The stock and services at McFaith Feed & Pet Supplies represent the experience the owners gained from consulting with fellow pet people at dog shows and competitions. Seven lines of natural and holistic foods allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pets’ nutrition, and a full pharmacy protects pets from rabies and infections. Clean cats and dogs emerging from the spa can be treated to stylish new leashes, fun toys, and audiobooks by top terrier authors.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
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.
Today’s deal gives a bathing session for any small-, medium breed dog from Puppy Sudz in Mandeville.
Family owned & operated since 2004, Puppy Sudz has been offering professional, all-breed, full-service dog grooming and full service baths for those who don't want to "do-it-yourself."
Helmed by the good Dr. Miller, the Animal Care Center performs head-to-paw medical exams on furry family members, preventing all manner of maladies. Couches, linens, and plenty of plush spaces put dogs, cats, or level-27 pokemon at ease during the exam, while Dr. Miller answers questions and gives handy tips for keeping hirsute sidekicks in the finest of fettles. Before the appointment, peruse the checklist of items to bring, including medical records and fresh-baked goods.
At Mid City Animal House, a dedicated staff gets tails wagging with hands-on attention to each four-legged visitor during grooming appointments, daycare sessions, and boarding stays. With the help of their affable bulldog, Brooklyn, they ensure that each visitor receives a full day of playtime, social interaction, and newspapers delivered to them for once.
Inside the paw-friendly playhouse, dogs maintain free reign over four rooms stocked with toys. An outdoor play area provides the animals with ample amounts of fresh air, and two puppy pools allow pets to stay cool during warm days. The staff conducts a temperament test for each dog prior to boarding to ensure safety and compatibility with the other animals.
In the 20 years since her graduation from the Midwest School of Pet Grooming, Tracy of Lovin Care Pet Grooming has continuously applied her skills to canine clients. In addition to a long career with a national pet-care company, the Louisiana transplant has received certifications from the National Dog Groomers Association of America. As a bonded, licensed, and insured groomer and caretaker, Tracy offers grooming sessions and in-house pet-sitting.