National Pet Day: Pamper Pets at Local Spots

by Catherine Douglas Moran

Treat pets and animal lovers with these purr-fect products and furry friend services.

Pooches playing during doggy daycare (Photo courtesy of Wagtime)

Open every day Wagtime has services for nearly every cat and dog owner’s needs. Doggy daycare offers entire day, hourly and overnight boarding options. For quick shopping, the boutique offers a variety of food, supplements, treats, toys and pet fashion. Pamper pets with the Paw Spa, which uses PH balanced and sulfate free products. Wagtime will also come to your door with professional dog-walkers and feline home care visits.

1232 9th St. NW

Feline lovers should head to the cat cafe in Georgetown, which boasts more than 600 adoptions. Crumbs and Whiskers allows people to cuddle adoptable cats from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and order items from a menu prepared and delivered in real-time by Olivia Macaron. Pricing options: all-day passes ($54), weekday reservations ($18), weekend reservations ($22) and 15-minute walk-ins ($7).

3211 O St. NW

With or without pets, the charming decor at Anthropologie will spruce up any home. For dog lovers: canine bookends ($48) compliment the dog-a-day dessert plate ($14) with eight options: Dachshund, black Lab, white dog, Westie, Chihuahua, Frenchie, Pug and Whippet. Cat enthusiasts can enjoy the bronze Deco Cat Tieback ($28), the Cat Head Doormat ($42) and Cat Study Wallpaper ($128) with black and white cat drawings.

950 F St. NW

Interior of Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa.

Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa is a triple threat. The dog spa uses eco-friendly shampoos and offers chemical-free flea baths, natural skin treatments and mud baths personalized to each pup. The bakery offers custom-made birthday cakes, speciality treats and ice cream for dogs. For shopping lists, the boutique sells natural dog and cat food, toys, treats, leashes, collars, harnesses, health supplements and more. Have a cat? Get ready to say “meow” to the custom-built cat daycare and boarding resort, Capital Kitty Cat Resort.

Located off Dupont Circle at 1642 R St. N.W.

Chien de Luxe, which means “luxurious dog,” sets itself apart from regular pet stores by selling animal-themed home decor, jewelry, purses, antiques, cards, books and artwork. Located in the Palisades, the store also sells high-end dog collars, harnesses, food, treats, accessories and toys for felines and canines.

5140 MacArthur Blvd. 

Kriser’s Natural Pet, with more than 45 stores across the country, offers all natural pet food, including name brands like Nature’s Variety, Wellness and Taste of the Wild. Wellness products include the K9 Granola Factory, which specializes in homemade dog treats, and Ark Naturals, which does not use any corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives in their vital nutrients or remedy products.

Cathedral Commons Shopping Center, 3707 Newark St. NW

Doozydog! Club Play Park (Photo Courtesy of Doozydog! Club.)

The Doozydog! Club offers the perfect place to play with an indoor play park, special toy park for miniature dogs, a style bar for grooming and a human zone with wi-fi, entertainment and music. The place brands itself as an “un-kennel” with services like a live webcam for owners to watch their pets doze off on Kuranda beds to relaxing music. An overnight Watchdog! makes sure each dog remains safe and never left alone. Every blowout at the style bar includes the perks of a HydroSurge bath and moisturizing rinse, heat-free hand blow out and brush, nail trim, ear cleaning, ear hair removal, gland express, bandana and complimentary organic treat.

Drop your dog off between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily at 2301 14th St. NW

Give the paws the ultimate, luxurious comfort at Neiman Marcus. The Isabella Dog Bed by Haute House ($1,299) is a light grey handcrafted dog bed made with an alder wood frame, polyester upholstery and jeweled nailhead trim. Created by a Hollywood-based design and manufacturing company, the dog bed fit for a royal pet includes two pillows for added style. Neiman Marcus also sells the dog bed exclusively in the color “blush” with crystal tacks around the headboard. The same brand also offers a cream Harlow Cuddle Dog Bed ($1,499) made of cotton and rayon upholstery with polyester ruching.

Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave.

Over at Saks Fifth Avenue, keep pets warm with the Faux Mink Velour Large Dog Blanket by the eco-friendly brand Jax & Bones ($69). Pair with the Max-Bone Meeko Half Tone Cotton Tent ($160) – a cotton color-blocked canvas teepee with four poles. Also check out the pet fashion by designers including Knowlita, 360 Cashmere and Max-Bone.

Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave.

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