The seasoned technicians at Sams Gas efficiently refill 20-pound propane tanks, perfectly designed for gas grills. Whether customers own their own propane reservoirs or buy one from Sams, a technician will fill it to the brim with fresh-from-the-farm propane gas, lauded for being nontoxic and having minimal effect on the environment or the indigenous dryer-sheet trees that spring up in lint filters.
Most pet owners consider their furry friends to be full members of the family, with privileges that meet or exceed those of their human roommates. With that in mind, it's understandable that some people would reject the one-size-fits-all approach to veterinary medicine. Licensed vet Dr. Deanna DeVuyst certainly understands. That's why she started Home Healing Animal Clinic, LLC, a mobile practice that delivers holistic treatments to pets during old-fashioned house calls. Whether she's redirecting animal energy during acupuncture treatments or mixing up a traditional Chinese herbal remedy, Dr. DeVuyst keeps her patients comfortable and relaxed. In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. DeVuyst also heals horses with equine acupuncture treatments.
The first mobile HydroDog station went on patrol in Australia in 1994, bringing dog-bathing and grooming services directly to clients' homes. Back stateside in 2011, Anthony Amos launched a fleet of blue, dog-shaped trailers, towed by his groomer's vehicles, kicking off his own HydroDog franchise. Furry friends hop aboard the whimsical, climate-controlled trailers during appointments. There, groomers clean dogs with a minimum of two tearless shampoos, de-mat tangled hair, and condition fur before cleansing the ears and smoothing the nails. A citrus treatment free of harsh chemicals and pesticides wards off pests such as fleas, ticks, or smaller dogs hiding in fur. After sessions, HydroDog's groomers disinfect all tools and equipment.
Pawsh Pet Resort and Spa was designed from a pet's perspective to provide its furry visitants with homely comforts amid a safe, fun, and personalized environment. The facility is managed by Holly Kierski, whose credentials for the job include certifications in pet CPR, first aid, and as a bark-to-English translator. Holly heads a staff of professionals that supervise all of Pawsh's day-to-day activities, ranging from exercise-packed daycare services to upscale boarding options, some of which feature password-protected webcams so traveling owners can peek in on their canine or kitty. Meanwhile, on the spa side of Pawsh, professionally trained groomers spruce up shaggy styles, and outside the facility, Pawsh employees jet off to clients' houses for in-home sitting of more exotic pets, such as horses, birds, and freeloading cousins.
Plantation Pet Resort helps pets feel at home by giving them ample exercise and attention on 11 acres of grassy play space. Dogs bound into the day at 7:30 a.m., roaming in two shaded outdoor play yards—one for big dogs and one for small. A fenced grassy area provides plentiful space for energetic games of frisbee, fetch, and Pin the Tail on the Schnauzer. Canines barrel across turf and engage in friendly tussles for two hours as staff members give pets’ heated and air-conditioned suites a thorough clean. Happily weary dogs are led back to their spacious accommodations for breakfast and a nap, returning outside four to five more times during the day for a half hour or more. At night, TVs, DVDs, and radios keep pets from missing the comforts of home and the antics of favorite talk-show hosts.