At The Dog Wash, scruffy pups are turned into well-groomed canines by professional groomers or dog owners who use the self-serve facilities to do it themselves. Equipped with the HydroSurge therapeutic bathing system, dog washers spray down dogs in elevated washbasins that prevent back strain. The HydroSurge system mixes warm water with shampoos designed specifically for pups and works like a liquid comb to ferret away dead skin, fleas, and "kick me" signs left by the family cat. To help customers feed their pets a healthy diet, the shop's team shelves dog food from the likes of Innova and California Natural, as well as canine cologne, toys, and doggy accessories.
At A-Round of A-Paws Pet Boarding Resort & Spa, pooches sprawl in the lap of luxury, lounging on hypoallergenic lambskin bedding during resort stays and enjoying mud facials and Swedish massages at the spa. Vacationing owners can rest easy knowing that their canine and feline companions are in safe hands. The resort provides amenities that include K9-themed movies for pups and condos that accommodate pet families with connecting doors. An agility track, doggy day care, and group play sessions keep canines alert, whereas lessons with trainers help get pooches closer to the day when they can fetch Chinese takeout.
The spa, meanwhile, goes above and beyond standard grooming with hair dyeing and styling, as well as pawdicures that pamper canine appendages with paw soaks. The spa’s aroma therapist and massage therapist kneads arthritic and tense muscles in a variety of modalities, employing warm-oil massages and stone massages to banish the stress of dreaming of a world run by squirrels. Over in the bakery, chefs turn out organic treats perfect for rewarding obedient pets, while cakes with low-fat cream-cheese-honey frosting accompany puppy birthday parties hosted at the resort.
Granite Auto Grooming has been polishing, primping, and preserving autos with homespun Gloss-It products for more than 15 years. Upon rolling into the parking lot, less-than-lustrous cars (a $295 value) and SUVs (a $420 value) are eyed by a crew of highly trained technicians who can evaluate and prescribe a finish befitting its current level of funk. After removing surface impurities, such as tar, bugs, road pitch, and Cheez Whiz with a special Gloss-It clay bar, the crewmembers go to work applying a series of Gloss-It polishes and protectants, restoring its finish and leaving it with a silky, stubble-less texture. Once sheeny, all road boats are covered by a six-month guarantee, ensuring they’ll retain 80% of their mirror-like appearance, or be treated to a complimentary re-application.
The pet-friendly opulence of Sniffany And Company attracts the eyes of humans and pooches alike with its racks of outfits, plush pillows, and chic dog carriers. Off the retail floor, groomers with at least five years experience tend to unruly nails and fur with all-natural shampoos and conditioners. They begin and end each grooming session with a consultation, which helps acquaint them with four-legged clients and ensures that owners are happy with their pet’s haircut. The staff is equipped to handle breeds of all sizes, from bichons and cocker spaniels to siberian huskies and labs, capping each grooming service with a complimentary bow, bandana, or Richard Nixon mask.
Robin and Kathy, Shaggy Shaggy Shake's owners and groomers, have fallen head-over-heels for canines, even the shyest and most difficult specimens. At their pet salon, Shaggy Shaggy Shake, they treat dogs as members of their family with pampering services and a calm, safe, and loving environment. Instead of cowering in cages, dogs rest in cubbies atop cushy beds as they await services such as haircuts, manicures, and dental cleanings. Many grooming services include a bath, during which the pup is lathered with premium shampoo and conditioner. Robin and Kathy also specialize in dog and cat massage, which can promote calmness, ease pain, and reduce the risk of injury from energetic play or competitive figure skating. To make grooming sessions as convenient as possible, the duo can also shuttle pets to and from their owners' homes.