Leave them luxuriously
All Tails ‘R’ Waggin’
12591 Worthington Rd., Pataskala
When the average kennel will not do, check out All Tails ‘R’ Waggin’, a deluxe boarding and grooming facility. Deluxe dog suites feature a color TV, a bed with a mattress, a window view and four promised daily bathroom and playtime breaks. The deluxe kitty condos include a window seat with a birdfeeder view, a color TV and litter-box maid service. There are other smaller-scale, but still sexy, boarding services available, and this spot also has a full-service grooming facility where, among many other services, you can treat your pup to a dip in the HydroSurge therapeutic bath.
Give them friends
Canine Social Club
1103 Dublin Rd., Grandview
Worry about your canine having a serious case of the doldrums when you aren’t home? Canine Social Club in Grandview is a doggy day-care center that is especially helpful for pups that have a lot of energy or require frequent attention. See Baxter make friends and slide down plastic play sets. The staff will send you photos during the day or post them on Canine Social Club’s Facebook page. There’s a range of price options. An example: Three visits per week for one dog is $57.
Help them relax
The Reiki Center
1540 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview
Reiki is an alternative medicine technique in which therapists use touch to channel and improve an individual’s energy and stimulate well-being by reducing stress and targeting pain. Jennifer Ortman, an animal specialist at The Reiki Center in Grandview, works reiki with pets ($60 for 25 minutes) in a way that is specially designed for patients that can’t explain physical or emotional pain. The Reiki Center also offers massages for dogs ($60).
Remember them in peace
Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Services
When Fluffy goes on to that big ball of yarn in the sky (Fido, too), consider hiring a funeral home to cremate your pet or plan its burial. Schoedinger’s provides veterinary pickup services and has a whole menu of pet-specific funeral accoutrements, such as a video tribute, cremation urns, fur clipping keeper and a vintage engraved portrait.