Fabulous Fido caters to all aspects of a dog's needs, providing boarding, daycare, grooming, training, and retail goods. During the day, the trained staff monitors dogs during indoor and outdoor play time. Canines spending the night sleep in cage-free accommodations under staff supervision. Retail products keep pups happy once they return home, offering essentials such as bowls, treats, and toys.
It takes a lot to keep a chihuahua, a goldendoodle, two kittens, and a duo of rabbits healthy and happy, but Renee, owner of Happy at Home Pet Sitting LLC, does it every day. And those are just the pets that she keeps in her own home. Renee also travels to clients' homes to provide their furry, feathery, and scaly pets with the same loving care she lavishes on her own. Services range from 30-minute dog walks to in-home feedings, cleanup, and playtime.
Shaun Froshour's decade of canine search and rescue experience made him the go-to guy when dogs needed training. Friends and clients swarmed him with requests to work on their canines' behavior problems or watch their dogs overnight. Eventually, Shaun realized he could parlay his expertise and passion for pooches into a business and decided to open the Canine Retreat and Behavior Improvement Center. Known today as Paws-itively Healthy, the center has trained and hosted hundreds of hounds of all breeds.
Froshour and his managing partner, Jill Stouffer, chaperone tail-waggers as they laze, play, and plan book-club meetings at the canine retreat. Grooming services gussy up pups with de-shedding treatments, nail trimmings, and toothbrushings, or the experienced duo can pet-sit or walk dogs as owners travel. Froshour and Stouffer call upon years of experience during obedience training to teach dogs verbal commands and hand signals including sit, stay, and vogue.
When Cheryl Schaaf was shuffling through old items, she discovered something she'd never known: as a child, her mother dreamed of being a veterinarian. She'd written it in her journal. At that moment, Cheryl was inspired to create a business that offered pet owners similar comfort and peace of mind.
The result was Walk the Dog—a team of animal-loving professionals that offer personalized pet care in South Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. Of course, Walk the Dog's team members know they can't replace at-work or vacationing pet owners. Instead, they make sure pets remain active with walks. They also keep particularly jittery critters company with overnight sittings, offering a much more soothing presence than a broom with googly eyes glued to it.
With three individual chains in its family of stores?Pet Valu, Paulmac's Pet Food, and Bosley's?scattered across Canada and the northeastern United States, Pet Valu claims the title as the largest pet-supply retailer in North America. Inside its well-stocked outlets are more than 7,000 products for dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, and other animals. These include specialty items that range from grain-free dog food and multilevel bird cages to hamster balls that resemble helicopters and neon-colored shells so your hermit crab can achieve success in the online-dating world. Some locations are furnished with grooming facilities where professionals pamper dogs with shampoos, nail trims, and other perks, along with self-serve stations let owners wash their own pets. Stores also partner with local shelters to host regular adoption events.
Sisters Lizzy and Megan head up the grooming team at Dog Wash Depot. Here, dog owners wash their pups at the self-service stations, which are stocked to the hilt with all-natural cleansing products, fluffy towels, and grooming tools such as combs and hair dryers. Lizzy, Megan, and the rest of the grooming staff are just an "pardon me" away from dispensing grooming advice if needed, whether it's guiding the owner in holding the hair dryer properly or just repeating "Good boy, good boy" so the owner knows he's done a good job. The staff also gets pups into factory-issue form through services ranging from a simple wash-and-dry to a full grooming package that includes a haircut and nail trim.