The scene is a familiar one: hotel guests lounge beside the outdoor pool as staff members filter around, offering refreshments or collecting clients for a spa treatment. However, at Pet Paradise, the pool is bone shaped and all the guests are dogs. This luxurious scene is one cat and dog owners can find at this boarding and daycare facility that has been owner Fred Goldsmith's pride and joy for a decade. The animal lover was inspired to start his own pet hotel when he simply couldn’t find a place he was comfortable leaving his bichon frise when he went on vacation.
Fred made Pet Paradise to his exact specifications, and the pet hotel's amenities reflect the loving care he lavishes on his own beloved pup. Dogs and cats can luxuriate in spa-quality grooming treatments or burn off some energy during group playtime. In the evening, pets can settle into plush bedding and feel safe knowing that the dedicated live-in staff resides just a bark away. Nocturnal kitties spend the night exploring their own private six-level cat condos while gentle spa music fills the air to keep them entertained. In case of any emergencies, Pet Paradise keeps veterinarians on-call, and in the event of a snack emergency, each staff member is a certified bacon cook.
A low-cost clinic for cats, dogs, and rabbits, Spay/Houston promotes animal wellness by spaying or neutering animals and administering vaccinations and other medical treatments. Veterinarians and volunteers work together to ensure the comfort of the pet patients, separating the kennels to keep stress down, operating quickly––as many as 50 spay or neuter services a day––to lower anesthesia risks, and closely monitoring animals' recovery. The clinic also strives toward improving the well-being of the feral-cat population through low-cost total-treatment packages and arrangements with sanctuaries for cats unfit for wild living. Although the not-for-profit's services are already low-cost, it also works with pet owners to help make the price of services as affordable as possible.
The name 610 Pet Lodge is not misleading. The boarding facility, veterinary clinic, and grooming center accommodate pets of all kinds, not just cats and dogs. Seven days a week, the overnight boarding area temporarily houses typical house pets, as well as pigs, parrots, reptiles, and pet logs. For busy dog owners, the staffers keep canines active as they make new furry friends during doggy daycare. All animals must be vaccinated prior to boarding and doggy daycare; however, 610 Pet Lodge’s veterinary clinic staff can administer all necessary vaccinations upon arrival. To help pets find permanent homes, the staff works closely with local rescue organizations to seek out people who are looking to adopt a new pet.
At Bayou City Veterinary Hospital, two veterinarians tackle pets' ailments with different approaches. Dr. Brenda Flores explores the malady with thorough diagnostic techniques designed to get at the root of illnesses and works hard to ease any associated pain. On the other hand, Dr. Kristy Kyle excels at surgical procedures, especially for cats, and maintaing a tranquil setting for nervous pets. The hospital is AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited and has been dubbed cat friendly by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.