When Jennifer's two Shih Tzus kept getting sick from store-bought treats, she decided to start making her own. Her 20 years as a veterinary technician taught her the importance of feeding pets a proper diet. When she successfully cured her pups' tummy aches, Jennifer felt inspired to finally open the pet store she always wanted. The culmination of hard work and years of research manifested in Barx Boutique for Pets.
Specializing in grooming and photography, Jennifer's team also keep their shelves stocked with trendy collars, luxury dog carriers, and clothes for dogs of all sizes. And they still whip up the healthy dog treats that started it all—pupcakes, cannolis, and cookies painted to resemble the mailman. Many of their tidbits come in wheat-, corn-, and soy-free varieties. On your canine's birthday, bakers can create cakes in six different flavors and three sizes.
Friend to all creatures great and small, Dr. Anndrea Hatcher dedicates her life to the health and well-being of the family pet. Her services include everything from vaccinations and wellness exams to boarding and bathing. Dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, gerbils, iguanas, fish, tarantulas—you name it, she can care for it. Dr. Hatcher also breeds siamese cats for those tired of the incessant waving and broken promises from their plastic lucky-fortune cats.
It may sound counterintuitive, but you don't necessarily need sunlight to achieve sun-kissed skin. Just ask the folks at Broad Ripple Tans, who?use both traditional tanning beds and a specially formulated airbrush spray to imbue skin with rich, bronze color. But a great tan doesn't stop there. They also stock a wide range of moisturizing lotions to help you maintain your color and grease up that squeaky bike chain.
Puptown’s canine coddlers offer boarding and washing services for floppy-eared family members seven days a week. At the East 96th Street location's dog wash, pet owners can de-grime dirty coats and bring back a signature “new dog” scent. Canines enter large, stainless-steel tubs via a dog-friendly ramp or grasshopper-like leap, with owners using convenient spray nozzles to wash away remnants of crashed pizza parties. Puptown supplies dog-washing necessities including shampoo and conditioner, towels, and a jowl-flopping dryer. For an additional $5, guests can upgrade to the deluxe wash and use the facility's de-shedding solutions, ear wash, and toothbrushes and paste.
On average, IndyHumane spends $600–$800 to care for each animal in its shelter, and in 2010, it cared for more than 6,000 animals. Although the shelter does not euthanize animals because of time or space, its limited food, medical, and staff resources constrain the number of animals it can accept. The Humane Society of Indianapolis relies on contributions, grants, and adoption fees to fund the services it provides.
FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic was founded in 1999 to help reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the region through humane methods. It treats about 600 cats and dogs every week with spay or neuter and vaccination treatments. IndyFeral, a FACE program, works to reduce the feral-cat population in the region using a combination of trap-and-release and traditional sterilization services. The program treats incoming animals and marks them with ear tipping so that local shelters do not pick them up. Then, the organization's foster-care program helps ensure that kittens will not be subjected to the disease or dangerous conditions sometimes associated with shelters. Veterinarians vaccinate and treat incoming litters and place them in responsible foster homes where they can thrive while awaiting permanent adoption.
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