Best of Boston

BEST Pet Care

2013 BEST Pet Care, Pet Sitting

The Urban Hound


There are pets, and then there are babies who just happen to have fur. For the four-legged companions in the latter camp, the Urban Hound is ready to stand in as surrogate parent. The 8,500-square-foot boutique hotel has pristine private… read more»

2012 BEST Pet Care, Dog Sitting

Fenway Bark


Oh, the guilt of dropping the dog off at a crummy boarding facility before you embark on a five-star vacation. This baseball-themed complex, complete with a pool and an indoor runaround space, is like a holiday spot of Rover’s own…. read more»

2005 BEST Pet Care



Hosing down Fido is simple at this ingenious self-service canine salon in Fresh Pond, where dog owners dunk squirming pooches into stainless-steel industrial sinks equipped with built-in leashes. Handy dryers and a choice of organic shampoos promise clean, fluffy fur…. read more»

2004 BEST Pet Care, North



Care to try some terrier-misu? Or perhaps the matching pet-owner jewelry is more up your alley. Regardless, the two-legged and four-legged alike are barking up a storm about DogSpa, Beverly’s grooming, retail, and nutritional haven. For the languorous pooch, there’s… read more»

2004 BEST Pet Care

Dog Day Afternoons


Dog Day Afternoons bills itself as the city’s first prep school for pooches, which sounds a bit ridiculous—unless, of course, you happen to be someone with a predilection for seriously pampering your pet. In that case, Dog Day’s sprawling indoor… read more»

2003 BEST Pet Care



Need someone to look after your critters? While you’re away, DoggieDay will walk Spot four times a day, clean Fifi’s litter box, grab your mail, water your plants, inject your diabetic gerbil with insulin, and taxi Dirk the boa constrictor… read more»

2002 BEST Pet Care

Paws to Consider

Jamaica Plain

Even the bad pun can’t keep us away from a pet service this efficient, loving, and dependable. Owner Scot Jones clearly cares for his four-legged commissions with the same passion he does his business, keeping an organized staff of five… read more»

2001 BEST Pet Care

The Pawsitive Dog


They say trainer Jenifer Vickery thinks so much like a canine, she circles her pillow each night before hitting the hay. But she and her staff don’t just train dogs. They also train the source of many problems—the owners. That… read more»

1997 BEST Pet Care

Pet Companions


The dog lovers at Somerville’s Pet Companions never call what they do kenneling, a term which implies confinement. Those in the know refer to Pat Companions as the Ritz for dogs. When dogs spend the night at a “Doggie Pajama… read more»

1996 BEST Pet Care, Emergency Animal Care and Place to Pick Up a Pet

Angell Memorial Animal Hospital

Jamaica Plain

No matter what ails your pet, no matter what kind of pet you have, no matter what time of day or night—the folks at Angell are ready and willing to assist you. Veterinary residents come from all over the country… read more»