For years, we’ve been using phrases like pet parents, pets are part of the family, and ensuring the mental and physical well being of our dogs by taking them out socialize. Pet business owners have catered to the new elevated status of our four-legged friends by offering canine massage, upgraded nutritional options, daycare with playgroups and even advanced medical treatments from Veterinarians.
A new hybrid option combining the needs of both dog and owner has now opened in Manatee County. The Canine Ranch and Country Club at 5557 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, FL offers a full suite of services for dogs and some upgrades for Mom and Dad too. The project has been spearheaded by Heather Perry, a long-time animal lover, who originally purchased the property for her horse. The nine acre parcel includes a Members Lodge complete with television, lounge, juice bar and a library with books dedicated specifically to canine topics.
Among the amenities are: Canine Massage, Doga(Yoga for dogs and owners), Canine Coaches who will take your dog through their paces on the trails, and a regulation agility course. Perry also intends to offer basic obedience classes on site. Owners will have the choice between indoor daycare for their pup or a play day in the fenced in paddock. Full service grooming options from a quick bath to precision scissor cuts are also offered. A 20,000 gallon pool will give pups a place to cool off or for dogs recovering from surgery to do some rehabilitation exercises.
In addition to the Members Lounge, Perry is building a putting green on the property for golfers who want a little green time will their dog is being groomed or working out with a Canine Coach.
The building itself has been loving restored by Perry and her family adding new square footage to the home that was originally built in the 1950’s. She’s employed her own sense of style by finding unique pieces of furniture and repurposing them specifically for the Canine Ranch and Country Club.
The Grand Opening of the Canine Ranch and Country Club is tomorrow – Thursday, October 30 from 2-6 and will include a Halloween Costume Contest for pets. For more information, email [email protected] or call 941-745-5959