Though she's a relatively recent inductee to the club of "dog people"—adopting the first of her two canine kids in 2009—Kate de Felice has quickly attuned herself to pooches’ needs. With an arsenal of organic shampoos, she cleanses each pet’s skin and coat before toweling them dry by hand, keeping the bath time as gentle as possible. Kate's subsequent grooming sessions include a variety of localized spruce-ups—including nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and elegant beehive hairdos—each of which she also offers à la carte.
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.
The professional staff at Central Bark draws on extensive training in animal behavior and doggy first aid to entertain, pamper, and groom canine companions. The daycare's full regimen of stimulating activities and socialization cut down on negative tendencies such as barking, chewing, and truancy; a thorough behavioral assessment judges each dog's compatibility for group play. Hardworking pooch handlers supervise dogs at all times to ensure safety and perform checks for ticks and fleas before any animal is allowed to mingle. A hefty supply of toys, Kongs, and tennis balls keep animals entertained, and regularly scheduled naps—replete with classical music and aromatherapy—ensure dogs get healthful doses of rest and cultivate palates for Mozart.
Country View is a full service veterinary clinic serving the needs of pets and farm animals in the greater Madison, WI area. We offer boarding, grroming, doggy daycare and obedience classes in addition to our state of the art medical facility.
Since 1987, Bellaire Farms owners Kris and Kara Martalock have imparted equine-riding experience to pupils of all skill levels amid well-kempt stables filled with american saddlebred horses. During each 45-minute lesson, gentle steeds wordlessly encourage riders and instructors offer tips, tricks, and sugar cubes as students amass rein-handling skills such as balance and coordination. Guests can trot and gallop outdoors on carpets of soft dirt and grass or exercise an indoor horse-whispering voice from within the facility’s heated arena during inclement weather. The conscientious instructors take time to match pupils with an appropriate hoofed partner whether riders are complete novices or American frontiersmen looking to correct a century’s worth of bad habits; guests are also welcome to bring their own horses to ride during lessons.