Eat, play, poop, sleep. Pee, scratch, fetch, lick. Repeat. (Order may vary.)
A dog’s life ain’t so ruff. Shower your mutt with our favorite season’s treatings.
He’s small, spoiled, and legally blond. Treat your little prince to a royal stay at the new High Tail Hotel (2275 Revere Avenue; 415-913-7101). He’ll be pampered to ecoperfection with everything from indoor grass to biodegradable doo-doo baggies.
There’s no place like home. He’ll feel warm and fuzzy in his new sleeveless California Fleece dog vest (American Apparel, 1615 Haight Street; 415-431-4038). Kansas canines will howl when they see your Pacific Coast pooch decked out in the two-tone number in an array of colors.
Always the starlet, never the star. Cast him in a leading role with a portrait session with local dog photog Ann Hamilton (415-863-0413). The Dog Patch-based talent known for weddings captures the cutest canine candids against white backdrops.
He’s your most loyal companion. Memorialize him with a rendering on custom letterpressed note cards (or choose preillustrated cards) by Berkeley artist and printmaker Rigel Stuhmiller (415-867-3846 or email@example.com).
She’s never a tramp, so take her out on the town for the monthly Bark and Wine yappy hour at Nob Hill’s new Cheengoo Boutique (1101 Clay Street; 415-337-8481), where there’s an impressive collection of handmade collars and leashes, designer apparel, and tasty treats.
Lay down, roll over, fetch. Dog training not up to scruff? Start the new year on the right paw with Funagle (Red Hound, 5523 College Avenue, Oakland; 510-428-2785). Beg your friends to play this board game with your pup and teach old dogs new tricks.
That should set tails a-wagging.