The expert pescophiles at Saltwater Fanta-Seas unveil a bounteous selection of saltwater fish and sea creatures so that aquatic animals may meet their new, finless families. Ocean fish, such as the six line wrasse ($18) and leviathan red grouper ($39.99), are admired for dazzling designs and graceful movements––like winged toasters on screensavers. Opalescent dragon gobies ($23.99) and green chromis ($6) are great for first-time fish-owners, while advanced fish aficionados might opt for an ethereal african flameback angel ($49.99). Immobile sea-tizens, such as clams, coral, and anemones, are also available. Acquire the tools necessary to build a saline city with a variety of nano systems, aquariums, and equipment to maintain a saltwater tank.
Urban Farm Store's storied urban farmer Robert Litt quit his job as a landscape architect to form this beloved bucolic boutique—offering the metropolitan masses a chance at their own barnyard bliss with supplies such as organic vegetables (starting at $2.95) and organic fertilizers (bulk, priced as marked). Use your digging skills for good instead of graves when you plant a fruit tree ($12.95 to $27.95). Or nurture a bountiful garden bed using organic potting soil (two cubic feet for $12), which is better than willing plants to grow by rubbing your genie-infested wishing sweater. Urban Farm Store also offers beer-making supplies, cheese-making classes, and pasture-raised meat and eggs far superior to meat and eggs conjured from thin air by starving birthday-party magicians. For the ultimate farm feat, however, adopt and bring home a baby chick ($4.95). These infantile egg producers arrive at the store on certain dates and sell quickly. Urban Farm Store also hosts free classes on basic chicken care every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m., during which they'll explain why it's better to feed chicks with organic chicken feed ($21) than molding clay and clock parts.
Workers from Hot Diggity! step out of houses with pups tugging politely at the leash and lolling their tongues in the sunshine. The crew members, who are all licensed, bonded, and insured, give owners a break from taking the dog outside and dealing with all the strange children the dog rescues from farm wells. After consultations allow them to get to know the home and the pet’s routine, staffers can even stop in several times a day or stay overnight to care for their animal charges. They also care for care for critters including cats, gerbils, birds, and reptiles.
While this Groupon is not good online or toward The Pixie Project’s supplies of dog and cat food, customers are encouraged to come in and browse toys, furniture, accessories, and more. Choose from Chuck It 25-meter ball launchers ($11.85), Fetching Wear handmade designer dog collars ($24 for a medium), Kong Double Cat Scratchers ($8.44), West Paw Nature Nap small dog beds ($25.90), Petsport Laser Chase kitty toys ($11.55), and much more to make any beloved darling feel like the prize pet in the window.
Pet lovers congregate inside the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center’s 72,000-square-foot expanse for the 11th annual Northwest Pet and Companion Expo, featuring a weekend's worth of pet-centric exhibitions and more than 120 vendors. Now entering its second decade, the locally owned event entertains kids with face painting, bounce houses, and demonstrations by pet experts, while adults enjoy live entertainment and informational resources about adoption opportunities. Pets can accompany their owners through the fair's walk-through aviary and exotic animal display, and a truffle-dog tournament lets canines test their sniffing abilities in discerning pinot noir from chardonnay.
Club K-9 welcomes well-socialized and evaluated dogs into a clean and spacious environment. Dogs can enjoy an overnight stay in social boarding, or large and small canines can cavort in separate areas during daycare under the supervision of a trained professional. After a full day of play, tired-out pups return to their owners. The center also offers group and private training, as well as bathing with all-natural shampoos and conditioners.