We are a full service veterinary hospital, offering boarding, grooming, surgery, well visit physical exams and emergency services.
Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC,
is America’s largest home. The estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens; Antler Hill Village and Farm; our Winery; a four-star Inn; Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division; and Biltmore Inspirations, Biltmore’s party plan business.
With 26 years of teaching experience, Angela Fowler at Mountain Dell Equestrian is skilled at providing riding instruction and coaching to budding bronco busters. Before hitting the trails, allow Fowler to select an appropriate steed to complement your experience and wardrobe selection, or bring along your own filly to ride. Saddle up your equine pal for an hour of trotting, cantering, and telepathic bantering in either the scenic outdoor or lighted indoor arena. Lessons include instruction on tacking and untacking the horse in appropriate festoonery, including a saddle, bit, bridle, and Velcro-bound top hat.
Voted Best Children's Clothing and Gifts store in Knoxville in 2010 by CityVoters, The Adorable Child outfits wee ones in new and consigned clothes for newborns through children's size 12.
An assortment of gently used fine-label clothing bestows tots with style, warmth, and a preliminary couture education in one convenient space. The newly remodeled store is home to the necessities that could make any baby drool, including toys and shoes.
Twenty acres of rolling, windswept pasture and an expansive covered riding arena greet visitors at Topside Farm, the site of Irvine Training. Head trainer Tyler Irvine runs the show with nearly a lifetime of horsemanship under his belt, starting from the age of 6 and blossoming into a gift for managing horses, especially Arabians. His riding lessons demonstrate proper riding technique to students of all levels in the disciplines of Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, and Western Pleasure. Riders receive their instruction atop one of the farm’s lineup of friendly lesson horses in the covered arena, allowing lessons to take place throughout the year and in inclement weather, when otherwise horses might get spooked by lightning or a rain cloud shaped like their ex-wives.
Although Stephanie Hartfield has more than seven years of grooming experience, it is her warm demeanor and the fact that she treats every pet as if it were her own that most endears her to human and animal clients. The owner of Kloud-9 Pet Salon and Spa beautifies pups and cats with services that range from simple bathing to all-inclusive grooming with teeth and ear cleaning, nail trimming, and a breed-standard cut or toupee. Puppy packages help ease first-timers into the grooming process with a soothing bath, facial cleansing with tearless solutions, and fluff dry using extra-gentle techniques. The Kloud-9 staff also offers supplemental services including flea, tick, and skunk treatments.
Long waiting times can make any pet owner wary of taking their furry friends to the vet; at Easy Vet Clinic, the staff is committed to making every appointment convenient and time efficient. They do this by offering basic care, referring pets to veterinary hospitals for more intensive treatments. Instead, they treat ailments such as stomach issues, respiratory infections, and cuts and scratches from fighting with their siblings over the remote control. Staff also inoculates pets from disease and helps manage their health, whether it's coming up with a care plan for arthritis or guiding owners in their pets' weight loss.
The behavior specialists at Dog World Resort pamper and engage vacationing canines at a spacious facility with 10,000 square feet of fenced outdoor space that offers daycare, boarding, and grooming services. During counselor-supervised doggy daycare, pups are divided by their size, playfulness, and reading level before they can frolic through two indoor playrooms strewn with toys, slosh through kiddie pools, or clamber atop playground equipment outdoors. Elderly pets wind down in a separate sanctuary devoted to relaxation and idle snacking. Overnight stays at the Doggy Hotel include daytime hours spent at daycare and evenings filled with movies or playtime before mutts fall asleep inside large crates or spacious Taj Mahal suites, which sport Parisian wall decals and cheetah-print couches long enough to fit a reclining Napoleon. Owners can request extras such as a nature walk or homemade treats, and can retrieve four-legged friends at any hour with prior notice. At the spa, canines of all sizes are coddled with standard bathing, brushing, and nailcare services. Aromatherapy packages scent fur with vanilla or lavender aromas before staffers scrub teeth and top heads with bows to make them look more like luxury sedans purchased on the sly.
Chasing balls, barking at passing cars, and rolling around on the carpet can take a toll on a dog's appearance. At Bark Avenue, the groomers turn man's bedraggled best friends into sleeker-looking companions. They'll brush knots from coats, clean dirt from ears, and trim overgrown nails.
Helmed by Dr. Jeff Smith, the staff at Vetcetera Animal Hospital combines state-of-the-art techniques with holistic services to care for pets in accordance to their owners' medical philosophy. On the holistic side of the hospital, technicians administer homeopathic alternative treatments and minimal vaccine doses in addition to providing post-operation recovery in the arms of a person and not a cage. More conventional treatments include surgery, in-house lab testing, and dog and cat couples therapy.
The trainers at Thank Dog! Bootcamp tap into dogs' energy and devotion to motivate humans to get into shape. Bootcamps cater to two-legged and four-legged participants at the same time. Instructors divide each 60-minute workout into 10-minute segments alternating between cardio, obedience training, and doggie downtime while humans perform strength-training drills. In addition to being a good form of exercise, the classes instill basic obedience-training techniques that can be used at home.
Many of Ailey Breeden's portraits place subjects in the sun-flooded landscapes of Chattanooga, smiling on the shores of a babbling stream or in front of a forest as the leaves fade to a mosaic of orange, yellow, and brown. Though she views herself as "just a girl with a camera," Alley—the owner and shutterbug at A Little Bird Photography—has a gift for letting her subjects' personalities surface in photo sessions. Some clients pose with cherished personal items or pets to give their portraits an extra dose of character. In each session, she harnesses natural light to give her pictures a warm feel.
Tell us about your business.
Everything Mushrooms is a complete mushroom resource and supply center. We specialize in providing the tools, spawn, equipment, and knowledge needed to grow and garden mushrooms at home. We also stock a wide range of books, crafts, art, and packaged gourmet mushroom foods.
What makes your business stand out?
We're focused on fungi. We are the only mushroom company with a retail showroom in the East.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Mushrooms are fun and mysterious! We love growing these tasty treats and teaching people how to do it on their own.
What is your most popular offering?
Our ready-to-grow mushroom kits and mushroom plug spawn are the two most popular items we provide. These are used by home gardeners to produce healthy and tasty mushrooms at home.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Ready-to-grow mushroom kits
Pro Tip: Growing mushrooms requires patience and is very rewarding!
Coming from entrepreneurial families, Jesse and Tara like the freedom to pursue their passions. They feel that pets deserve that same freedom, even when they must spend the night away from home. And that’s why they run Pets R People 2 as a completely cageless doggy day care and overnight facility. They let pooches roam free, filling their 5,000-square-foot space with piles of warm blankets and doggy beds for their guests to snuggle into at will. They allow each visitor to play with any of their resident toys, and make sure to give them each their favorite food, personal attention, and necessary medications for no extra charge. Of course, they evaluate each dog’s behavior before welcoming them into their pet haven, making sure that he or she plays well with others and doesn't secretly meow.
The groomers and caretakers at Pups and Pals nurture dogs whether they're in need of a good shampooing or a place to stay while their owners are away. The staff cleans up scruffy pups with baths, haircuts, and grooming services and looks after furry friends during daycare and boarding stays.