A collaboration between a fine-art photography studio and a pinup-style salon, Seattle Boudoir Photography creates a fun and professional environment for their sultry photo shoots. In preparation for the sessions, a team member guides clients through wardrobe selection and a variety of creative themes. Available packages include "The Shades", inspired by the hit erotic fiction trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, which centers around a 45-minute shoot that begins in a light-flooded loft space or on a private rooftop deck, then ends on the studio’s private Red Room set. Regardless of which package they choose, customers are pampered by the onsite salon staff that helps customers channel these different looks and personalities with professional makeup applications, along with a stylist that stands by for consultation on poses and how to use hair mousse to make chocolate mousse.
His name is Bob. Beta Bob, to be precise, but guests also know him as Regal Veterinary Clinic’s resident pet and powder-room attendant. And though he might be a fish, he's also the smallest of the skilled professionals keeping things running neatly and smoothly at this small animal practice nestled within the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.
Everyday the clinic’s dedicated staff—led by owner and veterinarian Dr. Melinda Watterson—sees handfuls of patients, from cats and dogs to pocket pets, such as hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, and teacup rhinos. Routine vaccines and microchipping keep critters healthy and safe, and services such as chemotherapy and surgery help heal ailing four-legged friends. Along with two separate treatment rooms for cats and dogs, the clinic is also outfitted with an in-house laboratory, and a fully-stocked onsite pharmacy ensures pets get their medication when they need it.
Using positive, reward-based training methods, Good CitiZen Dog Training’s canine behavioral specialists help train both pets and owners while nurturing healthy dog-man relationships. In addition to private training sessions that address specific behavioral issues, the Good CitiZen trainers host group classes to train dogs alongside their peers. Sessions include basic puppy training and Growly class, which tackles aggressive behavior and teaches owners to identify canine body language. Dog trainers also monitor doggy daycare to safely socialize dogs while owners are away and ensure each pup receives enough play, exercise, rest, and food, plus up-to-date editions of squeaky newspapers.
As the owners of the Bellevue franchise of Home Buddies, Jay and Gina Cornwall strive to give every client the same level of care that they would want for their own pets. To that end, they put their bonded and insured pet-sitters through an intensive training program, teaching them basic pet care through animal CPR and first aid. Able to serve a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and horses, Home Buddies’ team offers basic services such as dog walks and waste removals, as well as pet-sits that range from 30-minute check-ins to overnight stays, even on major holidays except for Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Caretakers arrive at owners’ homes for complimentary consultations, where they meet pets and learn which in-home services would best help the client. To give owners added piece of mind, pet-sitters can setup live webcams. They also provide concierge services, such as picking up the mail and watering plants.