Lucky Dog

The dog days of summer are here. But what’s Fido got to show for it? A few trips to the park and some burrs in his fur. Don’t you dare treat your firstborn like a stepchild. Make him feel like part of the family.

big bark bakery! Sugar’s got a taste for people food. But delectable human-grade cookies, cakes, and pupsicles from Big Bark Bakery are made especially for her sensitive stomach and are a safe substitute.

kimberly's! Even enthusiastic pooches wilt on walks when the temperature hits 100. A workout and a massage at Kimberly’s K9 Fitness Center & Spa (4555 Lovers Lane; 214-357-5467) keep Trixie in tip-top shape.

faux throw! Everyone deserves a bit of the luxe life. And what’s better than fur on fur? Show your pooch how the other half lives with a reversible faux-mink throw.

When you’re tied up at work, you hate to think of Coco languishing in latchkey purgatory. On Call Pet Sitters (3711 Routh Street; 214-698-8411) will happily swing by and give her a 30-minute midday walk when you can’t.

dog stroller! Heading to the mall? Wheel your four-pawed joy along in a Happy Trails pet stroller. Just like the real thing, it has a parent tray to hold your accessories. And if people point and laugh, pay them no mind.

After all, if you’re going to go to the dogs, you may as well do it in style.