August 10th is ‘Spoil Your Dog’ Day, a special date set aside to treat your four-legged friend to the best life has to offer. From “spaw” treatments to fine leather goods (plus a few budget-friendly options), we’ve rounded up the very best ways to spoil your dog silly—today, and every day.
Nothing says “I care” like a comfortable, beautiful piece of dog furniture. For example, this dog-scaled modernist sofa has a wooden frame and memory foam cushions for the ultimate in high-class comfort! It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely luxurious. (The price is over $800!)
Polish those doggy toes! You can splurge for a professional job at your local luxury dog salon, or go for a DIY option with a soothing at-home nail treatment (watch tutorial above).
A spoiled dog is a fashionable dog. Dress your dog in style with a “haute couture” leather and gemstone collar from Hartman and Rose. They come in a variety of patent leather shades, and are adorned with genuine Swarovski crystals.
Schedule a soothing massage or infrared sauna to soothe your dog’s muscles and mind. At Fetch Club NYC, your lucky pup can even experience a custom aromatherapy treatment.
After the massage, treat your dog to a new ‘do with a professional canine stylist. There’s probably a great groomer in your town, but if you have the dough to spend, why not book an appointment with celebrity dog stylist Huber Pineta? (Pineta is booked months in advance, so this one may need to wait for Spoil Your Dog Day 2017.)
Romantic dinner date
Choose your favorite dog-friendly restaurant and take your best friend out for a quiet dinner for two. You can go as upscale or as low-brow as you want: the time together (and select scraps of people food) will be spoiling enough for your best friend.
Build (or buy) a doggy mansion
Whether you custom-design a Victorian palace for your pets, or buy a prefab “modern chalet,” Spoil Your Dog Day is a great opportunity to give your dog a room of his or her own (and dress up your backyard, to boot).
Make the most of Spoil Your Dog day by planning an all-day dream date (just be sure to build in plenty of time to rest). Our perfect itinerary: take a leisurely walk around the neighborhood; stop by the park for an off-leash romp; enjoy lunch on a dog-friendly patio; take in a movie at the local drive-in; and fall asleep in a soft, fluffy bed.
If you can’t be with your pet, the least you can do is spoil her in your absence. A Rover sitter will give your dog all the loving, personalized attention she can handle. And then some.
It’s simple, really
The truth is, you don’t have to break the bank to spoil your dog rotten. Take the day off to play fetch in the yard, spend the evening cuddling on the couch, or prepare a special (and healthy) meal. The most important thing on Spoil Your Dog Day is to spend quality time with your best friend.