Dogs trot out of Spot's Spot and Spa stylishly well-groomed, well-rested, or well-fed, depending on their activities in the canine wellness haven. Trained groomers infuse coats with natural shampoos and conditioners before treating dogs to a facial scrub, a nail trim, and a breed-standard or custom cut, each precisely hand-scissored. Overnight stays keep canines in good company with cage-free accommodations, 24-hour supervision, and personal attention from playtime to medicine delivery. In the retail sections, owners peruse a vast array of dog food and treats, including freshly butchered meat (available only at Spot’s 2nd Spot) along with high-quality cat food from Science Diet and Acana. A full stock of doggy wellness aids ranges from vitamins and salves to padded e-collars that prevent dogs from noticing when their chums poke fun at their fashion choices.
BoneJour Pet Supply’s animal lovers outfit furry family members with daily necessities, nutritious snacks, and fun toys, and lend a hand to busy owners with on-site grooming services. Collars and harnesses in all shapes and sizes cater to a variety of breeds, as do the store’s selection of durable and engaging toys and kitty sudoku puzzles. To keep pets spick-and-span between visits to BoneJour's DIY doggie baths or full-service groomer, the shop offers grooming and healthcare products such as Earthbath shampoos, flea preventatives, and salmon oil, helping to promote silky, shiny coats. In keeping with the owners’ environmentally friendly philosophy, store items such as food and litter delivery are delivered to customers throughout the city via bicycle.
Fairmount Pet Shoppe is so much more than a simple pet supply store. Yes, if it’s a leash or a dog sweater you’re after, Fairmount will have it – but the designs more than basic, with elegant, fun looks that you’ll want to show off. You’ll also find dog biscuits, but in quirky flavors like bacon and cheese or sweet potato, plus assorted kibble treats and pet shampoos in both natural and organic varieties. Pick up cute treats for your favorite canine here, such as chew toys in the shape of a startlingly realistic squirrel, or a cartoonish and squeaky serving of french fries. Most adorably, the store’s front window doesn’t advertise the wares inside, but instead serves as a temporary home for two or three cats up for adoption, each one fostered temporarily by local operation Greenstreet Rescue.
The roomy pet grooming salon and spa Chez Bow Wow in Northern Liberties aims to make your dog or cat look spiffy without rankling them during the often-unhappy treatment process. The shampoos, cuts, nail clipping and teeth brushing happen on three tables fully visible behind the counter, and all services are done with eco-friendly products. Before and after their sessions, dogs can hang out in a roomy waiting area and cats get large interconnected cages that allow for roaming. Chez Bow Wow welcomes temperamental and special-needs animals as well, and they partner with the local Street Tails Animal Rescue organization to make homeless critters look their best. A selection of grooming tools, shampoos and accessories like pet-odor-eliminating candles are for sale.
Operating out of a cute, two-story converted brick rowhome in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood, the Canine Clippers is a complete pet-grooming salon. Owner Ed Foy and his staff service all breeds of dogs and will even tackle shy, scared or otherwise difficult family pets. Cats are welcome too, of course, but it’s mostly about dogs at this namesake clip and primp shop. The business also does pro bono work with local shelters, sprucing up the looks of their shaggy clientele in order to help them find a permanent home. Foy’s knack for working with animals comes through in his simple, dedicated shop and friendly demeanor; making your pooch look perfect is just part of the process at Canine Clippers.
Full-body massages. Pedicures. Hot-oil treatments. These aren’t pulled from the menu at a high-end New York spa—they’re taken from the lineup of services at locally owned The Pet Snobs Boutique, where a staff of animal lovers pampers pets with an array of upscale grooming services. Furthermore, the team has packed its shelves with colorful toys and professional pet-care products, inviting canines, cats, and their owners alike to come in and browse. In grooming rooms, four-legged companions kick back as seasoned staff members dole out lavish baths, styling services, and skin treatments while gossiping about the town’s handsomest mailman.