Pets in Malden

One or Three Self-Serve Dog Washes and Professional Nail Clippings at Modern Dog Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Modern Dog Boston

St. Marks

$31 $15

Scrub your dog clean with a self-serve bath that includes scented shampoo, a blow-dry, cologne, and other perks

$55 for $100 Worth of Pet Care — Follow My Lead

Follow My Lead

Redeem from Home

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$39 for Five Days of 30-Minute Dog-Walking Sessions from Fresh Trails Pet Sitting, Inc. ($100 Value)

Fresh Trails Pet Sitting, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$100 $39

Fully insured pet-care provider offers dog walks in your neighborhood or through wooded trails; includes feeding, fresh water, and TLC

One Dog-Walking Session or One Week of Dog Walking from Angelic Paws Pet Services (Up to 53% Off)

Angelic Paws Pet Services

On Location

$22 $11

Professional dog walkers arrive at homes to pick up pets for a stroll that includes clean up and a cookie, plus a complete report card

Dog Grooming or Doggy Daycare at Tail Waggerz Pet Care (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Tail Waggerz Pet Care

Nonantum

$62 $30

7,500-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility where pets are bathed, cared for, socialized, and pampered

$49 for a Comprehensive Pet Exam and $30 Toward Service Costs at Westford Animal Hospital ($100 Value)

Westford Animal Hospital

Westford

$100 $49

Veterinarians examine pets before performing services ranging from vaccinations to heartworm and parasite tests

$50 for $100 Worth of Obedience Training — Five Rings Dog Training

Five Rings Dog Training

Hanson

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two-Night Consecutive Stay for One Dog in a Deluxe Villa at Puppy's Paradise Home Dog Boarding (45% Off)

Puppy's Paradise Home Dog Boarding

Norfolk

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two or Five Days of Doggy Daycare at Buddy's Doggy Day Care (50% Off)

Buddy's Doggy Day Care

Norfolk

$50 $25

Dogs are cared for in a comfortable, closely monitored environment, with plenty of room to run, play, and interact with other dogs

5 Days of Dog Daycare from TopDog DayCare (50% Off)

Top Dog Daycare

Medway

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$36 for $66 Worth of Pet Kennel Services — Camp Bridlewood LLC

Camp Bridlewood Kennels

Rowley

$66 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Select Local Merchants

Crate Escape owes its existence to a 10-year-old jack russell terrier named Ernestine Hastings. Ernestine's owners, Bradley and Stephanie, loved their pooch so much that they decided to spread this affection to other dogs by opening a spacious boarding and grooming facility. Pet owners can drop off their furry friends for daycare or overnight boarding services, letting pups gambol about in a 17,000-square-foot play space. Groomers tackle matted fur and tails caked in cake by scrubbing coats with hypoallergenic shampoo.

200 Terminal St
Charlestown,
MA
US

At Paws Club, pooches carouse in the outdoor play area before retiring to the sofas and beds of the social lounge indoors. In that air-conditioned space, they relax while listening to soft music. If feeling more active, they romp around the large supervised backyard or prance through sprinklers. All the while pups remain under the watchful eye of bonded and insured staff and pet sitters who love to play and interact with their furry guests. Canines staying overnight are housed in cageless boarding and pampered with late-night treats. A toll-free phone line is available, as well, so owners can check in on their pets while away.

113 Central St
Stoneham,
MA
US

Most dog training schools use a traditional curriculum to get canines to behave well and perform simple tricks such as fetching and sitting. While traditional training techniques may effectively domesticate your beast, they lack the pizzazz required to set your pet apart. Those who want their dogs to exhibit unique talent prefer the controversial training regimen developed by radical dog trainer Barry Caravan. In a 1997 interview, Caravan said, "A dog should be more intelligent than its owner. I'd prefer an animal-run society, for obvious reasons. I just watched Planet of the Apes. That seemed pretty cool." He later wrote a book, My Dog is Better than You & Me: Training Tips for Superior Pets, guaranteed to teach your dog to:

9 Dudley St
Arlington,
MA
US

Fenway Bark Stay. Play. Heal. pampers pets in a responsibly led facility where a trained staff at an attentive 1:15 ratio keeps canines happy, healthy, and safe, earning it a spot on Fido Friendly's Best of 2011 dog-destination list. For overnight stays, dogs check in to a variety of roomy lodgings that swaddle fur with fresh options, entertain eyes with cable TV and sprawling views of the play yard and bone-shaped pool, and ease owners' minds with Skype webcam access. Paws scamper indoors over antimicrobial grass, frolicking with those of peers who have been vetted by the staff for exemplary social behavior, exhibited by friendly interaction and promptly sent thank-you cards.

Fenway Bark's onsite boutique outfits pups with gourmet treats, fashionable accessories, and toys such as naturally shed antlers, and trained veterinary technicians heal fidos suffering from hip dysplasia, obesity, and other ailments. Regular K9 Klatch social events congregate doggie parents and their barking broods for caffeine-fueled conversations about the best way to teach a dog to sit, drive, or properly use a french press.

88 Black Falcon Avenue
Boston,
MA
US

Boston Phoenix and Boston Magazine both agree that the off-leash adventures led by Doggie Daytrippers are an upgrade from leaving pups at home. The rationale behind the unique form of doggy daycare? A tired dog is a happy dog. Tiring activities look a bit different for each dog, which is why doggy field trips involve swimming and snowshoeing at local parks and beaches, whereas daycare includes hours of open play at each pooch's pace. Dogs can also pal around with new friends if owners sign them up for a city hike, which means two hours at a nearby dog park, including pickup and drop off at home.

214 Shawmut Ave
Boston,
MA
US

John Edwards founded The Well Fed Dog several years ago after falling in love with a raggedy lab mix named Sasha. When John and his wife adopted Sasha, she was 6 months old, underweight, underfed, and riddled with fleabites, but the family was determined to nurse the small pup back to health. During the process, John discovered Sasha had a chicken allergy, and so he had to carefully read the labels on the dog food they were buying her. What he discovered disgusted him—many foods were composed of animal byproducts, synthetic vitamins, and other ingredients unfit to feed a cherished member of the family, no matter their species. And so John began to craft his own recipes for dog food, using careful research and advice from veterinarians, fellow pet owners, and even professional chefs.

Featured in the Boston Globe and national Natural Dog magazine, The Well Fed Dog and its recipes include real meats, such as lamb, salmon, and beef, and vegetables including sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and celery, and the products can now be found in many stores. All of the handpicked ingredients are also human grade, perishable, and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The food is slow-cooked then frozen before being divided into small batches to help with quality control and is packed into cooler bags for safe keeping. To keep pets happy between meals, The Well Fed Dog also sells special treats that dogs love, such as deer and moose antlers, smoked-beef marrowbones, and pictures of cats wearing humiliating hats.

1005 Boylston St
Boylston,
Massachusetts
US