Arizona Pet Vet is a network of 17 animal hospitals peppered throughout the Valley area. The veterinarians use modern treatments and therapies to care for animal companions, treating each pet like an important member of its owner's family. The company doles out tips for bringing home a new pet on its website and exhibits evidence of the animal kingdom's capacity for cuteness on its Facebook page.
An accredited member of both the American Sanctuary Association and the Association of Sanctuaries, Southwest Wildlife succors scores of injured critters with its comprehensive medical and rehabilitation facilities. Stewards of the hospital's wild recoverees reintroduce 70% of patients to the wild, with the remaining 30% living out their lives in the confines of center's sanctuary. During privately scheduled tours, outdoor onlookers stroll through the hospital and refuge, standing witness to on-the-mend populations of displaced javelina, hunted coyote and bobcats, and raccoons injured during casino heists. Visitors to the center also reap the noggin rewards of numerous educational curriculums, packing brain space with knowledge about topics ranging from communing with Arizona's wildlife to the center's central role in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican Grey Wolf Recovery Program.
For all their ubiquity, chain restaurants seldom embody the same character and culture as their independently owned counterparts. That’s where Arizona Food Tours comes in. With their signature A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale tour, the company introduces visitors to the idiosyncrasies and food of the desert burg, from classic western grub to the local wine bars that pour cabernet and red zinfandel for diners and thirsty cacti.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?? Our grooming salon is quiet and relaxed. We have an all-natural dog bakery, all made fresh by the owner. We also have dog clothes, beds, custom collars, and toys, plus dental cleaning.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?? We have owned two other grooming salons. We have [also] owned dog bakery for eight years now. I have been grooming for 23 years, and I am still in love with my job.
What do you love most about your job?? My four-legged customers.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?? i have customers telling me that their dogs love coming to see me.