A lifelong dog lover and doting owner of two labradoodles, Dan Thompson knew he didn’t want cages at his doggy daycare; he wanted his charges to play together before heading home happy and calm. So, instead of filling Dog Pawz playNstay with bars and locks, Thompson designed outdoor and indoor play areas where pooches exchange opinions on mailman fashions as they chow on natural food. Canines can spend the night, and owners of either boarding or visiting pets can visit the Dog Pawz playNstay website to log in and watch their pups on a live camera feed. The pet haven also grooms coats and trims toenails, outfits furry companions with leashes and toys, and can ferry them to and from home within a 3-mile radius, sparing pooches the need to figure out how much they should tip cab drivers.
Kennel Creek Pet Resort caters to canines with supervised daycare, a luxurious grooming spa, and inclusive boarding services. Owners can access the facility's in-kennel camera system with their smartphones or computers to keep up to speed on their dogs' day and see if Fido bluffs during intense games of poker. Furry friends enjoy the fresh air outside in a fenced-in yard during supervised playtime, and snooze in private suites as attentive staffers check in on them every half-hour. The immaculate, full-service dog salon offers head-to-toe services for all breeds, and the standard grooming package includes a thorough bath, cut or shave, eye and ear cleaning, and nail trim.
The licensed massage therapist at Ahimsa Healing pulls out every tool in the musculoskeletal toolbox, calling on everything from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the energy-based healing techniques of Japanese reiki to defeat chronic pain. Visits begin with an intake form, on which clients or enchanted pencils scribble down notes regarding chronic conditions or injuries so that therapists can design a custom pain-relieving treatment. Nimble hands then manipulate muscles, calling upon deep-tissue kneads to offset injuries and craniosacral therapy to reduce headaches caused by accidentally holding your helmet and wearing your jackhammer.
Owner and professional waxing technician Nichole Hines makes every effort to guarantee a quiet, soothing experiences for her clients. Her private, discrete waxing salon is a child-free zone, which ensures that the environment remains peaceful and that wax pots remain free of LEGO pieces. Nicole uses only high-quality, soy-based waxes that uproot unwanted hairs with precision and efficiency, and her Brazilian treatments are famed for taking only 10 minutes to complete.
Free State Cleaners keeps clothing looking dapper with dry-cleaning services that tend to the most delicate, high-maintenance clothing. In addition to removing stains, odors, and last night’s burritos from suits, pants, dresses, and coats, the business also cleans and presses wedding gowns with the option to preserve the material. Alteration services ensure better-fitting clothes, and shoe and leather repair ensures cold breezes and wet sidewalks are kept at bay.
Since their maiden deterging in 1944, Tower Dry Cleaners and Laundry’s purification professionals have been expunging grime and removing rumples from legions of suits, dresses, linens, and more. Drop-off detoxes unshackle slack trousers ($6.95), shirts ($7.35), and sweaters ($7.05) from chronic creases, and plunges into bubbleless bathtubs eradicate dog hair from blazers ($7.95) and two-piece suits ($13.70) after forcing Fido to adhere to the dress code on Take Your Pet to Work Day.