Best Pet Boarding
American Pet Spa & Resort
8827 S. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle
American Pet Spa & Resort offers dog and cat boarding with inside rooms and outside patios, doggie daycare and dog training, grooming services and a built-in dog pool for swimming.
American Pet Spa & Resort is the corporate sponsor for Ranch Hand Rescue, a nonprofit group that saves farm and ranch animals.
Runner-up: Lucky Dog Ranch
Bragging rights: CMC Dog Training
Best Pet Grooming
Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa
1800 Brinker Road, Suite 270
Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa made a big splash when it opened in 2010 with both full-service and self-service dog washes. The dog-grooming facility uses only cruelty- and tear-free, all natural, organic or botanical products made in the USA.
Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa doesn’t charge extra for specialty shampoos, conditioners, colognes, dental or nail care and self-serve customers can use the same made-just-for-dogs products the staff uses. Beau’s unique in-and-out K-9 spa tubs are easy on the back, owner Ginna Anthony says.
Customers know that Beau’s staff takes the time to get to know each pet. No two dogs are alike and the individualized attention and care means both customers and dogs leave Beau’s not only clean, but happy, Anthony says.
Runner-up: Pampered Pooch
Bragging rights: Fish n’ Chirps Pet Center
Best Pet Rescue Organization
City of Denton Animal Shelter
300 S. Woodrow Lane
The Denton Animal Shelter got the top votes for best pet rescue organization, and the facilities will get even better when it moves into its new home this summer.
The city’s current location has been the temporary home of lost and unwanted animals for 35 years.
The city expects to open its new, expanded facility - the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center - near North Lakes Park this summer.
Animal Services Supervisor Woodie L. Wilson says the city staff and volunteers have made big efforts in the past several years to get animals into homes and out to other rescue groups in the community.
Social media has played a large part in the group’s recent successes, with the live animal release rate increasing from 10 percent in 2004 to 88 percent in 2014.
Runner-up: Denton Animal Shelter Foundation
Bragging rights: Denton Humane Society
Best Pet Training
CMC Dog Training
964 Red Rock Circle, Flower Mound
Founded in 2000, the family-owned-and-operated CMC Dog Training provides instruction for beginners through advanced in group classes and private lessons, and both on and off leash training.
CMC also provides American Kennel Club competition training and the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen training, including testing and certification for good citizen and therapy dogs.
Owner Susan Warren says her trainers are the best in the business and truly care for the well-being of the dogs they help train. Trainers at CMC have at least 15 years of experience and Warren has more than 40 years of experience.
Warren not only handles all different breeds for AKC conformation and obedience, she also has extensive training and fieldwork in search-and-rescue with her own German shepherds.
Runner up: Golden Triangle Dog Obedience Group
Bragging rights: On The Ball K9 Training LLC
South Denton Animal Hospital
Cody Bullock DVM
2720 James St.
South Denton Animal Hospital is a general veterinary practice that helps clients care for their dogs and cats. Services include vaccinations, dental care, spay and neuter and other general animal care.
In addition to the great care it provides, South Denton Animal Hospital is known for its friendly staff and affordable fees.
South Denton Animal Hospital has been operating in the same location since 1975, and was purchased by Dr. Cody Bullock in 2011.
Owners can count on clear communication about their pet’s needs and trust that Bullock and the staff at South Denton Animal Hospital have their best interests at heart.
Runner-up: Southridge Animal Hospital
Bragging rights: Animal Hospital on Teasley Lane