Dogs can run their fastest during Buddy Boarding's jogging sessions, untethered by a lagging human or a tightening leash. That's because the company's specialists ride roller skates or longboards alongside sprinting canines to match their speed and endurance. They work with dogs of all energy levels, tailoring the sessions to include vigorous exercise or playtime.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Each locale's packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever timeframe works best, using one of the full range of UPS shipping options, including next-day air, ground, and international shipping ($16 on average for basic ground shipping, $38 on average for air shipping). Encase vacationing belongings with the parcel packagers' basic or custom boxes, fragile-item packing supplies, or bubbles unaffected by time ($12 on average for basic packing, $35 on average for custom).
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision. While prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at about $120 (basic uncoated plastic) and $215 (scratch-resistant plastic) for PearleTHIN, whereas specialty PearleTHIN anti-glare complete lenses ($315) are lightweight heavyweights.
Best Friend Errand Service is a company with a simple concept: it connects time-crunched people and businesses with people willing to do their bidding. With only 24 hours' notice, which is the exact amount of time it takes to fly over in the company hot air balloon, your new best friend will arrive ready to do handy deeds. Picking up or dropping off meals, movie rentals, or prescriptions is executed swiftly, while moving assistance (packing, unpacking) is carried out with briskness. Best Friend can also do your shopping, water your plants, wait for the cable guy, or fill up water balloons in preparation of ambushing your next-door neighbor’s tree house. Additionally, Best Friend Errand Service offers professional concierge services for your workplace and can help organize events for out-of-town companies.
University Admissions Prep Coach's tutors all scored within the 95th percentile of SAT test takers. The whip-smart team shares their test-taking strategies and skills during a six-part program designed to prepare students for the rigors of the SAT with practice tests and 30 hours of in-class instruction. Tutors help guide their students through a battery of mental exercises, familiarizing them with standardized test fundamentals such as math, reading, and pencil anatomy.
Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider understands why his clients would want to pamper their pups with massage and reiki sessions or warm-water swims. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and its second location in Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.
Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also offers multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services.
Schneider hired and trained a staff for around-the-clock supervision and care. Dogs who are aging, have health issues, or secretly write reviews for Frommer's get special attention in a room with a fireplace and stretch lounges.