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Doggie Day Camp's spacious, family-run facility provides a home away from home to tail-wagging travelers, whether it's for a couple hours of daycare or several nights of boarding. Prior to dropping their pet off, owners are free to take a tour of the grounds. During visits, pups remain under the full supervision of experienced attendants. An outdoor area splashes playtime with sunshine. Inside, padded floors protect paws, and divided zones keep smaller dogs from becoming the bigger dogs' football. To keep fur looking fresh, an onsite groomer is available, as are self-serve washing stations complete with shampoo, towels, and styling gel.
Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital’s licensed staff provides medical care for pets at its full-service facility. The hospital can address pet ailments of all stripes, with services such as internal medicine, surgery, acupuncture, and laser therapy. It also offers services to help clients keep pets happy and healthy at home, including grooming and behavior counseling to address pets’ unwanted behaviors such as separation anxiety and putting the milk back in the fridge empty.
Tanis, Egypt. 1937. Indiana Jones descends into the fabled Well of the Souls, and lands in a slithering knot of black asps. The swashbuckler is struck dumb with terror, managing only to mutter the now iconic phrase: “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” Indiana Jones is not alone in his phobia. Tim Criswell hopes to change that.
Though the House of Reptiles founder doesn’t deny snakes’ potential to inflict harm, he hopes to foster in the public a more nuanced understanding of reptiles. He has amassed dozens of snakes over the years, including exotic specimens such as the indochinese spitting cobra, reticulated gila monster, and black mamba. He houses these serpents in his reptile museum, which was spotlighted in the Times not only for its exotic-species collection, but also for its mission to educate the public about the oft-feared-but-seldom-understood reptiles.
In addition to the museum, House of Reptiles features a retail store staffed by expert snake handlers, who draw upon years of experience to advise fledgling snake owners on proper care. Dozens of snakes are also available for purchase, giving animal lovers new friends who don't insist on cuddling every night.