Woof Gang Bakery welcomes pooches and parents into pet palaces adorned with walls of bubblegum pink and glowing crystal chandeliers. In between the retro chic décor, tables and shelves are filled with fuzzy and floatable toys, all-natural cookies and doggie baked goods, and healthy supplements and formulas for pups of all ages. The inspirations for the chain of 26 area boutiques lay in the adorable barks and toothy grins of the shops' beloved resident dogs both past and present, who serve as the business's Chief Dog Officers⎯a position that finds them taste-testing the shop's delicious gourmet dog treats and pouring over quarterly expense reports. After perusing the selection of grain-free and hypoallergenic food items, dogs can leap into the self-service shower as their human companions scrub them clean, or relax as a professional groomer pampers them with services catering to their breed and skin type.
Bark Bath and Beyond's pet-washing stations allows owners to bathe furry companions in a mess-free environment using professional equipment and products. Lead your cat or pooch into the cheery yellow-walled washing room and clip their lead to one of the sleek waist-high tubs, which helps spare human backs from straining. Don an apron and select a professional pet shampoo specially formulated to nurture delicate pet pH balances, such as Citrus Plus, which helps evict fleas without using toxic pesticides. Bark2Basics One Step Silky Shampoo Plus Conditioner's silk proteins leave coats bouncy, shiny, and plumeria-scented, and specialized D-Mat Conditioner helps reduce tough fur tangles and rebellious dreadlocks without the use of silicone or lanolin. Bark Bath and Beyond is closed Monday and Tuesday, and does not require appointments for self-serve wash visits.
Halifax Humane Society aims to protect animals from neglectful, cruel, and exploitative treatment by providing shelter to homeless, lost, or abandoned animals as well as low-cost spay or neuter services and other animal-advocacy programs. The shelter cares for injured wildlife and approximately 13,000 dogs and cats each year, many of which are available for adoption.
The scene is a familiar one: hotel guests lounge beside the outdoor pool as staff members filter around, offering refreshments or collecting clients for a spa treatment. However, at Pet Paradise, the pool is bone shaped and all the guests are dogs. This luxurious scene is one cat and dog owners can find at this boarding and daycare facility that has been owner Fred Goldsmith's pride and joy for a decade. The animal lover was inspired to start his own pet hotel when he simply couldn’t find a place he was comfortable leaving his bichon frise when he went on vacation.
Fred made Pet Paradise to his exact specifications, and the pet hotel's amenities reflect the loving care he lavishes on his own beloved pup. Dogs and cats can luxuriate in spa-quality grooming treatments or burn off some energy during group playtime. In the evening, pets can settle into plush bedding and feel safe knowing that the dedicated live-in staff resides just a bark away. Nocturnal kitties spend the night exploring their own private six-level cat condos while gentle spa music fills the air to keep them entertained. In case of any emergencies, Pet Paradise keeps veterinarians on-call, and in the event of a snack emergency, each staff member is a certified bacon cook.
A true animal-lover, Linda Dennis has been grooming the cats and dogs of Ocala for more than 30 years. Amidst shelves of squeaky toys and colorful collars, she and her staff at Linda's Pet Grooming & Spa shampoo animals before snipping hairstyles by hand. The crew can also extend their expertise towards flea treatments, skincare, and pedicures, or simply provide an understanding ear for barked confessions of unrequited love for the paperboy.
Very Important Pets Grooming cleans pets from head to paw with a variety of grooming services. During each session, they create a safe, fun atmosphere where pets feel comfortable soaking up suds or allowing someone to gently scrub their fur. The staff also removes ear hairs, trims nails, and conditions coats so that pets don't resort to wearing full-body wigs.