Pawsh Pet Resort and Spa was designed from a pet's perspective to provide its furry visitants with homely comforts amid a safe, fun, and personalized environment. The facility is managed by Holly Kierski, whose credentials for the job include certifications in pet CPR, first aid, and as a bark-to-English translator. Holly heads a staff of professionals that supervise all of Pawsh's day-to-day activities, ranging from exercise-packed daycare services to upscale boarding options, some of which feature password-protected webcams so traveling owners can peek in on their canine or kitty. Meanwhile, on the spa side of Pawsh, professionally trained groomers spruce up shaggy styles, and outside the facility, Pawsh employees jet off to clients' houses for in-home sitting of more exotic pets, such as horses, birds, and freeloading cousins.
Dr. Josh Kindred and his team of pet-loving vet technicians have dedicated their small practice to providing personalized care for each critter they see. Recognized as an accredited practice by the American Animal Hospital Association, Kindred's intimate care center handles an array of diagnostic and treatment procedures, including laser surgery, x-rays and ultrasounds, dental care, and immunizations. Dr. Josh and crew also host overnight guests for owners traveling out of town, providing supervised care in a climate-controlled kennel. During their stay, pets can safely frolic and share plates of spaghetti in the outdoor enclosure of the recently added play area. While pups romp around the grass, staffers keep their well-trained eyes peeled for behavioral changes, allowing each fuzzy face to enjoy a safe and pleasant residency.
The seasoned technicians at Sams Gas efficiently refill 20-pound propane tanks, perfectly designed for gas grills. Whether customers own their own propane reservoirs or buy one from Sams, a technician will fill it to the brim with fresh-from-the-farm propane gas, lauded for being nontoxic and having minimal effect on the environment or the indigenous dryer-sheet trees that spring up in lint filters.
Woof Gang Bakery welcomes pooches and parents into pet palaces adorned with walls of bubblegum pink and glowing crystal chandeliers. In between the retro chic décor, tables and shelves are filled with fuzzy and floatable toys, all-natural cookies and doggie baked goods, and healthy supplements and formulas for pups of all ages. The inspirations for the chain of 26 area boutiques lay in the adorable barks and toothy grins of the shops' beloved resident dogs both past and present, who serve as the business's Chief Dog Officers⎯a position that finds them taste-testing the shop's delicious gourmet dog treats and pouring over quarterly expense reports. After perusing the selection of grain-free and hypoallergenic food items, dogs can leap into the self-service shower as their human companions scrub them clean, or relax as a professional groomer pampers them with services catering to their breed and skin type.
Dr. Anne Scholl-Mealey has always believed in treating her four-legged patients as if they were her own pets. Though she doesn?t work at Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes?a clinic she opened in 2005 due to an overwhelming demand for an Orlando-area vet?she chose two fellow doctors and a supporting staff who share her compassion. This able team treats dogs, cats, rabbits, and exotics, such as mangos with whiskers. Their services include preventative care and checkups, surgery, and microchip identification, a procedure that painlessly places a small electronic chip into pets' skin so they are traceable if lost. The facility also includes a kennel for boarding and a grooming center headed by a graduate of the Florida Institute of Animal Arts.