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Owners come to Dirty Dawgz Plano to use specialty grooming tools such as deshedders, undercoat rakes, and slicker brushes. They also find specialty shampoos, such as oatmeal, tea tree, and whitening, many of which can smooth out fur, oust fleas and ticks, or make the dog invisible to people whose hearts aren't true. When Dirty Dawgz Plano staffers perform services themselves, they adapt the grooming to each dog's size, breed, and personality.
Park Lane's equine educators foster centaur impersonations across 300 sprawling acres of covered arenas, jumping rings, and horse-friendly turnouts. Students 2 and older settle into saddles atop lesson-ready steeds, mastering topics from rein use and verbal commands to general caretaking such as grooming and always removing horseshoes inside the house. Classes group attendees into units of three, allowing the talented staff of instructors to provide personal attention and the retired horses to remain at rest, as lessons include both mount and equipment.
Though pet parents may want to be with their adopted offspring at all times, it's not always possible. Luckily for them, Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. can take over in a pinch. The accommodating company unleashes its fleet of insured and bonded employees to walk dogs, pet sit overnight, and chauffeur charges to the vet's office or a photo shoot for a new pet calendar. And to ensure the sitters are well equipped to care for furry friends, they receive ongoing training, including pet first aid certification from the American Red Cross. The company also keeps a supervisor on call 24 hours a day every day of the year to offer advice or an extra pair of hands if needed.
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.
Named "Best Aquarium Supply - 2010" by Houston Press, Fish Gallery provides a plethora of sea-bound critters as well as the accouterments to create an aboveground abode for them. Its stalwart staff guides pesca-philes in the selection and care of freshwater and saltwater creatures. On the freshwater side, bettas enjoy the solitary life ($3.99 each), and neon tetras turn tanks into techno-dance parties ($3.49 each, $30 for 10). The percula clown fish somersaults in saltwater ($29), swimming circles around the illustrious coral beauty fish ($25). Fish-friends create water-filled wigwams, making their new swimmers feel right at home with plant decorations that can also be used as disguises during underwater chase scenes ($7.99+).