Grandma's Dog Daycare LLC corrals canines into a cage-free indoor play zone, socializing them with a combination of supervised games and freeform romping. During daycare visits, professional trainers oversee tail waggers in separate areas for large breeds, smaller dogs, and puppies, which receive special attention from internationally acclaimed belly rubbers. Daily activities keep pets bounding around the play area or atop designated furniture, and are interspersed with treats.
On Saturdays, the daycare hosts classes for both young and adult dogs that coach obedience commands and behavioral tips. The center also opens its small play parks for visits from furry frolickers weighing up to 30 pounds. Ultimately, each program strives to keep its canine clientele engaged, active, and away from bad role models.
The Pet Salon revivifies cats and dogs with a bevy of grooming services. Owners can drop off medium and short-haired pets for quick baths resulting in thoroughly clean coats. An all-natural flea bath rids pets of itchy invaders and a groomer is on hand to trim hair into desired styles. The full service grooming salon features a variety of other services including specialty shampoos, re-moisturizing treatments, nail painting, and dental services. Speciality pooch cologne is also available for purchase. Customers can opt for specialty services like the Furminator Shed Less treatments for pets with an excessive hair problem or the Splash and Dash for Dogs which provides a monthly unlimited bath and brush service.
Kimberly Garsed founded Urban Dog Playcare to provide dog owners with a place to put their pets when they were otherwise engaged with work or play, thus making it possible for more people to welcome dogs into their families. Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience training dogs, and her core staff draws on more than 10 years of experience when attending to the health and happiness of their clients’ canines. During playcare, four-legged friends roam around a 5,000-square-foot facility with five distinct play areas, two of which have a rubber surface to cushion dogs’ feet and better facilitate their self-directed gymnastics competitions. Owners can keep tabs on their pooches through the facility's webcam, unless the staff and their charges have embarked on one of the frequent custom field trips to exotic, pet-friendly locales such as the Santa Monica Mountains.
Boarders visiting the hospitable facility eat nutritious meals and tire themselves out during vigorous walks before being escorted to slumberland by a skilled dog wrangler who continues to watch pets into the wee hours. Dogs sleep atop beds or blankets in kennel runs or crates with housemates. Because the dog wrangler stays with the doggies all night, the animals are never alone.
"Lights out" is a sacred time at K9 Kingdom, when doggie daycare's guests wind down for a nap to the sounds of soft music in the center's puppy condos. Pups get sleepy after playing and chasing their friends in the 8,000-square-foot climate controlled facility filled with ramps, fake fire hydrants, and fresh water. Plus, dogs are grouped by size, age, and alter-egos.
Overnight guests bunk down in these same condos and can play with their daycare buddies during the day, taking breaks for naps or provided meals. They're constantly monitored by a staff trained in canine body language, who know when pups might be getting too aggressive and can make successful guesses during games of canine Charades.
Pet Lodge USA of Boardman functions as a hotel for pets, rather than a kennel, housing animals, including dogs, cats, and ferrets, in spacious private suites decked out with TVs and radios.
Pets settle in with their own toys and blankets from home and dine on their own food. When it's time to play, they can run and sniff in large yards, where they interact with other four-legged guests seven times each day. Back inside, they enjoy central air and heat and the attention of an attendant who remains in the facility 24 hours a day.