The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.
Taking a pet to the kennel or veterinarian, be it for a quick grooming or a few days of boarding, can prove highly stressful for cats and dogs, as well as for their well-meaning owners. Seeing an opportunity to help both animals and their human parents, registered veterinary technician Shawn Amerlinck realized his dream of starting a pet-care company that offered in-home services. Amerlinck designed his services around the idea that a busy lifestyle or physical limitations should not prevent a person from experiencing the joys of pet ownership, nor should it limit them to owning only low-maintenance gold fish or pet sloths. Under his care, cats and dogs can experience true pampering with in-home grooming, litter cleaning or walking, prescription-medicine administration (including injections), and pet sitting, and he will even help owners who are away by taking care of household responsibilities such as bringing in the mail or singing lullabies to lonely lawn flamingos. Featured in The Windsor Star for his pet-centric approach, Amerlinck operates on the belief that animals should be "treated like part of the family."
Molly's Pet Grooming's staff keeps dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds looking their best. The groomers use all-natural products during their services, which include everything from flea baths to toenail painting. They also reward furry friends with the occasional all-natural treat.
Certified in animal first aid and canine massage, PAWSitive Pet Massage and Concierge?s founder, Jennifer Williams, keeps pets pampered and safe while their owners are away. Jennifer and her team of dog walkers make house calls of up to 60 minutes per day to care for dogs with out-of-town or busy owners, and are trained to provide medication to ailing pets and give special care to puppies or senior dogs.
His bright-green eyes peep over the front-desk counter of City Pets Veterinary Clinic to take in clients as they walk through the door. Sid the clinic cat slinks toward the door, City Pets' one-feline welcoming committee. He greets patients from dogs and cats to rabbits, hedgehogs, and reptiles as they scurry into the modern office for medical care.
Dr. Gretchen Hui and Dr. Stacey Weinrick take over when pets enter private exam rooms where wellness checks, vaccine shots for rabies and bordetella, and heartworm tests are performed. The facility is also outfitted with a radiology room and digital x-ray machines. There's also an onsite pharmacy, which provides owners easy access to their furry friends' meds. City Pets keeps shelves stocked with Purina, Feliway, Frontline, Heartgard, and Laxatone pet brands as well as dental chews, pet shampoo, and ear-cleansing solutions to flush out pets' negative thoughts about sleeping without a night light.
Since 2002, Scott Kett has saved countless canines from boredom with his one-time or recurring doggy excursions. As a fully licensed and bonded dog sitter, Scott holds a certification in pet first aid from the American Red Cross and can dog whistle a pet’s favorite concerto. During his relaxing pooch getaways, pets are picked up at clients’ homes and taken to a private farm for an hour of exercise and play. Scott then returns to the places of departure for owner-dog rendezvous, where pooches tell rousing tales of farm-grown fire hydrants.