10 for 30 minutes without shampoo, $11.50 with shampoo; rates vary slightly by location). These specially designed tubs ensure safe and easy dog baths, pleasant for person and pup alike. City Bark provides numerous accoutrements to make the slather sessions go swimmingly, including waterproof aprons, a variety of doggie shampoos, towels, and dryers for preventing post-bath shake-spray. After donning the apron, place your pal in a waist-high tub, specially designed for safe and simple bath time that beats crouching on the tiles of a home lavatory while your dog writhes and splashes, ruining freshly acquired lavender soap angels and terrifying the neighbors with plaintive howling.
Founded in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1996 by pet owners who were sick of bothering neighbors to care for their furry charges when they were busy or away, Out-U-Go! keeps beloved animals happy when their owners are unavailable. Certified members of Pet Sitter International, Out-U-Go!’s fully licensed and bonded pet professionals undergo a rigorous screening process, putting in time at the company's Dog Walk University to learn how to deal with willful pets, calmly handle emergencies, and internalize animals’ fear of vacuums. New customers start off with a free meet and greet, with sitters coming to the house to meet dogs, cats, and smaller critters and discuss special needs and routines. Services range from daily walks to full-time housesitting to pet-taxi rides to groomers, vets, and kennels.