Hunter’s Day at the Spa

I recently read an article that said one of the things consumers continued to spend money on during the recession was their pets. At the upscale Cleveland pet resort, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, owners said that business actually went up during the recession.

I guess I can understand that. It’s easier to cut back on things for yourself, than deny your loyal canine friend. What do they know about tough times? Lucky for us Clevelanders, there are a lot of great local places where you can pamper your pet. I recently made an appointment at a luxury spa for dogs, Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa in Rocky River. Fetch specializes in pampering pets, offering facials and “pawidicures” for dogs, along with other grooming services. I was intrigued by their “Blueberry Facial.” Forget that I haven’t gotten a facial for myself in years, Hunter had to have one!

I scheduled Hunter for the “Aromatherapy Spa Treatment” a green tea and mint aromatherapy bubble bath and blueberry facial. The bath is followed by a dead sea mineral mud bath treatment, which is right up Hunter’s alley because he LOVES mud.

The Before: Excited about being pampered!
Getting his blueberry facial, but still has time to pose.

 

Basking in the cleanliness
The After: Looking handsome and rested – and smelling great!

Not all dogs may love being groomed, but Hunter really loved this spa day. One really great thing about Fetch is that they only schedule one dog at a time, so there’s no waiting around in cages while other dogs are groomed – a true luxury experience for any dog.

Fetch also carries a unique line of eco-friendly pet products and cute pet treats and outfits. And you can feel especially good about spoiling your pooch, since the Boutique donates proceeds each month to different animal welfare charities. This month the money is going to PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society. You can find out more information about them on their Facebook page.

Think your dog deserves a spa day? Fetch is offering a special offer for Dogs in the CLE readers. Mention this blog for a free teeth brushing or blueberry facial with any groom. Visit www.ilovefetch.com for more information.

Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa

CLE Canine of the Week

Meet Sage!
Name:  Sage
Breed:  Labradane (yes, that is Labrador Retriever
and Great Dane)
Age:  18 mos.
Sex:  Female
City:  Parma
Hobbies:  Chasing squirrels, chasing my kitty housemates,
 stalking squirrels, playing keep-away with my pink ball,
barking at every dog that passes my yard, chasing squirrels,
jumping and leaping 14′ or more off the deck, chasing
squirrels, and finally, cuddling in bed with my mom.
Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at dogsinthecle@gmail.com with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

Spooky Pooch Parade

It may have been cold and rainy, but that didn’t stop some very creative dog owners from hitting up the streets of Lakewood to show off their dog’s Halloween costumes. Over 200 dogs attended the Spooky Pooch Parade on Saturday displaying the very best in dog Halloween costumes.

There were dogs dressed up as presents, superheroes, paintings, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Chewbacca, even Heisenberg (from “Barking” Bad). I love that the owners get into it too, dressing up in theme along with their dogs. It’s also amazing that some dogs let their owners dress them in these elaborate get ups. It takes a very patient and mellow dog to sit in a oversized pot dressed as a lobster. Don’t think I’d have much luck getting my dog to do that.

Here are some of the best shots from the event:

 

Did you go to the parade? What was your favorite costume?

CLE Canine of the Week

Meet Jack!
Name : Jack
Hometown:  Avon Lake, OH
Breed: purebred Yorkie
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Male
Hobbies: LOVES playing Fetch with balls,
shredding paper, and his best friend Max.
Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at www.dogsinthecle.com with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

CLE Canine of the Week

Meet Riley!
Full name: Riley
Age: 1 year old
Breed: Beagle
Hometown: Strongsville
Hobbies: Chasing down squirrels in the yard,
wiggling under fences, wrestling with his
brother beagle Murphy and snuggling in his cozy cave bed.

Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at dogsinthecle@gmail with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

Meet the CLE Canine of the Week – Bella!

Meet Bella!
Full name: Bella Rina Hicks
Gender: Female
Breed: everything bagel
City: Solon
Hobbies: sunbathing, licking people, playing chase,
 chasing squirrels, asking for love (happy to give her)
Interesting fact: Her mom was shot and survived. She gave
 birth to Bella and 9 others. Bella is a survivor.Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at dogsinthecle@gmail with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

Meet the CLE Canine of the Week – Rhett Butler!

Mr “RHETT” Butler
Full Name: Mr “RHETT” Butler
Breed: Labradoodle
Gender: Male
Age: 16 Months
Hometown: North Canton
Hobbies: Long Hikes, hunting squirrels, improving my
doggie paddle in any body of water, rooting for the Browns
and making my mom be the big spoon every morning.

Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at dogsinthecle@gmail with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

 

CLE Canine of the Week – Oscar!

Meet Oscar – our CLE Canine of the Week!

Full name: Oscar Snuggles McPusserton
Nicknames: Tink, Mr. Magoo, Stinkface
Home: North Olmstead
Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Hobbies: Shredding paper, playing with
cat toys, looking fashionable
Want your dog to be a CLE Canine of the Week? Email me at dogsinthecle@gmail with photos, full name, hometown, breed, gender, hobbies and anything else we should know about your dog!

Who is Cleveland’s Cutest Dog?

The crowd was packed in tight yesterday for the crowning of Cleveland’s Cutest Dog at the Warehouse District Festival. Over 40 dogs entered the contest, which judged the cutest dogs based on the creativity of their costumes.
The top three:

The creative dog costumes at the festival included a devil, a wizard, a sheriff, and my favorite, a piñata dog. The top three cutest dogs received gift baskets from Pet-Tique, the sponsor of the contest, and all participating dogs walked away with a consolation prize.

Here are some of the best pictures from the contest:
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Who’s your favorite cutest dog?

CLE Canines of the Week

Who doesn’t love to share pictures of their dog? I know I do, a little excessively some would say. But I also love looking at pictures of other people’s dogs, hence the  slideshow of local dogs on the main page.

Want to know how your dog can be featured there? It’s simple – send a photo to dogsinthecle@gmail.com along with a bio, including full name, age, breed, gender, city and hobbies. Every week a dog from here will be spotlighted as the CLE Canine of the Week. Just like Buford, our 1st ever CLE Canine of the Week!

 

Full Name: Colonel Buford Bixenstine
Breed: Tri-Color Basset Hound
Gender: Male

Age: 7.5
Hobbies: Being a rescue dog, hounding anyone with food, demanding to be addressed by his full military title, taking majestic skyline-backdrop photos