Featuring four spa-style dog-wash stations stocked with John Paul pet products, Pawzapalooza has provided dog-grooming services for more than 15 years. Self-serve washes include shampoo (seven varieties), conditioner (apricot or unscented), towels, aprons, blow dryers, eye and ear wipes, tooth and gum wipes, brushes and combs, and spray cologne (think Axe for doggies). Pawzapalooza’s stand-up grooming stations are equipped with hand-held showerheads and tall tub walls that minimize splash back. Customers can also browse a variety of dog products and accessories for home-based scrubdowns.
Pooches of all breeds and sizes scamper into Kosmo's Doghouse and, after spending a short time with the facility's professionals, head home cleaner, neater, and better trained. Inside, dog owners utilize a multitude of services, including grooming sessions conducted by a team that has more than 50 years of experience with more than 160 breeds of dogs and cats. At self-serve washing stations, faucets blast away dirt and give pups the swagger they need to stand tall during street fights with the household vacuum. The shop also stocks a variety of treats and toys, and works closely with no-kill shelters, frequently hosting adoption and fundraising events.
For 28 years, passionate hoofsters Jeffrey and Amy Wilms and their stable of steady fillies have helped spread equine affection to countless people of all ages. Aspiring saddlers can head to the full-service, scenic riding and training facility for the 45-minute lesson. Lessons are tailored to the abilities, learning desires, and horse-whispering potential of each rider, with potential topics including basic horsemanship, dressage, reining, showmanship, western riding, hunter pleasure riding, trail riding, cutting, or raising the next Mr. Ed.
Arizona Pet Vet is a network of 17 animal hospitals peppered throughout the Valley area. The veterinarians use modern treatments and therapies to care for animal companions, treating each pet like an important member of its owner's family. The company doles out tips for bringing home a new pet on its website and exhibits evidence of the animal kingdom's capacity for cuteness on its Facebook page.
Liberty Wildlife aims to protect wildlife as a precious natural resource as well as serve as a permanent community resource to connect the public with nature and encourage stewardship of native wildlife. The organization educates the public through classroom and civic events that spotlight animals that cannot be released. It also promotes conservation research in habitat restoration, mortality investigations, and human conflicts with wildlife to prevent harm to local animals.
In addition to education and advocacy work, Liberty Wildlife works on the ground by conducting expeditions to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals. Its Rescue and Transport team seeks out injured animals in the field and transports them to the facility for medical services. Then, volunteers care for orphaned or injured birds by maintaining flight cages, hand-feeding baby birds—some of which require feedings every 15 minutes—and matching orphaned birds with feathered foster parents.
Staffed 24 hours a day, Always Unleashed Pet Resort sprawls across 3,200 square feet of air-conditioned indoor area and 9,000 square feet of outdoor area. Here, pups will find plenty of dog furniture, couches, and doggy beds, as well as a water park complete with a 55-foot commercial grade lagoon equipped with waterfalls, a large splash pad with geysers, and cleaning equipment to ensure fresh water. The pet facility welcomes dogs for day and overnight boarding, where pets are never kept in rooms, cages or suites. It also hosts a safari room for feline boarding.