From Atlanta to LA, Park 'N Fly keeps cars safe inside their secured quarters just a quick shuttle ride away from the nearest airport. To make taking a trip more convenient for travelers, they offer 24-hour shuttles that arrive every five minutes, valet parking, and luggage assistance, beyond giving their vehicles a safe place to stay. Their lots are gated, well lit, and monitored.
Though it advertises itself as the largest no-kill shelter in the Twin Cities, Animal Ark’s homey facility seems more like a relaxing retreat for the more than 1,000 homeless cats, dogs, and rabbits that come through its doors each year. Cats bask in sunlight within feline apartments as dogs lounge atop soft raised beds in their own spacious kennels, sinking teeth into chew toys and treats. Of course, time at Animal Ark isn't all leisure. Canines awaiting their forever homes stretch their legs across a large outdoor play yard, aptly named the Ark Park, where ample trees and greenery mix with park benches where dogs can train their human friends to sit.
Potential owners can also get to know adoptable pets online. The website posts a first-person profile of each available animal that lists its breed, personality, and master’s degrees.
At Lucky Dog Pet Lodge, experienced and caring dog lovers supervise playtime and pampering services across 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Paws tear into an 18,000-square-foot outdoor yard or clomp across a 7,000-square-foot indoor space as dogs wrestle with fellow canines and chase new furry friends. Automatic watering stations constantly circulate fresh water for tongues to lap, and an air-exchange system continuously circulates fresh air throughout the center. Dogs preferring rest, solitude, or the Politics section of the New York Times can find sanctuary in quiet areas of the center, spending one-on-one time with the staff. Owners can also treat their four-legged companions to Lucky Dog's boarding services, which include 10 hours of daycare per day and private suites furnished with fresh blankets and cushy Kuranda dog beds.Groomers scrub pups and seasoned trainers practice behavior modification, teaching canines to sit, stay, and answer phones in a British accent. All doggy emergencies are handled in the capable care of staff members trained in dog-specific first aid and CPR.
Featherbrook Farm's head trainer and instructor Lisa Avaloz draws upon a lifetime of equine experience and an international network of colleagues. The farm fosters interspecies cooperation through lessons, camps, and birthday parties. Riding lessons instill in young riders the importance of grooming, form, and confidence, rewarding proper handling skills with positive reinforcement. Beginning students start on a lunge line to improve their positioning, strengthen their seat, and gain a feel for their horse. Safety remains of utmost importance throughout the lesson. All students must wear helmets while riding and avoid giving horses celebratory piggyback rides after completing a session.
Featherbrook Farm conducts weekly camps from June to August for 6–14 youngsters at a time. Campers ride twice each day and establish a solid foundation of horsemanship through grooming, first aid, and studying horse anatomy. In addition to education, fun and excitement abound as children play games and make crafts with new friends.
WE OFFER GROOMING, BOARDING, DOGGIE DAYCARE, AND FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR BOARDING.WE ARE A SMALL FAMILY OWNED (MYSELF AND MY 5 DAUGHTERS) BUSINESS WITH 3 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU. BLAINE, BROOKLYN PARK, AND RAMSEY/ANOKA GROOMING IS BY APPOINTMENT MON. - SAT BOARDING IS AVAIL. 7 DAYS A WEEK. REASONABLE RATES.
With seven play areas, walking trails in a nature preserve, and a 24,000-square-foot luxury hotel, it's a wonder that any dog would want to leave Adogo Pet Hotel. Canines at daycare romp in one of two indoor and five outdoor play areas, each with umbrellas, water fountains, and specialized turf designed just for dogs. Meanwhile, trainer Cassia Drake calls on more than 20 years of experience to lead group classes ranging from puppy socialization to agility training in order to maintain manners and teach that mail carriers are the glue that binds any democratic nation. But overnight boarders may have the best treat of all—they get to spend the night in one of 93 upscale rooms and private suites overseen by a service-oriented staff. Before heading to bed, residents might visit the spa for a mani-pedi and a blueberry facial—an ideal way to forget the day's stresses. Webcams allow pet parents to watch what's going on inside, and a cutting-edge centralized cleaning system keeps the place tidy.
This highly sophisticated pet hotel is the vision of president and lifelong dog lover John Sturgess. Having spent more than 20 years as a leading hotel-industry executive, Sturgess knows a thing or two about giving guests the red-carpet treatment. As reported on KARE 11 News, Sturgess "grew the Country Inn & Suites brand by more than 300%," and now offers canines the same service and quality "you would expect at a four- and five-star hotel for humans." His combined passion for people and their four-legged friends earned him the Twin West Chamber Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and also inspired him to work with Make-A-Wish Minnesota to provide a lifetime of complimentary boarding services for the new golden retriever of a boy with epilepsy, according to Minnetonka Patch.