At A-Round of A-Paws Pet Boarding Resort & Spa, pooches sprawl in the lap of luxury, lounging on hypoallergenic lambskin bedding during resort stays and enjoying mud facials and Swedish massages at the spa. Vacationing owners can rest easy knowing that their canine and feline companions are in safe hands. The resort provides amenities that include K9-themed movies for pups and condos that accommodate pet families with connecting doors. An agility track, doggy day care, and group play sessions keep canines alert, whereas lessons with trainers help get pooches closer to the day when they can fetch Chinese takeout.
The spa, meanwhile, goes above and beyond standard grooming with hair dyeing and styling, as well as pawdicures that pamper canine appendages with paw soaks. The spa’s aroma therapist and massage therapist kneads arthritic and tense muscles in a variety of modalities, employing warm-oil massages and stone massages to banish the stress of dreaming of a world run by squirrels. Over in the bakery, chefs turn out organic treats perfect for rewarding obedient pets, while cakes with low-fat cream-cheese-honey frosting accompany puppy birthday parties hosted at the resort.
At Nathalie's Thrifty Pet Salon & Boutique, pet owners can scrub their pooches at do-it-yourself stations equipped with waist-high tubs, shampoo dispensers, and professional grooming tools. Of course, they can also leave the dirty work to Nathalie's team of professionals, who pamper pups of all makes and models—from the smallest chihuahua to the bulkiest St. Bernard. After bathing sessions, owners can visit the boutique section of Nathalie's, which brims with collars and beds, or the food section, which stocks premium eats and treats.
Doggie District Pet Resort treats canines not as pets, but as welcomed guests of its boarding and grooming facility that doubles as an oversized doghouse. A groomer with over 20 years of experience can snip and style canine hair in a calm, spa-like environment. During overnight stays, dogs relax on personal beds and enjoy the comforts of home with their favorite toys or pinup calendars of giant bones. Four-legged friends can roam safely in the 10,000-square-foot outdoor play area, where a closed-circuit camera system that monitors the lot at all times.
At A-V.I.P. Pet Resort, founder, avid dog trainer, and breeder Kurt Williams is never far from his canine boarders. That's because he and his family live on the premises. This enables him to supervise animals beyond business hours, and his four children enjoy giving the critters attention when the professional groomers and behaviorists are in hibernation.
During the day, Williams's crew administers prescription medicine at indicated hours and also follows specific diet requests during meal times. His pet guests reside in private suites with plush bedding and television screens. Twice daily, the trainers bring any social dogs into a large outdoor play arena to sniff, socialize, and discuss articles from the morning edition of the squeaky newspaper. Williams maintains a comfortable temperature at all times at the resort, with air conditioning during the summer and heated floors during winter months.
The pet enthusiasts at Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort and Grooming pamper dogs and cats with luxurious boarding accommodations and grooming services. Canine boarders each receive their own temperature-controlled indoor area, sized to fit their stature and equipped with a comfy bed. Throughout their stay, pups dine on all-natural, nutritious food, and exercise in shaded outdoor areas any time of the day or night. Pooches in need of grooming receive makeovers from on-site stylists, who capably outfit dogs of all breeds with mohawks, lion-style haircuts, and high-top fades.
In the cattery, feline boarders occupy individual suites, each measuring 3'x'3'x5'. A three-tier climbing tree rises in the shared space, which undergoes cleaning on a daily basis. During this time, staff members meet cats at eye level for one-on-one playtime. Like their canine brethren, cats enjoy premium food and accessories.
Like their human counterparts, pets are most comfortable in their own homes. Because of this, Pet Sitters of Las Vegas does not board animals or offer onsite daycare; rather, they visit homes to feed and water pets, let them out, or take them for walks. Each pet sitter is screened, background checked, and carefully trained, as well as insured and bonded, so pet owners can truly relax while they are away. For more attentive service, sitters will even stay overnight, so pets have a constant companion to snuggle with at night.