Ears tucked back, tail in a straight line, and paws moving so fast that he looks like he's flying. Rushing to greet one of the kennel employees with his tongue hanging out, the dog flops onto the grass, showing off his belly. Happily exhausted pups are a familiar sight at Labby Lane Kennel, where play is a No. 1 priority. Its largest outdoor play park spans a full acre, providing a grassy expanse wide enough for pups?whether they're pugs or greyhounds?to get up to full speed without stealing the family car. The boarding and daycare facility stretches across the 5-acre property that proprietors Jeff and Crystal call home, and it features four additional play yards to help burn off your pet's extra energy. Overnight, dogs bunk in climate-controlled suites that have both indoor and outdoor space and are large enough to share with furry friends or family members. Pet owners can also board feline guests in their own exclusive area.
Doggie's Day Out cares for canines day and night with play areas, homey bedrooms, and resident groomers who clip nails and trim fur. Daycare rounds up pooches for group activities suited to individual energy levels, from agility climbing and jumping in a fenced-in yard, to lolling on wrought-iron beds with fluffy blankets in an indoor lounge. Overnight guests settle down in a supervised room whose beds and couches emulate a cozy home, with crates available for dogs that prefer them. Staffers bathe and groom hounds with premium products, and teach basic commands to puppies and novelty tricks to older dogs, such as how to unwrap their owners' Starbursts for them.
Scents from Oscar's Bakery waft through the complex as chefs whip up pooch-safe treats from natural ingredients, including cakes and confections for dog party packages. To ensure a safe, happy environment for four-legged friends, Doggie's Day Out requires that pups pass an evaluation to ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date and their temperaments are suited to playing name-game icebreakers with strangers.
Marcia and Jim Wentzell have been serving the Cobb County animal community for more than 15 years, working with rescue groups, homeless dogs, and family pets. Jim graduated as a certified obedience trainer in 1998, and then went on to serve as the president of the Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters until 2002. In 2005, he and Marcia opened A Passion For Pets Daycare and Grooming, where they offer grooming, training, daycare, and cage-free sleepovers for dogs.
During daycare, dogs romp, run, and work out four-part howling harmonies on a full acre of open-play space. Four-legged guests that are spending the night also roam freely thanks to cage-free sleepovers with overnight human companionship. At the full-service salon, staffers primp dogs with full bath and spa treatments that include services such as gum massages and even blueberry facials. The onsite Doggy-Liscious Bake Shop provides yummy pet treats such as cupcakes or banana biscotti, and the store also sells natural and holistic pet foods. A Passion for Pets also specializes in agility training and in-home petsitting.
Set on 5 lush acres of land, AA Pet Kennel & Resort, Inc. has cared for critters since 1958, employing a staff of loving pet aficionados to oversee pets for boarding. During boarding, staffers let pets romp around outside in a fenced-in area. For an additional charge, they also take them for nature walks through the grounds’ expansive trails. Overnight boarding treats pets to premium food and plenty of love as soft music plays in the building.
For more than two decades , the dedicated staff at Pet Med Plus have combined advanced technology and old-fashioned warm-heartedness to care for dogs and cats. The clinic’s on-site lab allows for faster blood test results, and digital radiography helps locate areas of concern or stores of hidden biscuits. Pet Med Plus also provides alternative therapies specially designed for furry companions, including laser therapy intended to reduce pain and inflammation and stress-relieving Reiki. Boarding services grant pets a comfortable home away from home, complete with a large yard, and a retail area stocks treats and toys.