Nana-N-Paws' team keeps a round-the-clock watch over owners' beloved dogs, whether they're romping in the 7,000-square-foot indoor play area, dashing along the fence of the 11,000-square-foot outdoor playground, or snoozing in the cage-free overnight center. Private suites are also available for dogs to wind down. The staff splits canines into dedicated age- and size-appropriate areas, such as Loveable Lapdogs for visitors under 25 pounds, and the Senior Center for older dogs. The facility also houses a full-service grooming shop and team of experienced obedience trainers.
Signature service: Dog waste cleanup
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Outstanding customer service.
Matthew has a dirty job, but, as every dog owner has discovered, it's a very necessary job. As owner of Super Scoopers, LLC, he deploys teams to yards all across Mid-Michigan to locate and dispose of excrement left by man's best friend. Always health-conscious, they completely sterilize their tools between each appointment to prevent the spread of bacteria from yard to yard. They also dispose of all the waste material they collect in an environmentally conscious way. They like to meet their clients, but particularly enjoy encounters with their clients' pooches. Teams invite their customers to leave dogs outdoors while they work, on the off chance that the animals learn to clean up after themselves by example.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Juan Medina's commitment to comfort adds a personal touch to MiStar Massage, which he named after his daughters, Miya and Starla. As a military veteran, Medina approaches healing with compassion and diligence, personally consulting with clients to identify their individual treatment goals before kneading muscles with fully body, clinical, and trigger point massages. The private treatment room at MiStar exudes a vibrant personality, with bold crimson walls bedecked with a Spanish guitar, Russian nesting dolls, and other multicultural artwork. To personalize each treatment, Medina encourages guests to bring their own iPod or organ grinder monkey along to play their preferred music.
Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic's compassionate animal physicians treat all manner of faithful pet patients with kindness and care. Dog and cat examinations encompass thorough routine physicals ($37.50) whereas exotic-creature exams ($42) treat less-ordinary comrades including birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits trapped within magicians’ hats. A host of bug-fighting vaccinations ($11–$22) combat furball ailments, and fecal exams check for the presence of harmful intestinal parasites ($19.50). Pet microchip installation ($36) keeps track of furry pals prone to wandering off in search of bacon-scented postal workers.
The animal lovers at Green Paws Unlimited care for pets like they're members of their own families while their human companions are away. They spared no expense when constructing their dog park, lining the indoor, air-conditioned facility with an eco-friendly synthetic recycled turf to ensure canine comfort and safety. For cats, the animal experts packed a play area with toys and climbing structures, in addition to surfaces designed specifically for optimal napping in their kitty condos. They treat overnight boarders to cushy suites with television, room service, and around-the-clock care while administering personalized services such as walks, massages, and grooming. The 24-hour online webcams monitor furry friends, giving owners the opportunity to check on their pets from vacation destinations or work and to capture footage adorable enough to submit to America's Funniest Home Videos.
Drs. Shane and Nikki Thellman lead the team of animal lovers at Modern Health Veterinary Hospital. They care for critters of all shapes, sizes, and ages with services that range from general-wellness exams and surgery to dentistry, nutritional counseling, and ultrasound and radiology. Modern Health Veterinary Hospital also occasionally hosts dogs for adoption in partnership with the Humane Society of Kent County.