OFF THE CHAIN: Unleashed Indoor Dog Parks just might be the greatest thing since Snausages. In addition to 25,000 square feet of indoor off-leash play space, this one-of-a-kind pooch palace also offers grooming services, daycare, a shop stocked with toys, food and treats and – wait for it – a café where doggie mommies and daddies can buy a latte and a specialty sandwich. Now that’s worth barking about! All this fur-family fun is yours for just $7.50 per dog, per day (additional dogs receive a discounted rate). For more information and to get your paws on the necessary registration forms, click on unleasheddogparks.com, call 214-388-0701 or stop by 5151 Samuell Boulevard in Dallas.
SHINY COATS: Vhea’s LaundroMutt is another pooch-perfect place we’re panting about. This fully-equipped self-serve grooming shop features Espree shampoos and conditioners for that just-washed glow, full-service grooming and holistic products for dogs and cats. In the words of owner Vhea Cannon, “It is my passion to make wellness living with pets an everyday thing - not a mystery. It's not just about a bath or a groom, but taking care of your pet from the inside out." Visit Vhea’s LaundroMutt at 718 N. Buckner Ave., #211 in Dallas (next to Gold’s Gym) or click vheaslaundromutt.com for more information.
FAMOUS FUR BABIES: Finally, while Fido’s frolicking at the park or Fifi’s getting her weekly fluff, why not flip through Kinky’s Celebrity Pet Files? This new book from entertainer, politician and all-around cool guy Kinky Friedman features animal anecdotes from the likes of Johnny Cash, Bill Clinton and Willie Nelson. Find your copy on Amazon for $16.47. Happy Tails to You!