Adogable Pets in SCC
PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016
By LISA STARK
It’s no big news that everyone is battling the heat right now. While home air conditioners and backyard sprinklers are straining to help ease the hottest, most uncomfortable months of the Florida summer, one business is focusing on a member of the family that is often overlooked — the family pet.
“We offer ways to help make pets feel cooler and more comfortable in these hot months,” said Adogable Pet Services groomer Lindsay Gelfo, who keeps busy cutting dogs’ hair into fashionable summer hairdos. “We try to help pets battle the heat with our summer line of products,” which include a soothing aloe wash, epidermal sunscreen protection and a moisturizing aloe-conditioning massage.
Adogable Pet Services, located in the Publix shopping center in Sun City Center, specializes in the care and wellness of cats and dogs, offering holistic products and services geared toward a happy and healthy lifestyle. “We believe in giving pets the same loving tender care as their owners,” said manager Susan Pruett. “Our customers know they can trust us.”
Owned by Laura Rubin, Adogable Pet Services has been serving Sun City Center pet owners for more than four years. They pride themselves on staffing well-trained employees who are happy to share their knowledge about the products and grooming services they have to offer. “We have some of the best groomers around,” said Pruett. “They’ve been well educated, and it shows.”
Currently, Adogable Pets is sponsoring a “Cool Pup Contest” in which pet owners can share photos of their furry friends and gain a chance to win a CoolPup cooling mat, specifically designed to keep pets comfortable on even the hottest days. The whole mat can be placed in the refrigerator to give pets a cool surface to stretch out on for hours.
For customers who want to give their pets a special summertime pampering, Adogable also offers a deluxe “spaw experience,” which includes squeaky-clean baths, nail clipping, teeth brushing, doggy cologne and even complimentary bandanas and bow ties. Prices for grooming are based upon size, coat type, length and temperament.
“I take my dog there on a regular basis,” said Lorna Mohl, whose Yorkshire terrier, Molly, was eagerly showing off her new haircut to customers at America’s Carwash in Sun City Center. “It just makes her feel so much better in this heat.”
In addition to their salon services, Adogable also offers teeth cleaning, pet foods and products, and a mobile grooming service, with a fully equipped van that can come to customers’ homes. “A lot of pet owners like the convenience and comfort of knowing we can come to them,” said Pruett. “It’s especially attractive to seniors and busy professionals who can’t make it into the shop.”
Their pet-sitting service, which comes in handy for summer vacationers, covers everything from dogs and cats to guinea pigs, hamsters, rodents and birds.
Incidentally, the expression “dog days” didn’t originate in Florida. It was coined in the early civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea, as the occurrence of very warm temperatures coincided with the rising at sunrise of Orion’s dog and the dog star, Sirius. Since then the phrase “dog days”has been used in everything from literature, poetry and songs to movies and album titles.
For more information visit Adogablepets.com, or look for them on Facebook. To schedule a pet grooming appointment, call 813-419-4972.