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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 stylish dog bed is handmade from wood, velvet, and other quality materials in a variety of dimensions to fit your dog’s specific needs. Perfect for a dog with a royal personality. Want some more options to pamper your best friend? We have a curated selection of posh dog furniture for you to take a look at.
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 Italian leather shades and are adorned with Austrian 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. If you’re not near NYC but still want to spoil your dog with relaxation, learn how to give your dog a massage or a facial at home. You can even customize the experience with your own essential oil diffuser. (See what essential oils are safe for dogs first, however.)
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 2019.)
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.
You can also stay in and take advantage of one of our many dog recipes and show your love through a homecooked meal.
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). Looking for more inspiration? See our article on swanky luxury doghouses.
Or make them their own room
Whether it’s a closet, space under the stairs, or a full room in your house, nothing says pampered like a custom dog room for your pooch. Fill it with soothing decor, their favorite blanket, a cozy bed, and of course, their favorite toys. For more inspiration on some spoil-worthy dog rooms, see our 7 tips to create a room just for your dog.
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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.