The canine caretakers at Lucky Dog Daycare & Resort of South Tampa act as dog-sitting concierges during a pup's private or social boarding. During private stays, shy, aggressive, or hypoallergenic pets pair with a kennel counselor for individual playtime, four to six walks a day, and free use of the outdoor romping grounds. Pets can carouse with packs of friendly canines during a social stay, frolicking with like-sized pals in the grassy play area, relaxing in the expansive Astroturf sunning spots, or swan-diving into the heat-beating water park complete with pools and mist sprayers. The air-conditioned interior offers a weather-friendly alternative to the outdoors, with a team of dog enthusiasts constantly supervising the pet playtime. Owners can virtually check-in with best friends over the live feed that streams across the Internet from 16 cameras on constant alert. Lucky Dog?s boarding aficionados hire sheep barbershop quartets to softly bleat lullabies, ensuring all pups snooze comfortably, either in a single room for the private stay or in a softly snoring dog pile.
The dogs coming in the door at Pawsh Boutique & Spa look very different from the ones coming out. That?s because every session the pet-pamperers undertake leaves pets both visibly cleaner, sleeker, and more fragrant. The staff groom everything from a pet?s ears to tail, promoting a pet?s overall health while giving coat?s the shampooing needed to allow pets a continue spot on the couch. The staff use one of four shampoos based on customer preference, with options available for itching, smells, and hard to manage hair. All of their bath products contain no soaps, parabens, or salt, and the staff hand-treat pets for a shiny, well-groomed coat. Pets leave grooming treatments end with a bow or bandana, and clients can find more apparel, toys, and treats in the spa?s boutique.
Boasting round-the-clock staffing and all-day supervision, Dog Day Afternoon ensures your pawed prot?g? is always safe and never gets lonely during his or her one-day and one-night stay. Boarding services include, at no extra cost, playtime in large fenced yards, walks, and standard medication administering. Check in on your pooch with Dog Day Afternoon?s playroom webcams, giving you front-row access to the frolicking and fun that your dog is enjoying while you?re stuck at a sales conference in Fort Myers. Most pups sleep alone in their own private, temperature-controlled room?if you have more than one dog for boarding, however, you can request keeping the whole furry family together. For utmost safety, little dogs and big dogs are boarded and tended to separately.
A Chat with Pawsitive Pet Grooming
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I provide calming techniques with a cage-free, at-your-door service.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The hassles of dropping a dog off and never knowing when it will be done or what is being done to the dog.
What do you love most about your job?
I love animals, and making them feel better inside and out.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My customer in Lake Wales appreciates the extra distance I go for her aggressive Peke. She has tried many groomers that have left her dog afraid and I'm the only one who can handle her.
Whenever Brian Corby bathed his dog Presley, she shook and squirmed, flooding the bathroom and exhausting her owner. Taking her to the groomers was hardly better: careless clippers nicked her belly and chipped her nails too short, dashing her dreams of modeling in poker dog portraits. Fed up, Brian enlisted his long-time pal Greg to come up with an alternative, and the result was Green Dog Wash. They staff professional dog groomers whose exacting standards dictate that fur is cleansed with natural shampoos, teeth are brushed, and ears and eyes are cleaned. Owners can also bathe their furry companions themselves in a professional grooming center with tubs, shampoos, and towels, avoiding the hassles of cleaning up at home.
When pets drop by one of Green Dog Wash's two locations, they often pull their owners over to the gift section, which stocks eco-friendly treats and toys. The goods, including Natural Balance dry dog food, West Paw Design beds, and K-99 natural treats, double as enticing bribes for dogs reluctant to shower off.