The professional staff at Central Bark draw on extensive training in animal behavior and doggy first aid to entertain, pamper, and groom canine companions. Skilled groomers primp and pamper the worn-out furscapes of canines with shed-reducing Furminator treatments and Barkley Works all-inclusive grooming baths (prices vary based on the dog; call the desired location for pricing). Thorough ear cleanings ($10) and teeth brushings ($10) keep pups in shipshape hygienic fashion and prepare pooches for cuddling or job interviews.
Encompassing 50 acres of shady trees, streams, and fields, the Holiday House Pet Resort provides a welcoming, pastoral retreat for vacationing cats and dogs. Owners Dr. Laura Weis and Dr. Randy Weis, both veterinarians, live on site and spearhead the resort’s mission to keep pets healthy and happy through high levels of interaction and physical activity. Dogs staying at Holiday House enjoy taking part in nature walks, playtime, massages, and grooming, whereas cats on vacation enjoy private condos outfitted with areas for climbing, sleeping, and pondering string theory.
At Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow, trusted pet whisperers feed, walk, and care for pets in-home, which allows dogs, cats, birds, fish and other pets to remain at home to field telemarketing calls. Home Buddies' dedicated staff cares for the emotional and physical needs of pets while their families are away on vacations to secret island nations or newly discovered planets. Home Buddies' range of services includes poop scooping, walks, friendly visits, and general pet care. Home Buddies is part of the award-winning Camp Bow Wow, which operates locations across the country.
Dogs trot out of Spot's Spot and Spa stylishly well-groomed, well-rested, or well-fed, depending on their activities in the canine wellness haven. Trained groomers infuse coats with natural shampoos and conditioners before treating dogs to a facial scrub, a nail trim, and a breed-standard or custom cut, each precisely hand-scissored. Overnight stays keep canines in good company with cage-free accommodations, 24-hour supervision, and personal attention from playtime to medicine delivery. In the retail sections, owners peruse a vast array of dog food and treats, including freshly butchered meat (available only at Spot’s 2nd Spot) along with high-quality cat food from Science Diet and Acana. A full stock of doggy wellness aids ranges from vitamins and salves to padded e-collars that prevent dogs from noticing when their chums poke fun at their fashion choices.
South Garden Chinese Restaurant satisfies customers' cravings for egg rolls, fortune cookies and everything in between. Housed inside an old brick building on South Street in Queen Village, South Garden cooks up comforting Chinese staples like hot and sour soup, shrimp Szechuan style, chicken lo mein and steamed pork dumplings. The dishes here are fresh, fast, delicious and inexpensive, making this small eatery a neighborhood go-to for takeout and delivery. The portions from this sparely decorated Chinese food hub are quite generous, but don't worry about over-ordering, South Garden's grub is just as tasty when eaten straight from the carton the next day.