Creekside Animal Clinic is a service-oriented veterinary facility with a staff committed to preventative animal health care and educating owners about animal health and behavior. Winners of the 2010 Hospital Design Competition merit award in veterinary hospital design from Veterinary Economics, Creekside has received acclaim for its site plan, amenities, and patented Wishbone time machine. Bring your fuzzy friends in for a complete physical exam including temperature taking, weight assessment, and pulse check. Pets also receive an examination of their respiratory system and abdomen and gastrointestinal system; an ears, nose, heart, lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and coat check; and neurological and oral exams—no kidney stone is left unturned. Drop-off and house-call services are offered, though the house-call option is not valid with this Groupon.
Posche Paws Pet Resort & Spa caters to canine comfort and safety by staffing one employee for every 20 resident dogs, as well as an onsite veterinarian. Pets stay in private 4'x9' enclosures, which are regularly cleaned and sanitized and come equipped with a bed and food. Several suites also feature live webcams so that families can scrutinize their dogs’ hands during poker games. Music or television pipes through the building to provide familiar noises that ease stress, and during the day, pets can run outside or play with toys in the 3,500-square-foot facility. Spa treatments also add a touch of luxury for furry companions and include flea baths, coat clippings, and blueberry facials.
A lot of things can happen at a party or event, and Gotcha Photo Booths helps hosts to collect the evidence. The company’s event supervisors travel to venues, set up booths, and oversee all the ensuing shenanigans.
After accessorizing with props such as silly glasses or feather boas, partygoers pile into booths and strike poses for the camera—and for guests waiting outside, who can watch the action on a high-definition screen. Fifteen seconds later, booth occupants can collect duplicate strips of color or black-and-white photos. Hosts can personalize prints with the logo of their event or the crest of their favorite stonemasons’ guild. All photos are digitally stored and may be purchased by the host.
Urban Tactical Defense Center’s diverse team of trainers includes lifelong martial artists, former military personnel, and current police officers. Within the 8,000-square-foot facility—with two sparring rooms and a gym—these trainers pass on the self-defense and fitness techniques they acquired during their demanding careers to students of all ages, covering everything from defense tactics to proper firearms training. They rely on myriad approaches to boost health and self-confidence levels, imparting combat techniques during martial-arts and unarmed-combat classes; fending off calories in Combat Fitness Bootcamp courses; and bulking up entire bodies in circuit-training sessions. They even sprinkle meditation techniques from Chinese qi gong in some of their programs.
Alternatively, the staff leads youngsters through its own original MANTIS curriculum (Manage Any Nasty Trouble in School), acquainting them with tactics for dealing with bullies, teaching them self-defense moves, and hopefully giving them the strength to lift 12 action figures at once.
The experienced and highly trained staff of City Cleaners renovates grimy garments using skill and ecofriendly practices. A professional wet-cleaning process utilizes biodegradable soaps and conditioners to restore clothing to its former glory without harming the environment, and biodegradable bags, hanger recycling, energy-rated lighting, and steam recycling reduce waste. In addition to garment cleaning, City technicians perform expert alterations, preserve wedding gowns, and spruce up leather, fur, and velour judges’ robes. You can drop off your garb at one of three locations or opt for the complimentary biweekly pickup-and-delivery service.
A licensed chiropractor since 1989, Dr. Gary Minorik has been helping patients achieve improved spinal health at his own clinic since 1993. Today, he and his fellow back-focused doctors help diagnose and treat conditions including carpal tunnel, pinched nerves, and whiplash using restorative, hands-on techniques and a holistic approach. His staff of licensed massage therapists ease back pain with gentle strokes, helping spines achieve better alignment than a regiment of plastic army men.