The trained and certified specialists at Camp Bow Wow tend to tail-waggers at their 10,000-square-foot, log-cabin-themed facility. It's equipped with three indoor play yards that are accessible to fenced outdoor play areas. Dogs staying overnight get tucked into individual cabins with a fleece blanket and a treat. Humans can keep tabs on their pups via an app that connects to Camp Bow Wow's live webcams. When staff members aren't keeping pooches company, they're involved in charitable endeavors, such as helping foster pets find permanent homes.
Behind the glass-paneled bakery case at Doggie Deli & Spa, baked bones and confections get canines salivating in the grand tradition of Pavlov's bell. Natural treats from Bark Stix, Whole Life, and Stella & Chewy's share shop space with collars, leashes, and toys, as well as a carefully curated selection of dog food so delicious pups will have to teach their humans not to beg. The spa half of the shop welcomes pooches and their owners for self-service washes powered by an assortment of shampoos, sprayers, and a high-velocity dryer.
For four decades, the family-owned Cactus Pryor's Canine Hilton Boarding Kennel has lodged and pampered pets on a six-acre spread of land. Accredited by the Pet Care Services Association for going above and beyond the role of gracious host, the kennel accommodates its guests with climate-controlled indoor and outdoor suites, blankets, organic food (including homegrown catnip for felines), and continuously monitored water bowls. Classical music piped into the kennels puts cats and dogs at ease, and a 15,000-square-foot play yard permits canines to romp among a selection of toys.
The animal-loving technicians interact with their charges regularly to keep them from growing bored, and can administer grooming services to prevent pets from growing soul patches and starting blues bands. Obedience training and daycare visits also ensure that pups remain active, yet aware of social etiquette.
Fetch offers a bevy of boutique accoutrements for four-legged companions. Collars and leads are available for precarious pups and dignified dogs, and include classic distressed leather collars ($32+) and nylon rep neckties ($20). Or opt for the dainty-looking FabuLeash ($12), which can support up to 100 pounds of pull force. Pamper your pooch with all-natural grooming products, or reward canines with organic dog biscuits and gourmet dog treats such as the beef-flavored Carnivore Kisses ($12) or veggie rawhide ($6). Artistic kittens, meanwhile, can pounce on the catnip pollock fish ($9), while aristocats daintily dine on Kitty Kaviar ($3.75).