A Dog's Life provides high-quality wines grown and aged sustainably on California's sunny coastline, with customizable labels to give pets about six glasses of fame. Select from five wine varieties, such as a 2009 chardonnay with hints of oak and butter ($19.97), or the 2006 cabernet sauvignon, with a flavor that's smooth and complex ($22.97), much like a slide in the shape of a Möbius strip. Vino seekers can also quaff the bold 2007 Rescue Red Reserve and toast to a good cause, as 10% of all proceeds go toward rescue shelters and groups ($26.97). With A Dog's Life's personalization process, each label can feature pictures of your hound, feline, or kinkajou by selecting the "Buy Custom" option, registering on the site, and uploading a picture of your pet.
The talented and time-saving experts at Lifecrowd offer services for every sphere of domestic life. From in-home mobile massage and housecleaning to dry-cleaning and wash-and-fold laundry services, Lifecrowd’s carefully vetted staff expedites tasks and knocks items off to-do lists. The staff can also help assemble Ikea furniture, hang pictures, mount flat-screen TVs, or clean dingy carpets and upholstery.
Even if Aubrey Loots doesn't look familiar, his work probably does. The owner of Studio DNA has served as the hair stylist on makeover shows on OWN and Lifetime and is the head hair stylist on ABC's The Taste. When he's not busy designing manes for broadcast, runway and editorial, he's running Studio DNA alongside his husband and co-owner, Danny Leclair. There, the pair and and their staff give their clients on-trend cuts, color, and straightening treatments, beginning each appointment with a relaxing scalp massage. And they don't stop at hair, either. They also offer makeup applications for special occasions and lessons for those who want to learn why the lips are not where mascara goes.
A southerner by birth and Californian by the grace of her accounting career, Bark Williams's owner Deborah Sharp helps pet owners bond with pooches during grooming sessions at her hospitable doggy spa. Clients can clip claws and primp paws at the self-service stations, which come equipped with soaps, shampoos, brushes, and dog-care products. Bark Williams also houses a full-service grooming spa that spruces up pups with full washes, haircuts, nail trims, and teeth and ear treatment delivered without any kenneling, crating, or taunting from neighborhood cats. The shop keeps pups feeling as good as they look with optimum raw pet foods from brands such as Halshan Premium and The Honest Kitchen.
Healthy Spot's knowledgeable staff stocks its award-winning eco-friendly shelves with pet food and toys and unfurls a bevy of holistic services for four-legged friends. A large selection of treats, including Plato salmon strips ($13) rewards pooches for good behavior, such as remembering to put the toilet seat down. Donning a supersoft zebra hoodie ($45), pups can catch up on the latest gossip with other canines at doggy daycare ($10/hour; $30/half day; $45/full day). Owners can indulge their furry companions by treating them to a relaxing signature spa treatment ($35+), which includes a shampoo, massage, and permission to chew their way out of the bathtub.
Dogs never see the inside of bars at PETential Pals. Both daycare charges and overnight guests enjoy romptastic freedom at this cage-free facility. Pups scamper across the grassy field outdoors as they chase one another or run away from their imaginary friends. They splash in the pool to cool off and sprawl in the shade for naps. Inside, the facility is air-conditioned, providing safe respite from the hot sun. Owners can also request a bath for their four-legged friends so they're fresh and clean for the trip home.