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The .01% Solution: How to Pamper a Plutocrat Pet

by Debra Scott Photographed by Hamptons Canine Concierge
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Does your dog lack muscle tone? Want Fido to surf alongside you? Is he or she in need of a personal stylist? Few Hamptonites would face the summer without indulging in a facial or taking a paddle board lesson. So why shouldn’t Buddy?


Look no further than Hamptons Canine Concierge, a consortium of dog experts that seems to believe that what’s good for the master is good for the hound.


Run by veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler, dog trainer Lisa Hartman and The DOG Store (Manhattan and Wainscott) owner Edward Alava, the luxury service specializes in over-the-top treatments (and treats) to pamper your pooch.


For those stressed-out moments – after his batch of yucky grain-free kibble – treat your pup to a massage. Not to worry: there’s also a chauffeur to “transpet” Rover to his appointment. Or the use of a private jet for going farther afield.


For your pet’s next birthday, you can wow his buddies with a party replete with grooming stations offering “furcials,” “pawdicures” and blowouts and gazebos filled with “pupcakes.” Woof!


Is your dog a wannabe athlete? Hartman will give swimming lessons or yoga classes where man’s best friend can join its master in Downward Dog. If your pooch wants to hang ten (I mean 20), a surfing lesson is just the thing. “We can provide any activity you can think of,” says Bressler.


Getting married? HCC will walk your dog down the aisle and arrange for a groom’s cake made in its canine likeness. If he’s got wedding jitters an acupuncturist will apply relaxing needles.


What canine wouldn’t like doggy day camp where it gets to hang with its mates, paddle board and slurp down “watermelon slushies.” Who knew? Some fruit is good for dogs. But don’t put your dog on a juice fast as some clients have requested. Better to get one of HCC’s canine chefs to prepare a special meal of roasted duck or salmon with sweet potato and vegetables. Hold the rosé.



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