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A Dog's Life

The 9 best places in Dallas to spoil your pets

The 9 best places in Dallas to spoil your pets

Most pet owners go above and beyond for their furry friends, because they are considered part of the family (and because animals are sometimes easier to love than humans). Whether you need doggie daycare, kitty spa services, fresh-baked organic treats, flashy rhinestone collars or chic designer carriers, these top spots know just how to pamper your pets.

Dee's Doggie Den & Kitty City
Dee's Doggie Den & Kitty City feels a bit like a resort, with more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for your pets to play. The daycare center also has umbrellas for shade, swimming pools, flat-screen televisions, and loads of toys. Dee's offers day boarding, overnight boarding (in luxury suites, if desired) and grooming.

Downtown Pawz
What this all-natural pet store lacks in frills it more than makes up for in supply and services. In addition to five-star pet food, Downtown Pawz offers dog walking, bathing and grooming services. For the busy-but-doting dog owner, Downtown Pawz also offers curbside pickup and free delivery within downtown.

Lucca Bella Doggie Spa & Boutique
If you squint, you might think you've wandered into a high-end children's store. Lucca Bella takes pet pampering to a new level with its couture boutique and doggie daycare center, which features webcams for anxious "parents" to keep track of their four-legged children. Lucca Bella also features a doggie spa where pets receive facials and pawdicures in a "stress-less" environment. The grooming facility offers aromatherapy shampoos and doggie perfume.

Lucky Dog Barkery
This lauded Preston Center pet shop is best known for wholesome approach to pet food and treats, whether organic, natural or raw. Folks here believe in matching the dog to the food, not the other way around. In addition to sustenance, shop for leashes, collars, pet beds and bowls, and art and gifts for the pet-loving human.

The Petropolitan
It’s hard to image anyone caring about your pets as much as you do, but the folks at Petropolitan do. In addition to top-notch boarding, grooming services and dog walking services (urban hikes!), this downtown spot sells all the accouterments, such as leashes, toys and oh-so-stylish threads. Petropolitan was a pioneer in the central business district before downtown living got cool. Good to know: Co-owner Chris Watts is also the president of the Dallas Companion Animal Project.

The Pooch Patio
This Uptown hot spot caters as much to owners as it does to pets. Grab an adult beverage and hang with your pals and pooches on the patio, or go all out and plan the “ulti-mutt” birthday party for your four-legged beloved. Pooch Patio does daycare (with three environments), boarding (with late pickup), grooming (with a do-it-yourself option), and retail. The latter includes every kind of leash, collar and harness imaginable, plus designer pet colognes, doggie tees and custom-baked organic treats.

Tails of the City
Among the luxury human boutiques in Snider Plaza lies Tails of the City, an equally chic destination for Park Cities pets. Shop for splashy rhinestone collars, super-comfy pet beds, shiny water bowls, designer pet carriers and gourmet treats.

Three Dog Bakery
If you like dessert, why not let your pup indulge in a little treat? Three Dog Bakery makes all-natural, slow-baked treats that could easily be mistaken for human baked goods, plus you can order custom-made cakes for pooch parties. Three Dog also sells dog chews, collars and leashes.

Woof has more pet supplies than you could ever need, from natural pet food and chews made from top-quality ingredients to cozy beds and colorful leashes. In addition to grooming services, Woof has a self-service dog wash for pet owners who like to do the deed themselves but without destroying the bathroom.

Three Dog Bakery
Three Dog Bakery sells slow-baked, all-natural treats.  Three Dog Bakery Plano/Facebook
Dog party at Pooch Patio in Dallas
The Pooch Patio does dog parties. The Pooch Patio/Facebook
Collars at Lucky Dog Barkery
In addition to wholesome pet food, Lucky Dog Bakery sells fashion dog collars. Lucky Dog Barkery/Facebook
Chris Watts, Dallas Companion Animal Project
Petropolitan co-owner Chris Watts. Photo by Robert Bostick