Dogs dream of luxuries like chew toys and head pats, but at Grand Paws Pet Salon and Spa, they can experiment with a different indulgence—facials infused with blueberry or vanilla. The salon specializes in aesthetic treatments for dogs and cats, which range from facials and nontoxic dye jobs to flea shampoos and ear cleanings. Founded by Heather Hinkle, an alumna of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, the salon initially hit the road as a mobile grooming service. Nowadays, however, Hinkle and her team have migrated to a spacious storefront where pets can play and socialize after their service is over, rather than passing time by staring at the clock, wondering what it is.
Your wash includes all cleaning supplies: an apron, shampoo, towels, dryer, brushes, and the latest skateboard videos to keep your puppy entertained. SoBo's friendly staff can also help you walk (or push) your pooch up the ramp into one of SoBo's extra-large tub stalls (elevated for ergonomic ease), and can also offer you some useful tips on using the facilities in case you're not house-broken. Like the darkest magic, that mass of matted hair, slobber, toenail gunk, and waggy tails will transform back into your happy, yappy ball of unconditional love right before your eyes.
With a mission to four-legged best friends lead clean, healthy lives, Scrub a Dub Dog supplies everything pet owners need to take the trepidation out of bath time, including ready-to-use self-service wash tubs. Utilizing only organic bath products in every service, the shop's groomers cater to pups in need of professional pampering or a chic bridal updo. Natural foods and treats share shelf space with toys and the latest furry fashions inside Scrub a Dub Dog's pet bow-tique, waiting to reward mutts who were well behaved during their makeover. And, each month, the shop's turns the tables by rewarding one particularly crud-crusted pup in the Dirty Dog Contest, granting the lucky winner a full head to tail grooming and a signed photo of Bob Barker..
Featured in several top Baltimore publications, dogma pampers pawed pals with convenient, self-serve bathing stations, nutritional pet foods, and a fully stocked pet-supply boutique. Hoist dirty dogs into one of the large stainless-steel tubs situated along the bath wall to suds away mud, grass, and overpowering canine cologne during a 30-minute stretch. Each bathing session equips owners with aprons, towels, and a dryer, but customers must bring their own shampoo or purchase it from the shop's wide selection of all-natural products.
The Downtown Dog Resort & Spa's diverse 10,000-square-foot facility helps its canine guests sleep, exercise, and stay healthy all in one spot. During daycare sessions, pups are matched with friends of similar sizes and temperaments before they clamber over jungle gyms and dive into pools. Doggie treadmills help pooches jog off extra pounds, and obedience training teaches them to avoid the temptation of biting on a check-raise bluff during a game of poker. At night, boarding pups settle into small and large suites replete with heated floors, elevated beds, and overhead air-conditioning. In addition to creature comforts, the hotel also keeps vets from the adjoining Swan Harbor Animal Hospital close to dole out health screenings and respond to any issues that might arise.