Critter Camp caters to each client’s furry family members, ensuring a memorable vacation for Fidos and Felixes alike. A cage-free getaway for four-legged friends, Critter Camp keeps a counselor on-site 24 hours a day to aid homesick pets or separation-anxious alpha dogs, and security cameras are planted throughout the facility so proud parents can check on their pets while they play. Dogs can choose from 10 play yards to romp in with friends, enjoy a dive into the swimming pool or the sandbox stacked with bones, or placate a human’s seemingly insatiable need to throw a frisbee over and over again. Play groups are arranged by size and temperament, separating possessive pomeranians from bashful bulldogs.
Technicians from Mobile Tech Tutor help the owners of iPhones, desktop PCs, and smartphones fully master their mysterious digital devices. Techs can help baffled users back up their hard drives, set up and use smartphone apps, or set their ringtone to something other than "Machine Screams."
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.
Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
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.