Southern Breeze Equestrian Center is a utopia for horse lovers, where expert instruction turns whinnying tenderfeet into sure-footed saddle-masters. With lessons devised for all ages and experience levels, this full-service facility fills its four riding arenas with enthusiastic forays into horsemanship. Southern Breeze’s 45-minute private lesson ($65), offered Mondays through Saturdays with one of the center's experienced assistant trainers, is tailored to individual levels of equine expertise. First-time riders spend some ground time looking under the hood, using humanpower to harness horsepower before embarking on their first longe-line ride. Experienced straphangers will work on enhancing their skills, mastering the maneuvers of dressage horses or leaping over 20 burning busses.
Hotel guests don't often get free hugs and head-pats from the staff during their stay. That service is unique to Meadowlake Pet Resort. Helmed by a team of experienced animal enthusiasts, the pet hotel cares for dogs and cats with private, climate-controlled suites and a panoply of animal-friendly activities. Canines and felines alike get to spend the night in rooms and condos outfitted with amenities such as high windows for natural light, flat-screen TVs and outdoor patios, and soothing music as each pet dreams about finally chasing down that mail carrier.
The resort's specially trained staff escort dogs outside, where they can play on four acres of green space, walk down nature paths, and dip in an outdoor diving pool. Cats, meanwhile, are set free to frolic or lounge in a screened-in porch with tiered climbing platforms and a selection of fine toys. These staff members also perform healthcare services such as daily five-point wellness checks, and they monitor daily feedings using NutriSource Super Premium food. To keep suites clean, staff scour each room with hospital-grade cleaning systems. To keep pets clean, they lather coats with specialty shampoos at an on-site pet spa.
Leash-free dogs frolic as they race and tussle with other canines in Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort's dog park. The fenced, shady yard hosts dogsof all sizes and shapes, so long as they pass a behavioral test, provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and can prove they haven't left any hate letters for the mailman. As dogs run about, their owners get to interact with professional dog trainers, who provide tips and advice on how to improve a furry friend's behavior or get a pet to do tricks.
As night falls, staffers move overnight pets into their spacious accommodations, providing dogs with private enclosures, cats with condos, and every animal with a complementary meal of Precise Pet Food. While it's fun to spend time with so many dogs, the resort's owner says her favorite part is watching them leave happy and healthy.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Pet Lodging
Pro Tip: Pets have more fun when they are active and busy. We offer great pet resort activities!
At Wishbone Pet Care, Inc., our doggy daycare and boarding services have the newest state of the art facilities, which will make all dogs, feel like their own home. Wishbone’s experienced caretakers will provide special care for your dogs of all ages, breeds, and all types of activity levels.
While some pets leap into the car ready for a ride, others turn into shivering balls of anxiety as soon as they leave the house, or they have aches and pains that make it hard for them to travel. After answering many requests for house calls for these pets, longtime veterinarian, Dr. Angela Donaruma put her traveling clinic, Houston Mobile Veterinary Clinic, on the road. In this mobile unit, she and her staff perform a range of services, including blood testing, x-rays, and surgeries to remove swallowed maps to buried bones.
The Pet's Play Palace offers both short- and long-term respite for cats and dogs in an air-conditioned, indoor facility. During daycare sessions, pets trounce through the backyard, which sports two canine-centric areas and one cat-specific space, overseen by pet-care professionals to ensure that the dogs are playing fair games of poker. Pets can shack up in the hotel for longer stays, wherein dogs are treated to bathroom breaks and up to six exercise sessions per day and felines stretch their wings with up to three hours of cage-free playtime per day. On-site groomers anoint fur coats with scrub downs and trims and also brush teeth and trim dogs' nails.