Activities? Check. Flat-panel TVs with satellite? Check. On-site spa? Check. Woodlands Pet Resort blurs the lines between hotels for humans and hotels for pets with a slew of comforting amenities, including seven bathroom breaks or walks each day for dogs and a box full of feline toys for cats. As for pet parents, en suite webcams let them catch glimpses of their pooch or kitty while they’re away.
At Groomingdales Salon for Dogs, owners Sharon Henley and Carol Ross draw from more than 20 years of experience when grooming four-legged clients. Their services include haircuts, nail trims, and flea baths as well as regular baths that utilize organic shampoos and conditioners that are gentle on canine skin.
10 YEARS AGO I WANTED TO START SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST A DOG GROOMING SHOP. I WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH EACH CLIENT; AN EXPERIENCE THAT CREATES A LIFE LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH AND EVERY CUSTOMER. AS A RESULT WE CREATED AN ENVIRONMENT WITH HIGH QUALITY GROOMING PROFESSIONALS THAT
Irmo Pet Retreat caters to furry friends with private rooms and secure playing fields in a 7,300-square-foot enclave as safe and climate-controlled as each canine's own home. Eschewing traditional kennels, each suite supports man's best friends and their paws with rubber floors, cushy beds, and tempered glass walls. Each day, pampered pups take four to six escorted trips to the outdoor yard where they can run, wrestle, or dig foundations for skyscrapers to their hearts' content. Caring counselors feed pets twice a day, whether the retreat's premium dry kibble or leftovers dog owners have brought from home, and will administer medication if needed at no additional charge. The retreat keeps pets safe with 24-hour video monitoring and welcomes doggie siblings to stay in the same suite for an additional $10–$15 per day.
David and Leslie Reyes first met working with exotic parrots, monkeys, and reptiles at Santa Fe College. It was 2008, and they were enrolled in the Zoo Animal Technology program in Gainesville, Florida, both exploring their passion for animals. After graduating, the new couple moved to West Palm Beach to work at a conservation facility, but they soon discovered that they had a desire to interact more closely with domestic animals and their owners. So, in 2010 they moved to Columbia to open Pets: The Whole 9 Yards with a mission to help educate pet owners and instill them with a love for their furry friends.
The Reyeses' pet shop stocks food, toys, and treats for animals ranging from dogs and cats to ferrets, birds, and lizards. Along with their compassionate staff, they also offer day care for pooches and birds, as well as grooming services for pets auditioning for shampoo commercials.