Terry Anelons was on the home stretch of a race. His pace was strong and he only had a few miles to go. Then he felt it—the telltale pop and grinding sensation of a misaligned hip. Though Terry had to drop out of the race, his journey back to health led him to a prize more valuable than a finisher's medal: a rewarding career. Terry found his muse when he sought out chiropractic treatment for his injury. He was astonished by the noninvasive, drug-free treatment that got him back into racing shape. Leaving pharmacy work behind, he pursued a degree in chiropractic medicine, and opened Harvard Chiropractic in 1989.
Today, the doctor of chiropractic's services range from pain-alleviating massages to the traditional ailment-curing spinal realignments of a chiropractor. He strives to educate his clientele about the four aspects of spinal health, to help them care for their health and avoid the kind of injury he suffered. The doctor boasts special training in treating spinal subluxations from all causes, from car accidents to hula-hooping duels in the office break room.
At Paws Club, pooches carouse in the outdoor play area before retiring to the sofas and beds of the social lounge indoors. In that air-conditioned space, they relax while listening to soft music. If feeling more active, they romp around the large supervised backyard or prance through sprinklers. All the while pups remain under the watchful eye of bonded and insured staff and pet sitters who love to play and interact with their furry guests. Canines staying overnight are housed in cageless boarding and pampered with late-night treats. A toll-free phone line is available, as well, so owners can check in on their pets while away.
Rondo, the de facto host of Grooming at Tiffany's, happily greets every guest with a hardy handshake. Or if not that, perhaps an exuberant tail wag, an offering of chew sticks … something that lets visitors know they're welcome. The amiable shih tzu-poodle mix belongs to owner Tiffany Perron, who styles canines with the skills she developed at the Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming. She and her fellow groomers provide an array of services, from crate-free full groomings to quick touchups for dogs facing short-notice job interviews.
Hunter’s Haven Farm sprawls across multiple acres of verdant farmland in Groveland, fostering a bucolic atmosphere dedicated to teaching equestrian riding techniques in lessons for riders 8 and older. The center’s two horse whisperers call upon three decades of training and riding experience to coach students in the center’s dual riding modalities, hunt seat and dressage. Hunt seat displays the horse’s prowess while running flat or jumping over small hurdles, and dressage showcases the horse’s natural impulses, whether running freely with a rider or stopping to vote “neigh” on a potential future of donkey riding. The farm’s facilities encompass an indoor arena, cross-country fences, and a galloping track. Students can also guide their steeds around a lit outdoor ring or practice circuits around the onsite dressage ring during private or group sessions. Children can experience guided pony rides and natural interactions with ponies, goats, pigs, and a philosophical saddle at Hunter’s Haven Farm’s petting zoo.
The staff at Abba’s Place Dog Grooming sees pets just as their owners do: as members of the family. As such, they perform a slew of services to keep up with pawed companions, including feeding, walks, litter-box cleaning, and boarding. They accompany their pet care with home-sitting services, such as watering plants, carrying trash out, and bringing in mail.