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Best Pets

From the tastiest scoops to the splashiest influencers, here are your winners of the 2024 readers’ choice awards!

best animal hospital

Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital

Step into the pet paradise where your furry friend is in paws-itively great hands! With fair and honest pricing, they pamper pets without ruffling your wallet’s feathers.

Runner-Up: Winter Garden Animal Hospital

best doggie daycare/boarding

Pawsh Pet Resort & Spa

With splash pads, spa treatments, playtime and treats, your dogs might not want to come home.

Runner-Up: Pet Paradise

best dog walker/pet sitting

Horizon West Pet Care

Michael treats pets like royalty, giving them the same love and respect as their owners. Plus, he’ll care for your home like it’s his own—no monkey business!

Runner-Up: The Savvy Sitter

best pet spa & grooming

PupLuxe Grooming

Let Charlene unleash her magic and leave your pet feeling fur-tastically fresh! She’s committed to giving dogs the pampering they’ve been begging for.

Runner-Up: The Paw Spa

best specialty pet store

Gracie's of Winter Garden

Gracie’s is your fur-ever friend’s favorite one-stop shop, offering a tail-wagging selection of treats, food, and supplements!

Runner-Up: Woofgang Bakery & Treats

best pet treats

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Gourmet dog treats, all-natural ingredients, and tail-wagging flavors, what dog doesn’t love a full bakery just for them?

Runner-Up: Gracie’s of Winter Garden

best veterinarian

Dr. Reyes | Graceful Paws Pet Clinic

PDr. Reyes is the purr-fect navigator to steer your pets toward their healthiest, happiest years. With her Fear Free Elite Certification, vet visits are a walk in the park.

Runner-Up: TJ Oakes | Oakes Animal Hospital

best pet spa & grooming

PupLuxe Grooming

Let Charlene unleash her magic and leave your pet feeling fur-tastically fresh! She’s committed to giving dogs the pampering they’ve been begging for.

Runner-Up: The Paw Spa

best specialty pet store

Gracie's of Winter Garden

Gracie’s is your fur-ever friend’s favorite one-stop shop, offering a tail-wagging selection of treats, food, and supplements!

Runner-Up: Woofgang Bakery & Treats

best pet treats

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Gourmet dog treats, all-natural ingredients, and tail-wagging flavors, what dog doesn’t love a full bakery just for them?

Runner-Up: Gracie’s of Winter Garden

best veterinarian

Dr. Reyes | Graceful Paws Pet Clinic

PDr. Reyes is the purr-fect navigator to steer your pets toward their healthiest, happiest years. With her Fear Free Elite Certification, vet visits are a walk in the park.

Runner-Up: TJ Oakes | Oakes Animal Hospital

Your votes matter

Thank you for participating in our inaugural readers’ choice awards! Each of these honorees illustrate the truly diverse talent and excellence within our community. A few categories were decided by just one or two votes, so we mean it when we say that every vote counted!

We are especially grateful to anyone who contributed extra votes to help us raise $4,000 for two local charities.

Lift Disability Network

Disability has a far-reaching impact — not just on the individual, but also on the family that supports them. Due to their unique challenges and limitations, disability families are more likely to experience loneliness, poverty, and helplessness.

Lift Disability Network creates opportunities for these families to connect to one another, building new support systems and a welcoming community. Throughout the year, Lift provides camps, community events and family services that elevate life for families and individuals impacted by disability.

Funds Raised: $2,000
To Support: liftdisability.net

Polka Dogz Pet Rescue

Polka Dogz specializes in second chances. Its mission is to rescue senior, disabled, neglected, and abandoned dogs, which are less likely to be adopted in ordinary shelters, and provide them with shelter, medical care, and love that they may have never gotten before.

Polka Dogz is 100% donor-supported and needs both funds and donations of daily-use items such as dog food, treats, toys, and cleaning supplies. Above all else, their goal is to find forever homes for their animals, but volunteers and foster home applicants are just as vital to their success.

Funds Raised: $2,000
To Support: polkadogz.org

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