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Sycamore Animal Clinic
Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you
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Dogs and their owners learn new skills and gain confidence during group classes, training sessions, and agility classes
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AAA Pet Services
Veterinary team with 20 years of experience ensures basic pet health with comprehensive exam and wards off rabies with vaccination
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K9 Hangout Charlotte
Experienced pet trainers care for dogs through the day and night and improve behavior during training sessions
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Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital
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Camp Bow Wow
Dogs frolic in over 9,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor area as owners watch via Camper Cams
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Fluffs of Luv
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Chapel Hill Pet Resort
Outdoor play time on an astroturf lawn includes kiddie pools, toys, plastic slides, and new canine friends
Pampered Pets Inn is a luxury boarding and interactive day care alternative for your dog or cat.
Our newly constructed, Tuscan inspired, 6,000 square foot facility is located on 2.25 beautiful acres. Your dogs get to romp and play for several hours every single day of the week.
The crew at Pet Paradise coddles both overnight and daytime critter clients in a resort-like enclave with private quarters, sumptuous bedding and toys, and plenty of amenities. Canines revel in the sun-baked lawn surrounding a doggie-bone-shaped swimming pool before cooling humid hides with a refreshing dip. Supervised group playtime gives dogs a chance to find an alto for their moon-serenading choir, and outdoor walks allow for sightseeing and exercise. Pooped pooches relish alone time in indoor/outdoor suites, and kitties retire to a felines-only wing of the resort where soft-playing music relieves the stresses of a long day of napping, stretching, and napping.
Metro Paws' day-care facility boasts more than 16,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor play space, more than 25,000 square feet of fenced outdoor space, and an on-staff team of super-smart puppies. Drop off your four-legged friend for two full days of attentive care and fun-filled playtime ($50) at the day care's accommodating digs, sparing yourself the guilt of leaving your pet alone during days when you can't be around the house. Metro Paws is staffed with friendly, experienced employees at all hours, ensuring your pup will always be safe and never feel lonely. Dogs attending day care are assigned to "neighborhoods" of 10-15 other cuddly companions. All indoor amusement areas are outfitted with cushioned, non-skid rubber flooring. For pick-up and drop-off times, see here.
In 2005, Karen McCombs left the corporate world. It was a big decision, but she had a simple reason: "I just decided I wanted to play with dogs," she says. Today, two of her sons work at the original All Wags location in Charlotte, and she and another son have headed out to open All Wags Doggie Daycare and Boarding North in Harrisburg. They've painted the 9,000 square feet of indoor play space with colorful canine murals, but there's also plenty of room outdoors for a dog to play ball, leap into kiddie pools, or plant its owner's flag on the peaks of plastic playground equipment.
The staff takes the time to get to know each dog, from their names to what they like and what they're scared of—and Karen says the dogs are excited to come in and play. She makes sure the staff ratio stays at about 10 dogs to 1 staff member during doggy daycare so that pooches get plenty of attention and exercise. Except for a two-hour rest period, the dogs are out and about the entire time, rather than being cooped up alone at home or made to sit in a cage and nibble listlessly on homework. "It's just a fun, exhausting day for [the dogs]," she says. "They go home and they're very tired." Dogs who are staying the night play with daycare dogs during the day, then retire to 4'x8' kennels with heating and cooling. To make sure everyone's safe, all supervisors are certified in pet first aid by the American Red Cross and have been endorsed by multiple doggy-sniff committees.
For Karen, working with her canine customers has been rewarding, and she knows their human owners appreciate the time she and her staff take to get to know their dogs and individuals. "Everybody's just so happy and ready to see you. It's not like that in the corporate world anymore," she says.
Cooper got a rough start in life. At just three months old, the doberman-hound mix was found on the side of the road, a plastic bag over his head. Thankfully, Cooper's owners rescued him soon after, but his experiences left him with separation anxiety, aggression, and resistance to basic commands. Enter Glenn Shue, owner and lead trainer of Dogtastic Dog Training. Glenn's approach begins by first considering each canine's unique personality, which helps him tailor a training program that combines obedience training with proper socialization. Through one-on-one work with Cooper and his family, Glenn saw the pup through many of his behavioral problems, and he continues rehabilitating Cooper with occasional attention at daycare.
A graduate of Highland Canine Training’s school for dog trainers, Glenn and his team apply his teaching principles in each of their training programs. With an indoor training space at All Wags Doggie Daycare & Boarding, they organize group obedience classes and in-kennel training, as well as puppy training that focuses on building healthy social skills. Services further extend to private in-home training, where instructors teach dogs how to sit, stay, and mix martinis. Glenn's team also specializes in behavior modification for pets with aggression problems.
The proof is the in the pooch. Le'Pooche's website has an elaborate online gallery where you can see pleased patrons such as Asia, Domino, and Julie the pomeranian sporting fresh new dos. All sizes and breeds are welcome, whether it's for a simple shampoo or a full pampering package complete with fur cut, blow-dry, and a healthy dose of pup flattery. For a sneak peak at Le'Pooche grooming tips, swing by the blog.
Signature service: Professional dog training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Victor, Dogtra, Petmate, Iphone, Square, Cannon, Elite K-9
Pro Tip: We offer on- and off-leash obedience training for all dogs.
Experienced vets Dr. Lori Hoe and Dr. Amanda Goodwin helm the recently opened Main Street Veterinary Hospital, each bringing with them several years of experience in the Lake Norman area. The duo keeps dogs and cats healthy and happy with comprehensive services that include exams, surgery, and dental care.
