High-quality petcessories line the shelves of The Silver Collar Pet Boutique, which stocks collars and carriers from brands such as Up Country, NOLA Couture, and Sherpa. Surprise a favorite feline with catnip fortune cookies ($5.98) or a laser exerciser beam ($5.99) that shoots out a red light resembling the beams that shoot from feral cats' eyes to mark their prey. Dog-sized LSU jerseys ($22.49) reward canine loyalty toward hometown sports teams, and dog cookies ($1.99) allow pets to live out their dream of eating from the table with pastel ice-cream cones, lobster, and pizza-shaped cookies.
New Orleans Dog Nanny offers attentive, personalized service to meet your dog's needs and belly-rub wants. Days are structured around playtime in indoor and outdoor rumpus areas lined with paw-friendly flooring and littered with tons of toys. In addition to around-the-clock supervision, the Dog Nanny has a free webcam feed so you can watch your critter any time of day. The Dog Nanny recently extended its daycare hours (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), and you can drop your dog off for up to 11 hours of daycare at a time. If you board your dog, he'll snuggle up in a roomful of Kuranda beds and other dogs while a staff member stays on-site as an honorary member of the pack. Your dog will feast each night and day according to your instructions with the food you supply.
A local business since 1950, Jefferson Feed's 24,000-square-foot store teems with premium pet, lawn, and garden supplies. Rolls of verdant sod and select Woerner turf options wait to be cut and delivered to customers' lawns by a convoy of delivery trucks, and fountains, statues, and planters stand ready to garnish gardens. Hefty bags encase pet food from more than 20 premium brands such as California Natural, EVO, and Purina, and a slew of 60 different types of aquariums can house fish and reptiles or imprison misbehaved pet rocks. The store also partners with local animal shelters and rescue groups to offer dog and cat adoptions, and its onsite team of groomers gussies up four-legged friends with premium Capstar products.
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.
Every abandoned or homeless pet at the LA/SPCA must be vaccinated and spayed or neutered before adoption. However, the organization cares for more than 11,000 abandoned, homeless, and unwanted pets each year, and requires additional funding to prepare all of its animals for adoption.
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.