Homes lack the opposable thumbs needed to clean themselves. That's why the insured technicians of My Girl Home Services step in to perform routine and one-time residential cleanups. Clients can also ask a technician for more complicated errands, such as pet care, grocery shopping, and bulletproofing the mailbox.
Pawsitively Pets For Kids fosters bonds between critters and kids with programs and camps designed to teach children to care for a variety of animals. Tortoises, chinchillas, snakes, and other exotic animals have all crawled, slithered, and hopped their way into Pawsitively Pets’ wide-ranging curriculum, along with more traditional domestic beasts, such as hamsters, kittens, and guinea pigs. During camps or classes held after school and on the weekends, Pawsitively Pets also uses kids’ enthusiasm for animal interactions to fuel projects and cooperative group activities, helping foster kids’ inner creativity and teamwork skills.
929-Away Junk Removal sends insured movers to homes and residential sites to unburden inhabitants of their space-wasting rubbish. Whether it’s an old sofa, a heap of construction debris, or a cable box that mocks your choice in entertainment, the workers lift and carry the junk into their trucks and even sweep up any remaining dust before leaving. And although homeowners have nothing left to do but bask in the newly liberated space, the work is not yet finished: after the workers have collected truckfuls of items, they deliver salvageable items to their network of recycling and donation centers. 929-Away Junk Removal salutes the hard work of servicemen and women by hauling away their items discounted prices.
Heaven Scent is a blend of an alternative-medicine clinic, the Canadian Institute of Alternative Medicine, a full-service spa, and a new-age store providing supplies to both licensed holistic-health professionals and health-conscious customers. Its founder, Christine Richards, established Heaven Scent because she wanted to open a place where the local community could go for all its alternative-medicine needs, eliminating the need for people to fly to China every time they sneezed.
With the belief that pharmaceutical medicine isn’t the only path to vitality and fitness, Heaven Scent’s holistic health experts practice more than 50 alternative-medicine treatments that bolster the body without invasive procedures. Chinese acupuncture and zen stone massages facilitate the body’s natural healing processes, and nutritional counselling equips clients with the know-how to fuel their bio-motors with healthy foods instead of deep-fried candy canes. Powerful magnets, aromatics, detoxes, and reiki massages aid staff members in levelling out their clients’ internal systems.
Dignifying furry friends with premium habitats and attentive grooming services, Sue's Pet Depot promotes healthy and active lifestyles for all members of the animal kingdom. Proud parents can harbour their canine bambinos in a Pet Lux dog carrier ($42.99) and woo smaller land-dwelling animals such as reptiles and birds with such majestic habitats as terrariums (from $39) and shirts with feng shui’d pockets. The household's hairiest mascot can sate its zest for life with Wellness dog treats ($6.99–$11.99) or indulge their sweet fangs with a gourmet bone from the doggy bakery. The aisles of this urban farm are teeming with luxurious accessories such as cat scratchers ($29), as well as a symphony of squeaky toys and pet chews for clawed species and cloud lassos for winged friends. The compassionate hands of qualified groomers pamper dogs and cats with services that include doggy shampooing ($40 under 25 lbs.) and nail trimming ($5+), the proceeds of which go to a neighbourhood rescue group.
Birds chirp and leaves rustle as pups trot down the nature trail. Water splashes as dogs bound through the agility course at the in-ground swimming hole known as Canine Cove. Country Paws Boarding's rural retreat sprawls over 6,000 square feet, where daycare charges burn pent-up energy in several quarter-acre play yards, keeping them from using their owners' shoes for origami projects when they get home. Overnight guests enjoy private suites with covered patios, and grooming sessions can be scheduled to keep dogs looking clean and fresh.