Bangkok is teeming with furry cuteness. Here are the best spots to let your pooch get pampered while you're out of town.
PETS HIGHLAND SENSATION DOG HOTEL AND CARE
At this freshly founded dog hotel, doggie guests are not caged, but get their own airconditioned private room so that they can get some alone time. Staff can also groom and bathe your four-legged friend in any fancy style you wish. Prices start at only B340 per night, two meals included.
43 Rama 9 Soi 62, 089-543-6222, 086-042-6222, firstname.lastname@example.org, Open daily 6am-8pm.
THE BARKYARD BKK (opening mid June)
Situated in the heart of Sukhumvit, this dogcentric community space is run by socialite Jay Spencer. Here, you’ll find a spacious 2-rai lawn to let your four-legged friends stretch their legs. There’s also a swimming pool, and a kennel with cozy rooms fitted out with webcams for you to keep an eye on your canine friend while you’re far away. On top of training courses, there’s also a restaurant named Mha-mumm, which offers up healthy and nutritious meals for your dog. You can even spoil your pooch with grooming services using all-organic products.
65 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 081-735-4666, 02-663-0126, www.facebook.com/ thebarkyardbkk
MODOG (opening in July)
Covering an area of more than one rai, this modern, full-service pet facility promises your best buddy will be taken care of 24-7 by trained nannies, while there are online surveillance cameras for added piece of mind. Both owners and pooches can also enjoy some quality time together in the saltwater pool tailored to your dog’s sensitive skin. The doubled water flow system ensures the pool remains clean without any dog (or human) hair left behind. You can also expect certified grooming services, a pet retail store, and both outdoor and indoor activity zones.
Nusasiri village, Rama 2 Rd. 092-003-7995, http://tinyurl.com/ozwnkdg
This luxurious pet shop and café, set only a few minutes from BTS Ekkamai, is decked out in a slightly Victorian style with chandeliers and wrought iron chairs. It’s run by a Japanese couple, too, who provide some pretty high-end services for your dog. Monitor your four-legged friend via webcam while you are away, and enlist the services of their professional groomers who can also pick out some fancy clothes and accessories to get your pooch looking their prettiest.
Park Lane Shopping Mall, 18 Sukhumvit Soi 63, BTS Ekamai, 02-382-1124, 085-255- 7756. Open daily www.facebook.com/ twinkle.bkk
Opened just last year, this is a slice of heaven for pets, complete with pet pool, hotel, grooming services (every Sunday), cafe, playground and more. What really gets the tail wagging are the parties by the pool where your pups can splash about and show off their summer bodies. Prices for services start at B350 for a short hair dog under 6kg. The on-site Pet Organic Cafe gets a hand from organic brand Dogkery to serve up freshbaked treats for your pets. Appointments are strongly recommended.
35-35/1 Sukhaphiban 2 Rd. 081-818-2850, 089-896-7676. Open daily 9am-6pm, www.facebook.com/petsvillebkk