Making life easier

Local businesses bring their services to you

Summer has arrived and the kids are out of school, which means normal, everyday tasks that were once easy to handle may become a little more difficult with all the shuffling and bustling that comes with a full house.

Luckily for families in the 209, there are plenty of businesses in the Valley that focus on making your life easier, whether it be delivering healthy, fresh-cooked meals to your home or saving you the stress of taking your dog to the groomer by pampering your pup in the comfort of your own house. Let’s take a look at these businesses that make life just a little bit easier in the 209.

Foxy Roxy’s Mobile Pet Salon
Does your dog hate riding in the car, or get anxious when he’s away from home? Or, perhaps you can’t make the time to take your pet to the groomer? Foxy Roxy’s Mobile Pet Salon is here to help. Serving the Modesto area, including the cities of Gustine, Tracy, Oakdale, Turlock and Denair, Foxy Roxy’s is anything but your average dog groomer. Jill Hailey’s grooming business provides baths, haircuts and nail trims without the hassle of taking your dog to the groomer. With Foxy Roxy, the groomer comes to you in one of the business’ mobile grooming trucks, meaning your four-legged friend doesn’t have to spend all day at the groomer either locked in a cage or surrounded by other dogs, which stresses some canines out.

“For most people, it’s about the dog,” said Hailey. “Some dogs hate the car, and at most salons you have to leave them a lot longer than you need to.”

Foxy Roxy can even help to tame and groom dogs that other groomers turn away because of aggression. Remaining at home while getting their haircut can help a lot of dogs who may become dangerous outside of the home stay calm, added Hailey.

“We do a lot of older dogs and anxiety dogs – dogs that PetCo or PetSmart will turn away,” she said.
Busy dog parents will find that the convenience of Foxy Roxy not only helps their time management, but their dog’s well-being as well.

“People tend to get busy and don’t take the time to take their dogs in. The dog’s hair gets matted, which can lead to health issues,” said Hailey. “We help keep people on a more regular schedule with their dog’s grooming.”

To book an appointment with Foxy Roxy’s Mobile Pet Salon, visit or
call 209-407-2777.

Valley Meal Prep
You’ve had a long day at work, and when you get home at the end of your shift, you just don’t feel like cooking. Thankfully, you ordered from Valley Meal Prep and have a refrigerator stocked full of healthy, delicious meals without even needing to use a pot or a pan.

“Clean eating and eating healthy doesn’t have to get stagnant or boring,” said owner Matt Martin. “You get actual certified chefs cooking your meals – it’s taking fast food out of the equation.”

Valley Meal Prep provides a quick, convenient way to eat healthy meals like chicken teriyaki stir fry, chicken pesto pasta or turkey Bolognese while on the go or at home. If you’re in a rush on the way to work and forgot to pack a lunch, you can stop by the store and grab a meal, or if you’re planning ahead for a few weeknight dinners, Valley Meal Prep can deliver to your home.

“We serve everybody, from people in the medical field and law enforcement to the elderly and college students,” said Martin. “Living a healthy lifestyle starts with what you eat, and why spend all this time meal prepping when you could drop in and grab meals for about the same price.”

Valley Meal Prep uses locally-grown produce in all of their meal options, and prices range from $6 to $10 depending on the portion of the meal. The available menu is viewable on the Valley Meal Prep website,, and is constantly updated with new, exciting recipes.

“Having a service like this available to them gives people more time to spend with their families, and more time to do the things they enjoy rather than cook,” said Martin.

Cuisine from Valley Meal Prep is available for delivery up to 80 miles, or pickup from their Modesto location, located at 222 McHenry Avenue. Meals can also be found at Studio V Pilates in Modesto, Combat Fitness Zone in Turlock, Transcend Fitness in Modesto, Master Trainers Bootcamp in Modesto and Brenda Athletic Clubs in Turlock and Modesto. For more information or to place an order, call 209-300-7429.

Don’s Mobile Glass

In a car accident, your windshield may just save your life. Don’s Mobile Glass has locations in Modesto, Manteca, Turlock and Merced to make sure that when you need your windshield replaced, it is not only done effectively, but conveniently when one of their employees comes directly to you.

“We offer same day service, and are able to serve our customers right away on location,” said Turlock store manager Stacy Veronese. “If they need us to rush over immediately if their car has been broken into or vandalized, we’re able to accommodate them quickly.”

Don’s Glass provides a full range of services, such as auto glass repair like car door window replacement and windshield chip repair, residential glass services including window and shower door replacement, and even commercial orders, replacing storefront and building glass. With any windshield installation, Don’s Mobile Glass will provide the first repair, if needed, for free.

“If you get a windshield with us, then go out on the freeway and a rock chips it, we will come out and fix that rock chip free of charge,” said Veronese.

Keeping the glass on your car in tip-top shape not only makes for an attractive vehicle, but Veronese added that it can help keep you safe as well. Cracks in a driver’s line of vision can pose a safety hazard, and can result in fix-it tickets.

“As far as cars go, it’s more of a safety issue,” she said. “A lot of the time, people put things like that off until the last minute, so we can go out to their location and fix it for them or they can bring it here.”

If you’re in need of glass repair and are looking for a convenient way to get the job done, visit to find the 209 location nearest to you.



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