Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist, Kevin Sands, is not only the go-to-guy for stars like Britney Spears and Hilary Duff, but he also works extra hard to be the best pooch parent on the West Coast. “I bring my dogs in each Saturday to catch up after a busy, stressful week in the office,” says Sands. The two lucky pooches are Hailey, three-years-old, and Kobe, nine-months-old. These two black and white miniature Japanese Chins are like to children to Sands and his girlfriend.
On their way to work each Saturday, Sands and his dogs make their ritual stop at II Fornaio, a restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills, for coffee and a croissant. They all sit at an outside café table where the dogs patiently watch celebrity dogs walk by. Afterwards they head to the office for their weekly run up nine flights of stairs. “Once inside my office they go straight to their doggie beds in the reception area and begin playing with chew toys shaped like oversized tooth brushes,” says Sands. The dogs are kept in the reception area separate from the dentist’s workspace.
Sands is currently filming episodes for a television makeover show on The Learning Channel called Ten Years Younger, and makes it his priority to spend quality time with his two furry friends. “Having the dogs in the office on the weekends brings a sense of calm over me and it makes me eager to get out and run in the park with them after work,” says Sands.
“The dogs have great personalities and they are cute, cuddly and sweet. They are a great addition to the office atmosphere, especially when Britney Spears and her dog “Bit-Bit” came by for her office visit recently,” Sands proudly adds.
Hailey and Kobe also tag along with Sands when he performs charity services in the community at Operation School Bell, the Boys & Girls Club, LA Mission, Project Chicken Soup and Project Angel Food.