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30 luxurious services for your pooch

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30 luxurious services for your pooch

People love their dogs, maybe even more than their human friends—research shows people are more empathetic to their canine companions. This might explain why some are willing to pay thousands for diamond collars or luxury dog beds. Americans spent about $69.5 billion on their pets in 2017, spending more on dogs than cats. Most of the budget goes toward health care and food, but the amount people spend on all services—including grooming, training, and dog walkers—is on track to rise again in 2018, especially among millennials.

Dogs can now get about any service available to a human. Photography studios offer puppy portraits, and meal-delivery services provide pet-friendly options. Some restaurants and hotels even have doggie menus. To relax, pups can even get facials and pawdicures. Some boarding services offer private suites with music and movies. Don’t forget the belly rubs and bedtime stories.

Stacker scoured news stories along with pet sites and services to create a list of 30 luxurious services for these four-legged friends. From psychic readings to designer clothing, click through to see how some lucky dogs get spoiled.

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Birthday parties

A cake is a must for the perfect doggie birthday party. For DIY owners, order a puppy cake for $19.95 on Amazon. There are also party-planning services that can provide pet-friendly cakes, party hats, and favors. Prices vary based on company and location, but some start at $165 for a party of eight.

 

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Cookies and cake

Grab a pooch-friendly treat from Three Dog Bakery. There are multiple locations across the country that serve cookies, cannolis, s'mores, and holiday-themed cakes for these furry friends.

 

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Cannabis treats

CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabis compound, isn’t only for humans. Order a bag of 30 CBD-treats for $27.95 from HolistaPet, or get some apple-cinnamon cookies for $34.99 from King Kanine.

 

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Psychic reading

Worried about the new dog-sitter? Starting at $150 for a half-hour, pet psychic Laura Stinchfield will consult with dogs and their owners over the phone. In addition to talking about an animal’s feelings, services include discussing the afterlife.

 

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Massage

Owners can learn how to give their dog a massage at home, but plenty of places offer the specialty service. While price varies, expect to pay at least $30 to $50 for a half-hour session.

 

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Casper dog bed

Casper makes popular mattresses for humans, but they can also help dogs get a good night’s rest. A small bed costs $125. A medium-sized bed costs $175, and a large dog can sleep in comfort for $225.

 

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Hotel perks

Through the goodDOG program at the Benjamin Hotel in New York, dogs get access to an in-room pet mini bar and a pet bed. Each animal costs $150 per stay. Part of the pet fee includes a $10 donation to the hotel’s charity partner, Animal League.

 

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Room service

Pets can get special room service and other amenities when they accompany their owners to Loews Hotels. The Loews Loves Pets Program offers welcome gifts like a name tag, bowl, and treats, but they also provide a vet-approved menu for doggie room service. 

 

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Yappy hour

Staying on the West Coast? Visit yappy hour at the Hotel del Coronado. Dogs can lap up Evian water while snacking on organic doggie appetizers every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 

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Energy healing

The Animal Reiki Source offers in-person or distant sessions starting at $55. Just like in humans, the energy healing technique aims to promote relaxation.

 

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Luxury dog house

Everyone deserves a nice place to call home, including dogs. For anywhere from $70 to $5,700, doggie mansions can help pups rest in luxury.

 

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Fur extensions

Add a pop of color to a pooch’s fur with PuppyLocks. These handmade feather extensions start at $14, and the company promises they’ll stay put.

 

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Jewelry

For even more glamour, get some doggie bling. Dogs can accessorize with a $46 freshwater pearl necklace. For owners with more cash to burn, get a diamond dog collar handcrafted by La Jeune Tulipe for $150,000.

 

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Acupuncture

Chinese medicine isn’t just for ailing humans. The ancient practice of acupuncture is also available to dogs. Treatment costs vary by clinic, but the practice is often used to help relieve symptoms of chronic pain or arthritis.

 

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Yoga

Don’t do sun salutations alone, take the dog to yoga instead. Participants pay $25 for classes at the Dog Den in Madison, Wisconsin, but the pups pose for free. For $85, owners and their dogs get a private session at Austin Doga (short for dog yoga) in Austin, Texas.

 

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Private jets

Flying isn’t always safe or comfortable for pets. For large dogs, traveling in a coach cabin isn’t even an option. PrivateFly provides a relaxing environment for both owners and their canine companions. Prices vary, but a trip from Chicago to Atlanta costs around $14,000.

 

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Luxury boarding

While many hotels are pet-friendly, some are designed just for pampering companion animals. Book an ultra doggie suite for $150 at one of Northern California’s Wag Hotels and pups get a private room, custom movie and music selections, a nightly belly scratch, and a bedtime story.

 

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Spa treatments

Pet-focused spas are more than just a grooming salon. Pups get pampered with everything from facials to pawdicures at the Pooch Hotel.

 

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Fine dining

More restaurants are opening their patios to pets. However, some are creating menus specifically for dogs. Head to Posana in Asheville, North Carolina, to get in-house dog biscuits, a bison burger, and bacon-soy ice cream for dessert.

 

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Human-grade dog food

Tired of feeding Fido dry kibble? The Farmer’s Dog delivers fresh dog food made with human-grade ingredients tailored to each pet’s nutrition profile.

 

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Dapper dog box

A subscription to Dapper Dog Box adds a little variety to a dog’s wardrobe. Starting at $35, a box not only provides new treats and toys, but it comes with a different bandana each month.

 

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Summer camp

Summer camps aren’t just for kids. Starting at $1,225, Vermont’s Camp Gone to the Dogs offers a weeklong training camp where owners and their pups have a chance to freestyle dance, explore the woods on a guided hike, and play a game of Frisbee.

 

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DogTV

Dogs can get lonely when they spend the day home alone. DogTV, described as a television “experience,” aims to relax and entertain canine companions when their owners are away. After a free two-week trial, subscriptions cost $9.99 a month.

 

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Canine couture

Designers want to make pets look just as good as their owners. Keep dogs dry in style with raincoats starting around $160 from the Temellini Dog A Porter line, or visit Ralph Lauren to add a Polo shirt ($40) or cashmere sweater ($95) to your pup’s wardrobe.

 

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Friend-finding app

Dogs that have a hard time making friends can have their owners find a playmate using the Twindog app. It’s like Tinder for dogs. Just swipe right on a dog’s profile to find a match.

 

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Essential oil treatment

Barkingham Pet Hotel in Palm Desert, California, is a luxury pet hotel that offers a wellness treatment with a “raindrop technique.” For $69, dogs are massaged with nine essential oils to provide “energy alignment, stress relief, and the harmonious balance of every system in the body.”

 

 

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Country club amenities

The Top Dog Country Club in New Germany, Minnesota, isn’t an ordinary kennel. Starting at $69, pups walk on heated floors, get access to a warm pool, and end the day with fresh-baked biscuits and a bedtime story.

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Champagne

When a dog deserves special recognition, break out the Dög Pawrignon. This pet-friendly champagne ($14.95) is flavored with wild caught Alaskan salmon oil.

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Wine pack

Apollo Peak offers a “pawty” pack of herbal dog-friendly wine for $25.95. It comes with CharDOGnay, ZinfanTail, and MalBark. Don’t worry, they left out the grapes, which are dangerous for dogs and cats.

 

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Fitness classes

Dogs and humans workout together at K9 Fit Club. With multiple locations throughout the country, owners and their animal companions can get fit while bonding in classes like pupilates, namaSitStay, or Bark & Burn.

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