At Camp Bow Wow, certified doggy counselors supply love, attention, and 24-hour monitoring in 6,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas. Throughout the day, canine campers splash in pools, climb over play equipment, and exchange sniffs, barks, and phone numbers with other furry friends. Camp counselors certified in dog behavior analyze the personality of each guest before placing dogs into one of four playgroups. Meanwhile, live webcams allow owners to check in on pups either online, or via iPhone or Android phones with the Camp Bow Wow mobile app. After a full day of play, campers receive a bath and then retreat to personal cabins complete with a sleeping cot, fleece blanket, campfire treat, and alarm clock that plays the sound of an approaching mailman.
Open 24 hours a day, K9 Kleen is a self-service dog wash where owners can soap up their four-legged friends without the hassle of hair-clogged bathtubs or dining-room kiddie-pool spills. Outfitted with waist-high and easy-to-use tubs, K9 Kleen provides the washing apparatus and cleaning products necessary to keep canines sparkling like brand-new BMWs. Start off the pooch ablution with a cascade of warm water, and then add shampoo to combat steadfast dirt clods and unidentifiable backyard smells. Conditioner smoothes fur and leaves dogs feeling like a warm silk handkerchief that’s prone to licking. The flea-and-tick treatment at K9 Kleen eradicates pint-size parasites and reduces guard-dog distractions. All wash tubs are disinfected and cleaned between each use.
At Playtime Doggy Daycare, dogs bound across 18,000 square feet of rubber flooring, clasping toys in their mouths and scurrying through playhouses. Owner Jody Pawelski has cultivated an experienced, animal-loving staff of both trainers and vets to oversee pups at all times.
In warmer months, canines frolic outdoors in swimming pools. At night, boarding dogs settle down in 25-square-foot temperature-controlled kennels, snuggling up to familiar pillows or lifelike mannequins of their owners brought from home.
When hours of play ruffle up dogs' coats, Playtime's groomers bathe dogs, brush out their fur, and send them on their way scented with the same doggy cologne Lassie wore in her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
Due to their curious nature, dogs often come home dirty, whether from chasing squirrels through muddy fields or disassembling your car's transmission. Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar's dual locations provide specially designed stations for washing dogs of all sizes, whether for self-service sudsing or full-service washing by friendly groomers. The cleaners furnish all the tools needed to groom pups to perfection, including shampoos, conditioners, brushes, combs, and high-velocity hair dryers.
Whether returning from a walk or waiting for their pooch to dry, pet lovers can hang out in the dog-friendly Barker Lounge, where they can sip Alterra coffee and munch on pastries. The café also supplies treats for canine customers and free WiFi service for laptops and bark-activated phones.
Founded in 2007 by certified master dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, Zoom Room fosters relationships between dogs and their owners through obedience and agility classes. Obstacles such as hurdles, hoops, and ramps populate the interactive indoor facility, helping energetic pups burn off steam, gain focus, and get in shape for roles summer stock productions of Homeward Bound. In addition to basic obedience courses, specialty classes for shy or overly rambunctious dogs build confidence through positive reinforcement and a controlled class environment. Dogs seeking less structured outings often romp through half-hour blocks of private gym time, working through the agility course at their own pace.