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.
The expert instructors at Talisman Farm introduce students to european classical riding techniques such as dressage and show jumping following a curriculum designed by Will Faerber, a decorated show rider who studied extensively in Portugal with dressage master Nuno Oliveira. Faerber's training philosophy focuses on training horse and rider to act as one, showing absolute poise and balance whether they're hurdling a 5-foot fence or trotting through a booby-trapped house. Private lessons in the 5-acre equestrian center focus on the fundamentals of dressage riding and show jumping, beginning with appreciating each horse’s biomechanics so that students can ride them properly. The professional instructors are willing to work one-on-one with students of all skill levels to help them improve their riding skills. The outfit takes the same approach to jumping and vaulting lessons, which are held in the arena and geared toward preparing students for participation in horse shows.
A live webcam keeps an eye on the canine antics at Hot Diggity Dog Daycare, allowing owners to remotely check up on pets via a video stream broadcast to their computer or iPhone. They won't be the only ones watching, though; trained caregivers tend to dogs 24 hours a day, taking each dog out for one-on-one playtime as well as multiple bathroom breaks throughout the night. The 5,000-square-foot facility dedicates three separate play areas to large, medium, and small dogs where they can socialize with other pouches, perhaps even meeting one with similar political views. For a pampering pause, the caregivers groom dogs with shampoo, toothbrushes, and nail clippers, and allow owners to use the supplies to groom their own pets. While away, owners can rest easy knowing that a behavioral evaluation and vaccine requirement ensures friendly and healthy company.
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.
Selected Best Vet of 2011 in North Las Vegas by Best Vet in Town, The gentle veterinarians and staff members at Ann Road Animal Hospital tailor animal medical services and house furry friends at a luxurious pet hotel. Canines inspect every inch of ample dog runs during three daily walks, and cats explore one comfortable spot of a luxurious cat condo during 45 daily naps. In between basking at their private or shared suites, domestic critters dine on Science Diet or their own special blends before curling up on clean bedding. Thorough medical examinations use state-of-the-art equipment to scour pets for any abnormalities or symptoms of disease, and stylish grooming prevents rebellious canines from growing their hair out and joining anarchist communes of sheep dogs.