BEST PET SPA
APPLEWOOD PET RESORT While you’re away, your pooch will play at this four-star pet paradise complete with real beds, color cable TV, fitness walks, a bone-shaped pool, and central music that fills the rooms. Kitty is welcome to unwind at the Cat Cottage, filled with climbing shelves and trees to satisfy the most curious of cats.
6909 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ
BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR POOCH SHOPPING
Mackie’s Parlour With everything from homemade treats, canine canopy beds, and doggie beer steins, to crystal and spike collars, Mackie’s Parlour is a Phoenix pet favorite. Santa outfits, hats, stockings, sweaters, bows, ornaments, and even doggie angels to light up the top of the tree are available just in time for the holidays.
6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Best PLACE FOR POOCH TO MEET A PLAY DATE
CANINE HIKING CLUB OF ARIZONA The non-profit CHCOA has outdoor activities for every season and a pal for every pup (and pet owner)! Adventurous pets and owners of all ability levels can go hiking, camping and kayaking together, or participate in a snow play day, bar-b-que, or charity walk.
Canine Hiking Club of Arizona www.mydogateaz.com
Best GOURMET DOGGIE TREATS
THE BONE APPETIT BAKERY AND BOUTIQUE After a day in the park, your pup can fill his belly with delectable cakes and treats made from all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. And if he’s a good boy, he can even celebrate his next birthday at the store with a dog-shaped cake, or if he still believes in him, get his picture taken with Santa.
4810 E. Ray Road, No. 5, Phoenix, AZ