Dogs seem to love getting dirty but hate getting clean. The team at Max the Dog Wash streamlines the process. Waist-high tubs let owners comfortably wash their dogs, scrubbing out fur with brushes and raking out tangles that are havens for dirt in a chorus of gentle splashing sounds and baritone barks. After bath time, owners can reward their best friends with dog treats made in the shop or pictures from the mailman’s awkward high-school years.
It's not quite enough for animal-lover Lindsay Archer to spend time with pets all day long at her day job as a veterinary technician. So she opens her home to pets whose owners need a few days away. Beyond taking in dogs and cats, she also watches other domestic animals, such as guinea pigs.
Taking a pet to the kennel or veterinarian, be it for a quick grooming or a few days of boarding, can prove highly stressful for cats and dogs, as well as for their well-meaning owners. Seeing an opportunity to help both animals and their human parents, registered veterinary technician Shawn Amerlinck realized his dream of starting a pet-care company that offered in-home services. Amerlinck designed his services around the idea that a busy lifestyle or physical limitations should not prevent a person from experiencing the joys of pet ownership, nor should it limit them to owning only low-maintenance gold fish or pet sloths. Under his care, cats and dogs can experience true pampering with in-home grooming, litter cleaning or walking, prescription-medicine administration (including injections), and pet sitting, and he will even help owners who are away by taking care of household responsibilities such as bringing in the mail or singing lullabies to lonely lawn flamingos. Featured in The Windsor Star for his pet-centric approach, Amerlinck operates on the belief that animals should be "treated like part of the family."
Wiggle Butts is a pet service that includes daily walks, feeding, giving medications, drop ins, exercise, mail retrieval, and plant watering. We do not exclude any breed or temperament. We can care for cats, dogs, fish, some reptiles, small mammals, and birds. Two locations make us convenient for most Oakland and Wayne Co.
Inside a spacious 6,000-square-foot facility, Christine Fox, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and her staff provide training, daytime and overnight boarding, and grooming services for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Daycare and overnight-boarding services provide canines with ample indoor play areas and individual walks, during which a trainer reinforces basic commands, such as “come,” “heel," and “stop leaving the toilet seat up.” Multiple exercise sessions also teach socialization techniques, wearing pups out for tranquil rides home. The facility also houses separate areas for small and senior dogs to ensure places for them to play safely.
During group training sessions, canines learn basic etiquette, such as to come when called and how not to pull on the leash. Dogs can also go on to learn more advanced commands, graduating to agility training or acting classes to teach them how to obey commands in busy film studios. Individual training sessions offer one-on-one attention, either in the home or at the facility.
K-9 Cuts has been in the dog-grooming business for more than 20 years. In that time, the staff has developed the best practices for dogs, including the use of all-natural products, cage-free spaces, and a special HydroSurge bathing system that simultaneously massages and cleans coats. Dog lovers brush dogs? teeth, clean ears, trim nails, and brush out coats until silky smooth and ready for prom with the neighbor's poodle. Pampering services range from nail polish applications to facials.