Behind a swinging metal gate wrought with the letters W, U, and F, joyful yips and pattering paws echo down WÜF Pet Resort & Spa's main hallway. Lauded as the best pet boarder in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by D Magazine, WÜF invites dogs into private suites, which emulate human hotels with pillow-top mattresses, wall art, turndown service, and fire hydrants in every room. Overnight guests join WÜF's daily visitors at daycare, where dogs run after tennis balls, climb on playground equipment, and play follow the leader with staff members. Pooches romp in groups sorted through the Playmatch System, which pairs pups based on size, personality, and temperament. A valet shuttle ferries dogs from daycare and home, as well as to vet appointments, for an additional fee.
In the grooming salon and spa, dogs luxuriate in aromatherapeutic bath water before stylists dry them off with fluffy towels and treat them to services that range from de-matting fur to polishing toenails. WÜF also helps bridge canine-human communication with clicker training and Esperanto classes, and helps bipeds and quadrupeds alike celebrate special events—such as birthdays, puppy showers, and major holidays—with catered treats and professional pet photography.
In one room, skincare specialists swath bodies in an all-natural seaweed gel, sprinkle on a potpourri of nourishing herbs, and let infrared heat draw out their toning and detoxifying qualities. In another, acupuncturists realign clients' chi and fine-tune their physical and emotional fields. And behind any door, massage therapists may be kneading tense muscles, chiropractors may be adjusting injured backs, or aestheticians may be resurfacing complexions to a radiant glow with oxygen facials.
A staff of professionals from many areas of expertise come together under the roof and stress-zapping force field of Balance the Clinic, where they work together to bolster physical and emotional health with natural remedies and clinically tested treatments. In addition to consulting with any of these staff members, guests also can retreat into the privacy of an infrared sauna. From a private changing room, individuals or couples step into a hypoallergenic, odor-free basswood chamber equipped with a sound system that sets the sauna gently vibrating in time with relaxing music.
Assured Self Storage has anything and everything necessary to safely store supplies for the short or long term. Most facilities boast climate-controlled storage spaces within larger fenced-in facilities, complete with key-coded gates, surveillance cameras, crocodile moats, and door alarms to protect your goods from vengeful ex-roommates and hopelessly lost apartment dwellers. The individual storage rooms, like summer romances, are available in month-to-month leases and range from the closet-sized 5'x5' unit ($34) to the expansive 10'x30' space ($189), which rivals a two-car garage in roominess and number of power tools.
Bowenwork is a soft-tissue technique that utilizes firm pressure to reduce inflammation, decrease tension, and increase blood flow. The treatment is appropriate for people of all ages, from newborn babies to senile pharaohs. At The Body Clinic, Bowen practitioner Suzette Lake mends muscles and helps her clients achieve a higher quality of life through 90-minute sessions. The appointment begins with a little paperwork before clients are asked to remove shoes, glasses, stow-away cockleburs, and jewelry. Lying fully clothed on a massage table, patients will encounter Suzette’s experienced hands as they smoothly traverse muscles, tendons, and nerves in an effort to halt the assembly lines of the body’s stress factory. Throughout the session, 2- to 10-minute massage-less intervals will occur, giving patients some time to contemplate the healing hand movements.
Formerly the site of the RedDog Cafe, The Daily Dish is a genuine eatery where a passion for food and attractive plateware coalesces under inspired cuisine. Diners plant themselves in a modern space decked in olive greens and rustic reds, making feasting a cozy venture into the depths of Executive Chef Michael Chretien's lunch and dinner menu. Appetites unfold like pea-blossom petals to the rich flavors and hearty textures of the baked local goat cheese served with fresh-baked focaccia bread and roasted-tomato sauce ($8) and the signature house mac 'n' cheese served under an edible bedspread of aged cheddar ($11 for lunch, $4.50 as a dinner side).