Open 24 hours a day, K9 Kleen is a self-service dog wash where owners can soap up their four-legged friends without the hassle of hair-clogged bathtubs or dining-room kiddie-pool spills. Outfitted with waist-high and easy-to-use tubs, K9 Kleen provides the washing apparatus and cleaning products necessary to keep canines sparkling like brand-new BMWs. Start off the pooch ablution with a cascade of warm water, and then add shampoo to combat steadfast dirt clods and unidentifiable backyard smells. Conditioner smoothes fur and leaves dogs feeling like a warm silk handkerchief that’s prone to licking. The flea-and-tick treatment at K9 Kleen eradicates pint-size parasites and reduces guard-dog distractions. All wash tubs are disinfected and cleaned between each use.
The professional staff at Central Bark draws on extensive training in animal behavior and doggy first aid to entertain, pamper, and groom canine companions. The daycare's full regimen of stimulating activities and socialization cut down on negative tendencies such as barking, chewing, and truancy; a thorough behavioral assessment judges each dog's compatibility for group play. Hardworking pooch handlers supervise dogs at all times to ensure safety and perform checks for ticks and fleas before any animal is allowed to mingle. A hefty supply of toys, Kongs, and tennis balls keep animals entertained, and regularly scheduled naps—replete with classical music and aromatherapy—ensure dogs get healthful doses of rest and cultivate palates for Mozart.
Though she's a relatively recent inductee to the club of "dog people"—adopting the first of her two canine kids in 2009—Kate de Felice has quickly attuned herself to pooches’ needs. With an arsenal of organic shampoos, she cleanses each pet’s skin and coat before toweling them dry by hand, keeping the bath time as gentle as possible. Kate's subsequent grooming sessions include a variety of localized spruce-ups—including nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and elegant beehive hairdos—each of which she also offers à la carte.
The team at Rhoades Fur Feather and Fin immortalizes prized catches with professional taxidermy services for a variety of animals. The specialists provide shoulder mounts for critters such as deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, and beavers, as well as life-size mounting upon request. Animal skulls from deer, bears, and elk shine after thorough beetle cleaning and whitening, and then proudly grin as they hang from wall mounts. Rhoades also prepares fish that range in size from 13 to 64 inches, and birds such as ducks, quails, and turkeys.
Country View is a full service veterinary clinic serving the needs of pets and farm animals in the greater Madison, WI area. We offer boarding, grroming, doggy daycare and obedience classes in addition to our state of the art medical facility.
At Camp Bow Wow, certified doggy counselors supply love, attention, and 24-hour monitoring in 6,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas. Throughout the day, canine campers splash in pools, climb over play equipment, and exchange sniffs, barks, and phone numbers with other furry friends. Camp counselors certified in dog behavior analyze the personality of each guest before placing dogs into one of four playgroups. Meanwhile, live webcams allow owners to check in on pups either online, or via iPhone or Android phones with the Camp Bow Wow mobile app. After a full day of play, campers receive a bath and then retreat to personal cabins complete with a sleeping cot, fleece blanket, campfire treat, and alarm clock that plays the sound of an approaching mailman.
At Playtime Doggy Daycare, dogs bound across 18,000 square feet of rubber flooring, clasping toys in their mouths and scurrying through playhouses. Owner Jody Pawelski has cultivated an experienced, animal-loving staff of both trainers and vets to oversee pups at all times.
In warmer months, canines frolic outdoors in swimming pools. At night, boarding dogs settle down in 25-square-foot temperature-controlled kennels, snuggling up to familiar pillows or lifelike mannequins of their owners brought from home.
When hours of play ruffle up dogs' coats, Playtime's groomers bathe dogs, brush out their fur, and send them on their way scented with the same doggy cologne Lassie wore in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.