Soggy Paws Omaha is the creation of dog lover Paul Rathe, who experienced an open, friendly dog-washing experience in southern California and decided to recreate it. Now, with the help of talking and robotic dogs, he and his staff offer customized wash kits to dog owners so that they can wash their own dogs in open tubs. Additionally, they work to provided filler-free dog food brands, training classes, and daycare where they tucker out pets with fun, safe play and not through stress, emotional exhaustion, or having them chase animatronic cats.
Prairie Gem Stables LLC?s staff shares their life-long passion for horses with students and visitors. They focus on natural horsemanship training, knowing that it is a big part of learning to ride and understanding the horse. To that end, instructors help people of all ages and fitness abilities?from beginners to advanced riders?get onto the backs of horses for basic riding skills classes, and they offer training for show competitions in Western and English styles, including Dressage.
With up to 1,100 square feet of outdoor space, private suites, and splash pools, Wag Hotels would be a swanky destination for any human. But as much as they might want to?and as much press as they might have read about the hotels?bipeds aren't welcome to spend the night at either of the hotel's locations. Instead, cats and dogs rule the roost at these luxury pet resorts.
All locations are open 24/7 and offer more than 10,000 square feet of indoor playrooms where pups romp around. Spacious boarding rooms with flat screen TVs await canines spending the night while two-level kitty condos keep cats entertained with built-in exotic fish tanks. And for top dogs, Wags offers Ultra suites outfitted with raised Queen beds and in-room aromatherapy dispensed by employees. Animals can even indulge in the hotel's spa, which offers such grooming services as oatmeal shampoos and pet tattoos.
To ensure each four-legged guest's visit is comfortable, Wag's team employs the Wag Care 360 approach. This approach includes sanitizing the facility regularly and allowing owners to check in on their pets via the hotel's web cams. Wag also provides dog training courses.
For businessman Allen Tully, caring for dogs has always been a passionate hobby. Throughout the 1960s, Tully’s world-class afghan hounds garnered awards at shows throughout the United States. But most importantly, the pups became beloved members of his family. In 1976, Tully abandoned his career to pursue his passion: drawing on his love for dogs and his sophisticated knowledge of canine behavior, he opened Tully's Kennels.
Today, Tully’s Kennels matches pet owners-to-be with playful, healthy puppies and gives current pet owners peace of mind with overnight boarding services. Rigorous cleanliness standards—including daily pressure washing and sanitizing of boarding facilities—along with a strict code of ethics, a caring staff, and regular veterinary checks ensure that young pups and boarded pets stay happy and healthy. Tully's Kennels sources a range of pure and mixed-breed puppies—including shih tzus, beagles, pugs, bulldogs, and terriers—from local, licensed breeders who comply with standards set by the USDA, the Humane Society, cruelty-prevention societies, and Krypto the Superdog. And Tully himself continues to breed a few litters of puppies every year.
Dogs don’t see the full rainbow, so they don’t appreciate the emerald-hued walls at The Green Spot. Instead, pups follow in the smells of organic and all-natural foods and treats for canines and felines. The products are made without fillers such as corn, wheat, or teddy-bear stuffing, and colorful toys and supplies hang from the walls. Near displays of dog mats made from recycled materials, visitors flush dirt and debris from their pooches’ coats at the self-serve dog wash. The murmur of conversation drifts from the pet-friendly lounge, where owners meet up to sip coffee and discuss methods for training dogs to stop burying so many time capsules.