Pet Supplies Plus’s experts cater to the culinary, recreational, and cleaning needs of their discerning canine clientele. Choose from more than 20 natural dog-food brands, from Holistic Select to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul. The do-it-yourself dog-wash stations make dog washing easy with spray nozzles and driers, giving home bathtubs a break from canines’ angry feedback letters. A community resource for pet health, the store also partners with local nonprofits to improve the lives of local fur- and feather-covered residents.
Natural light comes pouring through the skylights at Pampered Pets Bed & Biscuit, making pets feel like they're in the great outdoors even while they're safely tucked inside. The light is just one of many details that sets cats and dogs at ease while they're lodging at Pampered Pets Bed & Biscuit. Add-on services, such as movie and pupcorn before bedtime or a gourmet homemade treat to munch on every day, also help pets unwind. In addition, staffers groom, train, and babysit pets at daycare.
Alpha Groom and Board’s dog caretakers pamper pooches of all sizes and breeds by bathing, clipping, and styling their canine coifs in addition to housing hounds with day-boarding services, an active day of canine carousing. Head groomer and co-owner Lindsey Fulton coddles wayward fur with a host of grooming services that cater to small ($30–$50), medium ($50–$65), large ($65–$80), and extra-large dogs ($80–$100) as well as undercover horses. As digitally displayed in her online photo gallery, Lindsey shapes each cut to the profile and breed of her four-legged clients and includes in each grooming package ear cleaning, nail care, and a chance to strut out with a complimentary bow, bandana, or wispy toupee. For busy dogs swarmed with kitchen renovation plans in the doghouse, the bath-and-brush groom package polishes and spiffs pelts back to their puppy heydays ($25–$40). Day boarding ($15/day) treats man's best friend to a day with his or her friends as Alpha Groom and Board hosts morning and afternoon soirees that invite dogs to actively socialize with their brethren.
Cats don't have to take a back seat to man's best friend at Catnap Inn's feline-only boarding facility, with 26 spacious guest rooms that provide cats a cozy home away from home. Each 4'x8' private room comes outfitted with a chair and pillow, cubbies for privacy, and a large window with a convenient ledge for bird watching and world-domination plotting. Larger rooms allow feline families to stay together while their human counterparts are away, while smaller, multi-level wooden condos are ideal for kittens. An ultraviolet air treatment system keeps airborne bacteria at bay, and the entire facility is climate and temperature controlled to keep pets cool.
The resident cat herders can administer medicine to kitties that need them, and keep a complete report on how each cat behaved during his or her stay. For each owner’s peace of mind, Catnap Inn has access to emergency medical care and 24-hour fire protection, security alarms, and booby traps set up to catch jealous canines.
Since opening their doors in mid-December 2011, friendly staffers at Happy Dog Hotel and Spa have welcomed pooches into a wag-worthy space outfitted with deluxe hotel suites, private courtyard, and capacious play zone. Owners can take a complete tour of the modern, brand-new space to view its shined wood floors, textured wall coverings, and trendy accents. Canines stay the night in suites ranging from 20 to 48 square feet, and all boarders enjoy soft blankets, two meals a day plus scrambled eggs with breakfast, and five walks to the private courtyard. Caring staffers treat dogs like their own, dishing out treats, toys, and medication brought from home at no extra charge. Owners can opt to let their boarding pooches release pent-up energy with romps and heated Scrabble matches in the bustling daycare area, where the attentive staffers ensure safe, friendly play. Visiting pups also can unwind in the spa, where staff members shampoo, brush, and clip coats while a stereo plays the soothing sounds of bellies being rubbed.
Puptown’s canine coddlers offer boarding and washing services for floppy-eared family members seven days a week. At the East 96th Street location's dog wash, pet owners can de-grime dirty coats and bring back a signature “new dog” scent. Canines enter large, stainless-steel tubs via a dog-friendly ramp or grasshopper-like leap, with owners using convenient spray nozzles to wash away remnants of crashed pizza parties. Puptown supplies dog-washing necessities including shampoo and conditioner, towels, and a jowl-flopping dryer. For an additional $5, guests can upgrade to the deluxe wash and use the facility's de-shedding solutions, ear wash, and toothbrushes and paste.