Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Woody's, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.
While pooches are part of the family, unfortunately they can't always go along on the family vacation. My Dog's Spot makes up for what they may miss out on by giving them comfortable quarters to sleep, play, and eat in. They also get to socialize with other four-legged friends, catching up on the latest gossip around the proverbial hydrant. For pups that require only a short stay, half- and full-day doggie daycare are available as well.
Zoom Room’s dog-training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when establishing obedience, and it’s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Classes, which are either private or limited to a small group, cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room’s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility’s selection of organic dog food, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
Drs. Bridget E. Burdick and Devon Horne understand the vital role a dog or cat can play within a family. It's with this mindset that they––along with the caring staff at German Village Veterinary Hospital––cater to pets with a focus on comfort. To wit, the facility has separate entrances for dogs and cats and tries to keep all pets separated from one another to minimize their stress. In addition to wellness exams, including specific exams for puppies, kittens, and seniors, staffers perform diagnostics and general and orthopedic surgeries.
Agenbroad Veterinary Clinic makes sure pets are in tiptop shape with a variety of medical services. The staff offers spays and neuters, surgeries, and urgent care, along with prevention packages, which include tests and vaccinations. Its team of animal lovers also houses pets at its onsite boarding facility and provides regular bathing and dental cleanings.