In honor of National Rescue Dog Day (May 20), we used Yelp data to round-up a list of the most unique dog businesses across the United States. Why? Because rescue dogs deserve to be spoiled year-round! From birthday cakes to photo sessions, treat your pup like the king or queen it is.
Oh My Dog! Photography – San Diego, CA: Every good boy or girl deserves a photoshoot fit for a supermodel. Luckily, Oh My Dog! Photography believes a photo of your dog should catch their spirit and last forever. You can even order fine art prints, if you’re feeling fancy.
Oh My Dog Boutique Hotel – Scottsdale, AZ: This small-breed only facility is a one-stop shop for luxurious grooming, day play, boarding and retail. Tiny floofers will rejoice at the lavish accommodations! Bonus: they also offer DOGA: Yoga For You & Your Dog, blending bonding time with fundraising for local charities.
Paw Patch Pastries & Pet Boutique – San Francisco, CA: Custom dog cakes have never looked so good. This is the top spot to splurge on a birthday cake for your VIP (very important pupper). As Nikki M. wrote, “In a city that has more dogs than babies, it shouldn’t surprise anyone when I start this tale (tail) off with: We decided to throw our dear sweet mutt a Quinceañera.”
Pawcassos Pet Spaw – Colorado Springs, CO: Master groomer Lena is skilled in everything from show grooming styles, to standard pet styles, hair dyes, nail polishes, dog grooming, cat grooming and exotic pet grooming. Pretty much anything you can dream up, she can make a reality. Style your pup with a luxe makeover for a pupparazzi photo shoot!
Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center – Orlando, FL: Calling all adventure doggos! Rocky’s is the only climate controlled, indoor, warm water pool in Florida. Their top-notch hydrotherapy program helps dogs exercise or overcome injuries. Or, simply scratch their itch of being the water pupper they’ve always dreamed of being.
Hawaii Doggie Bakery & Gift Shop – Honolulu, HI: Hawaii’s original dog bakery is celebrating their 20th anniversary! From custom sweet potato pupcakes to USA shippable “aloha” dog biscuits, your dog will be saying “mahalo” for all the delicious goodies.
Dogs Deserve It – Chicago, IL: This Chicago-based dog walking and pet sitting business has walked over 10,000 dogs on more than 400,000 walks! They also offer wedding escort services for your canine companion needs so that you and your guests can enjoy your special day. They’ll chaperone your pup and ensure your four-legged child doesn’t steal the wedding cake.
Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath – Austin, TX: Ahh yes, the luxury of a good manicure and delicious meal. Both can happen at Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath. This gourmet kitchen uses human quality meats, fruits and vegetables to make the most delicious, healthy dog food and treats possible. Picky eaters rejoice!
Doggie In The Window – Salt Lake City, UT: This highly-rated pet groomer can tackle even the most complicated cuts with beauty and grace. Or, give your pup a pop of non-toxic color to celebrate a special occasion! Keep your pup stylin’ with a fresh look from this talented groomer.
The Seattle Barkery Food Truck – Seattle, WA: This dog-approved food truck is serving up the most delicious, over-the-top pup pastries imaginable, including an ice cream sundae with edible bowl and toppings. Grab a handcrafted treat for your dog and a gourmet human coffee for yourself… all the tummies will thank you!
Methodology: This is a hand-curated list informed by recent Yelp data.
Hop onto the Yelp app to search for local dog groomers, spas, bakeries and more in your backyard or on the road.