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.
Black and bubblegum hues flow in retro pinstripe patterns throughout Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe, where dedicated groomers carefully cleanse and style dogs of all breeds and sizes. The team treat their canine clients with upscale products such as Apple & Oats conditioner and South Bark blueberry facials. Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe also has an in-store boutique with accessories by Juicy Couture, Fluff, Puppia, Merrick, and Gooby?along with a treat bar selling gourmet canine goods like dog beer and pooch-friendly birthday cakes.
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.
Operating from a convenient downtown urban oasis, City Dog combines a fully stocked pet supply store with an extra-clean bathhouse for keeping dogs happily healthy and sweet smelling. All self-service dog-wash stations are disinfected after every client and offer a selection of canine-friendly shampoos and conditioners that leave fashionable fur coats silky smooth and shining. Six washes allow pooches to be pampered in individual tubs as their prized collection of sand, dirt, and powdered milk is washed away by water that is constantly maintained at a safe 80 degrees. After the cleansing, pay a visit to the drying station to give your dog, doggie, or doggette a grooming, ear-cleansing, and coat polishing.
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.
Dirty Paws Pet Wash sets up shop on Santo Road, just off the 52 freeway in Tierrasanta. They provide a convenient and efficient self-wash service, equipped with raised tubs, shampooing products and high-powered dryers. These dryers are more powerful than ones typically seen at pet washing studios, which is helpful for dogs with thick fur. Their stucco exterior is inviting, and the facility is clean and easy to use, making it an enjoyable time for both dogs and their owners. The staff is friendly and helpful, sharing cleaning techniques and answering any questions visitors may have about their pooch. For those uninterested in doing the dirty work themselves, full service professional grooming is also available and includes a thorough bath, haircut, nail trim and teeth cleaning.