At Crown Valley Animal Care, the list of pet-saving services rivals that of any human hospital. In their tireless pursuit to keep pets healthy, dedicated veterinarians use modern technology on furry, fluffy friends. Their laser surgery eschews traditional scalpels for highly precise cuts, while ultrasounds and digital radiology detect any potential inner problems. Professional groomers also comb through matted coats, restoring pooches to pristine condition. In addition to providing dentistry, wellness services, and an in-house laboratory for tests, the center?s staff furnishes warmer, fuzzier facilities as well.
Pet boarding suites provide ample room for dogs to lounge and play. Tiffany lamps, soft beds, and pedestals accommodate visiting cats?be they aristocats, blue-collar cats, or cats with any other color of collar.
Most spas don’t admit patrons who bark, growl, and prefer eating dinner on the floor. But at The Zuri Pet Spa, they only allow this breed of customer. Owner and seasoned groomer Jenn Harris delights in setting her sometimes-anxious canine clients at ease through grooming and spa services performed in private suites filled with soft music. From stylish, breed-specific haircuts to cleansing blueberry facials and pooch massages, she and an experienced bather soothe and beautify dogs worn out after weeks of rough-and-tumble play. They even decorate pups’ necks with a line of collars encrusted with Swarovski crystals, which make pets easier to identify or hide inside a chandelier shop.
Hala’s Paws stocks collars, leashes, animal apparel, and natural and organic treats and food for dogs and cats in a vibrant, spacious storefront. Teeth gnaw through foot-long buffalo bully sticks ($5.99), and pups ponder rhetoric as they parse Plato turkey and pumpkin treats ($11.99).
Three Dog Bakery unleashed its first tasty treats for man's cuddly companion back in 1989 and now has legs across North America, China, and Japan. The quickly expanding barkery takes pride in providing all-natural, human-grade foods to doggies—foods that will help them live long, healthy lives while keeping them fit and promoting a positive Air Bud-esque self-image. In addition to fresh-baked goods and refrigerated products, Three Dog Bakery treats furry friends to prepackaged, all-natural rawhides, such as the vanilla rawhide braid ($4.25). To reward especially good behavior or console your pup after a nasty catfight, appeal to his or her sweetest incisors with some vanilla Lick 'n Crunch ($5.65), apple-oatmeal Jump 'n Sit Bits ($6.99), Peanut "Woof"ers ($5.85), or cheese Bark 'n Fetch oven-baked biscuits ($4.40).
Pacific Park Animal Hospital caters to pets' every need with a roster of health-care, boarding, and grooming services. Under the guidance of Drs. Lisa D. Mandelin and Bridget Holden, the animal-loving staff performs dozens of veterinary services in a facility equipped with a pharmacy, a surgery suite, and an x-ray machine. In addition to physical exams and vaccinations, dogs and cats can enjoy grooming and bathing services or spend the night in clean accommodations.
Betty Estremo, the owner of Betty's Boot Camp for Dogs and Humans, has obtained an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator license, published articles in books by the American Kennel Club, and trained her own dogs to appear in commercials and print work. She has been working with various breeds since she was a girl and trains dogs of all breeds, ages, and demeanors. Because Betty knows that, like a snowflake’s fingerprints, no two dogs are the same, she approaches each pet differently. She offers group lessons, private lessons, and courses that range from clicker training and housebreaking to off-leash training, aggression management, and resolution of barking, chewing, and digging.