At Sun Kiva Kennel, visiting pets bound across 11 acres of sunny grounds and open-play spaces. The Kuttler family owns and operates the kennel, ensuring visiting cats, dogs, and birds are properly cared. A veteran of pampering pets, Louise Kuttler manages the office and ensures harmonious relations between visiting pups and her own brood of five dogs, including Philly, the kennel's designated greeter, and Kasey, a Rottweiler and retired show dog. Along with 75 boarding spaces, the heated and air-conditioned kennel boasts six extra-large play areas, where new acquaintances greet each other with polite sniffs and old friends seek to settle poker debts.
The groomers at Grateful Dog Grooming like to say that they treat every fur-covered client like a member of the family—which isn’t surprising given they have team members such as Sally, a spunky Boston terrier, making regular appearances and greeting visitors with wide grins. Within the shop’s warm orange walls, groomers give dogs and cats an all-over styling with services such as bathing, teeth brushing, nail filing, and hot-oil treatments. Staffers can even give pets a bit of style by adding a decorative scarf or a gold-rimmed monocle before owners return to retrieve their four-legged pals.
Take a stroll through Christine Wells’ yard, and you might forget momentarily that you’re not at a petting zoo—along with four dogs and a cat, she and her family also care for chickens and rabbits, which roam free in their yard. In addition to caring for her pets, Christine is certified as a pet groomer and trained in canine CPR and first aid. She harnesses all of her love, passion, and experience to run Rad Dog Pet Salon. Her salon services include fur trims, hand scissoring, teeth cleaning, nail filing and polish, and medical shampoos. The staff also receives continuing education to stay on top of industry standards, latest styles, and trends for both dogs and cats.
Wielding all-natural products and treatments that are free from harsh chemicals and detergents, the groomers at Love on a Leash primp pups of all sizes. Using botanical shampoos, they lovingly clean pets’ permanent fur coats, and perform additional services such as teeth brushing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.
Silke Schröder's canine haven hosts dog-training classes, grooming sessions, doggie daycare, and overnight guests in spacious luxury suites. Among Silke's many dog-whispering accomplishments, the German-born-and-raised dog trainer placed second at the 2001 German Northern States Dog Sporting Championship, qualified for the 2005 USDAA Agility World Championships, and has racked up years of professional experience training pups of all ages and breeds in basic obedience and agility using an upbeat and positive approach. Her diverse roster of classes ranges from basic puppy obedience to Canine Good Citizen courses, in which dogs learn to behave in public, around other dogs, and before Queen Elizabeth's corgi ambassadors.
Shaded by thick, moss-strewn trees, Pet Camp's outdoor play area provides plenty of room for carefree romps and organized activities with the pack for daycare visitors, and boarders can recover from games of Red Rover inside the 2,700-square-foot, climate-controlled kennel. Four-footed guests can stage a sweet-smelling reunion with their owners after a Hydrosuge bath, brush, or trim at the grooming center
Petimage Grooming Salon & Spa pampers canines and felines with services that rival human-oriented spas. The groomers use shampoos that employ natural and organic ingredients, which ensures pets come away clean and unworried about their carbon paw prints. Along with trims and fur-styling services, the spa also offers blueberry facials.