When Happy Hounds Pet Grooming owner Barb Berntsen isn’t volunteering as a groomer at the National Mill Dog Rescue or tending to her own pets—five dogs and one rescue cat—she’s pampering her clients’ pooches. For more than 15 years, she’s conditioned and groomed fur, cleansed anal glands and ears, and helped canines combat shedding with FurMinator Shed-Less procedures. Soothing oatmeal baths inspire tail wagging and applications of dip shield dogs against fleas and ticks more effectively than a sweater made out of mosquito net.
When people seek a home away from home, it’s usually in a place that offers convenience, creature comforts, and peace. The staff at Canine Design Salon & Country Club strives to provide the same safe, relaxed environment for its canine and feline visitors, whether they come for grooming, daycare, or boarding. Both dog and cat owners can take advantage of a spa day for their pet—which combines several grooming procedures into one package—or choose from a list of à la carte cleanup services. Daycare is available Monday–Friday and gives dogs plenty of exercise and the chance to socialize and gossip with other dogs about who owns which bones. When it comes to boarding, the team gives dogs the luxury treatment in three levels of private suites that come in various sizes and degrees of plush bedding. Cats stay overnight in kitty condos that come with scratching places and comfortable sleeping areas.
This side deal freshens your cuddlesome creature with $49 for $100 worth of pet grooming at For Paws Bakery & Pet Spa. For Paws offers full-service, cage-free grooming for dogs and cats at its clean and bright Old Town Parker facility. It was named Best Grooming by CityVoter in 2008 and 2009, and Colorado Community Newspapers named it Best of the Best Parker Grooming 2009.
U-Shampooch is an award winning Self Service Dog Wash and Pet Boutique with a Full Service Grooming Salon. The facility is extremely user friendly, even for the largest breeds. The staff is knowledgeable and very customer service oriented. U-Shampooch is always very clean, that's why it won 5280's Top of The Town!
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.
Having situated itself along the banks of Plum Creek more than 40 years ago, Stockton's Plum Creek Stables still makes good use of its prime spot next to Chatfield State Park by providing horseback jaunts through the park wilderness via its exclusive entrance. Trail rides allow riders to witness such wildlife as red-tailed hawks, coyotes, and possibly bear mingling among the park's trees and meadows. Novice riders may benefit from the stable’s lessons, which help them gain comfort around horses through participation in exciting activities as well as basic care such as grooming, saddling, and complimenting horses’ hair.