Give new meaning to a dog day and pamper your furry babies right here in San Francisco. Hit these area venues for the perfect day for your dog when only the best will do.
Osso & Co
501 Broderick St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Expect quality and style at Osso & Co., purveyors of pet goods, specializing in accessories from around the world. Frost up little Princess with Swarovski crystal charms, hand made by jewelry designer Dorothy Bauer. Find yourself splurging on collars: Whether they’re imported from Italy or made in the U.S., San Francisco themes abound.
Le Marcel Bakery for Dogs
2066 Union St. (at Buchanan Street)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 pm; Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You know a dog bakery has it going on when humans are smacking their lips. No two- or four-legged creature could resist the cookies, cakes and pastries this fine establishment taunts and flaunts. Le Marcel reminds patrons on a daily basis that, yes, these are indeed doggie treats. Using all-natural ingredients including peanut butter, carob, vanilla, apple, whey and cinnnamon, you could techincally nosh on a cookie, but you’ll be answering to Fido later.
AnnaBee’s Doggie Boutique & Cafe
5410 Coast Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours: Tues to Fri – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The best-dressed pooch in the playgroup shops at AnnaBee’s, a combination chichi boutique and dog cafe. Here you’ll find all clothes cutting edge and cool from sweaters to food bowls to beds. Much of the select merchandise is hand made by local independent artists. After a busy morning shopping, sniff over to the cafe for chicken pot pie, braised lamb patties or waffles with peanut butter and bananas.
25 14th St. (at Harrison Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Prices: $8 to $20 activities/$3 to $5 treats
Hours: Mon to Sun 6 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
This deluxe service-oriented pet grooming and boarding facility, located in the Mission District, offers day care and full-service spa treatments, even pet picks up for busy clientele. Guests enjoy walks, play groups, meal delivery and classical music. Deluxe suites include belly scratches, bedtime stories and aromatherapy. Tours scheduled daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Mimi & Co
55 Fifth Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Prices: call for quotes
Hours: Tues to Fri – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Getting your hair and nails done at the salon is always a special day even for your pet. Mimi and Co’s full-service grooming salon takes extra care, using only the finest products, no harsh chemicals and strives to maintain a stress-free environment. Pets are hand bathed, air and fluff dried, and combed to perfection.
Robyn Chelsea-Seifert is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Creem, Hit Parader, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and International Musician. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.