Winter Break Spa Day for Fido

Posted by Jessica Roberts

Treat Fido to a relaxing day at the dog spa to refresh his fur, soothe achy muscles, and help him feel fabulous this winter. These six pet spas offer everything from treatments like pet pedicures, hydrotherapy, blueberry facials, massages and mud masks to luxurious overnight stays.

D Pet Hotels

Various Locations
“I think I’ll go with a classic red polish.” Photo by D Pet Hotels Hollywood

D Pet Hotels is redefining pet luxury with spacious hotel and spa facilities for furry friends, and specialty services designed to truly pamper your pooch. Spa treatments include aromatherapy, vitamin baths, rejuvenating massages, body wraps, and upscale grooming services like blowouts, fur-coloring, and personalized cuts. The unique D Wrap treatment is a detoxifying thermal wrap to restore your pup’s skin and coat. And the five-star treatment doesn’t stop at the spa doors. Some locations offer D-Chauffeur, where your VIP can hitch a ride to the spa in a Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, or other luxury car. In between pampering sessions, he can chill in a posh, furnished suite with a flat-screen tv, nosh on doggy treats, work out on treadmills and agility equipment with personal trainers, and even pose for a photo session.

Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort

Tinton Falls, NJ
“Woooof that’s the spot.” Photo by Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort

Purr'n Pooch Pet Resort is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing furry friends with specialized care for more than 40 years. The staff is made up of experienced pet care technicians, pet nutrition and animal behavior training experts, and dog grooming professionals. They also offer professional energy work, known as Reiki, and holistic massage for dogs. Pet massage and Reiki sessions take place in a tranquil spa room and provide benefits like relieving stress and anxiety, promoting a healthy coat and skin, and increasing circulation to ease muscle tension and soreness.

While you’re in New Jersey, stay with your freshly pampered pup on the coast at The Asbury. Dogs are permitted with owners on the pool deck and in the lobby bar at the hotel, and a portion of every pet fee is donated to a local animal shelter.

Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort

Waller, TX
The "pawfect" place for canine relaxation therapy. Photo by

Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort encourages your pooch to get good and dirty before spa time. This 40-acre country club for pets includes natural ponds and wooded walking paths for Fido to explore before stepping paw into the tranquil pet spa. Designed to improve your dog’s overall well-being, their deep conditioning wraps detoxify and remove oily buildup from the coat and skin before moisturizing, which is especially important during the dry winter months. Spa Day packages offer nature walks or swims in Bo’s Pond in the morning, followed by afternoon spa and grooming treatments. If your dog stays overnight, Kickapoo Ranch provides comfortable accommodations, homemade treats for purchase, and tuck-in services (with bedtime books).

The pet-friendly Hyatt Place Houston Katy is convenient both to Kickapoo Ranch Pet Resort and downtown attractions.

The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa

Chagrin Falls, OH & Westlake Village, CA
“Fuschia is my signature color.” Photo by

If you want to take your canine where the celebrity dogs go, book him a makeover at The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa. The award-winning facilities in Chagrin Falls and Westlake Village offer an array of “five-paw” spa services in addition to pet boarding, day camp, and training. Their rejuvenating bath treatments include John Paul Pet Experience specialty shampoos and conditioners. Spa add-ons like the Celebrity Package treat pups to teeth brushing, facial and head massages, “pawdicures” using dog-friendly nail polish, and mud masks. For diva dogs, ask about the fabulously fun fur coloring and feathering.

After Fido’s facial, retire to an always-pet-friendly Kimpton Hotel near either Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa location. Both The Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland and the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills accept pets for no additional fee.

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

Various Locations
“Feeling furrrrresh.” Photo by @reddogpetresort

The spa services at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa are offered a la carte, meaning you can design a personalized pampering session that will leave your pup feeling fresh as spring this winter. Does she want a simple, natural blueberry facial to clean and brighten her face? Or is she feeling fancy enough for fur feather extensions? Pair either (or both) with a standard Seasonal Spa Package, which includes a scented shampoo, massaging bath, ear cleaning, nail trim, fluff dry and brush out. Unique to the Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa location is the aquatics center. Here, in addition to spa services, you can sign Fido up for a Hydro Massage Swim. This indoor, warm-water experience for pups has numerous benefits including relaxation, improved flexibility, athletic and post-surgical conditioning, and overall wellness.

The Posh Pet Hotel

West Palm Beach, FL
“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” Photo by

Treat your canine like a queen at the Posh Pet Hotel, West Palm Beach’s premier luxury pet spa and boarding facility. Grooming services include top-tier amenities like relaxing music, aromatherapy, cleansing facials, and massage. Posh pet stylists are also up to date on breed-specific standards and show cuts, so you know your pup will be the paragon of perfection at the dog park. If you want to really go for the gold, add stenciling and glitter flare to her posh pet makeover.

Book a convenient and pet-friendly room in the heart of downtown at Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown.

Where is your favorite place to bring Fido for a spa day? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by iStock/jtyler.