The thoroughly vetted staff members at Scrubs Pet Care all have more than 10 years of animal-care experience and have passed background and future checks to earn the title of pet caretaker. During sessions in the salon or in mobile grooming trailers, skilled groomers pamper dogs and cats, taking care to trim their nails, brush their teeth, and track down split ends with baths and haircuts. Cage-free overnight boarding and doggy daycare services keep dogs and cats in comfort while pet owners are at work, on vacation, or adding a jacuzzi to the doghouse.
The Laundered Mutt & Training Center turns rambunctious pooches into well-behaved canines through training sessions that range from basic puppy obedience to advanced service and therapy dog training. Whether she's teaching puppy socialization, practicing new tricks with older dogs, or leading AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, trainer Cat Z. infuses sessions with positive behavior methods honed over a decade-plus career. Pups can study up on their new skills during private or group lessons, or engaging in more intensive training during the center's three-week board and train program.
In addition to expert training sessions, pooches can also upgrade their looks in the center's grooming area. There, dog owners lovingly suds up their pups at back-friendly, waist-high washing stations, or turn them over to groomers for a full service wash that includes nail clipping, blueberry facial wash, and a spritz of cologne. In addition to basic fur maintenance, groomers are also trained to deliver custom, breed-specific cuts.
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.
Even accounting for all the lessons and equine therapy that Whispering Meadows Ranch offers for humans, it's the horses that are luckiest to be associated with the non-profit charity. In fact, these services help fund the ranch's primary objective of adopting and rehabilitating former racing thoroughbreds. Each of the 100 steeds that the ranch rescues each year enjoys a happy retirement with all their housing, food, veterinary care, and rehabilitation provided for, allowing the animals to live away from harmful influences such as life-insurance scammers.
The horses are even given the job of handling lesson duties. Beginner and intermediate riders learn to mount, steer, and trot with the calm and friendly former competitors. When the time is right, the horse gets placed in a forever home, where a new family will see that it lives out its remaining days in peace and dignity.
The many branches of Pets R Us Veterinary Hospitals are each filled with seasoned groups of vets and vet technicians. At Chapman Veterinary Hospital, for example, Dr. Samuel Azab puts to use more than ten years of experience and a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and avian treatment. At any of the locations, pets can be treated for a variety of health concerns ranging from flea infestations to endocrine diseases. The hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices, and some of them can conduct digital radiography, vaccinations, ultrasounds, and orthopedic surgery. Some facilities also provide boarding and grooming for non-medical concerns.
The experienced instructors at Leslie Thomson Training forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding and Western show skills in both parties. Across rollicking fields of grass, teachers demonstrate how to navigate trail patterns and control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper stallion care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of the ice-cream truck.