Dogs live like kings at Fur’st Class Pet Resort, where caring attendants cater to their every need. Groomers transform canine hygiene into a spa-like experience by blow-drying fur, manicuring nails, trimming fur, and asking it who is a good boy or girl. They can also dole out breed-specific haircuts for pups and groom cats seeking a red-carpet style.
Dogs, cats, and ferrets vacation in the resort’s spacious pet condos, which come equipped with ample climate-controlled areas for snacking, napping, and playing. Cats can admire the grounds from picture windows, and dogs can race across a fenced-in 2-acre playground. Friendly staffers lavish the animals with attention, serve meals at regular intervals, and administer medications upon request. A chauffeur can fetch pets from homes in Clarke and Oconee Counties and return them home at a convenient time. Obedience instructors also visit the facility on a regular basis, teaching dogs of all ages how to sit, stay, and dance the minuet.
At D-O-G's Pet Spa, head groomer Stephanie helps out all breeds of canine and feline clients with a variety of pampering treatments. During full-service sessions, Stephanie bathes pets and trims their fur to keep them looking beautiful and reduce shedding, which in turn keeps evil wig makers from sneaking into homes in search of stray hairs. Owners can also have pets' nails trimmed to furniture-safe levels and schedule flea and tick dips that protect pets and owners alike from irritating insects.
At The Park Pet Retreat, dog-loving staff members lavish attention and affection on pooches 24 hours a day with cage-free daycare and boarding services. During the daytime hours, dogs romp and socialize in one of three indoor play areas, depending on their size and temperament, and enjoy the sunshine in one of two outdoor spots. Once they've burned off some energy, the soft music of the boarding area lulls them to sleep at night as they rest their heads on soft beds. The retreat keeps owners happy, too—password-protected webcam feeds let them keep tabs on their pets at all hours, and the Tucker Falls Spa bathing station and grooming area allows them to get their pups' coats scrubbed and trimmed at the same facility. Owners can even stock up on supplies at the onsite store, where shelves brim with dog apparel, treats, and protein-rich Orijen dog food, which helps dogs build muscle and improve their marathon times.