Best Places for Dogs in the Bay Area

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It’s a dog’s life in San Francisco, where man’s best friend rules at Crissy Field, lounges at his humans’ feet on many restaurant patios and outnumbers children in the city. Want to know the best places for dogs in the Bay Area? Here are five fab options to take your haute dog:


calistoga_pet_bedPhoto Credit: Courtesy Calistoga Ranch

Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, offers four-legged guests a welcome amenity, plush bed, and food and water bowls to enjoy during their stay while their bipeds receive a complimentary glass of Calistoga Ranch wine upon arrival. A canine culinary room service menu includes braised short rib served over brown rice, organic chicken with fresh pasta, and a Calistoga Ranch burger served over steamed white short grain rice. The Happy Tails newspaper provides guests info on pet-friendly restaurants and shops in the area.

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Stop by Louis Vuitton in Union Square to pick up this spacious, $2,940 pet carrier with a breathable side mesh roll-up flap and double zip around closure. It’s the stylish way to tote pampered pooches on the go.

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Your jet set pet will appreciate this $4,500 Goyard portable, folding dog bowl set, available at the boutique in Union Square. Featuring the Goyard signature chevron pattern on the outside and finely tailored handles to carry the folding case like the precious piece of luggage that it is. This elegant set is available in a variety of colors.

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Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay throws a Yappy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on its Cypress Lawn, where mutts can mingle, nibble on complimentary treats and lap flavored water while their guardians enjoy adult beverages and a special “Yappetizer” menu. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Peninsula Humane Society. Remaining dates for 2014 are August 28, September 25, October 23 and December 18.


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Schedule a massage for frazzled Fifi with Shelah Barr, a certified small-animal massage therapist and owner of Happy Hounds Massage who comes to your home, work space or wherever your pet is most comfortable, within San Francisco city limits. Special arrangements can be made for services outside of the city limits.


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