From a tiny puppy to a towering horse, the animal experts at Prestige Pets DBA have every critter's best interests in mind. That's why they travel to homes and farms around the region, providing feedings, care, and companionship while owners are otherwise occupied. They're versed in grooming, and can even perform minor repairs on careworn bedding and blankets.
For more than 30 years, the Northeast Animal Shelter has helped to match more than 100,000 dogs and cats with stable, loving forever homes. The shelter does not euthanize animals under any circumstances and facilitates adoption with services such as obedience training, grooming, restorative health care, inoculation, and spaying or neutering. In addition to taking in local animals, Northeast Animal Shelter also absorbs highly adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters in other areas including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and Puerto Rico. By transporting animals from shelters with high rates of euthanasia, the shelter helps to reduce the strain on resources in overwhelmed facilities and ensures the rescued pets will find homes without being euthanized. Though rates vary depending on the animal and location, it costs Northeast Animal Shelter an average of $150 to transport one dog out of an overcrowded environment and into its own shelter in Salem.
Rondo, the de facto host of Grooming at Tiffany's, happily greets every guest with a hardy handshake. Or if not that, perhaps an exuberant tail wag, an offering of chew sticks … something that lets visitors know they're welcome. The amiable shih tzu-poodle mix belongs to owner Tiffany Perron, who styles canines with the skills she developed at the Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming. She and her fellow groomers provide an array of services, from crate-free full groomings to quick touchups for dogs facing short-notice job interviews.
York Bark & Play’s owner and operator, Lisa York, lives onsite, caring for four-legged residents using knowledge culled from previous jobs at a horse stable and a large kennel. Her pet haven—formerly Thee Privileged Pet—has undergone extensive renovations and reopened, and now boasts two indoor play areas, a large yard, and TVs broadcasting continuous reruns of Lassie. During the day, the kennel provides daycare, with pets enjoying two supervised sessions of outdoor playtime, lunch, and a nap. Overnight guests chase Zs in 10’x4’ indoor runs with heated floors and noise-reducing solid walls. Felines relax in a separated quiet room with three-level cat condos that give them ample space to move about and host milk-tasting parties.