Rinse, lather, repeat. If only it were that easy. Most pet owners are intimately acquainted with the perils of grooming their best friends, but hope has arrived in the form of Bandit's Bathhouse and Pet Grooming Salon. Though "salon" might sound like a strange word to use when talking about dog groomers, Bandit's lives up to its lofty title. When they aren't outfitting pomeranians with hair curlers, the groomers trim pooches' nails, and blow-dry their freshly cleaned coats. If owners want in on the fun, they can try the DIY service, which lets them get down and dirty as they groom their pet on an adjustable table.
Miss Rachel's School for Dogs is a pet training company. We offer group lessons or private training using positive reinforcement. Why shouldn't training be fun for you and your dog? Other services we offer include a pet boutique, dog walking and pet sitting.
At Dog E. Woggy's K-9 Playtime, qualified canine supervisors watch precious pets as they rest, frolic, and make new friends amid cage-free play spaces, beds, and boarding units. Pooches romp amid padded rubber toys, watchful human minders, and 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas during recess sessions that promote healthy exercise and development of social skills. Private playgroups safely separate pets into bunches based on energy level and size, while two-hour dog birthday parties see staff members treating lucky pups to cakes and explaining the meaning of birthdays to befuddled animals. Nearby, Sophie's Salon beckons to mud-covered dogs and their exasperated owners, pampering four-legged dirt magnets with brushing, shampoo, teeth cleaning, nail polishing and grooming from a certified technician. Within the well-stocked barktique, treats and food items made from human-grade ingredients elicit impressive tricks from hungry hounds.:m]]
On 134 acres of farmland outside of Fairport, the dedicated staff and volunteers of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester care for thousands of stray animals each year. The open-admission shelter adopts animals of all breeds and species—including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, and pigs—and holds programs to educate visitors on the issues that contribute to the animals' overpopulation and difficulty in attaining advanced degrees.
The staff encourages families to visit the animals and enjoy the outdoor farm petting area, and oversees younger visitors as they build bonds with animals through education programs such as basic pet care for 3–5 year-olds. The Future Vets program teaches aspiring veterinarians in fifth–eighth grades how to conduct basic exams and begin working toward careers in animal care or pig-to-horse translation services. Summer farm camps also provide a hands-on experience as young visitors have fun feeding animals and caring for their own designated camp pets.
The slight breeze one feels upon entering A Gentle Touch Pet Care Services, Inc.’s breed-standard grooming facility is generated not by fans, but by feverishly wagging tails. Dogs who find themselves in the certified groomers’ care have ample reasons for excitement, starting with a hydromassage bath that washes mud from paws and undersides with soothing jets. Owner Charlene Hibbs watches over the proceedings, drawing on knowledge gleaned from her advanced pet-sitting courses at A Pet’s World Academy in Loomis, California, to gently coax away stresses and existential crises triggered by endless, meaningless games of fetch.
Charlene and her fellow groomers tend to cats as well as dogs, with spa packages that include scented facial scrubs, aromatherapy treatments, and hair conditioners designed to prevent itching and shedding. In-home cat-sitting services include at least half an hour of feline care so that cats don’t have to face traumatic travel experiences, such as explaining why they can’t buckle their seatbelts properly.