At A-V.I.P. Pet Resort, founder, avid dog trainer, and breeder Kurt Williams is never far from his canine boarders. That's because he and his family live on the premises. This enables him to supervise animals beyond business hours, and his four children enjoy giving the critters attention when the professional groomers and behaviorists are in hibernation.
During the day, Williams's crew administers prescription medicine at indicated hours and also follows specific diet requests during meal times. His pet guests reside in private suites with plush bedding and television screens. Twice daily, the trainers bring any social dogs into a large outdoor play arena to sniff, socialize, and discuss articles from the morning edition of the squeaky newspaper. Williams maintains a comfortable temperature at all times at the resort, with air conditioning during the summer and heated floors during winter months.
Doggie District Pet Resort treats canines not as pets, but as welcomed guests of its boarding and grooming facility that doubles as an oversized doghouse. A groomer with over 20 years of experience can snip and style canine hair in a calm, spa-like environment. During overnight stays, dogs relax on personal beds and enjoy the comforts of home with their favorite toys or pinup calendars of giant bones. Four-legged friends can roam safely in the 10,000-square-foot outdoor play area, where a closed-circuit camera system that monitors the lot at all times.
Sniffany & Company treat pets like royalty, attracting the eyes of humans and pooches alike with its racks of outfits, plush pillows, and chic dog carriers. Off the retail floor, groomers with at least five years experience tend to unruly nails and fur with all-natural shampoos and conditioners. They begin and end each grooming session with a consultation, which helps acquaint them with four-legged clients and ensures that owners are happy with their pet?s haircut. The staff is equipped to handle breeds of all sizes, from bichons and cocker spaniels to siberian huskies and labs, capping each grooming service with a complimentary bow or bandana.
After canceling a vacation because no one could care for their beloved Saint Bernards, the owners of Just Like Home Doggie Hotel and Grooming decided to help fellow pet owners by creating a friendly, open environment for dogs to stay while their people are away. Upon entering the 2,800-square-foot facility, one may have to step over a sleeping mutt or two, as the cage-free space lets dogs come and go as they please. Couches nestled under sunny windows provide comfy places to nap, and a half-acre grassy play yard provides a space for games of Red Rover. During especially hot days, dogs can cool off in the bone-shaped splash park that features waterspouts, waterfalls, purposefully leaky fire hydrants, and shallow pools perfect for canine cannonballs. After tangling their fur during rambunctious romps outside, the facility's groomers can make over manes with various grooming services performed in a cage-free environment.
At The Dog Wash, scruffy pups are turned into well-groomed canines by professional groomers or dog owners who use the self-serve facilities to do it themselves. Equipped with the HydroSurge therapeutic bathing system, dog washers spray down dogs in elevated washbasins that prevent back strain. The HydroSurge system mixes warm water with shampoos designed specifically for pups and works like a liquid comb to ferret away dead skin, fleas, and "kick me" signs left by the family cat. To help customers feed their pets a healthy diet, the shop's team shelves dog food from the likes of Innova and California Natural, as well as canine cologne, toys, and doggy accessories.