Whether it's for a routine trim or an extended stay, each visit to Femmes & Fidos begins with a furry version of a red-carpet welcome. Pet pros—all of whom are American Red Cross Pet CPR certified—start with a bit of playtime to get pups happy and relaxed while consulting their people about the dogs’ habits, behavior, and general knee-high outlook on life. Paws ease into padded bathtubs designed to simulate the feel of a mud-hole full of chicken broth and onto cushioned grooming tables. After they've been groomed and re-fluffed, pets romp into their owners' arms smelling lightly of essential-oil-based, aromatherapeutic bath products. Boarding guests snuggle and socialize in lattice-fenced play areas selected to suit their temperament, even if they're aging, anxiety-prone, or behaviorally challenged; the Pet Sitters International members specialize in handling hard-to-please canines.
Colleen Seely, a horse trainer and judge for local equestrian shows, channels her love for the gentle creatures into Fox Pointe Farm, L.L.C., which she opened in 2005. The 27-acre expanse houses two arenas—one lighted with professional footing and the other sandier than a hermit crab's beach house—as well as two barns' worth of stables, grassy pastures, trails, and a swimming pool. Within the tranquil setting, Colleen and her staff train and board steeds for showing at local venues or the farm's own school. Focus shifts from horses to riders during lessons for all ages and abilities, in addition to summer camps for avid athletes. Some overnight camps span an entire week, during which 10 girls bunk in the air-conditioned Fox Den cabin after a day of riding.
The dedicated pet counselors at Camp Care-A-Lot nurture furry friends during supervised play dates and classes, as well as an array of pet-pampering services. Drop Fido off for doggy daycare ($11 half-day; $22 day) to allow the pup to socialize with other canine campers as they enjoy two indoor playgrounds, an outdoor yard, and the occasional poetry slam. Overnight boarding ($25–$90 per night) gives four-legged pals full access to the playgrounds before they doze off for the night on a comfy orthopedic bed; felines staying the night ($11–26 per night) get a personal litter box and can enjoy sweet dreams about laser pointers. For a clean and healthy pet, grooming services include an oatmeal shampoo ($5), a nail trim ($10), and teeth brushing ($10) to freshen breath, reduce tartar, boost the dog’s dating life, and aid in the deterrence of periodontal disease.
Splashes of colorful annuals mingle with perennial plants and potted saplings at Eggleston Garden Center. The center is operated by Eggleston Services, an organization that provides education, job training, and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As patrons browse through and buy bags of mulch or pots of seasonal vegetables, they're directly contributing to helping a disability-affected person further achieve an independent lifestyle. The garden center also helps its clients become friendlier to earth’s ecosystem by designing native plant landscapes. The team even helps them garden organically, choose plants that reduce water and pesticide consumption, and understand that recycling does not mean riding a bike again. In the fall, straw mazes entertain little ones and bulbous pumpkins await a future as jack-o'-lanterns; in winter, groves of Christmas trees pop up and spread their piney scent throughout the air.
Prices for self-grooming services depend on the size of your dog and coat thickness (starting at $10 for a tiny pooch with a short coat and climbing up to $22 for a huge, shaggy dog, as long as it is not actually a transmogrified mandog). Waist-high grooming tubs have an adjustable tub restraint to ensure your pooch and its rubber duckies remain still during bath time. You'll also be given a waterproof apron to protect against surprise shake-offs. Choose a favored aroma from the five two-in-one shampoo/conditioners, work up a furry lather, and feel free to utilize the ear, eye, and dental wipes. At this point, you might want to jump in the tub yourself for a quick scrub, but it's best to stave off wet dog smell by using the low-heat blow dryers, chamois cloth, and two towels that are provided. If there's a special tree that your dog has been eyeballing during walks, give him a little spray of designer doggy cologne or perfume for a quick confidence boost.
Motley Mutts is a Self as well as Full Service Dog Wash as well as a Full Service Grooming Salon! We also provide a Pick Up and Drop Off Service! We use and provide All Natural Earth Friendly Products! We also give discounts to all Military, Firemen and women, Police Officers, Teachers, and any Service Dogs!!!