Geralyn Kelly believes that the only way to train a dog is to know everything about them. After starting her dog education more than ten years ago, Geralyn has amassed canine knowledge via jobs at a pet store, a kennel, and now her own dog-behavior company. Since then, she has trained the North Carolina's first registered service greyhound, and taught a Shih Tzu how to alert her owner when his pacemaker battery is low.
Today, she leads training classes for dogs of all levels. She starts with beginning commands, such as sit and stay, ensuring dogs have figured out the fundamentals. More advanced classes teach dogs to heel and to come when called, while the therapy dog classes teach dogs the necessary skills to practice extreme patience and pass the therapy dog certification test.
wholePET is brimming with toys, treats, and supplies for furry companions. Bones come in both plush and rawhide form, preventing dogs from gnawing on furniture or decorative skeletons, and colorful Up Country collars stylishly keep pets on their leash. Outfits, beds, and bowls round out the stock of pet necessities, complemented by bags of food and decorative treats. Although four-legged companions come first at wholePET, they carry a variety of gifts for pet lovers as well, such as t-shirts and mugs.
Experts in the field of comfy, nocturnal support, the folks at Mattress Center pair sleepers of every stripe with their perfect mattresses. They stock their inventory with top-flight brands such as Sealy, Simmons, and Glideaway, each showcasing a variety of spring tensions, padding material, and surface area. The team expedites sweet dreams with free local delivery.
At Ruff Housing, furry family members can make new friends and sleep soundly under expert supervision as their pet-parents leave for vacation or work. Dogs can safely explore their surroundings and socialize with other dogs in rooms with cushy rubber flooring or outdoor areas outfitted with K9 artificial grass. Pets are even grouped together by size and play style to ensure everyone gets along and no one fights over who has the cutest tail. Animal caretakers ensure the safety of each dog in their care, putting pups to bed in spacious crates and private cots, or giving pooches makeovers with grooming and cleaning services.
Geneticist Dr. Michael Bleyman founded Carolina Tiger Rescue in the 1970s as a breeding sanctuary for large carnivores whose habitats had become unsafe. Its original intent was to protect wild species that were crucial to the survival of particular ecosystems, sustaining the populations until their home habitats were protected enough to support them without risk. Today, the organization protects wild cats in captivity and in nature by providing homes for abandoned or neglected cats, raising awareness about the threats to these animals, and assisting with conservation efforts in rainforests and wild habitats. Carolina Tiger Rescue currently houses more than 70 carnivores, including tigers, black leopards, ocelots, caracals, servals, and kinkajous. Many of the facility's residents have been rescued from dangerous situations in urban spaces and private breeding facilities. Now they have a lifelong home in re-created natural habitats.
At Chapel Hill Pet Resort, your dog may have a better place to stay than you do. Instead of being cooped up in its cage or forced to lead your work meetings with your most important clients, it can enjoy outdoor playing time in a shaded astroturf yard, cool off in pink and blue kiddie pools, chase new canine friends down a plastic slide, or follow the neon-yellow trail of a tennis ball. When the dogs come in for nap time, staff members treat them to Frosty Paws or peanut-butter-stuffed Kongs before they settle in on soft blue blankets.
If your dog has special needs or is shy or geriatric, the employees provide it with more one-on-one time in a private area. Owners who are dreading being left behind for their dogs' first day of daycare can set up tours of the premises to ease their qualms.