Within WoofGang Doggy Day Care?s 9,500-square-foot facility, dogs of like sizes frolic in cage-free, climate-controlled bliss. Inspired by child daycare centers, WoofGang provides pups with constant stimuli, such as balls and other toys; an outdoor play area; and the attention of energetic caretakers, staffed at a 1-to-10-dog ratio. Canines staying the night can bunker down in luxury suites or bedded crates when not playing with fellow guests or basking in personal staff attention.
For unruly animals, WoofGang Doggy Day Care offers training programs to get owners and pets on the same wavelength. Positive reinforcement helps dogs learn in a supportive environment and supplies owners with ample opportunities to sneak treats for themselves.
The Boarding Bungalow lavishes affection on its furry tenants, allotting plenty of playtime and a minimum of six walks per day for boarding pups. Team members trained in pet first aid oversee the premises, allowing dogs to play in large and small groups, intervening if a canine is causing trouble or trying to organize a poker game. Dogs spend the night in private suites, whereas cats relax in cabanas featuring multiple ledges and smaller animals such as birds, hamsters, and rabbits are supervised in their cages. In addition to boarding and doggy daycare, the staff offers pet-spa services such as haircuts, baths, facial scrubs, and nail trimming.
It sounds like a rainforest inside Kookaburra Bird Shop. The cries and chortles of crested cockatoos and blue and gold macaws ricochet off the brick walls. One notable macaw sits on her perch, white cheeks glowing and feathers cascading seamlessly from fire-engine red, to sun yellow, to a deep blue. This is Miranda, the resident bird, who greets visitors as they peruse the shop's wares and peek into the cages of birds for adoption. After squawking hello to Miranda, customers can chat with an avian behaviorist who uses his 30 years of experience to help owners understand their bird's behavior issues such as moodiness, irritability, or incessant repetition.
In addition to attending to the feathered guests, Kookaburra Bird Shop also accommodates cats and dogs with boarding services. Cats are treated to padded resting areas and a room to explore, while dogs frolic on two walks a day or head out on a run accompanied by a distance runner.
At Barney's Ranch, pups congregate in an 8,000-square-foot outdoor yard to chew toys and play under the supervision of loving staff. Throughout the day, dogs splash in small pools and get in shape the same way Lassie used to exercise: by rescuing each other from wells. At night, boarders settle into cageless corrals, where gentle music soothes them to sleep. Owners can monitor their pets from a distance by logging into the webcams that Barney's has set up in each of the ranch's four areas.