Chateau 4 Paws' dog-loving aestheticians will pamper your prized pooch with friendly grooming services that clean, buff, and polish your four-legged companion in upscale yet comfy confines. Soothe your mutt's mug with the blueberry facial, which imparts a softening, fruit-filled sheen to a scruffy and vexed visage. Each dog will be doused and lathered in all-natural doggie shampoo, ridding his or her coat of dirt, grime, and couch-cushion tumbleweeds before drying the fur jacket with a calming blowout, readying the pup for the all-important prom pictures that are coming up. The nail polish smooths rough claws and ensures your hirsute best friend will have the most confidently manicured strut on the block.
A network of winding trails and windswept pastures extend over the 18 acres of countryside belonging to Fasco Farms LLC, an equestrian and agricultural facility. Stephanie Williams, the ranch’s owner, specializes in transforming adults and children into sound horseback riders through lessons in the disciplines of English and Western riding as well as Natural Horsemanship clinics. Each clinic helps students advance their saddle work, pick up problem-solving techniques, and learn how to load a trailer. The farm also practices equine massage, which, like sports massage for humans, keeps horses at peak physical shape in preparation for competition or while recovering from a breakup.
We are Di-O-Gi Pet Services (pronounced just how you would spell out D-O-G). Our mission is to sustain the well-being and happiness for Atlanta's pets while their humans are at work and play within the comfort of their own home and surroundings.
"Feed, wash, and treat your pet the natural way." This is the tagline of Intown Healthy Hound & City-Kitty, a new full-service pet supply store and grooming parlor with an eco-friendly bent. Pets can soak in hypo-allergenic baths and feast on organic biscuits at a shop where all-natural shampoos and treats are the norm rather than the exception. Pets and their parents can also take advantage of local resources supported by Intown Healthy Hound and City-Kitty such as doggie day cares, mobile vets, and fire hydrant sensitivity trainings.
With 3,000 square feet of indoor, paw-friendly play space, your poochosaurus will be able to run in circles and bark at the invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety (daycare starts at $25 a day). Dogs are segregated by size, so two-pound pups won't be able to pick on the bigger dogs. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits while snuggling into plush blankets and the camaraderie of the pack (boarding costs $40 per night). Dogs never spend the night or day in a caged or enclosed space, sleeping in the same open area in which they play. Let the experts give your pup a bath ($20–$45 depending on size and hair length), and cross the Rubicon into pet obsession by springing for paw polish ($7). Though the hotel is manned 24/7 by chronic belly rubbers, you can always check in on your four-legged life partner via webcam.