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Biz Beat: Four Paws has plans to pamper your pets

Sara Thompson
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Fawna McGowan is the new owner of Four Paws Pet Resort.

Four Paws Pet Resort has a new owner, and it’s getting a makeover.

“We want to make it the home away from home,” said Four Paws Pet Resort owner Fawna McGowan. She owns the store with her husband, Jamie McGowan.

The South Lake Tahoe business will offer luxury boarding, grooming, doggy day care and dog training.

McGowan has trained exotic animals, such as lemurs and ocelots, from her time working at zoos in Naples, Fla., and Birmingham, Ala. She said she’s learning to train domestic animals and has her veterinary technician’s license.

“I think it will be easier to train domestic animals than exotic animals,” McGowan said.

McGowan bought the business May 1 and said the shop will include a pet lounge and mini-hotel rooms for the animals. Dogs also will go hiking and take trips to the dog park.

McGowan said the pet resort welcomes animals of all kinds.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is next to Yellow Sub on Tallac Avenue. McGowan advised people with boarding emergencies to call the shop, and she’ll come in after hours. For more information, call (530) 542-2377.

Loral Langemeier has relocated her Live Out Loud company headquarters to Zephyr Cove. Langemeier still operates businesses in Marin County and Novato, Calif.

The company provides coaching services for entrepreneurs.

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is at 195 Highway 50 in Round Hill, in the old Tahoe Chamber building. For more information, call (415) 475-6011.

Jennifer Wallis has started the company Secret Connection, which offers matchmaking and feng shui consultation services.

The feng shui philosophy advises decorating homes in harmony with nature’s forces to prevent clashing with the environment.

For more information, visit, or call (775) 530-7100.

– Have information on your business that you’d like to share? Contact reporter Sara Thompson at (530) 542-8009 or

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