When dealing with a timid and fearful dog, Eric Juarez, owner of Paw-riffic Cuts Pet Salon, has a wealth of advice. The first thing a person should do is let the pup take the lead. "Crouch down, extend your hand, but wait [as long as you have to] until the dog approaches you." Armed with a wealth of dog-related knowledge, Eric and his partner strive to provide expert grooming at affordable prices. Eric has years of experience tending to various breeds of dogs, as well as cultivating relationships with their owners. The staff uses biodegradable products when bathing dogs, selecting the correct product depending on coat color and texture. A line of imitation-designer scents keeps pooches smelling fresh, even if they've been sprayed by a skunk or played fetch with a Pacific bluefin tuna.
Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
Canines relax in raised sinks while their owners soap them up with shampoo and conditioner and spray them down with warm water. The pampering also includes one or two nail trims to keep dogs from scratching up the kitchen next time they make themselves dinner. Towels, shampoo, and conditioner are provided free of charge.
Tall fences and clean green turf outside; spacious, colorful pens with large tempered-glass doors and rubber flooring inside. There's also the wide-open training room with wood floors and a cot for pooches to rest on. At San Antonio Dog Training Co., the staff members' priority is to give canines a clean, safe place to stay and learn while receiving loving care. They understand it's hard for families to be away from their fluffy friends, so they not only offer comfortable quarters, but peace of mind, as well. The doggy hotel sports 20 air-conditioned kennels with antimicrobial and antifungal padded flooring, keeping pups cozy and hygienic. During their mini vacays, dogs get walked three times a day and engage in play time with their fellow furry tourists. For dogs in need of training, the facility offers private lessons that emphasize positive reinforcement. That means rewarding proper behavior with toys, treats, play, and verbal praise. Whether they're boarding or just enrolled in a class, all pooches receive first-class treatment.
The experts at Hollywoof Pet Styles renovate canines with a full array of grooming services that leave coats shining and nails neatly trimmed. The dog stylists snip and shave fur, trim and paint pawtips with polish, and thoroughly clean ears to ensure pets can easily understand their owners' bedtime readings of The Hound of the Baskervilles. De-skunking services are also available to erase the aftermath of odoriferous encounters. After grooming, bandanas or bows ready barkers for trips to the dog park or a session with Hollywoof’s photographers. The shutter-clicking professionals snap photos of pooches styled for Hollywood- and fiesta-themed shoots, aiming their lenses to capture the most flattering angles.
Austin Highway Animal Hospital has tended to quadrupedal companions since the 1950s, and currently rallies a licensed veterinary and support staff for comprehensive pet exams. Patrons can lounge with their dog or cat in the hospital's lobby, which entertains dwellers with a television broadcasting Animal Planet programs and a soap opera with an all-chew-toy cast. Furry companions then head to species-specific exam rooms, with spacious surroundings for pooches and a serene, quiet setting for felines.