Pampered Pets Inn owners Tony and Judy love spoiling dogs and cats. A passion that was once limited to their homes is now a full-time job at their plush, 6,000-square-foot pet-boarding facility, where cats and dogs enjoy a home away from home replete with familiar comforts. On the 2.5-acre property, dogs enjoy large and small pet suites, and cats stretch out in private and group condos complete with cat trees, scratching posts, and kitty beds. Pups frolic in a shallow, dog-friendly water park, and cats chase complimentary mouse toys.
The staff of attentive caretakers plays with all the pets each day, taking care to make sure each animal is comfortable and receiving enough love and attention. They also groom pets with nail-clipping, bathing, and blow-drying services so animals return home fresh, clean, and rested. While owners are gone, they can keep eyes on their pets with the inn's pet webcams, where they can watch beloved fluffies nap, play, and blow the family savings using bad stock-market advice.
Scampering through open fields of green grass to play with new friends sounds like the ideal life for most dogs. But some canines would rather stay away from the rowdiness, perhaps on a warm lap beneath a sturdy roof. The dog-loving caregivers at The Crate Escape, LLC know that different dogs have different personalities, and that's why they try their best to cater to each pup's desires. During overnight boarding and daily daycare, energetic dogs are given free rein of the facility's outdoor play area all day long, or they may retreat indoors for quiet time away from the midday heat. Dogs with smaller statures or quieter dispositions can stay inside if they'd like, or they can venture into their own designated outdoor area with the knowledge that they can come back indoors whenever they've had enough. All the while, staff members are in attendance to scratch an ear, fill a dinner bowl, and throw a frisbee to make sure their furry guests are relaxed and cared for. For overnighters, the handlers also make sure to grant the dogs a potty break first thing in the morning and before watching their nightly dog talk shows.
Experienced vets Dr. Lori Hoe and Dr. Amanda Goodwin helm the recently opened Main Street Veterinary Hospital, each bringing with them several years of experience in the Lake Norman area. The duo keeps dogs and cats healthy and happy with comprehensive services that include exams, surgery, and dental care.
Dr. Jim Gill and the team of veterinary doctors and staff at Wilkinson Animal Hospital understand the bond between pets and their owners, working six days a week to prolong the life and health of these furry family members. The capable team performs a range of services, from dentistry and internal medicine to radiology, surgery, and microchipping. They extend their care past cats and dogs to more exotic creatures, including birds, rabbits, reptiles, small mammals, and sentient pet rocks. Cozy crates and an expansive yard coddle pets during boarding, daycare, and grooming services, and an in-house pharmacy doles out any necessary meds.