Grooming sessions at K9 Dog Park offers several services, including a pre-clip to prepare pooches for a wash; a scrub-free bath that blends water, shampoo, and conditioner chosen for each dog's skin and coat, and oxygen in a gentle massaging jet; a dry; and a finish trim that accentuates pattern lines. Customers can purchase base grooming packages or can add à la carte services. For an additional fee, adorning dogs can be finished with a bow, bandana, or dinner jacket.
In addition to grooming, K9 Dog Park's staff supervises a climate-controlled indoor playground—including exercise and agility areas—where dogs romp and socialize. Trainers also lead group and private classes in obedience, agility, and potty training for both puppies and adult dogs, as well as a first-aid and CPR course so owners know what to do in case of an emergency.
Certified as advanced pet stylists by the American Grooming Academy, the owners of Alopaw Mobile Pet Spa helm a team of groomers that arrives at clients' homes with mobile van spas. This takes stress off both owners and their dogs by relieving owners of transport and saving dogs the stress of an unfamiliar environment. Aboard the mobile spa, groomers start by showering attention upon dogs to make the feel comfortable. They then make hounds more handsome with standard services, such as blueberry facials, coat conditioners, and bacon-scented cologne.
On Pet Ville Pet Hotel's acre of playground, dogs lope and bound through two synthetic-turf yards and an air-conditioned activity center with slides and tunnels. A pool shaped like a dog bone sprays canines with jets of water during hot days, proving more useful than a dog bone shaped like a swimming pool. Pet-care technicians certified by the American Boarding Kennels Association make fast friends with the animals during private and group play sessions. Trained in pet nutrition and hygiene, the technicians carefully monitor daily eliminations and general health. At the pet hotel's grooming center, canine and feline aestheticians administer jacuzzi baths, shedding remedies, and pedicures.
With 20 years of experience working with horses, Anna Baker makes her equine expertise available to the public through an array of riding services. Students as young as 5 can receive a proper introduction to horses through a firm hoof shake followed by private lessons in the English and Western riding styles. Baker also trains horses, offering their owners packages that include room and board for their equine friends as well as trailer parking.
At Happy Tails Pet Care's kennel-free dog boarding facilities, a caring, professional staff trained in pet first aid and CPR nurtures pooches with exercise, socialization, and large helpings of love. During the day, canine boarders can socialize with other dogs by chasing squirrels, fetching balls, and comparing notes on the area's premium fire hydrants in daycare and during 60- to 90-minute play groups held at local parks. Worn out by a day of energetic exercise, boarders will plop down into soft, fluffy beds, and drift off to dream about bacon-flavored newspapers and the final defeat of their feline arch nemeses.