The crew at Pet Paradise coddles both overnight and daytime critter clients in a resort-like enclave, providing each furry lodger with private quarters, sumptuous bedding and toys, and an array of amenities. Canines can revel on a sunbaked lawn that surrounds the doggy-bone-shaped swimming pool before cooling humid hides with a refreshing dip. Supervised group playtime gives dogs a chance to find an alto for their moon-serenading choir, and outdoor walks allow for sightseeing and exercise. Meanwhile, pooped pooches can relish alone time in spacious suites, and kitties can retire to a felines-only wing of the resort where soft-playing music relieves the stresses of a long day of napping, stretching, and napping. A caretaker lives on-site, available to supervise any late-night emergencies or after-midnight munchies, and owners can check on their pets via a 24-hour webcam.
The expert technicians at Cherokee Audio specialize in audio and video conversions in a multitude of formats. They can deftly handle VHS, VHS-C, Video 8, Hi8, Digital 8, and MiniDVD formats, which they transfer onto DVDs that are easy to store, preserve, and fit in your pants. They also specialize in vinyl and cassette audio transfers, as well as repairs for vintage radio and phonograph repair.
The certified technicians at Kingdom Cleaning freshen sullied carpets with the help of Rotovac equipment. After a precleaning treatment loosens hard-to-remove items such as gum, ink, coffee, and carbon footprints with a specially formulated chemical solution, a two-headed Powerwand gobbles its way across the carpet, banishing grimy invaders such as dust mites and allergens to truck-mounted prisons. During the cleansing routine, Kingdom Cleaning bombards carpets with gusts from high-powered fans to speed up drying. A knowledgeable staffer will perform an inspection once the carpet-cleaning mission is completed, ensuring a job well done and sharing tips for future care.
The paving experts from Missouri Brothers Asphalt mend weathered driveways by filling in cracks and matching each surface with a shiny new coat of asphalt sealant. After prepping the surface by cleaning off dirt and debris, the team covers splits and fissures caused by fickle temperatures or woozy shot-putters. Next, a technician sprays MacConnell and Associates MAC 52 sealer over the entire surface using a modern applicator from Panther Equipment. The sealant helps protect the surface from future damage and is backed up by a one-year guarantee, which provides a complimentary retouch of any damages to asphalt that weren't caused by snowplows. Missouri Brothers Asphalt can also repaint parking-lot stripes and markers.
Drawing on a shared passion of photographing their own children, friends Meagan Dalton and Laura Harmon joined forces in 2007 and founded True Life Images. What began as a home-photography business quickly expanded, and in 2008 they moved into their full-service studio, where they cull palpable evidence of smiling families, love-struck couples, and cuddly babies in vivid light and with flattering poise. The photogs also haul their equipment and talent to homes, parks, and wedding-invitation font samplings to document subjects posing in the comfort of their own environments or the beauty of a natural setting. With a secure online viewing gallery, subjects can peruse their portraits without fear of paper cuts.
A pack of dogs bounds along a white lattice fence as they chase bouncing tennis balls, their footfalls muffled by a charcoal-gray padded floor. One dog is called aside for grooming duties: a nail trim and a bath. With the knowledge that the canine-training professionals at Dog Daze Playcare possess years of training and warm-hearted natures, pet parents rest easy while their animals are away from home. Owner Becky Henson leads this team with more than 20 years of experience as a handler and trainer, having diverted from a career as a competitive horse trainer to work with canines after attending her first dog show. During daycare, she and her staff also work with pups in one-on-one training sessions, teaching them obedience, agility, and cat telekinesis for a nominal fee.