Every dog has its day — and these fur-friendly spots are worth barking about.
With self-serve washtubs, scheduled scrubs, and blueberry facials, this place offers serious pup primping. And after the bath, hit the after-party (i.e., club nights and puppy socials hosted in partnership with SF Puppy Prep), where you can socialize with other dog-loving locals and their pals.
K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church Street, between Day and 29th Streets (415-648-2582 or k9scrubclub.com).
The natural, organic products keep your dog clean and the planet green, while the home deliveries, anesthesia-free dental cleanings, and full-service bath specials on Sundays and Mondays keep mom and pop happy.
Green Pawz, 772 Stanyan Street, at Waller Street (415-221-7387 or greenpawzsf.com).
Need to satisfy that sweet tooth? Take your canine to this Marina-based bakery for frosted people treats and barkworthy biscuits. Natural ingredients like peanut butter and molasses mean they’re healthy for your dog and tasty enough for you to take a bite (but save it for your pup).
SusieCakes, 2109 Chestnut Street, at Steiner Street (415-474 2253 or susiecakes.com).
From border collie bonbons to terriermisu, the treats at this pastry shop will make even you drool. Watch as the goodies get mixed and baked on-site, or order an occasion cake and celebrate a special day at the bake shop’s pawtio for off-leash partying.
Le Marcel, 2066 Union Street, between Webster and Buchanan Streets (415-440-2498 or lemarceldogbakery.com).
This athletic team keeps up with your pup — running, swimming, and otherwise staying active so your pooch is ready to snuggle when you get home. Progress reports and Facebook photos throughout the day make you feel like part of the pack.
Leave your dog in the lap of luxury when you skip town. Hotel doors stay open 24/7 with vacancy for last-minute reservations. Additional amenities include canine summer camp, two-way video chat, CPR classes for owners, and a drive-thru for speedy pickups and drop-offs.
Wag Hotels, 25 14th Street, at Folsom Street (415-876-0700 or waghotels.com).
Meet Joustin Cordary, your canine concierge. Whether you need a walker for the day or more personalized solutions to pet problems (e.g., vet visits), he’ll take care of you and your pooch.
You may be stuck at work, but your pooch deserves a one-hour, outdoor adventure with Corey Vitale and crew. Paired with seven or eight pet pals, dogs enjoy off-leash walks and group playtime. Private visits are available for unvaccinated pups.
Tell chronic conditions to heel with massage, acupressure, and holistic treatments by Heather Sanders. All sessions occur in your home or a location of your choosing, and Sanders works closely with your other pet practitioners to create an effective wellness plan.
Fun fact: The nonprofit SF SPCA is one of the largest vet hospitals in the country. With high-tech equipment and an extensive list of services, it offers both emergency and ongoing care. All fees support its sheltering efforts.
Take a dog-friendly staycation just over the bridge. Let Fido frolic sans leash in the Headlands, play fetch on the grassy grounds, and enjoy a welcome bag filled with plush bedding, organic cookies, and a pet towel by Brittane.
If your pooch is tired of city sands, head south to Half Moon Bay, where owners enjoy panoramic ocean views from every room and pups are treated to towels and homemade dog biscuits.
The Inn at Mavericks, 346 Princeton Avenue, at Broadway (650-728-1572 or innatmavericks.com).
While humans sip cabs, classy canines enjoy a water tasting bar, an outdoor play area, and wine-barrel beds. A webcam lets you keep an eye on your pet so there’s no risk of DDD (drunk doggie driving).
Frenchie Winery, 849 Zinfandel Lane, at Wheeler Lane (707-963-6948 or frenchiewinery.com).
Wagging tails pose no problems at this mecca for ceramics and crafts. Pawcassos join owners at creation stations, leaving footprints on water bowls and soft clay slabs.
Terra Mia, 1314 Castro Street, at 24th Street (415-642-9911 or terramia.net).
Let Jesse Freidin shoot you and Puccini at home or an outdoor location of your choosing. Fully archival and developed by hand, his black and white images capture the bond between man and his (or her) best friend.