Kimberly Garsed founded Urban Dog Playcare to provide dog owners with a place to put their pets when they were otherwise engaged with work or play, thus making it possible for more people to welcome dogs into their families. Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience training dogs, and her core staff draws on more than 10 years of experience when attending to the health and happiness of their clients? canines. During playcare, four-legged friends roam around a 5,000-square-foot facility with five distinct play areas, two of which have a rubber surface to cushion dogs? feet and better facilitate their self-directed gymnastics competitions. Owners can keep tabs on their pooches through the facility's webcam, unless the staff and their charges have embarked on one of the frequent custom field trips to exotic, pet-friendly locales such as the Santa Monica Mountains.
Boarders visiting the hospitable facility eat nutritious meals and tire themselves out during vigorous walks before being escorted to slumberland by a skilled dog wrangler who continues to watch pets into the wee hours. Dogs sleep atop beds or blankets in kennel runs or crates with housemates. Because the dog wrangler stays with the doggies all night, the animals are never alone.
Though Moon Flight Car Wash and Coffee might seem like an unusual assemblage of businesses, its mission is clear: to offer clients fast, efficient services that don’t require them to leave their vehicles. Customers can cruise through an automated car wash, pick out their favorite drinks and treats from a drive-thru café menu, and finally have that car-horn honk-off they’ve always been meaning to do. For night owls, Moon Flight's self-serve washes are open 24 hours a day, and the coffee shop serves Kiva Han Coffee and Enrico Biscotti starting in the early hours of the morning.
Pets also can receive a cleaning in one of Moon Flight’s self-service dog-wash rooms, which are stocked with two shampoo formulas, skunk-odor remover, conditioner, and a blow dryer. Left smelling fresher than a rose auditioning for the lead role in a bouquet, well-behaved dogs can trot over to the drive-thru window to receive a free treat.
Wild Birds Unlimited stocks a wide variety of supplies to please serious hobbyists and ornithological amateurs alike. Based on more than 30 years of research, their cache of supplies is designed to please and attract flocks of all forms, with types of birdseed specially formulated to the season that feature 100% edible seeds. They also carry high-quality feeding equipment, birdbaths, and viewing gear such as binoculars and books on various species and their native regions.
At K9 Kingdom, doggie daycare guests spend 8 or more hours each day of group socialization and open play chasing their friends in the 8,000-square-foot climate controlled facility filled with ramps, fake fire hydrants, and fresh water. After all that, it's no wonder "lights out" is so important, when doggie daycare's guests wind down for a nap to the sounds of soft music in the center's puppy condos. Plus, dogs are grouped by size, age, and alter-egos.
Overnight guests bunk down in these same condos and can play with their daycare buddies during the day, taking breaks for naps or provided meals. They're constantly monitored by a staff trained in canine body language, who know when pups might be getting too aggressive and can make successful guesses during games of canine Charades.
Food, stress, blood-sugar levels, wearing a steel hat—any and all of these factors can bring on a massive headache. According to the West Hills Medical Center, 90% of Americans suffer from headaches, and they use a number of resources to identify and combat the cause. Medical care, physical therapy, and chiropractic care combined with a medically administered nerve-blocking nasal spray work in concert to provide immediate relief, and the effects last longer with each subsequent treatment.
This process stands as just one example of West Hills Medical Center’s commitment to helping patients manage and eliminate pain. Consultations can identify the source of muscle aches while guiding patients toward avoiding the problem in the future. Guided by doctors, skilled massage therapists knead deep-seated tension from the back and limbs. At West Hills, a range of advanced equipment, such as ankle-foot orthotics and knee braces, helps clients safeguard their health after they leave the practice. The staff also focuses on beautification as well as rehabilitation with B12 injections designed to burn fat, boost energy, and make all chocolate bars look like mousetraps.