Save-A-Mutt began as Scrub-A-Mutt, an annual dog-wash event held each August to raise money for pet rescue. In the years since its first bubbly bash, however, the organization has expanded into finding homes for Craig's List pets, saving puppies from high-kill shelters, and providing medical care for dogs. Yet, Save-A-Mutt's methods are different from those of many other organizations dedicated to ending puppy mills. Seeing the high rate of euthanasia in LA County?nearly 35,000 pets were euthanized in the 2013?2014 fiscal year alone?Co-Directors Jennifer and Elizabeth rescue many of their pets from these high-kill shelters and transport them up to King County for spay/neuter surgery and adoption.
In addition to the annual dog wash, which still happens every year, Save-A-Mutt runs Dogtober Fest in the fall and PoochFest in the spring. Proceeds from the events go to benefit local rescues such as Old Dog Haven, the Everett Animal Shelter, and The NOAH Center.
The skilled technicians at Elegant Nails Design know that true beauty lies in the littlest details. That’s why they keep nails looking presentable no matter the occasion, treating clients to services ranging from simple manicures to inimitable airbrush designs boasting swirls of color. Inside their brightly lit salon, the dexterous staff members soothe hands and feet, readying nails for sweeps of all-over polish, acrylic white tips, or French manicures known for the replica croissants that grace each finger. Although the beauty masters are mostly known for their nail services, they are equally versed in salon and spa treatments such as waxing, facials, and haircuts.
Acupuncture Associates offers a wide range of holistic services designed to help manage pain and stress. Acupuncture sessions are performed by the skilled and certified hands of Vincent Valeriano and customized to suit each patient's needs, lasting up to 45 minutes depending on the amount of treatment required. Using a series of tiny needles, acupuncturists promote blood flow to key areas of the body, which can help relieve pain and tension. The expert manipulation and placement of these needles may alleviate back and neck pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, tendonitis, and can aid in belly-button lint removal.
Not many distilleries would invite their customers to bring in their great-great-grandfather's moonshine recipe so they can try to reproduce it. But at Dry County Distillery, community, attention to detail, and something called "alcohol" are the not-so-secret ingredients that go into every bottle. Owned by the Johnston family, the small distillery focuses on quality instead of quantity while crafting small batches of vodka and gin. And that focus is paying off—Sip Northwest Magazine recently crowned their Black Rope Anise liqueur as "Best Herbal" in the region.
The continually educated mouth specialists of Sunshine Dental keep smiles healthy with a tag team of preventative dentistry and modern technology. During the appointment, a licensed dentist scours the mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and lost gummy bears (a $97 value) with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by pickleball referees. X-rays, including four bitewings, an extraoral, and a panoramic (a $234 total value), allow the certified tooth whisperer to inspect cuisine crushers in greater depth in a set of black-and-white snapshots. Take-home whitening treatments evict the yellow from teeth with stain-fighting bleach and a sheriff-delivered court order. Mouths that return dutifully to the dental office every six months for a checkup receive additional treatments for free.
Boondockers Restaurant was a Snohomish County favorite for decades, thanks to its classic burgers, fries, and milk shakes. So after buying the restaurant, the Bala family made sure to continue serving juicy burgers and old-fashioned ice-cream shakes while also giving the menu a new twist?a sidebar of carefully curated Indian and Pakistani fare.
Originally from India, the Bala family flavors favorite recipes with vibrant spices, yielding savory curries, kebabs, and samosas cooked to perfection. In addition to a full lunch and dinner menu, sweet and savory breakfast fare can be enjoyed with mimosas until 2 p.m., when the champagne flutes turn back into plastic sippy cups till the next morning.