What recession? We are rockin’ here in the Bayou City!! New businesses are popping up and there are plenty of new ventures in the pet care industry. In December, A Tail and 4 Legs will open its doors at 4241 Dowling and will offer boarding for ALL creatures…from dogs to cats to birds to rabbits and more! Lisa Green is the proprietress and she’s busy getting her oh-so-cute “shop” ready for the Holidays. Other services will include daycare, grooming and a boutique. Give Lisa a call and make your reservation today at 832.423.5566 or visit www.atailand4legs.com.

Next on our radar is Washington Heights Veterinary Clinic. Yes, the glass ceiling continues to crack gals! This new animal clinic is owned by two lady Veterinarians, Tracy Macadoo, D.V.M. and Lynda Case, D.M.V. Both Tracy and Lynda have many years of experience and they are bringing quality veterinary care to the Heights. Visit their new clinic at 2324 Shearn St., 77007.

Women are on fire! Yes, another new business owned by two female go-getters, Sugar Land Pet Nanny. Pet sitting, dog walking, plant watering, mail getting…you need it, Nancy or Ingrid will provide it. They are bonded, insured and willing to customize their visit to your needs. Give them a jingle at 281.961.0260.

Ok, I guess women just make good entrepreneurs because our next new pet care business is also owned by a woman, Jennifer Zuniga. Jennifer is the proud owner of a new Camp Bow Wow doggie daycamp and boarding franchise in Kemah. Take a mini vacation to Kemah or the new & improved Galveston (or soon will be!) and drop your furry family members off for their own vacation at Camp Bow Wow. They will love the Bedtime Campfire treats, spacious cabins and large indoor and outdoor play areas.

Ok Houston, we truly have some great places for our pets to sleep, play, camp, shop, learn and be “coiffed”…go check them out!