Hunter’s Day at the Spa

I recently read an article that said one of the things consumers continued to spend money on during the recession was their pets. At the upscale Cleveland pet resort, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, owners said that business actually went up during the recession.

I guess I can understand that. It’s easier to cut back on things for yourself, than deny your loyal canine friend. What do they know about tough times? Lucky for us Clevelanders, there are a lot of great local places where you can pamper your pet. I recently made an appointment at a luxury spa for dogs, Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa in Rocky River. Fetch specializes in pampering pets, offering facials and “pawidicures” for dogs, along with other grooming services. I was intrigued by their “Blueberry Facial.” Forget that I haven’t gotten a facial for myself in years, Hunter had to have one!

I scheduled Hunter for the “Aromatherapy Spa Treatment” a green tea and mint aromatherapy bubble bath and blueberry facial. The bath is followed by a dead sea mineral mud bath treatment, which is right up Hunter’s alley because he LOVES mud.

The Before: Excited about being pampered!
Getting his blueberry facial, but still has time to pose.

 

Basking in the cleanliness
The After: Looking handsome and rested – and smelling great!

Not all dogs may love being groomed, but Hunter really loved this spa day. One really great thing about Fetch is that they only schedule one dog at a time, so there’s no waiting around in cages while other dogs are groomed – a true luxury experience for any dog.

Fetch also carries a unique line of eco-friendly pet products and cute pet treats and outfits. And you can feel especially good about spoiling your pooch, since the Boutique donates proceeds each month to different animal welfare charities. This month the money is going to PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society. You can find out more information about them on their Facebook page.

Think your dog deserves a spa day? Fetch is offering a special offer for Dogs in the CLE readers. Mention this blog for a free teeth brushing or blueberry facial with any groom. Visit www.ilovefetch.com for more information.

Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa