Pets in Machesney Park

Complete Exam for Dog or Cat or Dog Vaccinations at Randall Orchard Crossing Animal Hospital (Up to 51% Off)

Randall Orchard Crossing Animal Hospital

North Aurora

Veterinarians make sure family pets are kept healthy and safe with thorough exams and vaccination packages that prevent rabies and distemper

$107 $53

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$80 for an Eight-Week Puppy Training Course at Bark University, Inc. ($160 Value)

Bark University, Inc.

Mundelein

Puppies and their owners join trainers at hour-long, weekly sessions to learn basic obedience skills; bring a collar, leash, and treats

$160 $80

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One or Two 15-Minute Swims or One 30-Minute Swim for Your Dog at Canine Physical Rehab (Up to 54% Off)

Canine Physical Rehab

See Spot Swim- Montgomery

Pooches paddle in heated salt water with a designated swimmer, under the watchful eye of a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

$25 $12

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One or Three Self-Service Dog Grooming Sessions at Dirty Dog Grooming Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Dirty Dog Grooming Spa

Arlington Heights

Doggie spa provides the space and products for pet owners to scrub their pooches clean

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pet Grooming — Club Pooch Pet Salon

Club Pooch Pet Salon

Warrenville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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3 or 5 Days of Doggy Day Care or 3-Day 2-Night Boarding Stay at Happy Puppy (Up to 54% Off)

Happy Puppy

Naperville

Cage-free, climate controlled boarding keeps pups happy and healthy with plenty of space to play and socialize with other dogs

$90 $45

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$105 for $250 Worth of Pet Kennel Services — Dover Stables

Dover Stables

Dover

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$250 $105

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$28 for $45 Worth of Pet Grooming — Your Guardian Angel Pet Sitting

Your Guardin Angel Pet Sitting

Waukegan

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $28

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Vaccination Package for a Cat or a Dog at Green Trails Animal Clinic (Up to 55% Off)

Green Trails Animal Clinic

Lisle

Help keep pets healthy with an exam and a suite of helpful vaccinations

$152.05 $69

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Select Local Merchants

After a long veterinary career in the Rockford area, Dr. Raj Patel retired. But then an area animal clinic closed, leaving the community without the resources they needed to care for their pets. Enter Dr. Patel to the rescue. At the urging of many local pet owners, Dr. Patel opened Animal Clinic of Rockford, and he now serves the medical needs of local cats and dogs with help from his son Ravi Patel, the clinic's co-director alongside Mital Balar, Dr. Patel's nephew. Pet owners can bring their furry friends in for preventative care, diagnostics, or treatments and surgery—as well as stock up on pet food and medications—to ensure their pets live long, happy lives.

3444 North Main Street
Rockford,
IL
US

The team at Rhoades Fur Feather and Fin immortalizes prized catches with professional taxidermy services for a variety of animals. The specialists provide shoulder mounts for critters such as deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, and beavers, as well as life-size mounting upon request. Animal skulls from deer, bears, and elk shine after thorough beetle cleaning and whitening, and then proudly grin as they hang from wall mounts. Rhoades also prepares fish that range in size from 13 to 64 inches, and birds such as ducks, quails, and turkeys.

819 East Azalea Terrace
Beloit,
WI
US

At Doolin Acres Kennel our goal is to offer affordable all-suite dog boarding with exceptional care and outstanding service. Doolin Acres Kennel invites you to contact us and schedule a visit to tour our dog boarding facility or make a reservation. Our dog boarding kennel is located in Orfordville, Wisconsin.

4916 South Nelson Road
Orfordville,
WI
US

We are an in home pet sitting, dog walking company that provides services for Crystal Lake Illinois and surrounding areas.

4715 Strong Road
Crystal Lake,
IL
US

Horse Tack: Geared Up for a Ride

Most basic riding lessons include a how-to on tacking up the horse. Get a head start with Groupon's overview of horse tack.

Tack refers to everything a horse wears for a ride, from saddles to bridles to reins. Just as people dress differently for different jobs, horses wear different tack depending on whether they're employed riding on trails, working on a cattle ranch, strutting down a runway, or competing inside a show ring.

One of the most important pieces of tack is the saddle, buckled onto a band around the horse's middle called a girth. Western saddles, designed for long days of riding, distribute the rider?s weight evenly and comfortably across the horse?s back. At the front is a horn around which cowboys can wrap rope used to lead cattle. English saddles, on the other hand, are hornless, and are light to give horses more freedom to run and jump.

Then there are the parts of the tack designed to help the rider communicate with the horse. The bridle?leather headgear that slips around the horse?s ears and nose?is attached to a bit and reins. The bit is a metal or synthetic bar attached to the bridle and resting in the back of the horse?s mouth on its gums. The reins connect to the bit, letting the rider tug gently to indicate the need to slow down or make a turn. Although the reins used in English and Western riding may be the same, they're used differently. English riders hold on with both hands, whereas Western riders hold both in just one hand, leaving the other free to high-five passing sheriffs.

7713 E Tryon Grove Rd
Richmond,
IL
US

With its cozy decor and absence of ominous cages, The Dog Waggin’s welcoming facility gives busy pet owners peace of mind as their pups comfortably socialize and play. The 4,000-square-foot digs house a play room with pooch playground equipment—including slides and tunnels—a relaxing play room—characterized by fluffy pet beds—and a backyard, where dogs can caper about or stretch out and bronze their bods in time for swimsuit season. Pups are free to rest and play as they see fit with their fellow boarders, all under staff supervision during daytime outings and overnight stays. The canine caretakers also offer a number of other services, including walking, in-home sitting, and training from owner and certified dog trainer Lisa Harvey.

1400 S Main St
Algonquin,
IL
US