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San Diego Dog Washes, Pet Boutiques and More

Plus, Where to Wash Up!

From pampering bath and spa treatments to shopping for trendy accessories at a pet boutique in colorful neighborhoods, a San Diego vacation is a memorable experience for the entire family.

Making Sure Every Dog Has His or Her Day

There's no reason to leave a member of the family behind when you visit San Diego. With these pet service providers, your four-legged friend can get as much out of their stay in San Diego as you do.

Where to Wash Up

San Diegan's LOVE to take their dogs out to play. In addition to the many groomers in the county, a number of businesses also support outdoor adventures with do-it-yourself pet wash facilities.

Dog Beach Dog Wash

Located just 2 1/2 blocks from the Ocean Beach Dog Beach, Dog Beach Dog Wash is the perfect place to get the sand out after a vigorous beach run and ocean romp. This self-service wash provides owners with everything they need to get their pooch spic and span and even offers self-grooming stations with clippers.

Noah's Natural Pet Market

A self-service pet wash that provides everything needed to comfortably bathe and groom dogs or cats. No appointment is necessary. Noah's also stocks a wide variety of products including collars, leashes, shampoo, toys and an entire line of holistic, natural dog food, the raw dog diet, dietary supplements and treats.

Dunk 'n Dogs

A family run business located 15 minutes inland from Pacific Beach and Fiesta island, Dunk 'n Dogs offers both self-service dog wash facilities and full service grooming.  They have hydrosurge tubs, all-natural shampoos and conditioners and drying stations. 

City Dogs

A good choice if you're staying near downtown.  They offer a host of supplies for the do-it-yourself groomer or you can make an appointment for professional services. 

Solana Beach Do It Yourself Dog Wash

A quint little shop a block from the beach, they provide everything you need for a do-it-yourself experience.  Or, you can have one of their staff to the grooming for you.

Dirty Dogs

Offering "earth-friendly" pet products, they provide everything you need to wash up yourself, or they also offer full-service grooming. Locations include Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills, Solana Beach, Carmel Mountain Ranch and Carlsbad. 

Pet Spas & Camps

Whether purebred pooch or well-loved mutt, there is nothing better after a day at the park or a run on the beach than a good bath. With grooming options that range from neighborhood self-serve washes to nationally recognized pet spas, San Diego offers visiting pets lots of ways to get gorgeous.

Holiday Pet Hotel

With luxury spa treatments ranging from skin and coat treatments to pedicures to hydrotherapy massage, it’s no surprise that Holiday Pet Hotel in Encinitas was once named one of the country’s “top 10 places to pamper your pooch” by the Travel Channel. They also offer doggie day care and dog and cat boarding.

Camp Run-A-Mutt

Offering cage-free daycare, Camp Run-A-Mutt features a splash pond, sun deck, toys and tons of dog-style fun. Multiple locations around San Diego County.

Pet Accessories & Treats

San Diego is home to hip and trendy pet boutiques where animals and their owners can browse the latest in pet fashions, stock up on squeak toys, munch on house-made biscuits and much more. Your dog or cat will be sure to thank you for making them the hippest animals on the block. Following are a few favorite places to sniff out a bargain:

Muttropolis

Designer pet boutique for "haute dogs and cool cats" offering an extensive collection of luxury pet gifts, fashionable outfits, and gourmet food and treats. Locations in La Jolla and Solana Beach.

PETCO

Petco Grooming Salons offer full-service grooming and bathing, plus a variety of special services for all breeds of dogs and cats. Appointments not necessary, but recommended. For special dog treats, the Petco Dog Bar is similar to a salad bar and shaped like a dog bone, but this dog bar serves up bones, treats and 21 different healthy, tasty cookies in such shapes as letter carriers, fire hydrants, dog houses, teddy bears, and Oreos.

Paw Pleasers

A full-service dog and cat bakery featuring fresh baked treats, toys and gifts for pampered pets.

Dexter's Deli

Health food store for dogs and cats, plus toys and gifts. Locations in North Park, Del Mar and Carlsbad.

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