The smile on a once-forlorn animal's face when it's united with new owners can't be matched, as the staff of The Animal Foundation knows well. What was once a tiny spay and neuter clinic when it opened in 1978 has grown into an 8-acre campus that shelters and cares for animals without a home. After a careful vetting process, families seeking four-legged companionship can find it here, relieving Dad from his duties of crawling around the house all day. The clinic still offers low-cost spay and neutering services, as well as vaccinations to prevent rabies and other diseases. Click here to see a list of pets, updated every hour, with new dogs, cats, and critters available for adoption. Potential adopters can narrow down the search by gender, age, and size.
Selected Best Vet of 2011 in North Las Vegas by Best Vet in Town, the gentle veterinarians and staff members at Ann Road Animal Hospital tailor animal medical services and house furry friends in a luxurious pet hotel. Thorough medical examinations use state-of-the-art equipment to scour pets for any abnormalities or symptoms of disease. Canines inspect every inch of ample dog runs during three daily walks, and cats explore one comfortable spot of a luxurious cat condo during 45 daily naps. In between basking at their private or shared suites, domestic critters dine on Science Diet or their own special blends before curling up on clean bedding. Stylish grooming, including a bath, dry, and brush, for a set of pups or one dog over two visits prevents rebellious canines from growing their hair out and joining anarchist communes of sheep dogs.
A certified military dog handler, we use strict military/police training style with verbal praise rather than shock collars or treats to train clients' dogs. He works a true trainer-canine bond into each effort, calling on decades of training experience with every dog he meets. Dogs soon learn how to live peaceably with their human companions as we reinforces on- and off-leash obedience and teaches them common commands such as "heel," "stay," and "sit."
The pet enthusiasts at Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort and Grooming pamper dogs and cats with luxurious boarding accommodations and grooming services. Canine boarders each receive their own temperature-controlled indoor area, sized to fit their stature and equipped with a comfy bed. Throughout their stay, pups dine on all-natural, nutritious food, and exercise in shaded outdoor areas any time of the day or night. Pooches in need of grooming receive makeovers from on-site stylists, who capably outfit dogs of all breeds with mohawks, lion-style haircuts, and high-top fades.
In the cattery, feline boarders occupy individual suites, each measuring 3'x'3'x5'. A three-tier climbing tree rises in the shared space, which undergoes cleaning on a daily basis. During this time, staff members meet cats at eye level for one-on-one playtime. Like their canine brethren, cats enjoy premium food and accessories.
The expert instructors at Talisman Farm introduce students to european classical riding techniques such as dressage and show jumping following a curriculum designed by Will Faerber, a decorated show rider who studied extensively in Portugal with dressage master Nuno Oliveira. Faerber's training philosophy focuses on training horse and rider to act as one, showing absolute poise and balance whether they're hurdling a 5-foot fence or trotting through a booby-trapped house. Private lessons in the 5-acre equestrian center focus on the fundamentals of dressage riding and show jumping, beginning with appreciating each horse’s biomechanics so that students can ride them properly. The professional instructors are willing to work one-on-one with students of all skill levels to help them improve their riding skills. The outfit takes the same approach to jumping and vaulting lessons, which are held in the arena and geared toward preparing students for participation in horse shows.
A live webcam keeps an eye on the canine antics at Hot Diggity Dog Daycare, allowing owners to remotely check up on pets via a video stream broadcast to their computer or iPhone. They won't be the only ones watching, though; trained caregivers tend to dogs 24 hours a day, taking each dog out for one-on-one playtime as well as multiple bathroom breaks throughout the night. The 5,000-square-foot facility dedicates three separate play areas to large, medium, and small dogs where they can socialize with other pouches, perhaps even meeting one with similar political views. For a pampering pause, the caregivers groom dogs with shampoo, toothbrushes, and nail clippers, and allow owners to use the supplies to groom their own pets. While away, owners can rest easy knowing that a behavioral evaluation and vaccine requirement ensures friendly and healthy company.