Zoom Room?s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it?s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room?s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility?s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
Steve and Melissa grew up around animals. After entering the pet industry, Steve felt that he could build a better, stronger dog-walking company—with a little help from technology. That's why he and Melissa founded Puppy Pronto. Their dog-walking service comes with a free lock box, which allows them to care for your pets while you're away without causing an unfortunate security breach. Once inside, they deck out your fridge with a barcode magnet. Scanning this sends you an email, so you know precisely when they arrived to walk your pet. They also send humans a link to a Google map of their canine's route. Alternatively, they can equip pups with a special camera that documents their walks. A bit of editing creates a polished, downloadable film so you can see the world through your dog's eyes. Tail-waggers in need of a place to crash have the option of staying at Steve and Melissa's place—in the company of their two poodles—or at the dog's own pad where they keep their favorite smells.
Sitter4Paws dispatches bonded and insured pet lovers to clients' homes for dog walking and hikes, sitting services, and pet taxiing. Upon arrival for sitting and walking visits, pet caretakers retrieve keys from lock boxes installed at homes free of charge—ensuring that owners need not be home and that keys stay safe and on the property. For return visits, Sitter4Paws sends the same caretaker, allowing for a trusting relationship to blossom and for mailman espionage missions to reach their natural conclusions. After each session with beloved pets, the first-aid-certified sitters email owners about the time spent with their furry friends, putting worried minds at ease.
Peticub Pet Pharmacy helps maintain the health of dogs, cats, horses, and other pets with an extensive inventory of supplies, which includes herbal and natural remedies. The company's licensed pharmacists administer the same high-quality medications used by the veterinarian industry, all of which receive EPA and FDA approval before hitting the store's shelves. Peticub also carries a variety of flea and tick shampoos to eliminate unwanted pests, as well as allergy relief for pets who suffer from seasonal itching or sneezing fits whenever they're around humans. For orders from its online store, the company offers free standard shipping on all products.
The Critter Squad solves the one problem that a majority of kid's parties face: a lack of chinchillas. The expert handlers roll up to celebrations with reptiles, bugs, cute mammals, or an eclectic mix?their menagerie includes almost 30 species, and runs the gamut from Cochita, a Brazilian short-tail opossum, to Long John, a Burmese python. Thanks to daily handling and etiquette lessons from Emily Post's pets, the animals are all very tame, so kids can pet their new friends fearlessly under the handler's supervision.
Dogs never see the inside of bars at PETential Pals. Both daycare charges and overnight guests enjoy romptastic freedom at this cage-free facility. Pups scamper across the grassy field outdoors as they chase one another or run away from their imaginary friends. They splash in the pool to cool off and sprawl in the shade for naps. Inside, the facility is air-conditioned, providing safe respite from the hot sun. Owners can also request a bath for their four-legged friends so they're fresh and clean for the trip home.