Blending ancient Taoist principles of inner balance with cutting-edge diagnostic, medical, and surgical care, Dr. Annie M. Harvilicz and her team at Animal Wellness Centers cater to pawed companions with holistic care and genuine compassion. When Scruffy gets eerily aligned with his moniker, let him test the uber-cleansing waters of the Best Bath Ever, which includes a gently soothing shampoo, conditioning treatment, hand drying, and regal upkeep tips from the Fancy Feast cat ($30–$70 depending on pet weight). A la carte nail clipping ($16), ear cleaning ($16), and anal-gland expression ($22.50) refresh doghouse dwellers between baths, and canine and kitten insides can get equally spruced with Dr. Annie's own product line of vitamins and other supportive supplements. The center also opens its doors for babysitter-defiant felines and house-party-prone pups with luxury cat boarding ($35/day) and doggy daycare ($40/day), where all fellow overnighters are guaranteed to be vaccinated and free of Milk-Bone–shaped lock picks. Checkups, spays and neuters, behavior classes, and more can also be scooped up with this deal.
Facials, massages, and manicures don't only benefit frazzled humans. Thanks to Chef Rocky and his dedicated team at Hor' Dog Walking and Concierge Service, pooches can get pampered with the same kinds of spa-style treatments. Of course, Rocky's crew also specializes in more traditional dog-friendly activities. Regardless of breed and age and whether or not they've been spayed or neutered, canines under Hor' Dog's one-on-one watch can enjoy hours of playing at the park or scampering along on hikes. They can even spend the night at Hor' Dog headquarters, where staff stay on hand 24/7 in case dogs want to stay up braiding their caretakers' hair.
Some dogs like to trot, head held high in the air. Others like to mosey, sniffing at the grass and chasing down squirrels to ask them who they're wearing. That's why the staffers at Drool Dog Walking stand by the motto, "No two dogs are alike." So when a crew member takes a dog on a walk, she'll let the pup set the pace. This canine-centric approach serves them well when they pet sit or escort furry friends to vet or groomer visits in the pet taxi.
Founded in 2007 by certified master dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, Zoom Room fosters relationships between dogs and their owners through obedience and agility classes. Obstacles such as hurdles, hoops, and ramps populate the interactive indoor facility, helping energetic pups burn off steam, gain focus, and get in shape for roles summer stock productions of Homeward Bound. In addition to basic obedience courses, specialty classes for shy or overly rambunctious dogs build confidence through positive reinforcement and a controlled class environment. Dogs seeking less structured outings often romp through half-hour blocks of private gym time, working through the agility course at their own pace.
The canine caretakers at Rover Kennels are friendly, attentive, and experienced, and have been repeatedly recognized by the readers of Tails Magazine and the U.S. Commerce Association for excellence in pet grooming and boarding. The sage and experienced dog walkers will take aerobics-starved schnauzers for five one-hour canine constitutionals with today's deal. Fully bonded, licensed, and insured, Rover Kennels can arrange for walks, runs, or hikes to tire out pups, rendering them less likely to issue unsolicited cooking advice.
Zoom Room’s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it’s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room’s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility’s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.