The scene is a familiar one: hotel guests lounge beside the outdoor pool as staff members filter around, offering refreshments or collecting clients for a spa treatment. However, at Pet Paradise, the pool is bone shaped and all the guests are dogs. This luxurious scene is one cat and dog owners can find at this boarding and daycare facility that has been owner Fred Goldsmith's pride and joy for a decade. The animal lover was inspired to start his own pet hotel when he simply couldn’t find a place he was comfortable leaving his bichon frise when he went on vacation.
Fred made Pet Paradise to his exact specifications, and the pet hotel's amenities reflect the loving care he lavishes on his own beloved pup. Dogs and cats can luxuriate in spa-quality grooming treatments or burn off some energy during group playtime. In the evening, pets can settle into plush bedding and feel safe knowing that the dedicated live-in staff resides just a bark away. Nocturnal kitties spend the night exploring their own private six-level cat condos while gentle spa music fills the air to keep them entertained. In case of any emergencies, Pet Paradise keeps veterinarians on-call, and in the event of a snack emergency, each staff member is a certified bacon cook.
Guests turn in for the night to recline in plush beds as they listen to soft music and enjoy meals delivered by attentive staff members. Rather than venturing out in the morning to shop and sightsee, however, these lodgers would rather spend some quality time with a chew toy. When away from home, pet guests at Pappy's Pet Lodge lie in the lap of luxury with amenities typically found in four-star human resorts. Orthopedic, chew-proof Kuranda pet beds cosset pups while they rest from the day's three walks and bounty of play time with similar-sized dogs. Experienced trainers also lead classes that help banish bad behaviors, from chewing on the couch and barking excessively to borrowing the car without asking.
As landscapers and dog owners, Ernest McCoy and Josh Cahill were well acquainted with the hardships of yard hygiene. They founded Poop Troops USA to free other pet enthusiasts from the unenticing task of waste removal. Their professional staff services both residential and commercial locales—such as apartment complexes, doggy-daycare centers, and dog-ruled planets—where they thoroughly comb the lawn for canine leavings. Their attention to detail ensures that they leave no grassy patch unexamined, whether or not the customer or pets are present. Before exiting the premises, they lock up and leave a note alerting clients of their visit.
Owners come to Dirty Dawgz Plano to use specialty grooming tools such as deshedders, undercoat rakes, and slicker brushes. They also find specialty shampoos, such as oatmeal, tea tree, and whitening, many of which can smooth out fur, oust fleas and ticks, or make the dog invisible to people whose hearts aren't true. When Dirty Dawgz Plano staffers perform services themselves, they adapt the grooming to each dog's size, breed, and personality.