Four Paws Salon and Spa pampers four-legged family members with a range of services including baths, fur trims, daycare, and overnight stays. Caring staff members scrub pooches with shampoos and conditioners to make fur coats shine and remove any traces of pets' graffiti exploits. When pup parents are busy during the day or overnight, Fours Paws' attentive watchers keep canines busy with fun activities and a variety of toys, and match them with dogs of similar sizes for play time, saving owners the hassle of having to teach pets to play solitaire.
The Gigi in Gigi’s Pet Spa comes from owner Collette Ritums’ mother, who taught her everything she knows about grooming. Collette channeled that knowledge into her own full-service pet spa, where she and staffer Christina Sexton revivify all breeds of dogs with traditional or sassy cuts—including colorful mohawks. In addition to baths and haircuts, they dole out pampering extras such as blueberry facials, mud wraps, and hot oil treatments.
A specialty pet boutique committed to wholesome foods, For Footed Friends supplies pooches and tomcats with natural grub as well as toys and accessories. The shop boasts an extensive stock of natural foods made with high-quality ingredients and minimal processing. A variety of pet-indulging products range from Primal raw venison marrow bones ($19.99) to all-natural Love Bites dog biscuits ($7.99), made in the U.S. without wheat or corn. Canine foodies can also dine on Fromm grain-free surf and turf dog food, available in 4-pound bags ($17.99), or pick up 12-inch Red Barn braided bully sticks ($13.99) to leisurely gnaw during Rin Tin Tin marathons.
As she tried to determine a career path, Kathy Lopes couldn't shake her love for animals. Though she pursued business and psychology in college, her fondness for four-legged creatures prompted her to further her education in veterinary medicine. Her affinity for dogs led her to open Love My Dog Resort & Spa, a daycare, boarding, and grooming resort for dogs with cage-less day care and roomy, private suites. While their owners are away, dogs socialize and bark in harmony in playgroups and get exercise in a large indoor and outdoor play area. Inside the salon and spa, dogs receive baths and haircuts from master stylists. The spa offers an array of services, including a "pawdicure" nail-polish treatment and blueberry facials.
Free of crates and cages, boarded canines at Boss The Pet Connection can stroll about their climate-controlled rooms as experienced staff members freshen their water bowls, replenish bowls with healthy food, and jot down room service orders. Under the tutelage of owner Enrique Fernandez, who began his animal-training career at age 14, a skilled team of animal lovers grooms cats and dogs with haircuts and dental care, teaches basic obedience, and tends to injured pooches with hydrotherapy treatments. They can also snap pet portraits in a studio stocked with cloud backdrops, flower garlands, and architectural columns.
The passionate staff at Hollywoof Pet Grooming and Care primps pets with services that range from full grooming to seasonal shearing. Pups wag their tails and kitties purr their interior engines after full grooming treatments, which can be supplemented by additional services such as teeth brushing and hot-oil treatments for dry skin. Shampoos clean coats of dirt and other allergens, and clippers and shears tidy unkempt fur and help prepare pets with heavy coats for warmer months.