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.
At Stubby’s Dog Wash & Grooming Salon, owner and dog-lover Julie welcomes canine caretakers into the salon where they can wash their pups at self-serve baths or let Julie groom them from nose to tail. During self-wash treatments, dogs trot into a private room and clamber up moveable stairs into nonslip tubs—which perch at human-waist height—letting owners stand up straight rather than bending over in a bathroom and letting their spines mold into pool noodles. The salon’s dog shower lets elderly or injured dogs relax more comfortably while getting clean, and an outdoor area with a dryer quickly whisks moisture off of coats.
When Julie presides over a canine’s transformation, she can de-mat and condition coats and trim nails. She also pampers furry visages with blueberry facials and combs pooches who shed enough fur to wig a balding mammoth.