U.S. Detection Dogs LLC. trains K-9s in odor detection of narcotics, explosives, bed bugs, and more, and provides them to a range of government agencies, businesses, schools, and homes. Within their 7,500-square-foot facility, groomers use their ease with animals to perform grooming services. Massages relax loyal pets, and coat-cleansing shampoos and soaps brim with lemongrass and cedar to repel bugs and peppermint oil to keep dogs clean.
There's a world of difference between a hotel and simple room and board. The Pampered Pet Hotel & Spa, therefore, seeks to replicate the former experience for beloved pets. Created as a sanctuary where families could leave pets for a brief period or entire vacations, the facility hosts dogs of all sizes in daycare areas complete with toys and sociable buddies. At night, hotel guests retire to rooms equipped with beds, sound systems for ambient noise, and, in some cases, TVs that soothe or entertain anxious animals. All of these rooms can be monitored online via web cam by owners who think they may have glimpsed Ginger on a crowded piazza in Venice. Spa visits can also be scheduled for dogs in need of grooming, which can range from a bath and blow-dry to a complete package featuring teeth brushing and a fashionable bow or bandanna.
Dr. Shawn Matian has what it takes to make people smile. A specialist in cosmetic dentistry, he provides patients with the most up-to-date treatment options possible, including the Cerec one-day crown production system and ultra-thin porcelain Veneers and Invisalign aligners that straighten teeth without metal. This devotion to the cutting-edge extends to his brand-new facility, which features patient rooms equipped with overhead monitors complete with Netflix and noise-canceling headphones as well as a state-of-the-art sterilization center that exceeds all CDC requirements. He helms his office with a holistic approach that forbids the use of mercury and aims to limit certain substances known to cause allergies, including nickel, certain bonding materials, and retainers molded from bee pollen. In addition to avoiding toxic materials whenever possible, Dr. Matian also takes the time to educate his patients on how their lifestyle choices affect their dental health and to explain how proper nutrition can help prevent the onset of degenerative dental disease.
Cameo's skilled staffers tend and shear canine flocks amid hunter-green walls and sturdy wooden dividers. After a maximum of 10 tail waggers arrive each day, the staff nudges the pups to develop sociable demeanors through friendly play and brisk walks around the facility. When pups grow weary of needy human attention, they can lounge on soft doggy beds in front of large picture windows and bark at passing needy humans. Cameo's groomers wash dogs with all-natural John Paul Pet shampoo before slathering their coats with tea-tree oil and oatmeal conditioners. Once dogs are squeaky clean, groomers clip their nails, trim their fur, and teach them how to quote dog movies.
The pet stylists of Applause Four Paw’s freshen pets’ looks without causing stress to the animals. Before snipping a single strand, pets and their parents meet with a groomer for an initial consultation to discuss grooming options. Dogs are never given tranquilizers to keep them calm—just plenty of petting and voices as soothing as their mother’s nursery howls. Additionally, the staff ensures that only organic, hypoallergenic oatmeal shampoos touch pups’ skin to reduce irritation.
Nestled at the edge of the Santa Monica mountains, Park Place Stable’s 1,000-acre ranch is crisscrossed with horseback trails that promise beautiful scenic views of the Pacific from the vantage point of rolling foothills. During the secluded trail rides, even-tempered horses transport riders across myriad canyons and valleys, with the ocean breeze wafting in from the distance, mountains rising majestically toward the stratosphere, and steeds softly humming the theme from the Lone Ranger.