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.
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.
After years of frustration dealing with her pets’ health ailments, certified pet-food consultant Chris Schaeffer discovered the benefits of holistic, natural animal care. Inspired by her experiences, she went on to establish Creature Comfort in 2003, helping owners nurture their pets with natural, herbal, and homeopathic dog and cat foods and holistic health products.
In addition to meticulously researching each product that lines the long aisles of her spacious, colourful store, Chris and her experienced staff assist customers with product choices, and also offer services such as free nutritional consultations and nail trimming. Committed to supporting pets in need, Creature Comfort holds regular fundraising events to support animal-rescue organizations, and Chris is often willing to give a job to any animal that asks politely.
Pet professional duo Julia and Matt believe that every animal needs and deserves a wealth of mental and physical stimulation. The pair draws on more than two decades of collective experience—including time spent working at a vet’s office and assisting with canine agility training—as they exercise, play with, and care for pets. In addition to walking pets and feeding fish, the professionals perform basic grooming services, such as bathing canines and trimming their nails.
Need Some Sun also outfits furry friends with eco-conscious products with an online selection of merchandise. Shoppers browse toys made from recycled materials and pick up treats made from organic ingredients—the type of foods that can keep help cats and dogs healthy enough to bounce right back after falling from the sky during torrential rainstorms.