Dogs and humans have a lot of the same needs. They both eat several times a day, sleep every night, and prefer to bathe in their home's driveway. That's where So Cal Grooming comes in. The company dispatches eco-friendly trucks direct to doorsteps for onsite pet grooming. Each vehicle is powered by inverters and solar panels and holds up to 40 gallons of clean, warm water. A manually operated hydraulic grooming table raises and lowers to accommodate all sizes and breeds and allow the groomer to work at a comfortable height. Dog facials and flea baths are also available.
From pocket puppies to extra-large beasts, Pimp My Pooch Pet Spa coddles all breeds with salon services worthy of man’s best friend. Groomers massage their furry customers with organic and eco-friendly shampoos before hand drying them with soft towels. From there, they’ll administer either a breed-appropriate cut, or follow the owner’s lead and design a custom look. Throughout each 90-minute service, dogs can nibble on organic treats as a reward for good behavior or finally mastering their times tables. The treats are also available for purchase, along with doggy outfits, in the boutique. Pups who haven’t quite grasped the art of sit and stay can enroll in Pimp My Pooch’s dog-training sessions. Led by Melissa Munoz, the group or private seminars can alleviate all sorts of behavioral problems, from excessive barking and chewing to poor leash manners.
There's a world of difference between a hotel and simple room and board. The Pampered Pet Hotel & Spa, therefore, seeks to replicate the former experience for beloved pets. Created as a sanctuary where families could leave pets for a brief period or entire vacations, the facility hosts dogs of all sizes in daycare areas complete with toys and sociable buddies. At night, hotel guests retire to rooms equipped with beds, sound systems for ambient noise, and, in some cases, TVs that soothe or entertain anxious animals. All of these rooms can be monitored online via web cam by owners who think they may have glimpsed Ginger on a crowded piazza in Venice. Spa visits can also be scheduled for dogs in need of grooming, which can range from a bath and blow-dry to a complete package featuring teeth brushing and a fashionable bow or bandanna.
Healthy Spot's knowledgeable staff stocks its award-winning eco-friendly shelves with pet food and toys and unfurls a bevy of holistic services for four-legged friends. A large selection of treats, including Plato salmon strips ($13) rewards pooches for good behavior, such as remembering to put the toilet seat down. Donning a supersoft zebra hoodie ($45), pups can catch up on the latest gossip with other canines at doggy daycare ($10/hour; $30/half day; $45/full day). Owners can indulge their furry companions by treating them to a relaxing signature spa treatment ($35+), which includes a shampoo, massage, and permission to chew their way out of the bathtub.
The beautifiers at Pooch Pawlor make over begrimed best friends with dog and cat grooming services. Inside the boutique space, pets experience the gentle embrace of animal lovers who shampoo out filth and vanquish fleas. Traditional grooming services, such as Pawdicures and teeth brushing, can be complemented by unique offerings that include blueberry facials, molding fur into mohawks, or training canines as chauffeurs. Aside from felines and canines, the staff also spruces up guinea pigs, rabbits, and feathered friends.
A southerner by birth and Californian by the grace of her accounting career, Bark Williams's owner Deborah Sharp helps pet owners bond with pooches during grooming sessions at her hospitable doggy spa. Clients can clip claws and primp paws at the self-service stations, which come equipped with soaps, shampoos, brushes, and dog-care products. Bark Williams also houses a full-service grooming spa that spruces up pups with full washes, haircuts, nail trims, and teeth and ear treatment delivered without any kenneling, crating, or taunting from neighborhood cats. The shop keeps pups feeling as good as they look with optimum raw pet foods from brands such as Halshan Premium and The Honest Kitchen.