From pocket puppies to extra-large beasts, Pimp My Pooch Pet Spa coddles all breeds with salon services worthy of man’s best friend. Groomers massage their furry customers with organic and eco-friendly shampoos before hand drying them with soft towels. From there, they’ll administer either a breed-appropriate cut, or follow the owner’s lead and design a custom look. Throughout each 90-minute service, dogs can nibble on organic treats as a reward for good behavior or finally mastering their times tables. The treats are also available for purchase, along with doggy outfits, in the boutique. Pups who haven’t quite grasped the art of sit and stay can enroll in Pimp My Pooch’s dog-training sessions. Led by Melissa Munoz, the group or private seminars can alleviate all sorts of behavioral problems, from excessive barking and chewing to poor leash manners.
VETCO Affordable Full-Service Pet Hospitals have been in business for over 15 years.
We offer everything you need to keep your pet healthy:
Vaccinations Heartworm Tests and Prevention Spay or Neuter Dental Cleaning Surgery X-Rays Ear Flushes Diagnostics Microchip Pet IDs Deworming Flea and Tick Prevention
Steve and Melissa grew up around animals. After entering the pet industry, Steve felt that he could build a better, stronger dog-walking company—with a little help from technology. That's why he and Melissa founded Puppy Pronto. Their dog-walking service comes with a free lock box, which allows them to care for your pets while you're away without causing an unfortunate security breach. Once inside, they deck out your fridge with a barcode magnet. Scanning this sends you an email, so you know precisely when they arrived to walk your pet. They also send humans a link to a Google map of their canine's route. Alternatively, they can equip pups with a special camera that documents their walks. A bit of editing creates a polished, downloadable film so you can see the world through your dog's eyes. Tail-waggers in need of a place to crash have the option of staying at Steve and Melissa's place—in the company of their two poodles—or at the dog's own pad where they keep their favorite smells.
Sitter4Paws reliably dispatches fully bonded, insured, and American Red Cross–certified dog walkers to homes for brisk, 30-minute jaunts around the neighborhood. After an initial consultation, during which the dog walker becomes familiar with the patron's pet, home, and routine, he or she arrives promptly at an appointed time for each walk, allowing a camaraderie to develop between man and pet and between man and the space-time continuum. Upon arrival, the caretaker retrieves house keys left in a lock box at the owner's home for safe entry and departure. Postpromenade, owners can arrange for the walker to continue their pet's daily routine, including filling its water bowl, brushing its hair, and painting its portrait. When tenants are away for an extended period, Sitter4Paws' staff can deter potential intruders by bringing in the newspaper and mail, turning lights on and off, and opening and closing the blinds. When the owner returns, he or she will receive an email from the sitter detailing their time spent with the dog.
As the owner of Roxy’s Doggy Day Care & Boarding, Kathleen expresses her love of animals on a daily basis. During daycare stints and overnight stays, she and her team entertain pups with walks and rough-and-tumble dog toys, rather than forcing them to play lightly with porcelain dog dolls.
Founded in 2007 by certified master dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, Zoom Room fosters relationships between dogs and their owners through obedience and agility classes. Obstacles such as hurdles, hoops, and ramps populate the interactive indoor facility, helping energetic pups burn off steam, gain focus, and get in shape for roles summer stock productions of Homeward Bound. In addition to basic obedience courses, specialty classes for shy or overly rambunctious dogs build confidence through positive reinforcement and a controlled class environment. Dogs seeking less structured outings often romp through half-hour blocks of private gym time, working through the agility course at their own pace.