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Since dog is man’s best friend, then dog (and possibly cat) deserves man’s best grooming, toys, apparel, ink cartridges, 3D glasses, and more. Today’s Groupon gets you $75 worth of premier pet-pampering, hairstyling (dye your puppy screaming pink if you like), toys, and pet accessories at The Salty Paw, located in the Financial District. The downtown pet center, featured in Time Out New York and New York magazine, is a luxury oasis for the stress-ridden pet worried about the college application process or an impending marriage.
Make your pet look adorable and healthy with two primary grooming options (prices vary depending on breed, coat condition, and complexity of cut and typically range from $65 to $75). The Salty Paw’s basic grooming package includes groomer consult, bath, hand-held blow-dry, sanitary cut, nail trimming, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and anal glands expressing. A full groom includes all the basics plus a stylish cut. For a stylisher pet ‘do, book an appointment with celeb pet groomer Ali McLennan (available Sundays and Mondays throughout the summer), who’s known for turning underdogs to wonderdogs on Animal Planet.
While your pet is being pampered, browse The Salty Paw’s precious boutique, packed with pet products like beds, blankets, bowls, carriers, travel gear, collars, toys, and more. Dress your pet to impress potential employers with an exquisite selection of fashions in all sizes—from a taco-eating chihuahua (R.I.P.) to a regal great dane (like co-owner Amanda’s hound that roams the SP halls).
Time Out New York raves about the fabulous pet spa: > * A posh grooming spa adorned with 1950s subway tiles, barn wood from Connecticut and a slate tub from a stable in Maine. The regal treatment for four-legged creatures extends to Black Dog Farms custom-made raincoats, and bowwow treats such as organic frozen yogurt—which humans can eat too—and croissants in the “barkery.”
Pet lovers give The Salty Paw four stars on Citysearch and one five-star comment on the Time Out feature: > * The groomer did a wonderful job and when I asked her to fix the face a little she didn’t give me an attitude… The package price is great too, it includes teeth brushing which not a lot of other places do. Their merchandise are [sic] unique and cute and very reasonably priced. – jcrodriquez, Citysearch > * The service is amazing and I LOVE their merchandise. They have the greatest toys, accessories, sweaters and treats. My dog loves going there and gets so excited in the cab because she knows she’s in for a treat!! – eeadoglover, Citysearch > * Our dog is happy to go and happy went she comes home. That was not always the case at other groomers we have tried. The staff here are nice and knowlegeable [sic] and really good with all kinds of dogs from what I’ve seen. – Michelle, Time Out New York reader
Most Popular Dog Names for 2009
Don’t let your pup languish in unpopularity. Complement your pooch’s trendy makeover by renaming it with a cooler, hipper dog name. For inspiration, here are 2009’s most popular dog names linked to photos of adorable dogs: