Kahlia and Todd opened Doggie Castle so dog owners would have a peaceful place to take their dogs to be groomed. The groomers on staff treat pets like royalty, handling them gently, cleaning them with lush products, and
pretending it's normal when pets use the royal "we." In addition to grooming and spa treatments, Doggie Castle offers local, regional, and national transportation for dogs in a temperature-controlled SUV, complete with frequent stops to play and stays in pet-friendly hotels, when necessary.
At Dogs R Us, pups lap up first-class care from award-winning trainers and a knowledgeable, keen-eyed staff. Four-pawed guests come and go as they please between a climate-controlled indoor play area and a spacious outdoor yard, where they can bound through swimming pools or take a breather under the canopy.
The facility's full-service grooming shop keeps bow-wows looking fresh, and an onsite pet store stocks its shelves with all the necessary supplies for keeping pets happy and healthy. Tail-wagging worthy luxuries continue into the evening with overnight stays, which take place in bedrooms large enough for pooches to fit all their belongings, such as toys, beds, and life-size cardboard cutouts of their owners.
Joan and Dennis Dalebout have owned Abraxas Pet Resort since 1982, and along with their staff, they pamper pets with meticulous grooming services and daycare or overnight care. Nestled inside a barn-like structure known as the Big Dog House, the resort boasts a groomery that employs quality pet products unavailable in most pet stores. Outdoors, patches of grass and sand as well as an exercise area help pooches to play off excess energy, whereas small playhouses and pools provide ideal spots to lounge or work on a tan.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Peace of mind in knowing that you are working with a legitimate company that prides itself in giving the best to our canine counterparts.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We love dogs and we love being active with them. It's as natural to us as peanut butter and jelly!