Best Pet Boarding

American Pet Spa and Resort

8827 U.S. 377 South, Argyle

Your pet will get one-on-one personal attention at the American Pet Spa and Resort in Argyle.

Owner Martin Polasko offers luxury pet boarding, day care, dog grooming, dog training and swimming. "We offer customized, one-on-one personal care and attention for all of our guests," he says.

He's been in business since 2002.

Why does he think people voted American Pet as the Best? "Great customer service coupled with the quality of services delivered to our guests."

What does the award mean? "Honored and appreciated and very proud."

Runner-up: Lucky Dog Ranch

Honorable Mention: CMC Dog Training

Best Pet Grooming

Beau's Bath House and Doggie Spa

1800 Brinker Road, Suite 270

940-382- 9274

Pups big and small get pampered with personalized service at Beau's Bath House and Doggie Spa. Fido gets a well-deserved escape with a suite of grooming styles available with all natural dog food for sale.

Spa owner Ginna Anthony has employed experience dog groomers for seven-and-a-half years.

Built around what they call a "totally open concept," no service takes place behind hidden walls for a thorough, personal experience.

Runner-up: Pampered Pooch

Honorable Mention: Fish n' Chirps Pet Center

Best Pet Rescue Organization

Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption

3717 N. Elm St.


If you are looking for a place to find a new pet, drop off a stray or handle any animal-related issue, the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center can be of help.

The service is also known as the Denton Animal Shelter and has been in business for more than 40 years.

The center handles approximately 5,000 animals per year and has shelter veterinarian and clinic staff.

The shelter handles requests for strays to be picked up. It also takes in unwanted pets, handles trapped wildlife and domestic animals, bite incidents and livestock on the loose.

The staff and a host of volunteers treat pets like they are their own and strive to keep the environment at the shelter clean.

Runner-up: Denton Animal Support Foundation

Honorable Mention: Denton Humane Society

Best Training

CMC Dog Training

964 Red Rock Circle


Dogs aren't only man's best friend, but they're also a part of the family. So when your fur babies need a little direction from time to time, there is no place better to serve your needs than CMC Dog Training. Owner and head trainer Susan Warren's business has been thriving for 17 years and they specialize in everything from standard dog training to socialization while also offering training for therapy dogs and AKC obedience competitions.

Warren, who runs the family owned and operated business, said she takes pride in the fact that her clients and their animals become a part of her CMC family from the time they begin their training.

"They know that we treat and cater to each furkid as a member of our family and not just a pet," Warren said.

Runner-up: On The Ball K9 Training LLC

Honorable Mention: Paula's Canine Academy

Best Veterinarian

South Denton Animal Hospital

2720 James St.


As the essential veterinarian hospital in Denton, South Denton Animal Hospital is the relied upon hub for animal hospitals.

For 42 years South Denton Animal Hospital has been at the core of Denton for veterinary clinics and for the past 10 years, Dr. Cody Bullock has been providing care for a variety of patients.

This is the fourth year in a row South Denton Animal Hospital has claimed the best veterinarian title.

Bullock has shown a deep knowledge and understanding of all pets and understands every owner's love for their special ones.

South Denton Animal Hospital's attentive customer service rounds out a top-to-bottom veterinarian experience that is unmatched.

Runner-up: Southridge Animal Hospital

Honorable Mention: Animal Hospital on Teasley Lane