Bark Bath and Beyond's pet-washing stations allows owners to bathe furry companions in a mess-free environment using professional equipment and products. Lead your cat or pooch into the cheery yellow-walled washing room and clip their lead to one of the sleek waist-high tubs, which helps spare human backs from straining. Don an apron and select a professional pet shampoo specially formulated to nurture delicate pet pH balances, such as Citrus Plus, which helps evict fleas without using toxic pesticides. Bark2Basics One Step Silky Shampoo Plus Conditioner's silk proteins leave coats bouncy, shiny, and plumeria-scented, and specialized D-Mat Conditioner helps reduce tough fur tangles and rebellious dreadlocks without the use of silicone or lanolin. Bark Bath and Beyond is closed Monday and Tuesday, and does not require appointments for self-serve wash visits.
Experienced dog trainer Richard Starks leads pups and their parents in weekly, one-hour obedience classes that pin-down bad behaviors and reward good habits. Furry friends learn basic behaviors alongside various breeds and robotic facsimiles in courses designed to make home life easier. Additionally, pet owners practice methods that curb canine urges to destroy furniture and leave empty milk cartons in the fridge. Richard's techniques reflect his experience with K-9 units as well as his lessons from trainers Matthew Margolis, an author and TV-show host, and Tom Rose, a veteran instructor of both dogs and dog trainers.
With two locations, Atlantic Animal Hospitals doesn't take time off from ensuring the health of cats, dogs, and exotic pets. Their veterinarians and assistants work seven days a week, administering all sorts of care: general exams, dermatology, dentistry, surgery, and other services. They can also board pets that need a vacation.
Halifax Humane Society aims to protect animals from neglectful, cruel, and exploitative treatment by providing shelter to homeless, lost, or abandoned animals as well as low-cost spay or neuter services and other animal-advocacy programs. The shelter cares for injured wildlife and approximately 13,000 dogs and cats each year, many of which are available for adoption.