Dog massages are also one of the luxuries offered at D Pet Hotels, which is considered one of the world’s most luxurious dog resort, spa, and boutiques. They’ve got locations in Encino and Hollywood, and offer extensive accommodations to make puppies feel, uh, spoiled, including spa services like “pet-icures,” high-end doggie beds, and -- of course -- flat screen TVs, so your pooch, like you, never has to miss Life in Pieces again.
Vigilant dog dad Barry Sonders has been bringing his beloved lab/pit mix, Sammie, to this hound haven for three years now for both boarding and weekly puppy playdates.
The hands-on owner explained, “It’s not that ‘magical’ stuff happens there, it’s that they actually care about your dog and more importantly know your dog!”
“Last time I was in New York for a week, I dropped off [my dog] Sammie there for boarding and they said, ‘Well, we know Sammie doesn’t get along with so and so, and they are in for Tuesday and Thursday, so we’ll trade them off, but also, Sammie gets along with Big Lou and he’s here, so it’ll be great,” Barry explained.
“I think that’s the main reason I love them so much is because you can tell they love us back,” he added.
Dominique Ray uses D Hotel to make sure her puppy, Lexi, is always looking her best. "Lexi uses [D Hotel’s] grooming on a regular basis. This includes a bath, hair cut and of course her usual nail polish. Pink is her color and thanks to D Pet Hotel Hollywood her nails have been pretty in pink for the past 6 years.”
D Hotel’s not the only spot offering left-field wellness services for dogs: every appointment at Healthy Spot includes standards like a bath, brush, and hand dry, as well as options including moisturizing paw rubs and blueberry facials.
There’s apparently a reason for that strange-sounding treatment. Grooming director Patricia Sugihara explains, “The Blueberry facial was designed to be aromatherapeutic for dogs and is also tearless and lick safe.”
“The blue color of the shampoo optically enhances yellow and orange stains, making them lighter,” she adds.