Pamper Your Pets

5 Great Ways to Show Your Fur Babies How Much You Care

Are you looking to show your fur babies that ultimate expression of love? There are innovative and fun ways for every paw-rent to treat your pets to a unique experience. Not only will it be engaging for your four-legged family members, but each of these experiences will also create a memorable experience for you. Whether you want something special for your pet to enjoy at home, a luxurious staycation with your furry friend, or a way to treat your pet to a day out, we have you covered! Here are five great suggestions on ways to pamper your pet.

Morning Squeeze

Locally owned Morning Squeeze has served breakfast and lunch in a groovy '70s and '80s retro backdrop since 2013. You can bring your pampered pooch with you to check out the dog-exclusive Tail Wagger menu. There are three locations—Tempe, Scottsdale, and Downtown Phoenix—that serve up breakfast, lunch, and brunch from their indoor-outdoor bars and patios. The Wagger menu includes four-legged favorites, such as the Chowhound bowl of scrambled eggs and diced chicken. Be sure to check out the made-in-house Doggie Biscuits. Morning Squeeze is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. MorningSqueeze.com

Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Pet-friendly travel is more popular than ever! You can enjoy a luxurious staycation with your furry friend at Scottsdale's iconic Royal Palms Resort and Spa, which recently launched its Royal Paws program. Royal Paws is an elevated pet program for those who want to share that luxury hotel experience with their four-legged friends. Royal Paws features a dedicated pet menu with bites like the "Chew-dité" and the "Rebarkable Burger." Pets staying at Royal Paws can use the plush branded beds, bowls, and tennis balls while at the resort. The Royal Palms concierge will give you a map of the best pet-friendly spots on the gorgeous property where you can play and explore. RoyalPalmsHotel.com

D Pet Hotels Scottsdale

D Pet Hotels Scottsdale offers 5-star luxury dog care while you're away for work or play, with a home-like environment. Find a relaxing, modern style and color palette. You can choose from one of three levels of suites: Standard, Sensational, and Uber. No matter which suite you choose, it includes all-day play in daycare utilizing three dog parks spanning 4,000 square feet at the hotel.

No stay at D Pet Hotels is complete without a visit to the dog spa and wellness center. The SPA provides full grooming, anesthesia-free teeth cleaning, rejuvenating massages, vitamin baths, pawdicures, and body wraps. The environment is calm and relaxing with aromatherapy and downtempo music.

Don’t have time to pick up and drop off your pup? No worries! D Pet Hotels offers D-Chauffeur Service. They come to your home or office in Scottsdale, Tempe, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, or Phoenix. D Pet Hotels offers various pickup options and the best of care while your furry family member is in transit. Want a luxury lift? They can even arrange for a pick-up in a Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, or Rolls Royce.

D Pet Hotels aims to make your pets feel as comfortable during their stay as they do are home. The hotel has staff on premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to give you a luxurious alternative to boarding and accommodations for your baby. There is also another Phoenix-area location in Arcadia. Scottsdale.DPetHotels.com


Etta, sister restaurant to upscale Maple & Ash, is an affordable neighborhood restaurant at Scottsdale Quarter serving up wood-fired food. Each month, etta hosts Pups on the Patio for dogs and their owners. Enjoy brunch with your dog and every pup receives a party tote with etta dog swag and a dog treat. Oh, and there’s something special for human family members as well—a complimentary Tito's cocktail.

For your human pleasure, choose any of the delicious etta brunch items, including Huevos Rancheros, Challah French Toast, a breakfast sandwich or burrito, a fire-roasted Wagyu French Dip or a hearth-fired Steak and Eggs. Of course, etta always serves great wood-fired pizzas, including the Elysian Tarte Flambee for brunch, featuring uplands cheese, bacon, onion, crème Fraîche, and egg.

The cost for Pups on the Patio is $10 per person—plus the cost of the brunch—and Tito's matches all ticket sales, with proceeds going to a local dog rescue. The next Pups on the Patio is Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EttaRestaurant.com

Love Dog Republic

Love Dog Republic, established in 2020 as a luxury subscription box for dog-moms, is a passion project for local dog mom Laurie Stephens. Each box contains something for dogs and their moms, and Stephens uses the company to help raise funds and awareness for the animal rescue community. Unlike traditional subscription boxes for pets, this combines fun treats for your pets with something for the dog-moms who look forward to opening the box each quarter.

If you prepay for the year ($210), you automatically receive the Luxe box each quarter. Each one contains between six and eight items that range from electronics and spa items to toys and treats. You can also make a one-time purchase for $69.99.

The current box is the Summer Beachy Box, and it includes fun items such as a beach bag, reusable drink cup with straw, bath soak, and body lotion for dog-moms. Pets enjoy a bandana, hanky knot, doggie beach ball, doggie margarita toys (tequila, lime, and salt), and an organic doggo whale cookie. LoveDogRepublic.com

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