Dogs can run their fastest during Buddy Boarding's jogging sessions, untethered by a lagging human or a tightening leash. That's because the company's specialists ride roller skates or longboards alongside sprinting canines to match their speed and endurance. They work with dogs of all energy levels, tailoring the sessions to include vigorous exercise or playtime.
If a dog isn't tired, it isn't happy. That's why WagsPark fenced in their three acres of land. Now, during play sessions, canines jump, run, and roll to a state of blissful exhaustion without worrying about wandering off. After trotting through manicured lawns and agility courses, dogs jump into a cool, spring-fed lake with tidy gravel banks. A dancing fountain also sprinkles coats with refreshing droplets. While dogs play, owners can sidle up to the bar area where a big-screen TV displays the antics of well-trained humans.
During daycare hours, dogs roam freely between the temperature-controlled building and the outdoor play areas. Certified staffers always stay nearby to make sure they stay happy and safe. When it's time to go home, owners can give their furry friends the spa treatment or wash them up in a self-service dog bath. WagsPark also features a training academy where pups learn to obey commands and play well with others.
The groomers and veterinarians at PetCare Animal Hospital restore both the luster to fuzzy companions' coats and the vigor to their health. During the grooming expert sudsers primp pooches' pelts, removing dirt and oil from their skin while combing mats and tangles from their fur. After a mani-pedi, coat trim, ear cleaning, and tuxedo fitting, man's best friend is ready to be man's best man at man's wedding. To ensure pets' insides feel as good their outsides look, PetCare provides a plethora of veterinary services from simple consultations to advanced laboratory diagnostics. Preventative treatments such as vaccines keep parasitic freeloaders from hitching a ride on cats' cabooses and comprehensive dental care ensures cobras' fangs stay well-flossed.
At Monroe Family Pet Hospital, the team of veterinarians provides pets with virtually the same level of health care their human owners might enjoy at a doctor's office. Cold laser therapy helps treat arthritis and other painful elements, EKGs report heart health, and dental care keeps teeth strong and healthy. The team also looks after furry friends with wellness plan with low monthly payments that offer heartworm testing for dogs, vaccines, de-worming, and FIV testing and feline leukemia testing for cats.
With four professional wash stations, commercial-grade spray heads, and high-velocity air dryers, Candy's Dog-O-Mat equips owners to reclaim pups from the forces of filth. A secure, gated bay encloses the washing area, allowing customers to bring their entire Iditarod team at once. Removable doors and telescopic ramps facilitate the canine's entry into a raised, stainless-steel tub, which is cleaned and disinfected after each use. Tokens buy seven minutes of washing or drying time each, and may be used across multiple visits (valued at $5).
Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider understands why his clients would want to pamper their pups with massage and reiki sessions or warm-water swims. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and its second location in Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.
Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also offers multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services.
Schneider hired and trained a staff for around-the-clock supervision and care. Dogs who are aging, have health issues, or secretly write reviews for Frommer's get special attention in a room with a fireplace and stretch lounges.