The last time Puppy went to the groomer, he came out looking like your mom circa 1985 (hot pink nails and a rhinestone bandanna). Take matters into your own hands with the DIY washing stations at recently opened Bark Place in the South End. Dogs step into elevated tubs while you tie on a waterproof apron and choose from a selection of natural shampoos and conditioners. Brushes, towels, dryers, and a heavenly scented finishing spray are provided (bonding time with your buddy is a bonus). Professionals can handle the cringe-inducing services (nail clipping, teeth brushing) or do it all while you shop the boutique and scan the all-day doggy PlayCare and training schedules. Ensuring your baby looks bedazzling. Bark Place, 1721 Washington Street (857-362-7494 or barkplacesouthend.com).