The smile on a once-forlorn animal's face when it's united with new owners can't be matched, as the staff of The Animal Foundation knows well. What was once a tiny spay and neuter clinic when it opened in 1978 has grown into an 8-acre campus that shelters and cares for animals without a home. After a careful vetting process, families seeking four-legged companionship can find it here, relieving Dad from his duties of crawling around the house all day. The clinic still offers low-cost spay and neutering services, as well as vaccinations to prevent rabies and other diseases. Click here to see a list of pets, updated every hour, with new dogs, cats, and critters available for adoption. Potential adopters can narrow down the search by gender, age, and size.
At A-V.I.P. Pet Resort, founder, avid dog trainer, and breeder Kurt Williams is never far from his canine boarders. That's because he and his family live on the premises. This enables him to supervise animals beyond business hours, and his four children enjoy giving the critters attention when the professional groomers and behaviorists are in hibernation.
During the day, Williams's crew administers prescription medicine at indicated hours and also follows specific diet requests during meal times. His pet guests reside in private suites with plush bedding and television screens. Twice daily, the trainers bring any social dogs into a large outdoor play arena to sniff, socialize, and discuss articles from the morning edition of the squeaky newspaper. Williams maintains a comfortable temperature at all times at the resort, with air conditioning during the summer and heated floors during winter months.
At Nathalie's Thrifty Pet Salon & Boutique, pet owners can scrub their pooches at do-it-yourself stations equipped with waist-high tubs, shampoo dispensers, and professional grooming tools. Of course, they can also leave the dirty work to Nathalie's team of professionals, who pamper pups of all makes and models—from the smallest chihuahua to the bulkiest St. Bernard. After bathing sessions, owners can visit the boutique section of Nathalie's, which brims with collars and beds, or the food section, which stocks premium eats and treats.
One pooch’s biological waste is one person’s opportunity to take the dirty job off customers’ hands. That’s what M&N Pooper Scooper Services does. The licensed pros pick up pet poo and dispose of it, which not only keeps yards sanitary and sightly, but also prevents fecal matter from contaminating water and spreading disease. The pros can schedule routine pickups and are also available for one-time visits. M&N Pooper Scooper Services also takes on the task of dog walking, which gives canines the opportunity to exercise and remain active and healthy.
After canceling a vacation because no one could care for their beloved Saint Bernards, the owners of Just Like Home Doggie Hotel and Grooming decided to help fellow pet owners by creating a friendly, open environment for dogs to stay while their people are away. Upon entering the 2,800-square-foot facility, one may have to step over a sleeping mutt or two, as the cage-free space lets dogs come and go as they please. Couches nestled under sunny windows provide comfy places to nap, and a half-acre grassy play yard provides a space for games of Red Rover. During especially hot days, dogs can cool off in the bone-shaped splash park that features waterspouts, waterfalls, purposefully leaky fire hydrants, and shallow pools perfect for canine cannonballs. After tangling their fur during rambunctious romps outside, the facility's groomers can make over manes with various grooming services performed in a cage-free environment.
The pet enthusiasts at Paws 'N Claws Pet Resort and Grooming pamper dogs and cats with luxurious boarding accommodations and grooming services. Canine boarders each receive their own temperature-controlled indoor area, sized to fit their stature and equipped with a comfy bed. Throughout their stay, pups dine on all-natural, nutritious food, and exercise in shaded outdoor areas any time of the day or night. Pooches in need of grooming receive makeovers from on-site stylists, who capably outfit dogs of all breeds with mohawks, lion-style haircuts, and high-top fades.
In the cattery, feline boarders occupy individual suites, each measuring 3'x'3'x5'. A three-tier climbing tree rises in the shared space, which undergoes cleaning on a daily basis. During this time, staff members meet cats at eye level for one-on-one playtime. Like their canine brethren, cats enjoy premium food and accessories.