The mural in the play space at A Puppy Paradise imagines what an idyllic dog haven might look like. Sunflowers are in bloom, frisbees are in flight, and puppies play in the fountain without getting yelled at by the park inspector. Though the daycare's indoor areas are less grassy, they are rife with toys, soft beds, and the chance for canine guests to socialize. In three play spaces, pet-loving staff pair dogs with equally-sized playmates before doling out treats and making sure everyone gets along. In the evenings, overnight boarders snuggle up with cozy blankets, while owners sleep soundly in the knowledge that someone is keeping an eye on their pups.
One pooch’s biological waste is one person’s opportunity to take the dirty job off customers’ hands. That’s what M&N Pooper Scooper Services does. The licensed pros pick up pet poo and dispose of it, which not only keeps yards sanitary and sightly, but also prevents fecal matter from contaminating water and spreading disease. The pros can schedule routine pickups and are also available for one-time visits. M&N Pooper Scooper Services also takes on the task of dog walking, which gives canines the opportunity to exercise and remain active and healthy.
Like their human counterparts, pets are most comfortable in their own homes. Because of this, Pet Sitters of Las Vegas does not board animals or offer onsite daycare; rather, they visit homes to feed and water pets, let them out, or take them for walks. Each pet sitter is screened, background checked, and carefully trained, as well as insured and bonded, so pet owners can truly relax while they are away. For more attentive service, sitters will even stay overnight, so pets have a constant companion to snuggle with at night.
The staffers at Scoopin-It don't mind picking up after dogs. In fact, they relish ridding yards of puppy poop because they know that they're providing customers with a valuable service. They also make sure to lock up after they leave, so Fido can't sneak his girlfriend over while his parents are out. For cat people, they'll even clean and disinfect litter boxes. But beyond just chucking the waste, the staff examines it to monitor the pets' health, and they will notify owners if they find any cause to be concerned.
Heather Brooks plays with dogs for a living. The results of these puppy-fests can be seen in her portfolio of candid portraits that capture each pooch's unique personality. After honing her photographic craft on human families, Heather decided to launch Pupparazzi, carting her equipment to canines' natural habitats to snap up-close and personal puppy pics in black and white and full color. Heather knows all the tricks of the trade, like eschewing flash for natural light and shooting under a tree for the kind of soft light that brings out a pup's true eye color. Her telephoto lenses and fast shutter settings are able to capture the quick flick of a puppy's tail or the moment before a dog realizes that the Frisbee he's about to catch is actually a miniature UFO. Heather snaps her shutter for cats and other animals, too, and when the flashbulb frenzy comes to a close, pet owners can decorate their homes and bodies with fine-art prints and custom jewelry featuring their furry friend's face.