Kidz Zoom stands as a testament to the dreams of Karen Snead, a mother who worked passionately to erect the kid-friendly inflatable play place. Her daughter, Rashida Traywick, now takes charge of the open space, which houses inflated playscapes on which children cavort and decide just how many bags of candy belong in a 401(k). The yielding, bouncy structures beckon all manner of jumping and sliding, and a massive, inflatable throne can backdrop whimsical photos. A party room, where young ones might enjoy cake and pizza, can grant a reprieve between bouts of bouncing. Meanwhile, a toddler area is framed by a welcoming inflatable bunny and themed with inflatable snails and large mushroom caps.
Dogs enjoy many of the same luxuries in life as their bipedal friends, including affection, proper grooming, and ample time to relax. At Animal Motel's Good Doggie Daycare, staff members are present 24/7 to see that pets get top-class treatment. Air-conditioned quarters include 72 cages and sanitized stainless-steel bowls. In the kennel, a refrigerator stocked with prepared meats and canned foods causes more canine salivation than the church bells at Ivan Pavlov's wedding. Music keeps dogs entertained as they roam three playgrounds or hop in the swimming pool. Good Doggie's groomers also bathe, brush, and style pups, preparing them before the nation’s annual dog-yearbook photos are taken.
The Richmond SPCA unites cats and dogs with loving human companions through a variety of services, including adoption efforts that place more than 3,500 pets every year. The organization transfers pets from municipal agencies where they may otherwise be euthanized and gives them medical treatments, and they also take on pets from owners who can no longer care for them. Additionally, to lessen the strain on already overcrowded shelters and keep pets in loving homes, the organization provides a Pet Pantry with food assistance, a full-service affordable veterinary clinic, and behavior-training resources for owners struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle for their pets. Other services include school and summer programs that teach youth how to properly care for a furry friend, as well as Paws for Health, which arranges pet visits for people in isolating environments such as hospitals and nursing homes, and Seniors for Seniors, which pairs people with older companion animals.
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Homemades by Suzanne has its hand in many pies, from the actual coconut-custard and key-lime varieties sold at its railroad-side café to the special events it hosts inside The John Marshall Ballrooms. For those dining in or taking food to go, Homemades by Suzanne prepares comfort favorites including hickory-smoked barbecue sandwiches, macaroni salad, and red-velvet cake, all prepared with 31 years of catering expertise.