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Play and Stay

Next-level retreats for pets that think they’re human.


Your Spoiled Pets  

Those seeking a homier kenneling experience needn’t look beyond Your Spoiled Pets (624 Grand St., at Leonard St., Williamsburg; 347-599-2892), a new doggy day care, boardinghouse, and dog-walking service from the couple behind defunct furniture store Sunday Love. Spoiled dogs are walked alone or in pairs ($18 an hour), and owners Scott and Greer Shatzer occasionally let boarders sleep in bed with them at their nearby apartment ($60 a night). Another day care and kennel, the 3,600-square-foot Yuppy Puppy (544–546 Union St., nr. Third Ave., Gowanus; 917-351-4814), opens September 30. Founded by a vet tech and a bodybuilder, the primo facility includes an on-site pet store; a “spa” for grooming and baths (from $19); and a hydrotherapy tank designed for arthritic pets ($125 per session). And coming in late October is Ruff Club (34 Ave. A., nr. 3rd St.; 347-829-7833), a members-only social fraternity located in a former tavern. Up front, pet owners chat while accessing free Wi-Fi and sipping locally roasted coffee; in back, dogs enrolled in day care frolic in a webcam-equipped play space. To gain entry, pets must have up-to-date vaccinations, pass a brief temperament screening, and fork over annual and per diem fees (to be determined).


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