733 8th St., S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Howl to the Chief is a one stop shop for doggy spoiling overload. Located in D.C.’s Capital Hill neighborhood, it offers an array of specialty foods that accommodate dry, canned and raw diets. Patrons can even order online and request free deliver in select areas. Howl to the Chief also has onsite grooming services and has professionally trained staff available for dog walking and sitting. In addition, it supports occasional “Yappy Hour” events at dog-friendly establishments.
Serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, AcuVet is a mobile veterinarian practice specializing in holistic therapies such as acupuncture . It is run by Dr. Erica Barron. She is graduate of Ohio State University and holds a certification in acupuncture from the Chi Institute. She believes acupuncture can be very helpful in treating dogs with “chronic kidney disease, urine leaking, arthritis, decreased of appetite and energy, paralysis, IVDD, hip disease and some GI diseases.” Dr. Barron also promotes her at-home service as being less stressful for her patients.
Intersection of 17th and S Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
There are numerous city-operated fenced-in dog parks in D.C. It’s S Street Dog Park is among the best. The park’s surface is covered in an antimicrobial artificial turf that promotes cleanliness and prevents digging. There is also a water fountain and “poop” bag dispensers. For owners, there are shaded benches and very cool artwork. The park is rather small, so it is important that visitors keep a watchful eye on their dogs.
1825 18th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Located near D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa is best known for its hand-made treats — including birthday cakes. In addition to its bakery, it offers a selection of routine food products and supplies that are eco-friendly, all-natural, and organic and mostly made in the United States. Doggy Style also offers grooming using all-natural, chemical-free shampoos and products.
415 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Art and Soul, owned by chef Art Smith, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, is an upscale casual restaurant serving southern-inspired cuisine. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is dog-friendly and a special “pooch patio menu” is available. Tasty offerings include house made beef and rice in a savory gravy, grilled and sliced sirloin, peanut-banana popsicles, and frozen beef bone. And extra special item is the Bowser Beer, a nonalcoholic beverage made of meat broth.