Dogs reign supreme at Bark Avenue, where a team of dog-obsessed caretakers play with them and groom their coats. Doggy daycare affords plenty of romping time followed by overnight boarding. In addition to boarding dogs, staff groom furry guests of all sizes and hair density, showering them with extra pampering by brushing their teeth, painting their nails, and de-shedding their lustrous coats. Hypoallergenic and medicated shampoos are also available for sensitive skin or dogs allergic to themselves.
After decades spent loving their own dogs, Kelly Santarelli and her husband Pat began Lucky Bones Dog Day Care to nurture others’ pets as if they were their own. Separate playrooms host large and small dogs, ensuring great danes won’t be bullied by howling beagles. When pups tire of splashing in the pool and scampering down slides, a quiet rest area lets them prop their weary paws on beds and blankets. Dogs can take vacations of their own with Lucky Bones' overnight boarding service, which includes access to all daycare amenities.
The Animal Hospital of Polaris knows how important the human-animal bond is and works to keep those bonds strong. During daycare and boarding services, staffers provide pets with TLC. Owners can even check in on their pups throughout the day as the daycare and boarding facilities are equipped with webcams.
The animal hospital's veterinarians provide urgent, preventative, and surgical care including x-rays and wound repair for small pets. An on-site spa and grooming parlor ensures animals look as healthy on the outside as they are on the inside, and training services teach animals proper behavior, including sitting, staying, and keeping their pinkies out when sipping a cup of tea.
Animal Care Unlimited's grooming guru, Lynda, scrubs, snips, and styles canine hides with diligence and delicacy. Four-legged patrons are greeted with a gentle shampoo bath to neutralize the unsavory smells of late-night poker games, followed by a blow-dry and tress trim—including sanitary clip and paw-pad snip. The beast beautician then disinfects dog derrieres, purges and plucks cruddy ear canals, prunes pointy paws, and highlights cheekbones with an understated rouge. Fees vary depending on size and breed, but scrub downs start at $40 for wallet-sized woofers, with the average grooming around $48. Any remaining Groupon dollars can go toward a future pooch pamper. Pups must be prepped with rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations before their primp.
There's no question pets are in good hands when they're at All Tails' R' Waggin'. That's because the owner, who founded the business in 1999, not only works at her own business daily, but also lives on site. This means an experienced pet care pro is always on hand to oversee the company's boarding service, which places pets in a spacious 4' x 14' run regardless of their size. All Tails' R' Waggin' also offers positive-reinforcement training as well as professional and self-serve grooming.