By Joanne Spataro
When your pooch needs pampering—and you need a break from wrangling a wild mane in the bathtub—treat him or her to The Dog Salon for an afternoon wash, cut and style. Located in Plaza Midwood, the salon’s highly trained groomers are the top dogs in Charlotte, focusing on creative color, custom cuts and specific breeds. Consult with the groomer before your pride and joy’s session to ensure it results in a perfect makeover; you can even bring photos of your favorite looks.
The extensive list of services guarantee that Fido won’t be living the “ruff” life during his or her stay. Choose the full groom, aka “The Works,” which includes a personal consultation with the groomer, a full-body haircut, a smell-good spritz and a spa bath with a relaxing hydro massage. If your pup is ready for a new look to show off at the dog park, ask for a daring head or body mohawk or a colorful fur airbrushing.
If you actually enjoy playing groomer but hate the mess left in your wake, take advantage of the salon’s self-serve washing station, complete with high-velocity blow dryers, brushes, nail clippers and—you guessed it—perfume and cologne. Whether you go for the works or a do-it-yourself experience, your fur baby will be barking for joy. And isn’t he or she worth it?
Plan your furry friend’s spa day at thedogsalon.com