Zoom Room?s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it?s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room?s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility?s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The many branches of Pets R Us Veterinary Hospitals are each filled with seasoned groups of vets and vet technicians. At Chapman Veterinary Hospital, for example, Dr. Samuel Azab puts to use more than ten years of experience and a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and avian treatment. At any of the locations, pets can be treated for a variety of health concerns ranging from flea infestations to endocrine diseases. The hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices, and some of them can conduct digital radiography, vaccinations, ultrasounds, and orthopedic surgery. Some facilities also provide boarding and grooming for non-medical concerns.
The expert veterinarians at Westminster Veterinary Group care for cats, dogs, and exotic pets with diagnostic checkups, surgical procedures, and diet planning designed to keep all animals healthy at all stages of life. The vet's staff includes a half-dozen doctors, many of whom are distinguished for their experience caring for exotic animals, including many species of birds, reptiles, small mammals, and some Ewoks. All in all, the group tends to more than 10,000 animals a year, performing exotic pet surgery with high-tech micro-instruments and treating injured wildlife free of charge in conjunction with the Orange County Wildlife Foundation.
More than just a healthcare facility for pets, Westminster Veterinary Group offers luxury boarding facilities for cats, dogs, snakes, and birds while their owners are away. Dogs scamper around an outdoor play area while cats people-watch through windows into the waiting room.
Dependable Pet Services puts the cornerstone of its business right in its name. A laser-sharp focus on reliability, comfort, and security characterizes the company's pet-care services, which intend to put both animals and owners at ease. Sessions such as dog walking and pet sitting are customized to the needs of each client and performed on the pet's own turf, reducing stress and the risk of illness. Post-care, a custom pet report card grants owners peace of mind that their pet was given excellent care, and an on-staff vet tech stands at the ready to tend to animals with health issues.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.