Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly facility engaging in sustainable practices, with a pet play yard made of recycled building materials, an on-site rainwater-recycling system used for irrigation, and an unlimited resource of cuddly cuteness. Whether you are looking for someone to watch your pooch when you are out of town or just treating your furry friend to a vacation while your allergic friend visits, Suite Paws offers a variety of cozy boarding accommodations to suit your needs. Check your canine companion into a comfortable villa for a very special escape ($23 per night in a Jr. Villa), or book a stylishly outfitted suite for an even more decadent getaway ($33 per night in a Jr. Suite). All rooms are equipped with larger-than-standard-sized Kuranda beds, and suites come with the added comforts of fleece bedcovers, DVD players, and web-cams to keep families in contact with their dogs while separated. Every guest will enjoy access to private play yards twice a day, and dogs that pass temperament testing will get to participate in additional group play. Not to forget about cats, feline friends are also welcome at Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa, with a choice between the standard condo ($18 per night) and luxury condo (double the space, $35 per night) suites.
Paws At Play supports pet owners with a variety of services from doggie daycare and cat boarding to pet grooming. During doggie daycare, pets get access to an indoor play gym, multiple outdoor play yards, and a dog pool. Overnight boarders can take advantage of these amenities before hunkering down in one of 38 private suites, which feature a window, adjustable feeding bowls, and raised bedding. The facility also boasts 18 private cat suites where felines can bask in natural sunlight and sway to the sounds of classical music. Separate ventilation systems prevent the smell of canine boarders from stressing out visiting cats.
The best reward for a newly groomed dog is a tasty treat. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Wakefield provides both with its grooming stations and gourmet baked treats. Pets can stop in for a wash at the hands of a certified groomer or let owners do the dirty work at a self-service tub. A cornucopia of snacks, from peanut-butter bones to doggie donuts, awaits pooches in the retail store, where they'll also find animal outfits and regular food.
Pup's Day Out makes visits especially cozy by providing extra attention, belly rubs, and games of fetch free of charge. Spread out across 7,000 square feet of space, the locally owned facility features no crates or kennels, granting dogs the liberty to run about with their friends under the surveillance of a pooch-loving staff. That same staff also provides various grooming services right on site, including haircuts, baths, and nail trimming.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County was originally founded in 1969 to transform the region into a humane area where every animal could find a home. Today, it works toward this goal by sheltering and securing the adoption of more than 3,000 animals every year and providing lost-and-found services for missing pets. The organization also supports pet owners with classes to help them care for their animals and addresses the problem of overpopulation through catch-and-release spay or neuter programs.
Soap bubbles float through the air as dogs try to outdo each other by catching them between their teeth. Meanwhile, their comrades bound up playground slides and race across artificial turf. At Dog Holiday Resort, the staff aims to keep its daycare and boarding charges active throughout the day with these types of energy-busting activities. The dogs spend most of the day socializing in one of the play yards with like-minded pups. They chase balls thrown by an automatic machine and cool off in dog-sized pools as attentive staff members keep a close watch. Dogs who are less active due to age or temperament can cuddle with staff members on sofas in the lounge. Meanwhile, cats get similar treatment in their own sanctuary, preening under one-on-one attention from staff. As pets enjoy themselves, owners can check in on their canine or feline charges via webcam. Additionally, the center offers training classes, during which dog owners learn to influence their pooches with basic commands such as "sit," "stay," and "give me back my shoe." Both training sessions and grooming appointments can be arranged during daycare or boarding, so that dogs look and act their best when they are reunited with their owners.
Dogs naturally travel in packs, eat in packs, and play in packs, which is why the dog nannies at Happy Tails Dog Care socialize each tail-wagging guest with the other dogs in their cage-free boarding facility. Every four hours at the daycare center, the pet specialists walk the dogs using proper leash methods to prevent them from tugging. They also provide daily grooming services by clipping nails, brushing coats and teeth, and cleaning ears. In addition to cleaning pets, dog nannies are on hand every hour of the day.