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Best of New York Services 2004

Best Canine Convierge

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  • Animal Fair VIP Concierge


    Think of this as Ask Jeeves for your pet. Run by Wendy Diamond and Jennifer Cattaui, editors of Animal Fair magazine, the service provides reliable recommendations for just about anything your pet might need, anywhere in the world. They’ll find a seamstress to design a custom carrier or outfit. They’ll point you to walkers, groomers, trainers, and play-date partners and will orchestrate a pet birthday party (one devoted dog owner shelled out about $1,500 for such a fête). Yearly membership costs $500, including a complimentary astrological reading for your four-legged friend.  

From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).