After their beloved cocker spaniel Reuben passed away, Pet Planet's mother-and-daughter founders opened their first store in 1996 to supply customers with healthy pet treats and toys while simultaneously educating guardians on optimizing their critters' wellness. Today, Pet Planet's ace management team oversees many locations throughout North America that dispense holistic-style pet food alongside grooming services, kennel care, training academics, and workshops for understanding the language of tail wags. Pet Planet avidly supports Kali's Wish Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating cancer in animals, as well as the Guardian Movement, which encourages humans to call themselves pet guardians instead of owners to create more empathic person-and-animal relationships.
The students at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy are not yet professionals, but it would be hard to guess that based on the way their hands deftly untie knotted muscles and nurse sore shoulders back to health. Their signature whole-body massage systemically targets the nervous system, erasing tension quickly.
The dog lovers at Yuppie Puppy groom pets with precision and care, expertly trimming fur, untangling knots, and shampooing coats. They can even safely dye your dog for special occasions—bright pink for Valentine's Day, for example, or camouflage for surprise attacks on the neighbor's cat. In addition to offering grooming services, Yuppie Puppy takes pet portraits, oversees doggie daycare, and offers boarding for pets.
Vital Waters only puts its Himalayan Plus alkaline water on sale after it has undergone a 13-stage purification process and absorbed Himalayan and volcanic minerals. This water, along with the store's other mineralized waters, is designed to replenish the body's mineral balance to help improve athletic performance and recovery.
The artisans at Framing & Art Centre love a challenge. With years of experience in the field and a workshop updated with efficient framing machinery, they take on any framing project with confidence. Hockey jerseys and ticket stubs find homes in custom shadowboxes, and paintings and photographs retain their brightness with the help of acid-free matting and UV-resistant glazes. For those unsure of what style frame they want, Framing & Art Centre's artisans are happy to offer suggestions and collaborate on the final design.
Since 2003, Nolan Preen has DJ'd parties with hits that keep groups dancing or set the mood for socializing over cocktails. His company, Okanagan DJ & Bartender Services, also dispatches bartenders with Serving It Right certificates to mix cold libations. Preen can help with other aspects of event planning as well; he'll assist in selecting a venue, finding the right photographer, or bringing in fog machines and LED disco balls.