No matter how old their dogs get, Carlo and Lyn Medina say they'll always be their puppies. When they were seeking a place to board their two pups, they couldn't find the intimate and attentive care they wanted; thus, they opened Forever Puppy Day Camp and Boarding. Here, they keep the human-to-canine ratio small so that dogs get extra attention as they tumble and run on the indoor playground's soft floor. Overnight guests bunk down in private areas with elevated Kuranda beds. And for their owners' peace of mind, video-chat sessions can be scheduled, so owners can read their pups bedtime stories or end-of-the-day stock-market data.
The many branches of Pets R Us Veterinary Hospitals are each filled with seasoned groups of vets and vet technicians. At Chapman Veterinary Hospital, for example, Dr. Samuel Azab puts to use more than ten years of experience and a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and avian treatment. At any of the locations, pets can be treated for a variety of health concerns ranging from flea infestations to endocrine diseases. The hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices, and some of them can conduct digital radiography, vaccinations, ultrasounds, and orthopedic surgery. Some facilities also provide boarding and grooming for non-medical concerns.
The experienced instructors at Leslie Thomson Training forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding and Western show skills in both parties. Across rollicking fields of grass, teachers demonstrate how to navigate trail patterns and control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper stallion care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of the ice-cream truck.