Sisters Mary Shappee and Gert Shuckhart have been taming horses for most of their lives, beginning as children in 4-H club. While Gert manages Majic Stables' office and rare bookmark collection, Mary's passion for riding keeps her in the saddle, where she teaches private and group lessons that rein in riders as young as 5 years old. A 70'x198' indoor arena allows for nighttime and fair-weather rides, and the 100'x200' outdoor area is dotted with jumps and dressage letters for tricky choreography.
The dog handlers at Central Park Dog Daycare love pups, and they ensure that each dog under their care receives special attention while the dog romps in both outdoor and indoor play areas. Staff makeover pooches by bathing or trimming their fur during grooming sessions. Plus, Central Park’s dog-centric boutique stocks everything a pup needs, from collars and leashes to toys and video games.
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Signature service: Daycare, boarding and grooming
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: All dogs are loved like they are our own.
Dogs staying at Doggie Depot OKC may miss their owners, but they won't get lonely. After owners drop them off, they rush into the facility's indoor and outdoor play areas where they greet new furry friends. Together, they romp and sniff their way through 8,000 square-feet of open space, stopping only to splash in kiddie pools or compare cat tattoos. Meanwhile, qualified staffers are always on hand to supervise play sessions, towel off wet pups, and tuck boarding pets into spacious 5'x5' private pens. The team of pet lovers also oversees grooming treatments, all of which include a shampoo, nail trim, haircut, brush, and ear cleaning.
Certified dog trainer and owner of Dogs Making Better Choices Alise Trees believes that dogs want to serve their masters, but “the key is establishing a respectful and trusting relationship between dog owners and their pets.” As part of canine training, she offers a Basic Manners course for dogs, during which owners teach their dogs commands that range from sit, down, and stay to skills that include loose leash walking. She also conducts private lessons to address individual issues.
When on vacation, the best way to achieve peace of mind is to ensure your pets never notice you're missing. The animal lovers at At A Bark! Above the Rest keep pets occupied by stopping by homes to walk dogs, fill food and water bowls to brimming, and scoop out kitty litter boxes. They also offer boarding at their own facility, where they shower pets with plenty of one-on-one playtime. Additionally, owners can schedule grooming sessions with experienced pet stylists who know their way around mohawks.
At Mia & Company Pet Salon, pooches get primped and pampered. In the pet-friendly confines, experienced dog groomers keep canines looking tip-top with sudsy shampoos and baths. They also snip unruly fur, trim talons, and clean out the ears of furry family friends.