529 Broome St.
Pup Culture’s tiny Soho storefront belies a combination pet shop, grooming center, and dog-walking and boarding service that encompasses a spacious back room and basement. Each day, Pup Culture sends three or four dog-walkers out to pick up pets from Manhattan apartments and to walk the dogs that are staying in the kennels. Travelers can board their dogs from one night up to two months. When the pets aren’t out walking, they are kept with other dogs of similar temperament and size in playpens, observed at all times by staff members. Owners who prefer to leave their pets at home while out of town can have Pup Culture send someone over to feed them. There’s no food for sale in the retail store, but shoppers will find plenty of chew toys (including American Kennel Club ecofriendly toys), squeaky puppets, leashes, and pet beds. And the groomer does flea-removal baths, regular baths for cats and dogs, scissor haircuts (they grow in more evenly than buzzer cuts), and nail clippings.