Brightly colored hooks line a blackboard, and a leash hangs from each one with its owner’s name lettered above in chalk. The scene echoes the playful environment of a kindergarten classroom, which aptly alludes to the degree of care that staff members maintain to ensure that each visiting dog thrives.
Urban Dog sprawls over a 7,000-square-foot, cage-free facility, with a separate space in which small dogs can safely play Monopoly. In the colorful center, friendly staffers attend to family pooches during rambunctious day-care sessions as well as overnight boarding, both granting ample play time and supervision. Pups also get groomed in the spa, where professionals trim nails, condition pads, and accentuate eyebrows by painting them on with chocolate pudding.