Pamper Your Pooch

A special blue ball with a smiling face, an orange bone-shaped toy, a red rope and a green rattle; these are a few of Bella’s toys that lie scattered in the living room. Bella is a five-year old Cocker Spaniel who is now getting ready for her bi-monthly trip to the spa.

Pets are the only uncomplaining, loyal constant in a person’s life. Naturally, for all their affection and loyalty, they deserve a break from the stress of being our best friends.

To honour your trusted companion, Condé Nast Traveller draws up a list of pet spas around the world to keep your pooch happy.

Pampered Pets This Dubai-based pet resort caters to the elite of the city. The services offered include everything from clipping nails to specialised spa treatments that help enhance the appearance of the dogs. Their most popular treatment is the “colour coat treatment,” that helps your pet’s coat appear thick and glossy. The spa also plans to offer hydrotherapy for dogs soon. Most clients spend anywhere between Rs 4,765 to Rs 8,169 on treatments. Pampered Pets, Dreams Towers 2, Near Emaar Yacht Club, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE. Phone: +97414475330 ( )

Spa Paws Hotel This resort in is reserved for guests of the 4-legged variety. After all the basic grooming, your pet can take a little walk to the Paws Studio and get a few portrait pictures taken. Spa Paws also organises elaborate weddings for dogs, including lavish buffets, photographers and much more, ending with a honeymoon suite. Spa services include aromatherapy, reflexology, body massage and facials. Price Range: Rooms start at Rs 3,250 and go on to Rs 10,000 plus additional services. Spa Paws Hotel, 251 Carroll St, Fort Worth, Texas (+1 817 850 9000;  )

Kabbs Kabbs, a -based pet store, offers aromatherapy and massages for pets. They believe the right blend of oils can help treat various ailments. The cost of treatment starts at Rs 700 and varies according to each breed. Other than general grooming services like trimming the coat, cleaning ears and shampoo, they also offer exclusive aromatherapy treatments for dogs. Kabbs, Maharaja Surya Rd, Venus Colony, Teynampet  Chennai, Tamil Nadu (044 4314 4939; )

Petitudo Among one of Singapore’s best pet care companies, Petitudo offers basic grooming, spa and daycare services. The company also organises birthday parties for your pooch. Special doggie cakes and other treats are designed for the parties. Massages, grooming, and scent application are other services at this special pet boutique. Petitudo Pet Boutique, 15 Thomson Hills Drive, Singapore (+65 64512845;  )

Urban Tails  This -based pet resort provides services such as pet limo transfer and a personal butler along with grooming and training. They also offer a doggie daycare and indoor and outdoor gyms for the pet. Their boarding suites for dogs include an extensive garden view, a plasma TV, sheepskin rugs, butler services and extra playtime awarded according to the category of the suite rented. The charges for an extensive suite start at about Rs 5,446. Urban Tails, Dubai Investment Park, 114984 Dubai, UAW (+971 48848847;  )  

 

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