Pampered Pets Inn owners Tony and Judy love spoiling dogs and cats. A passion that was once limited to their homes is now a full-time job at their plush, 6,000-square-foot pet-boarding facility, where cats and dogs enjoy a home away from home replete with familiar comforts. On the 2.5-acre property, dogs enjoy large and small pet suites, and cats stretch out in private and group condos complete with cat trees, scratching posts, and kitty beds. Pups frolic in a shallow, dog-friendly water park, and cats chase complimentary mouse toys.
The staff of attentive caretakers plays with all the pets each day, taking care to make sure each animal is comfortable and receiving enough love and attention. They also groom pets with nail-clipping, bathing, and blow-drying services so animals return home fresh, clean, and rested. While owners are gone, they can keep eyes on their pets with the inn's pet webcams, where they can watch beloved fluffies nap, play, and blow the family savings using bad stock-market advice.
Scampering through open fields of green grass to play with new friends sounds like the ideal life for most dogs. But some canines would rather stay away from the rowdiness, perhaps on a warm lap beneath a sturdy roof. The dog-loving caregivers at The Crate Escape, LLC know that different dogs have different personalities, and that's why they try their best to cater to each pup's desires. During overnight boarding and daily daycare, energetic dogs are given free rein of the facility's outdoor play area all day long, or they may retreat indoors for quiet time away from the midday heat. Dogs with smaller statures or quieter dispositions can stay inside if they'd like, or they can venture into their own designated outdoor area with the knowledge that they can come back indoors whenever they've had enough. All the while, staff members are in attendance to scratch an ear, fill a dinner bowl, and throw a frisbee to make sure their furry guests are relaxed and cared for. For overnighters, the handlers also make sure to grant the dogs a potty break first thing in the morning and before watching their nightly dog talk shows.
Going on vacation can be stressful, but it can be doubly stressful if you have pets. Arranging for friends and neighbors to come by to care for them can be difficult, and leaving them in a kennel can be bothersome for the pets. That's where Paws at the Lake Pet Sitting comes in. Not only will the pet sitters come by to feed the animals and take them out for exercise, they'll also take in owners' mail and newspapers, turn lights on and off, and do other tasks to hide the fact that no one is home. Vacation isn't the only time to call on the company, however. If clients are busy with personal commitments or simply at work, sitters can come by to walk pets or even take them to the vet or the groomer.
Twelve years ago, Heidi Ganahl decided to pursue her dream and opened the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver. Camp Bow Wow has now burgeoned into a national franchise with more than 200 locations in 40 states, and her success has earned attention from the likes of CNN Money, CNBC, and various other news outlets.
One of the secrets to Heidi?s success? Her love of dogs. Born from a desire to provide a safe, healthy place where owners could drop their pets instead of cooping them up at home, each Camp Bow Wow location functions more like an all inclusive kids? summer camp than a depressing kennel. Pooches are free to frolic with each other in outdoor and indoor play areas and spend their afternoons making fun of the postman?s latest haircut, all while their owners watch them on Camper Cam video streams. For overnight visitors, temperature-controlled cabins host beds with fleece blankets, and the camp counselors give each canine camper a campfire treat before putting them to bed. Dogs and owners feel at ease knowing that certified camp counselors, trained in dog behavior and pet first aid, are close at hand.
Along with the visiting dogs, this Camp Bow Wow location also functions as a foster home for Project Halo, a local no-kill shelter.
Along the main promenade in Sam's Town, a row of lush lawns borders one another, cordoned off from the pavement by a white picket fence lined with potted mums. When a hand pushes open the front door of a gable-roof ranch house or cottage, it's attached not to the body of Donna Reed but to that of a yelping canine, one of the overnight guests staying in each of The Dog Knowledge's miniature homes. When pooches aren't watching G-rated films on flat-screen TVs or lounging beneath ceiling fans in their private or bunk-bed abodes, they can venture out to play in a 2-acre facility or relax in a homey lounge filled with couches, tables, and framed photos of Roosevelt's scottish terrier signing The New Deal into law. The Dog Knowledge also grooms dogs' unkempt coats and chips away at unruly behaviors with one-on-one behavioral training, boot camps, and a therapy dog-training program.
At Club K-9 of Charlotte’s two locations, more than 30,000 square feet of space sprawls out for pups to tucker themselves out while their families work or travel out of town. Owner J.P. Brewer and her first-aid- and CPR-certified staff maintain a safe, clean environment where four-legged friends can have fun, exercise, and improve their social skills with little to no anxiety. During doggie daycare, the staff separates dogs by age, size, and temperament and supervises the centers’ indoor and outdoor play areas. Overnight boarding guests enjoy some of the same amenities found in hotels for humans, such as climate-controlled suites with elevated beds, quiet music, and dimmed lights. The Club K-9 team also pet-sits and performs dog-grooming services.
As his parents' only human child, Dr. James Pressley of Brookdale Animal Hospital says the family pets were like his four-legged siblings. It was this relationship with his furry friends that likely propelled him to become a veterinarian. He and his staff enjoy fostering the same relationship with his clients' animal companions, a dedication that can be felt as soon as they step into the light-flooded reception room of his clinic. From the hallways to the treatment room, this bright atmosphere permeates the space, putting both owners and pets at ease even as they undergo wellness exams, dental procedures, and x-rays.