Spoiling your furry friends can be about as rewarding for the canines in question as this act can be for the owners who actually arrange for the deeds to be done. So where do these dogs get to go in order to be ensure a lot of wagging tails at the end of the excursion? Consider the following five venues that aim to please your four-legged friends in a style to which they may very well become accustomed.
The Club – Beverly Hills
632 N Almont Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
If you really want to pamper your pup head to The Club of Beverly Hills. Located right off of Santa Monica Blvd., this pup-friendly spot offers amazing amenities for your pooch, including day play, overnight stays, paw soaks, decadent massages, personal lockers for each pup to store leashes and food, plush bedding and more!
10538 W Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Where else can your dog get pampered to the hilt in Tinseltown than at the local spa? Among the best in the business for canine indulgence is Euphuria, a full-service emporium that features hot oil treatments which not only feel good but also help your dog recover from any dry skin conditions prevalent in the Southland’s canine community. Also on this valiant Valley outpost’s roster is everything you’ll ever need to make your pooch party ready, up to and including mohawk cuts for certain edgy clients.
Golden Road Brewing
5410 W San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Say you want to go out and grab a cold beer. Or, let’s say you want to take your dog along for company. Well, look no further than Golden Road Brewing where not only are canine companions welcome, they’re treated like part of the party thanks to their own personal doggie deck where they are provided water bowls, where they are privy to biscuits made from spent brewing grain and where, as their companion, you are served as many Golden Road brews made in California as you can safely handle. One caution, though: Make sure your designated driver is not of the canine variety.
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
When you can’t get out of town but you really want to take a holiday, grab the kids and the family pooch and head for the beach and a short staycation at Lowes Santa Monic Beach Hotel. This home-away-from-home will welcome the entire clan, with the canine member being presented with all kinds of special goodies including amenities like a special room service menu, a pet walking map, a variety of pet toys and some inviting pet bedding. Dog sitting services are also on tap at this seaside escape situated less than a 10 minute saunter from pet-friendly Santa Monica pier.
Pussy & Pooch Beverly Hills
9388 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Rarified dogs deserve rarified treatment, something for which certain Beverly Hills’ enterprises are surely known. At Pussy & Pooch, a whole lot of services fit the bill, including everything from pedicures to parties, from personalized pet shopping to home made pet treats. No doubt your four-legged buddy will be more than willing to return to this pampering place once he or she has had a chance to try it out. Oh, and don’t worry about parking in this car rich area: This doggy haven offers special curbside service, especially helpful when dropping off your best friend who happens to be attending a social club adventure inside these precious premises.
Arts District Dog Park
1004 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
After work, dogs can’t wait to have fun with their owners as well as with some of their own kind, too. This is especially important to downtown dwellers who aim to mingle at the best and most convenient place possible. Enter Arts District Dog Park, a small oasis, devoid of grass but designated for unleashing your pet and the perfect place for your furry family members to get up close and personal with other four-legged creatures of all breeds. For the uninitiated: Expect a separate small dog area, two massive trees for shade seekers, a water fountain for your thirsty pooch to use and a chatty human community with which to converse.
Freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.