The boutique boasts a collection of doggie essentials, colorful canine clothing, toys, and services to ensure your furry friend is up to snuff. Appropriately attire an affenpinscher by bestowing her with a Juicy Couture embroidered velour hoodie ($45) for a romp in the park or an Oscar Newman peppermint pixie dress ($82) for an elegant evening. Gifting a giant schnauzer with one of Lola & Penelope's toys, such as the squeakable Harry Barker hemp dog bone ($9.75), will keep tempted teeth from chewing all your sun-dried socks. Or peruse Lola & Penelope's plentiful selection of cute leather collars ($12 and up), carriers ($49 and up), dishes ($15 and up), and deodorizing shampoos ($13.75 and up) to find the finishing touch to your home dog or cat collection. Your Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only.
Wolfgang's Pet Stop cossets furry friends with an array of grooming services for pooches and kitties. Trim a four-legged friend's fringe with a bath and brush ($25+) or a bath and hand-scissored cut ($40+)⎯a hand-styled coat cut tailored to a specific breed's show standards, the overall length of the entire coat, or trimmed to resemble your favorite president. Pups can undergo the deshedding treatment to banish any remnants of winter shawls ($5–$25 added to any bath service) and freshen up chompers with a teeth brushing ($8). Pets can also receive a nail trimming ($10–$12) and painting ($15–$20 for pawdicures) to prepare for upcoming dog shows or upscale poker matches.
Sprawling over 1 1/2 acres of fenced-in land, South Paw Acres takes care of canine companions with climate-controlled, cage-free indoor play areas, comfy beds, a plethora of toys, and an on-call veterinarian. A dedicated dog-sitter monitors all playgroups, which are grouped according to tail-waggers’ size, temperaments, and Forbes 100 listings. South Paw Acres boards no more than 10 dogs at a time, ensuring that every pup receives a high level of interaction and affection. After romping around the pooch playground, outfitted with a refreshing pond and tree-shaded lounge areas, furry friends can listen to soothing music and watch animal-centric television shows while awaiting the return of their owners. All canines must be more than 4 months old and have updated vaccination records, be spayed or neutered, and have the ability to tie their own shoes.
Lisa Attruia and the animal-loving staffers at A Dogs Meow Pet Grooming & Daycare cater to cats and dogs with grooming and pet-sitting in a homey, Marmaduke-approved environment. Lisa can groom and style pets with custom cuts for their breed, as well as summer cuts and other services such as ear cleaning, nail clipping, and flea and tick treatments. She also offers full-service packages that pamper pooches from head to tail with cosmetic grooming, an oatmeal bath, a blueberry facial, and other treatments.
A Dog's Meow opens daily for doggy daycare, and its pet-sitters have everything a dog needs for a short- or long-term visit. Boarders enjoy climate control, house access (if they’re potty trained), and twice-daily kennel cleaning and sanitation. During extended stays, sitters will even give owners peace of mind by sending video updates, pictures, and email blasts written by their pets.
A pack of dogs bounds along a white lattice fence as they chase bouncing tennis balls, their footfalls muffled by a charcoal-gray padded floor. One dog is called aside for grooming duties: a nail trim and a bath. With the knowledge that the canine-training professionals at Dog Daze Playcare possess years of training and warm-hearted natures, pet parents rest easy while their animals are away from home. Owner Becky Henson leads this team with more than 20 years of experience as a handler and trainer, having diverted from a career as a competitive horse trainer to work with canines after attending her first dog show. During daycare, she and her staff also work with pups in one-on-one training sessions, teaching them obedience, agility, and cat telekinesis for a nominal fee.
Like a Caribbean resort, Yuppy Puppy Pet Spa soothes away the stress and worries that build up in canine minds while their owners are off relaxing at work. Pups of all breeds and sizes—as well as cats—jump into the arms of loving staff members for grooming and pampering sessions. Services range from the ordinary, such as nail clipping and ear trimming, to the opulent, such as blueberry and vanilla facial masks or soothing mud baths for the whole body.
But personality trumps beauty at play camp, where dogs’ dispositions decide which of three indoor camps they’ll call home for the day. Pooches can also pack their toothbrushes and curlers for overnight stays in private luxury suites—some equipped with flat-screen TVs—or the social lounge, where pups play all day and curl up in front of a movie at night.