A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - best friend, our four-legged cohorts are much more than easy companions. Whether a pedigree, show hound, or mixed mutt, our darling dogs love and comfort us like no one else. Show your pooch just how much he - or she - means to you with an indulgence or two from these New York City canine caters:
Apparel and Salon
Canine Styles - 59 Greenwich Avenue - 2231 Broadway (79th and 80th) - 830 Lexington (63rd and 64th) - 1195 Lexington (81st and 82nd)
Noted for its top-notch dog grooming, Canine Styles also offers its own line of exclusive designer dog merchandise, including pet toys, clothing and outer wear, collars, leashes and harnesses, beds and carriers, bowls and more. New lines are introduced annually, but then, what else would you expect from the store that's treated dogs in luxury for more than half a decade?
Trixie + Peanut - 23 E. 20th Street
Strut through this store with your favorite pooch, browsing through its fabulous selection of high-end dog clothes, fashionable collars and leashes, chew-toys, stylish bedding and carrying bags, along with costumes and gourmet food. Eco-friendly and organic goods and grooming supplies also are available, as are pet products made in the USA.
Zoomies - 434 Hudson Street
This lifestyle boutique for dogs is a winner with a savory biscuit bar plus every doggie accoutrement imaginable: apparel, collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, beds and blankets, grooming goods, bowls, treats and gifts.
Biscuits & Bath Dog Retreat - Multiple locations
From cage-less doggie daycare to training, veterinary services, dog walking, transportation, grooming and nutritional products, your pooch will be cuddled and cared for so well he'll feel like he's in his second home.
Pupculture - 521 Broome Street
Expert at dog daycare and boarding, Pupculture's staff also can arrange to meet pets that prefer to stay at home at their residence for scheduled feedings and walks. Onsite grooming and spa treatments also are available, as are convenient pick-up and drop-off services.
Water4Dogs - 77 Worth Street, 2nd Floor (between Church and Broadway)
Recovering and overweight dogs are attended to at this animal rehabilitation and physical therapy center that features an 8,000-gallon, 18-foot-long pool where trained hydrotherapists work with pets as needed. For water-loving dogs that simply like pool play, exercise swimming and underwater treadmill training are available, as are acupuncture and massage.
Fetch Club - 85 South St
No ordinary doggie daycare, Fetch Club is a private, members-only, 13,000-square-foot facility ($300 annually and $125 quarterly), complete with a spa and salon, fitness center, theater and restaurant. Day club, night club and personal training offerings are sure to keep your dog engaged, as is the on-site boutique.
With so many doggone good options, it's hard to keep our enthusiasm on a leash. Happy shopping to you and your pampered pups!