Best of Boston

2007 Best Pet Grooming

sPoochies Spa and Boutique

Loyal sidekicking is hard work. So is giving a cat a bath (something we’ve learned the hard way). Make life a little easier for both you and your furry, filthy pal with a visit to ‘sPoochies, where the gentle techs will get even the most hygiene-averse animal into show-ring shape: clipping nails, cleaning ears, decrusting fur, trimming those unsightly under-chin spots where drool goes to die. A generous selection of sweet-smelling grooming products provides the necessary tools for ambitious owners to try again at home, if they must.

400 Tremont St., Boston, 617-357-7387,