Since pets need pampering too, Greater Fort Lauderdale is filled with groomers, day spas, bakeries, and boutiques focused just on the needs of felines and Fido. Take your four-legged friends to these pet resources and you’ll have them eating out of the palm of your hand, snuggling in your lap, and giving you big wet kisses. Luxury, relaxation, and retail therapy aren’t just for owners!
Spa Days And Overnight Stays
A long morning walk or fetch on the beach keeps your dog healthy and active, but for indoor excitement try the Pampered Pooch Salon on Las Olas Boulevard. Centrally located and welcoming all dog breeds, Pampered Pooch offers a long list of services and amenities, including hand-dry baths, nail trimming, and skin treatments. Hosting both canines and felines, Java Cat & Dog Spa has same-day grooming with a scissor-cut finish to have your furry friend looking their best. Java can also board or house-sit cats and dogs.
Speaking of boarding, there are options in almost every neighborhood of Greater Fort Lauderdale for accommodating your pet while you’re away. With an abundance of crate-free housing options—including indoor/outdoor suites and VIP-upgraded suites for your pooch—Pet Paradise in Davie gives owners lots of choices and an opportunity to check in on their pets through live webcams and social media feeds. In Oakland Park, Central Bark Doggy Day Care specializes in on-site overnight care for dogs and is staffed 24 hours a day.
Even Dogs Deserve a Cheat Day
Whether you’re dropping off or picking up your pet, be sure to stop into the bakery at Pampered Pooch or Barkley’s Boutique at Central Bark. The Pampered Pooch bakery offers mouthwatering 100% natural dog treats prepared by a local chef; while Barkley’s Boutique has an extensive selection of food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, and beds that will satisfy both dog and owner.
TeaCups Puppies and Boutique also offers treats and toys and specializes in teacup puppies, including Yorkies, chihuahuas, shih-tzus, and French bulldogs that are all available on-site to play with, fall for, and take home. And you don’t have to worry about getting your new best friend on the plane because every adoption includes a free travel carrier.
At Diamonds and Doggies, in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, you can also play tug-of-war with a teacup breed and come home with a new canine companion. Even if you don’t find a new friend, you might fall in love with a piece of their diamond and gold jewelry, watches, and bracelets—including dog leashes and collars with bling.