Who Are the Best Dog Pros on Long Island?
BEST DOG TRAINER
Whisperwerkes, Inc. – Jeff Kolbjornsen
Training a dog is a process that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you need some tools to help make training more effective, give Jeff Kolbjornsen a call. With several years of experience, Jeff’s mission is to teach dog owners how to provide proper and necessary care for their pups regardless of the dog’s background. Over the years, Jeff has cultivated a style of training that he calls “realistic training.” Through his methods, owners are given the tools to navigate and address real-life scenarios they can face with their dogs and how to handle situations. Jeff’s unique training style helps dogs stay in their homes no matter what. 631-277-5278, newyorkdogwhisperer.com
BEST DOG WALKER
Quadrino Dog Care Inc.
When work keeps you busy and out of the house, your furry member of the family needs a dependable and nurturing person to keep them engaged. Since 2015, Quadrino Dog Care Inc. has been committed to providing dogs with the care and exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. Julia Quadrino became inspired to open her dog-walking business after seeing her beloved dog be mistreated by so-called professionals. Quadrino Dog Care currently serves Smithtown, St. James, Stony Brook, East Setauket, and Port Jefferson. For Quadrino, her top priority through her business is to improve the quality of life for each and every pup she cares for. 631-838-4240, quadrinodogcare.com
BEST ORGANIC PET FOOD SUPPLY STORE
Get your pets started on the healthy organic diet they deserve at Barkfield Road, located on Larkfield Road in East Northport. This cozy pet food and toy store offers more than just a clever name: It carries a wide variety of certified organic, natural, and raw frozen food and treats for your dogs as well as an array of leashes, collars, chew toys, specialty products, and much more. In the back you’ll find the Barkfield bakery, a glass display case housing a wide array of beautifully decorated baked treats for your good boy or girl. Let Barkfield Road help you give your pets the long and healthy lives that they deserve. 3 Hewitt Sq., East Northport, 631-651-9292, barkfieldroad.com
BEST PET GROOMING
Lindsey’s Groom Room
Is your pet overdue for a grooming? If so, Lindsey’s Groom Room is the perfect place. With more than 20 years of experience, Lindsey’s Groom Room specializes in rescues and so-called “difficult” animals. Their caring staff grooms all dog breeds as well as cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, and birds. They want your furry friend to be pampered in a safe and happy environment. They carry a large selection of food, treats, and supplies for dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Lindsey’s Groom Room will groom your pets without the use of cage dryers. Each animal is cared for individually and treated as part of their family … because they are and so are you. 143 Main St. #1, Kings Park, 631-292-2655, lindseysgroomroom.com
BEST PET CLOTHING STORE
Fashion isn’t just for humans. Particularly as the weather gets colder, your pet has tons of options for wearing something warm and fashionable — that’s where Fetch comes in. Located in the heart of Huntington Village, Fetch is the ultimate pet fashion boutique. With plenty of styles and clothing choices, there truly is something for every furry friend. Whether yours just likes to rock a simple bandana or hoodie or they are the type to go full fashionista with an amazing dress or jacket, Fetch has tons of doggie duds and kitty couture in plenty of sizes to fit your pet’s needs. Fetch even has pajamas for pets who are just looking to lounge around the house in something warm. Fetch is the purr-fect place to spoil your pet with a new wardrobe. 310 New York Ave., Huntington, 631- 824-6636, fetchshops.com