All dog breeds are allowed, and separate areas are provided for large and small dogs. Pups can frolic in the pool, and they’ll be pampered with spa treatments, multiple walks, gourmet treats and luxury suites. Dog Services Founder Betty Baugh Harrison emphasizes nutrition and prevention as the strongest platform for animal health.
Furry feline companions get individual, multi-level cat condos that feature play aquariums, and receive daily snuggles. Starting in 1998 as a house-call veterinarian, she opened her storefront clinic in 1999. River City Veterinary Hospital If your dog deserves a spa day, look no further than Dogma, which guarantees a comfortable and pleasing experience for man’s best friend. Tie: Bark & Sparkle; Impawsible Pups; Ridge Dog Shop Find a new best friend at this rescue pet hub frequented by Richmonders. BARK Stop by the rocks at Belle Isle during warm months and you’ll see a bevy of sunbathers, kayakers, cyclists and more.
But add in nearly 8,000 gold-clad VCU fans, the Rowdy Rams student section, the funky Peppas pep band and the scrappy VCU Rams team, and the Stu turns into the Havoc Dome. Instructors are ready to help newbies “ohm” their way to a healthier, more peaceful life through group or individual sessions.
Kids can participate in summer camps, swim lessons and activities while mom and dad run errands or lounge poolside. YMCA Spotlight Studio offers everything from Latin fusion and flamenco to Bollywood and burlesque, but assistant director Kelly Atkinson says tap and jazz are the most popular dance classes for adults.
“We’re family friendly and cater to the young and young at heart,” says Wendy Greene, local marketing director. “Some of our adults have formal dance training and are rekindling their passion for dance,” she says. Rigby’s Jig Rather than prepare its students for dance competitions, Spotlight Studio instills the joy of giving back to the community through performance.
“We engage with the customer to see what their running program is and analyze their mechanics,” says Brandon Croft, assistant manager.
“We educate them on the product and we inspire them to get out there and enjoy their shoes.” 2. Fleet Feet While the sport is the main focus, the social aspect is also a big draw at RVC.
“For us, it’s about consistency and passion for what we do,” says co-owner Jimmy Yax. Tie: Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center, Shockoe Slip Yoga and Yoga Source Whether you’re a beginning jogger or a veteran marathoner, Road Runner’s staff is trained to fit you with the proper footwear.