Dogs are pretty rad. They sniff whatever, sweat through their tongues, and yell at loud motorcycles and late delivery drivers unabashedly. Maybe that's some loose science, but if you want to spoil Spot, take him to these winners that cater to your cuddly cur.
1721 Washington St., The South End
If you love your dog, don't leave them home while you go off to work, bring them to Bark Place! They offer multiple pet services including doggie day care. The owners and staff are super friendly, professional, and will treat your dog as if it were their own. We have been bringing our dog to Bark Place weekly for over 4 years now and there has never been an incident that would raise any concern to the level of care they provide for our pup.
Thorndike Field Dog Park
99 Margaret St., Arlington
I bring my two mini poodles here for the DIY wash and dry and nail trim once a month. The people are friendly and helpful, the facilities are up to date and clean, and there's a small lot in back for parking. It's more efficient for me to wash my dogs and blow out their dos quickly at Laundromutt than at home and no clean up.
The Urban Hound
129 Malden St., The South End
Just finished up Hugo's week of day school at The Urban Hound and all I can say is WOW! That leash reactivity I've been dealing with for the past 1.5 years - gone! GONE! He rocked his down-stays and place commands. He heals like it's nobody's business. I couldn't be happier with the result and I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier.
Beantown Bed and Biscuit
310 Harvard St., Brookline
The wait was not long and the service there was great. Ellen, the vet tech, was kind and welcoming, matched by Dr. Amy Straut as well. She took time to learn about my dog and her temperament and inquired about her health. She was very gentle and accommodating to my dog and was able to eventually pet her and give her all shots without any problem.