Tempo Aquatics brings the tranquility of the aquatic world to homes and businesses with custom aquariums, maintenance, livestock expertise, and aquascaping—the underwater version of landscaping. In creating unique aquariums teeming with multicolored fish and vibrant coral and plant life, the experts make the underwater space uniquely its own. Maintenance, such as cleaning tanks and inspecting the wellbeing of gilled inhabitants, keeps aquariums and fish healthy and immaculate.
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Products Used: All-natural and organic shampoos and conditioners
Pro Tip: Our cage-free establishment is led by a master groomer with more than 25 years of experience. We also offer show grooming.
Like many other only children, Saran longed for a little brother or sister when she was growing up. She never got a sibling, but when she was 15, her mother did surprise her with a dog, Kiki. Kiki quickly became the sibling Saran never had, and even when she left her native country of Guyana to attend college in Florida, she never forgot the bond she'd built with her dog. Saran went on to earn an MBA, later ditching her corporate career to start her own business?a pet grooming and boarding facility named in honor of her now late canine companion.
Kiki's Pet Spa & Boutique hasn't just been a comfort to Saran's animal-loving spirit, but also to other pet owners dealing with socially or physically challenged pets. That's because the compassionate staff isn't simply grooming and minding animals. During boarding and daycare sessions, they're encouraging the pets' social development and helping both owners and pets adapt to the setbacks of injuries or degenerative conditions. Staffers can also come to your home for dog walking and cat visits, and they can arrange photo shoots or portrait sittings for when your animal is having a good fur day.
Positioned in front of the russet hues of an exposed brick wall, Akwa Grooming's plush leather barber chairs keep a steady watch, ready to cradle customers who pop through the shop's front door. Once seated, these clients give themselves over to a veteran team of barbers led by founders Eric Essen and Rahkeem Taylor. These razor masters clean edges, etch designs, and trim beards left raggedy from accidentally using a portrait as a mirror for several weeks. Shoulder massages accompany most visits, unwinding upper-body stress while hair is tamed. Ladies need not feel left out, with expert stylists on hand to take care of feminine coiffures.
The DoggyDASH facilities boast grooming stations where dogs receive the full pampering experience: haircuts, baths, brushing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning. And, to make the styling process as smooth as possible, pet-loving groomers maintain a calm, welcoming disposition during each appointment. This dedication to canine comfort is standard of all services at the pet boutique. The staff accommodates dogs for daycare visits as well as longer boarding stays, both of which entail three walks a day for every pup, a more fun workout than playing fetch with a sandbag. Even canines that aren't checked in can still benefit from dog walking services around the city—30-minute "fun walks" and 60-minute "park walks" depart from owner's homes, with complimentary pick-up and drop-off for any residence below 90th street.
The many varieties of exotic fish at Pacific Aquarium and Planet, in the Lower East Side, are the focus of the stock and attention of the staff. It’s not unheard of for sales to customers to be denied for lacking the proper equipment to support some of the very sensitive, exotic species. Both fresh and salt water fish are available, including Japanese koi, cichlids, arowanas, praecox rainbows, cardinals and even stingrays. Believing environment is just as important as water quality and filtration systems, the shop sells live coral and aquatic plants like Riccia, Java Moss and Glossostigma. The regular maintenance service is also strongly recommended to newbies of exotic fish collecting.