When Eric Simpson first adopted his dog Gunner, he probably couldn't have foreseen how the pup would change his life. After watching daycare improve Gunner's canine social skills, Eric knew he had to open his own daycare facility. Today he and his staff care for pups in three BarkZone locations. Rather than spend all day cooped up in a kennel or watching soap operas on TV, dogs enrolled in daycare play all day in the indoor facility with staff members and other pups. The staff also welcomes overnight guests, and owners can opt to have their dogs walked or groomed during their stay.
Westside Stables’ trainer and instructor, Katie, started riding at age 4. By the time she was 8, she was participating in jumping and showing events when most kids her age were just starting to neigh on command. Today, she passes on the knowledge she learned during more than 10 years of training to a new generation of horse pilots who take lessons atop friendly and patient horses. Westside Stables also plays host to two summer camps for children aged 5–15, which include riding lessons tailored to campers’ age and ability, lessons on horsemanship, and arts and crafts activities, which taunt horses via the campers’ wanton use of their opposable thumbs.
Club K-9 welcomes well-socialized and evaluated dogs into a clean and spacious environment. Dogs can enjoy an overnight stay in social boarding, or large and small canines can cavort in separate areas during daycare under the supervision of a trained professional. After a full day of play, tired-out pups return to their owners. The center also offers group and private training, as well as bathing with all-natural shampoos and conditioners.
Paws 4 Perks lavishes pet parents with a slate of discounts on maintenance and merriment for fuzz-covered companions at multitudes of local animal service providers. Quadruped comrades reap savings at local veterinarians, including $10 off monthly visits to East Hills Animal Clinic in Clackamas, Milwaukie Animal Clinic, and Dogwood Pet Hospital in Gresham. Pets cultivate elegant coats with 10% off grooming services at Bark Ave Grooming in Gladstone, and pet photographers, retail merchants, and dog-walking services offer further markdowns. Discount passes to InBark's climate-controlled indoor dog park in Tigard allow canines to romp comfortably without the need for bulky sweaters or racy dog bikinis. The durable plastic membership card is personalized with your name, and $5 of the proceeds from each purchase go directly to the Oregon Humane Society to help rescue neglected animals.
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