More wagging. Less barking. lic doghouse is a friendly place for dogs to socialize with pup pals and then unwind in modern canine comfort. Operating out of the same Vernon Boulevard facility as City Vet, the staff at our locally owned business can satisfy all your dog’s needs under one “woof.”
Twelve years ago, Heidi Ganahl decided to pursue her dream and opened the first Camp Bow Wow in Denver. Camp Bow Wow has now burgeoned into a national franchise with more than 200 locations in 40 states, and her success has earned attention from the likes of CNN Money, CNBC, and various other news outlets.
One of the secrets to Heidi’s success? Her love of dogs. Born from a desire to provide a safe, healthy place where owners could drop their pets instead of cooping them up at home, each Camp Bow Wow location functions more like an all inclusive kids’ summer camp than a depressing kennel. Pooches are free to frolic with each other in indoor play areas and spend their afternoons making fun of the postman’s latest haircut, all while their owners watch them on Camper Cam video streams. For overnight visitors, temperature-controlled cabins host beds with fleece blankets, and the camp counselors give each canine camper a campfire treat before putting them to bed. Dogs and owners feel at ease knowing that certified camp counselors, trained in dog behavior and pet first aid, are close at hand.
Along with the visiting dogs, this Camp Bow Wow location also functions as a foster home for Project Halo, a local no-kill shelter.
Pets roam free in Unleash: Brooklyn's entirely cage-less facility, which features 3,500 square feet of daycare runs and a trained staff that keeps watch 24 hours a day. Dogs play in packs separated by size, temperament, and SAT scores, and at night, they snuggle within private dens or deluxe suites. Cats also get pampered during overnight stays. They leap across whimsical climbing structures that resemble apple trees or koi ponds and curl up next to siblings within spacious condos.
The pet professionals at Sutton Dog Parlour comfort away-from-home critters with boarding and animal services for dogs, cats, and birds. Inside the facility, dogs enjoy their own private quarters in a run or corral, taking catnaps on a raised bed or discussing the Dog Food and Drug Administration's latest ruling on chicken bones with nearby canines. Cats hunker down in their own quarters, and birds with the proper health certificates lounge about while nibbling on fruits, veggies, seeds, and Nutri-Berries. During doggy playcare, Spots and Rovers romp through a private 2,500-square-foot park enclosed by tall fences. In the summertime, wade pools keep paws cool and clean. A supply shop helps owners feed and entertain furry or feathered friends once they are back at home.
Though grooming prices depend on size, breed, and condition of the fur, the expert staff at Walter's will ensure satisfaction, meticulously giving your pup a breed-specific cut, puppy cut, show cut, or exotic cut to your liking. They'll give dogs a gentle nail trim ($10), bath ($50–$90), or full grooming package ($70–$120), including shampoo, fluff dry, style, ear cleaning, nail trim, and more. If you're busy painting the walls or showing your home to prospective buyers, drop the dog off at daycare for $45 or utilize overnight boarding services ($55 dogs, $40 cats). Walter's will even help you show some love for your furry friend with a pet-friendly birthday party ($95). If you use today's Groupon for any service under $65, you'll be given a credit of the remaining balance to use toward the next visit.
Maura Kelley’s own pet, a french bulldog named Picasso, is more than enough proof that she loves both animals and art. An artist of more than 20 years—with a BFA in painting from the University of Hartford—Maura started Pet and House Portraits by Maura Kelley as a way to express her love of animals and art and share it with like-minded customers. Working in oils, pastels, and watercolors, she uses pets’ personalities as inspiration for their portraits, resulting in vivid portrayals of furry family members. Maura also crafts portraits of humans and houses and explores other creative outlets such as face painting and theatrical-set painting.