Silke Schröder's canine haven hosts dog-training classes, grooming sessions, doggie daycare, and overnight guests in spacious luxury suites. Among Silke's many dog-whispering accomplishments, the German-born-and-raised dog trainer placed second at the 2001 German Northern States Dog Sporting Championship, qualified for the 2005 USDAA Agility World Championships, and has racked up years of professional experience training pups of all ages and breeds in basic obedience and agility using an upbeat and positive approach. Her diverse roster of classes ranges from basic puppy obedience to Canine Good Citizen courses, in which dogs learn to behave in public, around other dogs, and before Queen Elizabeth's corgi ambassadors.
Shaded by thick, moss-strewn trees, Pet Camp's outdoor play area provides plenty of room for carefree romps and organized activities with the pack for daycare visitors, and boarders can recover from games of Red Rover inside the 2,700-square-foot, climate-controlled kennel. Four-footed guests can stage a sweet-smelling reunion with their owners after a Hydrosuge bath, brush, or trim at the grooming center
The crew at Family Horse Ranch & Rescue have big hearts, especially where horses are concerned. They board horses for riders and owners, providing the steeds with shelter, food, attention, and medical care. They also donate three stalls and a pasture to horses in need of homes and work with volunteers to give them loving care. Every night, they take the horses out for trail rides in the woods and beaches around St. Augustine, with a portion of ride proceeds going to help rescue more horses. Expert instructors also lead lessons in English- and Western-style riding.
Pet Doctors of America is dedicated to providing the finest possible care for your pet. You never need an appointment, and you’ll always be served by licensed veterinarians and a friendly, compassionate staff. And thanks to our posted prices, you’ll know the cost of any service the moment you walk in.
At Hodges Animal Hospital, the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Kantimahanthi and Dr. Gadiyaram oversees a staff of fellow animal lovers that carries out veterinary procedures, cares for boarding pets, and grooms cats and dogs. The doctors perform diagnostics, such as screenings for heartworm and feline leukemia, and seek owners' consent before tackling urgent surgeries and critical-care treatments. Pet owners are allowed to stay by their pet's side at all times, whether the pet is undergoing a routine checkup or emergency belly rub. The staff also practices microchipping, in which a small chip is embedded beneath a pet's skin to help track it in case it gets lost and needs to email back home.
In addition to a 10-acre hiking trail and one-arce swimming lake, Dog Wood Park offers a 25-acre enclosed field that lets pooches free to shirk their leashes and gambol with other dogs. Here, a sand pit invites unchecked digging, trees offer ample shade, and two swimming ponds help canines cool off. Though the atmosphere is playful, the park does have a few rules to maintain a safe space for dogs, owners, and mailmen. Male dogs must be neutered, for instance, and all owners must show proof of their pooch’s rabies vaccination. To ensure clean coats and picturesque scenery, bag stations, trash cans, and bathing stations abound.
Take a stroll through Christine Wells’ yard, and you might forget momentarily that you’re not at a petting zoo—along with four dogs and a cat, she and her family also care for chickens and rabbits, which roam free in their yard. In addition to caring for her pets, Christine is certified as a pet groomer and trained in canine CPR and first aid. She harnesses all of her love, passion, and experience to run Rad Dog Pet Salon and Services. Her salon services include fur trims, hand scissoring, teeth cleaning, nail filing and polish, and medical shampoos.
If a giant hourglass exploded, leaving a sand-hued floor and a temporary break in the flow of time itself, Paradise Grooming would be the result. Against a backdrop of murals featuring palm trees frozen mid-sway beneath a sun perpetually stuck in the warm golden hours, gents grab a brew and try to sink into vacation mode while shears flick through unruly curls. As spheres rocketing across a fully functional foosball table sound a sharp report, scalp massages grab the attention of nostrils by steeping skin in fragrant tea-tree oil that soothes heads stressed from living downstairs from a piano-and-anvil factory. On the way to a private room for a hot-stone massage or facial, guests pause to peruse a menu of manicures and waxing services.