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Top Bay Area Places To Pamper Your Dog

January 3, 2011 3:30 AM

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Beyond the dog parks and basic grooming salons there are a number of Bay Area businesses designed to pamper pooch. The Eye on the Bay team has identified a few of the most unique locales for dog lovers to show man’s best friend that the feeling is mutual.

Pooch Hotel

Central Expressway
180 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Pooch Hotel

This 5-star doggie retreat and daycare is as high-end as it gets for dog lovers. The resort features and in ground pool, underwater treadmill, massage therapy and a host of other treatments to keep your pup feeling fresh. Some of the private rooms are larger than a San Francisco studio apartment. The facility is open 24 hours a day.
Presidential Suites – $75

Society Dog

Various Locations
Society Dog

This sorority-style social club for dog lovers started as a singles group, but has evolved into a regular excuse to party for nearly 1,800 members. Events range from a Christmas Karaoke bash to dinners out and simple weekend walks.
Prices vary by activity.

Five Paw Bakery

315 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022-2806
(650) 941-5729
Five Paw Bakery

Los Altos’ Five Paw Bakery focuses on crating nutritious treats for our four-legged friends. A variety of snacks, sold by the pound, are designed to focus on particular needs – including a cure for doggie breath.

Wag Hotels

25 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 876-0700
Wag Hotels

Yelp users say this 45,000 square foot Mission District establishment is a great place for your dog to spend a play day. For overnight stays, consider a suite with constant surveillance and, believe it or not, a flat screen TV to keep your pet entertained. Cats welcome.
Suites are $45 – $85.

Fit ‘N’ Furry

860 Lindberg Ln.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 769-PETS (7387)
Fit ‘N’ Furry

Inside Petaluma’s first green building project, family-run Fit N’ Furry is a safe and healthy place for pet play dates. 132 rooms cost up to $65. Guests often opt for a haircut and a bath.

Fairy Dog Mother Inn And Day Spa

Concord, CA
(925) 687-8700
Fairy Dog Mother Inn And Day Spa

This Concord pet haven caters to overnight guests and has a bead and breakfast feel. Luxury accommodations are $65-$85, and the management promises constant human contact.

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  • Dave Howe

    Petsmart Pet’s HOTEL is just as fine as these and when we lived in AZ, we went to Chandler and to Glendale to drop our living child (Golden) off as we flew too far for Beau to travel this time and was invited for a Phone Conversation in their Pet Booth from the telephone, where he could hear us.
    He had a suite with a TV and blanket and chew toys.

  • wdfamarketing

    For all you Bay Area dog lovers looking to donate to a local nonprofit this holiday season, join us at EZ5 Bar this Wednesday, Dec. 15th for drinks and laughs. All proceeds from the evening will benefit AD2SF and Rocket Dog Rescue. Have a little fun will giving this year!

  • Rachel S.

    Well deserved recognition for Pooch Hotel and Society Dog! Too bad Five Paw Bakery is going out of business, saw their sign out front over the holidays.

    I would never take my pet to any pet “mart” or “co” in the USA. Let’s remember they are a supply store, and that’s were they get their margin. Caring for animals is not an area they excel in. My friend’s dog lost his life playing with a toy too small for his dog. And there are more horror stories, I won’t get into here.

  • Diana P.

    Rachel S.

    You are so right!!! If you love your animal please don’t take him to and “mart” or “co” like you say. Not even to have your animal groomed. Those places are terrifing. And yes, I too have a few horror stories.

  • Brandy

    Wag Hotels lied about the TV’s during the entire time I worked there. From November through March, I can assure you none of the TV’s worked at the San Francisco location. Regardless though, clients and potentials were told the TV’s worked and were charged accordingly – misrepresentation, much?

    They really should be removed from this list, IMO.

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