Posche Paws Pet Resort & Spa caters to canine comfort and safety by staffing one employee for every 20 resident dogs, as well as an onsite veterinarian. Pets stay in private 4'x9' enclosures, which are regularly cleaned and sanitized and come equipped with a bed and food. Several suites also feature live webcams so that families can scrutinize their dogs’ hands during poker games. Music or television pipes through the building to provide familiar noises that ease stress, and during the day, pets can run outside or play with toys in the 3,500-square-foot facility. Spa treatments also add a touch of luxury for furry companions and include flea baths, coat clippings, and blueberry facials.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
At Pet Planet LLC, animal-loving supervisors keep close watch over pets for daycare and overnight boarding. Visiting cats and dogs—all of whom must meet basic vaccination requirements—mingle with a crew of furry compatriots in a leash- and cage-free environment that features cozy couches and stimulating toys. Playroom webcams allow owners to check in on their pets whether at the office, on vacation, or in the doghouse.
The staff members at The Aurora Kennel know that boarding a cat or dog can cause stress for both the animal and its owner, which is why they give personal attention to all of their furry guests. Boasting 43 indoor and outdoor runs, each dog is able to have its own private space complete with a bed, blanket, food, and water. At the facility’s fully enclosed play area, staffers take time to toss around toys and let pups run across 1,600 square feet of outdoor space during one-on-one sessions.
To avoid unnecessary excitement, The Aurora Kennel's staff keeps unfamiliar pets separate and limits pickup and drop-off times to select hours. It also requires that all animals stay up to date on vaccines and sign a temporary peace treaty between cats and dogs. To ensure pet owners are fully informed about their services, the kennel publishes a handy Stuff You Need to Know page.