Once upon a time, Swanson's Cleaners technicians would begin their days by firing up irons, stirring starches, and strapping on roller skates. The business was once one of the largest dry-cleaning facilities west of the Mississippi, the epicenter of Salvin Swanson's vast dry-cleaning empire—an empire packed with Sacramento's laundry, even the chain mail of its knights. To get the job of all this weighty laundry done, staffers needed their own wheels, plus wheels for their hampers.
Now helmed by the third generation of Swansons, the business has grown to 15 locations. In these locations, the team launders and dry-cleans garments with the eco-friendly Revive system, which uses a gentle, odorless, and antibacterial solution made from organic ingredients. Ever mindful of the earth and the community, Swanson's Cleaners recycles its hangers and plastic bags and has collected more than 27,000 coats for local children in need through its Coats for Kids program.
Glowing streams of red and green lasers skewer clouds of smoke, scattering as players charge through with Laserforce Gen6 equipment. The 6,000-square-foot arena swells with high-energy music, which sets a steady pace for up to seven teams as they swarm two levels, seeking enemies to blast against the black-lit backdrops. Digital babble drifts from more than 25 games in the arcade, from the sounds of explosive combat in shooting games to the screams of traffic cones in racing simulators such as Super Bikes 2 and Dirty Driving. All-night laser-tag sessions immerse combatants during monthly lock-ins, which let them form teams to practice different defensive strategies, such as guarding the best shooter with a human pyramid.
Taken out of their comfort zones, pets can become anxious and stressed, especially when it comes to grooming. That’s why the staffers at Dog & Cats Mobile Pet Grooming bring their shears, clippers, and cleaners directly to their clients’ homes, letting dogs and cats feel safe and relaxed during their grooming sessions. They accommodate furry companions of all breeds and sizes, bathing them before clipping their nails, cleaning their ears, and trimming their fur into breed-appropriate styles. They then clean pets’ ears, express their glands, and even brush their teeth, ensuring that their breath is fresher than the morning dew on a mountaintop free of wet dogs.
As a budding stylist with nearly five years of professional experience, Kalee Gershon has developed a specialty for haircuts and coloring treatments. She can also attend to texture issues with perms and keratin formulas and preps brides for their big day with wedding styles and tips on how to cut the cake into an awesome mohawk.
There's no universal process when it comes to dog and cat grooming. The right haircut or shampoo treatment varies greatly depending on a number of factors, such as your pet's weight, fur type, and profession. Luckily, every groomer at Perfection Pet Care Boutique & Grooming possesses a minimum of 10 years experience, so they're familiar with felines and canines of all breeds and sizes. Working at the storefront or on location during mobile visits, the groomers makeover pooches by bathing their fur and give cats lion-inspired cuts. If necessary, Perfection Pet's groomers can also target issues such as matted fur or fleas.