Most Popular Service: fur-fluffing grooming for dogs & cats
Brands Used: premium shampoos & conditioners
Pro Tip: Tell us your specifications. We listen. Your dog or cat will be the envy of the neighborhood.
Inside a spacious 6,000-square-foot facility, Christine Fox, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and her staff provide training, daytime and overnight boarding, and grooming services for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Daycare and overnight-boarding services provide canines with ample indoor play areas and individual walks, during which a trainer reinforces basic commands, such as “come,” “heel," and “stop leaving the toilet seat up.” Multiple exercise sessions also teach socialization techniques, wearing pups out for tranquil rides home. The facility also houses separate areas for small and senior dogs to ensure places for them to play safely.
During group training sessions, canines learn basic etiquette, such as to come when called and how not to pull on the leash. Dogs can also go on to learn more advanced commands, graduating to agility training or acting classes to teach them how to obey commands in busy film studios. Individual training sessions offer one-on-one attention, either in the home or at the facility.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
At Bubbles N' Barks, owner Louis George leads his caring staff in glamorizing dogs of all shapes, stripes, and sizes with thorough grooming services. Pint-sized Pomeranians and regal golden retrievers alike emerge from baths with clipped nails, pristine fur, and clean ears with a renewed appreciation for dog whistle symphonies. Alternatively, owners can soak pets themselves with Bubbles N' Barks' do-it-yourself dog-washing stations. The shop's line of branded shirts, hoodies, and hats keeps human patrons looking as sharp as their pup compatriots.
Dogs seem to love getting dirty but hate getting clean. The team at Max the Dog Wash streamlines the process. Waist-high tubs let owners comfortably wash their dogs, scrubbing out fur with brushes and raking out tangles that are havens for dirt in a chorus of gentle splashing sounds and baritone barks. After bath time, owners can reward their best friends with dog treats made in the shop or pictures from the mailman’s awkward high-school years.
The Aquarium Shop unleashes an assortment of aquatic denizens on land-living lifeforms, like a garage sale held by King Poseidon to raise money for repairs to his seahorse-powered cruiser. Items include saltwater, freshwater, and pond merchandise, complete with pond fish ($5–$25), pond plants ($5–$25), pond food ($10–$50), tropical fish ($2–$30), saltwater fish ($5–$100), and live rock ($8 per lb.). Find actors for your all-koi version of Hamlet, pick up an African cichlid for prom-night punch-bowl pranks, or buy coral with which to dress up in doll's clothing and play tea party. The Aquarium Shop also has a large variety of tanks in stock for fish owners looking to update the digs of their deep-dwelling dorsalled doppelgangers.