Run by pet-loving couple Andy and Michelle, Animal Lodge pampers dogs and cats with luxurious grooming, daycare, and boarding services. Within the picket-fence perimeter of dog daycare, pooches play with fellow canines, rather than their cruelly coquettish tails, as they gnaw on toys and amble across slides and playground equipment. Boarding services let vacationing pet parents rest easy while their furry friends relax in personal sleeping areas and get 10 hours of daily playtime under the supervision of Animal Lodge's attendants.
In the grooming salon, dirty pets indulge in head-to-toe primping, which includes all-natural shampoos and conditioners, coat and tooth brushing, nail trimming, and other services that leave pets extra clean before visits from animal-wary relatives or home invasions by rampaging dog-show judges. Shelves of baked treats and pet supplies provide pups with plush toys and pigs' ears on the way out the door.
From the fluid orchestration of an event's activities to the floral arrangements that beautify its tabletops, Parie Designs' delicate work can be spotted in all aspects of a wedding or party. Parie, a florist with 30 years of experience, tackles event production and design with control and clarity to ensure that galas run smoothly. Customers can admire her floral artistry in person at Parie Designs' shop, which carries assorted decor items and jewelry, or they can enter Planit Lounge to peruse an encyclopedic collection of wedding resources. Hosts can also rent Parie's portable photo booth to entice guests at parties, proms, or FBI stings to step in and flash a smile at the camera.
At Reel Opportunity Connection, experienced acting coach and talent scout Cyndie Koetting teaches students how to act and model. Hours of private lessons and on-camera experience give her clients the tools they need to succeed on stage and in film.
Heather Deneke of Bomb City Photography creates modern-retro photographic art, snapping shots to commemorate her clients’ finest moments for posterity. Up to two subjects can pose in a location of their choice throughout Amarillo or Canyon, documenting a new engagement, a mid-pregnancy moment of serenity, or the playful vigor of a child or sentient tree. Pin-up shoots are also available, crafting racy images imbued with an old-fashioned sense of class. After the shoot, the proofs move to their online home in a password-protected gallery, where patrons can choose 25–30 images to have edited and printed. A disc bearing high-resolution versions of all the photos from the shoot lets clients print out enough copies to satisfy eager grandparents or wallpaper an unsuspecting enemy's bedroom.
Real Deals on Home Décor is an affordable home-accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Because of the limited hours and nondescript exterior, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. Inside, accessories including mirrors ($10–$175) and lamps ($18–$70) are stylishly arranged on tables and in groupings around the store. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff can assist by pointing you toward decorative lamps ($18–$70) and a wide variety of other home accents, such as metal art ($6–$50).
Supplying festive folks young and old with celebratory must-haves, Wally's Party Factory is a jolly one-stop shop for party décor, favors, invitations, and other appropriately festive items. With heart-shaped holidays coming up, now’s the time for star-crossed procrastinators to stock up on small touches, including love-struck decorative table kits ($7.47), napkins and plates ($1.97 per dozen), and a variety of playful and seasonal crafting bags ($.97+). For special days or Tuesdays devoid of pudding floods, this party shop’s got a theme and a dream that can elevate any moment from joyous to also joyous, but in an aesthetically pleasing way.