Give a Dog a Bone

A guide to pampering your pet


Admit it: You’re a petaholic. You give Cat Von D and Marky Bark organic treats, fresh springwater, and squeaky toys galore. Call us enablers, but here are eight more ways to lavish them with love.

Such a Pretty Girl
Capture Fluffy McFlufferson’s true beauty with a professional photo shoot from Cowbelly Pet Photography, or order an artsy watercolor rendering of Biscuit and his charming underbite from Jessica Anne Graca.

Two Paws Up
Should you need a staycation, the pet-friendly Hotel Monaco downtown welcomes your canine sidekick with treats, a bed, and dog walking services. And if you put Baby in a corner, er, kennel, the staff’ll loan you a goldfish friend to spend the night with.

Go Fetch
We all need a helping hand now and again. Dog Gone Taxi throws you a bone with its pet transport service. A driver shuttles Scruffy to and from the desired destination — whether day care, groomer, or dreaded vet.


Teacher’s Pet
It’s a dog’s world at Central Bark, where you can sign up Rover Cleveland for day care, boarding, grooming, training classes, and more. Sure beats leaving him home to make a Dog Shaming-worthy mess.

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Spoil your pet (and yourself) with delivery services from Smiley Dog. For no extra charge, you get all-natural food, toys, and supplies such as salmon fillet treats and daily vitamins delivered right to your door.

Dog Tired
Forget dog walkers — your beast needs a dog runner. Djog exercises marathon mutts with runs through wide-open places such as Green Lake Park and Discovery Park.

Welcome to the Doghouse
Just like you, your pet deserves a stylish space of her own. Hire Animal House Builders to create a custom doghouse or cat loft. The hammer wielders there also help keep pets safe with fencing, gates, and electronic-access doors so they can come and go as they please.

Which is pawsitively divine.

Photos: Courtesy of Jamie Pflughoeft; Ryan Lane / Getty Images