You love your dog, but since you can’t always take them with you, it’s important to have a place you can trust to care for them just as you would. Wagging Tails Doggie Daycare is such a place; the facility gets consistently good consumer reviews, and is a cage-free environment where canine companions won’t feel cooped up and unhappy. Best of all, there are web cams for checking in with your pooch, so you can make sure they’re happy while you’re away. Your dog will enjoy the big open space and cheery blue walls, and you’ll be impressed as the staff learns your dog’s name immediately. The dedicated team is also responsive to any individual pet needs, and each pet receives personal attention during his stay.
"Feed, wash, and treat your pet the natural way." This is the tagline of Intown Healthy Hound & City-Kitty, a new full-service pet supply store and grooming parlor with an eco-friendly bent. Pets can soak in hypo-allergenic baths and feast on organic biscuits at a shop where all-natural shampoos and treats are the norm rather than the exception. Pets and their parents can also take advantage of local resources supported by Intown Healthy Hound and City-Kitty such as doggie day cares, mobile vets, and fire hydrant sensitivity trainings.
After working as a veterinary technician, Strutt Your Mutt's owner decided to put her passion for animals toward starting her own dog-grooming business. She lathers up pooches' coats and trims nails and fur during bath and grooming services. Her additional treatments include cleaning canines’ ears, brushing teeth free of cat hair, and maintaining nails with the Dremel, a tool that comfortably clips pets’ claws into shorter, smoother nails.
With spa facials, massages, and nail painting, Swanky Paws Pet Spa sounds like a retreat for owners, not their pets. But the pet CPR/First Aid–certified staff members tailor all of their services for the cats and dogs they serve. They treat furry friends to a wide range of pampering services and specialize in fine hand-scissoring for all breeds. Even the basic bath indulges critters with two washings, a deep-cleaning shampoo, a coat conditioner, and a full brush-out. Pets then revel in treatment fit for Air Bud with a breath spray and a sanitary and pad trim, and strut home sporting seasonal bows or bandanas.
In addition to grooming pets, the staff also supervises a small-dog daycare where pups under 25 pounds can romp or discuss which designer’s shoes taste best.
Marcia and Jim Wentzell have been serving the Cobb County animal community for more than 15 years, working with rescue groups, homeless dogs, and family pets. Jim graduated as a certified obedience trainer in 1998, and then went on to serve as the president of the Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters until 2002. In 2005, he and Marcia opened A Passion For Pets Daycare and Grooming, where they offer grooming, training, daycare, and cage-free sleepovers for dogs.
During daycare, dogs romp, run, and work out four-part howling harmonies on a full acre of open-play space. Four-legged guests that are spending the night also roam freely thanks to cage-free sleepovers with overnight human companionship. At the full-service salon, staffers primp dogs with full bath and spa treatments that include services such as gum massages and even blueberry facials. The onsite Doggy-Liscious Bake Shop provides yummy pet treats, and the store also sells natural and holistic pet foods. A Passion For Pets opened a new boutique offering rhinestone collars, jewelry for dogs, and leashes.
A Passion for Pets also specializes in agility training and in-home petsitting.
For more than two decades , the dedicated staff at Pet Med Plus have combined advanced technology and old-fashioned warm-heartedness to care for dogs and cats. The clinic’s on-site lab allows for faster blood test results, and digital radiography helps locate areas of concern or stores of hidden biscuits. Pet Med Plus also provides alternative therapies specially designed for furry companions, including laser therapy intended to reduce pain and inflammation and stress-relieving Reiki. Boarding services grant pets a comfortable home away from home, complete with a large yard, and
a retail area stocks treats and toys.