Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) started in a family garage outside of Cleveland after a small group of animal lovers recognized the desperate housing and healthcare needs of homeless animals in the area. Now, 20 years later, ARF continues to help stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, food, and medical necessities—as well as loving care and companionship—in a more formal facility for as long as needed. In addition to traditional adoption services for cats and dogs, ARF also runs temporary foster-care programs and partners with a correctional facility to operate a prison foster program in which dogs receive basic obedience training.
Photography instructor J. Ambrozic started his career on the other end of the lens, working as a TV actor and Banana Republic model. The Renaissance man still appears on camera and works in talent management, but as a photographer, he's more interested in the faces of other people?and sometimes elephants. His diverse portfolio spans portraiture, landscapes, and action shots of animals. All of his images share a virtuosity that he unpacks for students during his DSLR classes. Teaching a mix of technical sophistication and composition techniques, he shows students how to snap captivating masterpieces of their own. Students can practice their new skills in Ambrozic's studio, a naturally lit oasis with crystalline views of the city skyline and the occasional giant lizard monster.
Groupon Asks: What inspired you to run this business?
“I grew up in the area, and wanted to return to my hometown to serve my community. I have a passion for veterinary medicine, and will go above and beyond to keep your pets healthy and safe.”
-Dr. Lindsay Kostal, Veterinarian and Clinic Owner
A full service animal hospital providing medical, surgical, dental and grooming services to dogs and cats since 1988. We are also a veterinary laser center offering laser surgery and light therapy. Dr. Rogoff has a special interest in orthopedics including fracture and torn ligament repair.
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.
Creekside Animal Clinic is a service-oriented veterinary facility with a staff committed to preventative animal health care and educating owners about animal health and behavior. Winners of the 2010 Hospital Design Competition merit award in veterinary hospital design from Veterinary Economics, Creekside has received acclaim for its site plan, amenities, and patented Wishbone time machine. Bring your fuzzy friends in for a complete physical exam including temperature taking, weight assessment, and pulse check. Pets also receive an examination of their respiratory system and abdomen and gastrointestinal system; an ears, nose, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and coat check; and neurological and oral exams—no kidney stone is left unturned. Drop-off and house-call services are offered, though the house-call option is not valid with this Groupon.