A variety of healthy pet food, toys, and bedding stock New Age Pet Supply’s wide aisles—just wide enough, in fact, for a pup to follow behind as his owner sniffs around the shelves. The independent pet store’s staff dispenses advice on animal ownership and helps visitors select the right gear for their pets, from cat strollers and dog bowties to bird feeders and heating pads for reptiles. New Age also keep critters healthy with grooming services, vaccinations, and teeth-cleaning that doesn’t use anesthesia and forges the bonds between man and beast with its own adoption program and an in-house photography studio.
Nestled amidst the greenery of Topanga Canyon, the Resort offers 5–7 hours of supervised outdoor playtime a day on six acres of open yards and trails. Dogs are segregated by size, so 2-pound Chaingun won't be able to pick on the bigger dogs. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits in a climate-controlled indoor shelter. The Resort provides scrumptious dog food, but you can provide your own if your mutt lives exclusively on saffron-infused truffle risotto. Owned and operated by a licensed guide-dog trainer, Topanga Pet Resort allows your canine companion to come home slightly more erudite than when he left, or at least liable to request opera music during belly rubs.
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.
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.
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.