The experienced, award-winning animal attendants of Melissa's Mutt Hutt travel to pets' domiciles to nurture animals with custom care. During an initial consultation, an animal nanny will meet your pets, learn their daily routines, pick up house keys, and discuss discretionary services, such as providing treats and toys. Pet sitting includes morning and evening neighborhood walks, feeding, playtime, and brushing. While keeping an eye on your pets, pet au pairs will also water plants, pick up mail, toss trash, and rotate lights. Then, after visits, homeowners can peruse detailed notes chronicling their pets' activities, temperaments, and tic-tac-toe victories.
Outfitted with spas and treadmills, Pooch Hotels are nearly the same as human accommodations, with one key difference: your dog might get a tummy-rub with their turndown service. These venues were all designed by dog-lovers whose main priority was canine comfort, regardless of the length of each guest's stay.
Dogs on daycare visits, for example, are sorted by size and temperament before entering one of multiple play areas. Monitored by human "Pack Leaders," they socialize amidst toys, treats, and wading pools at select locations, or run outside if the weather and facilities permit. Those who have booked a room for the night can relax in a private suite, outfitted with a glass door rather than bars. These range from standard to presidential and even palace suites—rooms outfitted with luxury bedding and flat-screen televisions tuned to dog-friendly programming. Customers might also schedule a spa appointment for their pooch, choosing from services such as baths, "pawdicures," and even facials.
The hotels pursue peace of mind for owners as actively as they pamper their dogs. Certain locations have installed web cameras in the play areas and suites, enabling people to check in on their pets and guilt them about the time they napped instead of writing a postcard. Staff remain on-hand at all times to welcome newcomers and care for already-snoozing pups.
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.
The canine caretakers at Rover Kennels are friendly, attentive, and experienced, and have been repeatedly recognized by the readers of Tails Magazine and the U.S. Commerce Association for excellence in pet grooming and boarding. The sage and experienced dog walkers will take aerobics-starved schnauzers for five one-hour canine constitutionals with today's deal. Fully bonded, licensed, and insured, Rover Kennels can arrange for walks, runs, or hikes to tire out pups, rendering them less likely to issue unsolicited cooking advice.
Just as human doctors do with their patients, Dr. Shane and her associates explore all avenues of medical treatment for nurturing their animal patients' health. Her skills in small animal treatments practiced at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine equip her to brandish modern techniques and systems for spaying, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Additionally, through the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida, she learned the art of veterinary acupuncture and Chinese veterinary medicine, endowing her with herbal and alternative techniques for wellness and pet therapies. To ensure her furry patients receive the best care possible, she merges the two disciplines into a comprehensive treatment plan that keeps pets happy, healthy, and ready to take yoga classes with their owners.
Blending ancient Taoist principles of inner balance with cutting-edge diagnostic, medical, and surgical care, Dr. Annie M. Harvilicz and her team at Animal Wellness Centers cater to pawed companions with holistic care and genuine compassion. When Scruffy gets eerily aligned with his moniker, let him test the uber-cleansing waters of the Best Bath Ever, which includes a gently soothing shampoo, conditioning treatment, hand drying, and regal upkeep tips from the Fancy Feast cat ($30–$70 depending on pet weight). A la carte nail clipping ($16), ear cleaning ($16), and anal-gland expression ($22.50) refresh doghouse dwellers between baths, and canine and kitten insides can get equally spruced with Dr. Annie's own product line of vitamins and other supportive supplements. The center also opens its doors for babysitter-defiant felines and house-party-prone pups with luxury cat boarding ($35/day) and doggy daycare ($40/day), where all fellow overnighters are guaranteed to be vaccinated and free of Milk-Bone–shaped lock picks. Checkups, spays and neuters, behavior classes, and more can also be scooped up with this deal.