If your pet is tired of staying home during the workweek, either workshop his resume or ease his mind with a relaxing day at Pooches Sport and Spa. The 2,500-square-foot facility hosts climate-controlled play areas, which are carefully partitioned for the safety of pups and big dogs alike. To maintain your pet's overall cleanliness and safety, the center also features epoxy seamless flooring that wards off bacteria and an advanced air filtration system to vaporize lingering odors. Filling the role of dog's best friend, the collective caring staff at Pooches Sport and Spa provides continued surveillance throughout the stay, along with interactive engagement during playtime. On the off chance that a well-fluffed poodle causes your pup's heart to beat wildly, an experienced veterinarian is always on call.
In 1990, John Ziegler hired a dog walker to take his 8-month-old yellow lab Merembe out on regular walks. The plan was to escort the rambunctious pup to Central Park, where she could enjoy fresh air and social time around other dogs and people. Just to make sure he was getting what he paid for, John followed the dog walker—and discovered that Merembe spent the entire hour cooped up in a tiny apartment while the walker went on errands. The indignation that any dog owner would feel at this discovery is what prompted John to found Biscuits & Bath, an all-encompassing dog-care company that strives for transparency, knowledge, and compassion in all they do.
A bounty of doggy knowledge backs every service at Biscuits & Bath, whether it's grouping dogs by size and temperament at daycare to balance safety and fun, or pairing groomers' image-enhancing brush-outs with checks for ticks, ear infections, and unusual basketball ability. True to the company's roots, each dog walker is bonded, insured, and thoroughly trained to take beloved friends on a daily romp. Dogs are kept safe from big-city hazards by donning two slip collars, a climb-spec harness, and a reinforced nylon leash, allowing the company to boast nearly one million incident-free walks in 2011. On-site veterinarian services give pups a checkup incentive with the center's play-filled environment, and overnight boarding services keep timid dogs at ease with constant supervision and flexibility with special requirements.
The folks at New York’s Playground Pups like to describe their store as a neighborhood hangout for dogs. Indeed, it seems that canines are as fond of the establishment as Playground Pups is of them; framed dog pictures line the walls, and the Upper West Side shop offers all sorts of day care, training, grooming and crateless boarding options for your special pooch. Behavior experts and trainers will even evaluate dogs on the basis of age, size and temperament before assigning them to a socializing group or class. The small store also stocks dog apparel including rain coats, sweaters, and jackets. Dog carrying cases, leashes, harnesses, dog beds and treats are also available.
Signature service: Basic baths, full baths, and grooming
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours for baths, 2?4 hours for full groomings
Brands Used: Les Poochs, Isle of Dogs, B3, and Aroma Paws
Pro Tip: We want your pet groomed to pawfection. Please don't hesitate to be specific or to bring pictures.