Though dogs might be colorblind, it's likely they will find comfort in the bright and colorful private suites at The Golden Paw. The boarding kennels are each coated in fresh, natural colors that remind canine visitors of healthy lawns, and also feature amenities such as flat-screen TVs, plush bedding, and web cameras so owners can make sure their dogs are happily eating, playing, and flossing their teeth. In addition to providing pets with a little rest and relaxation, the team provides full-service grooming and obedience training, and recently added daycare to its list of services.
As San Diego’s self-proclaimed first canine country club, Fido & Co. provides luxury grooming and daycare services for man's best friend. Doggies can peruse the spacious, completely cage-free facility while getting their wag on in multi-level play rooms lined with a special rubber surface that’s easy on the joints and paws during play time. Owners can treat their pets to soothing spa services that include a hydrating blueberry facial ($10), nail-trimming pawdicure ($25), skin-healing conditioning body wrap ($15–$25), or healing acupressure massage ($50) that alleviates muscle fatigue and soreness. The grooming services can trim tangled coats and are customized for specific breeds. Update your dog’s look with cuts such as the short and spiky Bart Simpson ($15), short and simple Sumo Cut ($15), or rockin’ Faux Hawk ($15–$35). Ensure your pup is the most stylish on the block and give it the confidence to trot down sidewalks, nose held high, with the dog-spa services at Fido & Co.
Animal devotee Claudia Cannon owns Furry Friends Dog and Cat Grooming, a neighborhood beauty shop for shaggy creatures, particularly dogs and cats. Cannon is something of a cat whisperer inside the clean space, as even the feistiest felines seem to fall under her spell as she grooms their coats. Services run the gamut from flea baths, nail trimming and deshedding treatments to aromatic baths and tick removal. All grooming products are natural and devoid of harsh chemicals, so there’s no worry about the health of a loved family pet at Furry Friends. And for those unfortunate run-ins with neighborhood skunks, Cannon offers a surprisingly effective odor-removing remedy. Best of all, Cannon also runs a pet sitting business and offers cat boarding, which is surprisingly rare. Prices are reasonable at Furry Friends, so it’s possible to pamper your pet without spending too pretty a penny.