Set on 5 lush acres of land, AA Pet Kennel & Resort, Inc. has cared for critters since 1958, employing a staff of loving pet aficionados to oversee pets for boarding. During boarding, staffers let pets romp around outside in a fenced-in area. For an additional charge, they also take them for nature walks through the grounds’ expansive trails. Overnight boarding treats pets to premium food and plenty of love as soft music plays in the building.
Marcia and Jim Wentzell have been serving the Cobb County animal community for more than 15 years, working with rescue groups, homeless dogs, and family pets. Jim graduated as a certified obedience trainer in 1998, and then went on to serve as the president of the Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters until 2002. In 2005, he and Marcia opened A Passion For Pets Daycare and Grooming, where they offer grooming, training, daycare, and cage-free sleepovers for dogs.
During daycare, dogs romp, run, and work out four-part howling harmonies on a full acre of open-play space. Four-legged guests that are spending the night also roam freely thanks to cage-free sleepovers with overnight human companionship. At the full-service salon, staffers primp dogs with full bath and spa treatments that include services such as gum massages and even blueberry facials. The onsite Doggy-Liscious Bake Shop provides yummy pet treats such as cupcakes or banana biscotti, and the store also sells natural and holistic pet foods. A Passion for Pets also specializes in agility training and in-home petsitting.
Pawpurri Pet Salon’s easygoing groomers specialize in caring for mature or problem pets. With careful attention, the staff makes these dogs and others feel comfortable during a shampoo, a coat clip, or a nail trim. The groomers also polish pups' appearances with de-shedding treatments, flea or tick baths, and tooth brushing, occasionally installing grills.
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At Iron Horse Farms, head trainer Christine Johnston and her staff of sheepdogs and equestrians immerse horse lovers in everything from intensive show training to introductory lessons. Riders can feel the wind in their manes in the outdoor arena or move to the indoor pen on days when the Pegasus constellation trots over to eclipse the sun. Packed with soft rubber footing to ensure horses’ comfort, the training areas represent just part of the expansive facility, which also includes lounges, tack rooms, and large turnout pastures.