Pampered pooches: the pet pampering trends taking over Australia

Furry cuddle buddies, nature’s perfect personal trainer and the most loyal friend you’ll ever have. Our doggos play such an important role in our daily lives, and with everything they do for us, it’s only right we should be able to repay them with a little TLC of their own. When it comes to giving a little love back, there’s nothing that says “I woof you” more than a good old puppy pampering. Luckily for us, these growing trends are giving Australia’s pawrents plenty of ways to spoil our beloved canine companions!

Doggie day spas

Diggiddydoggydayspa, South Melbourne

Diggiddydoggydayspa, South Melbourne

Pet pampering has long been around in the form of luxury grooming services, but a handful of Australian businesses are taking this trend to a whole new level with their more-than-lavish pamper packages. It seems it’s out with the traditional doggie blow dry and in with the luxury doggie day spa, with modern groomers offering our pampered pooches everything from pawdicures to a full body aroma massage. If you’re lucky enough to live nearby, Diggiddydoggydayspa in Melbourne treats all pooches to a warm bubble bath (cuddles mandatory), with additional options for a doggy facial, a full scissor trim, and a luxury pawdicure featuring a shea butter massage...now that’s what we call relaxation!

Relaxation retreats

Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat, WA

Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat, WA

Once the sole territory of the two-legged guest, a growing number of Australia’s hotels are opening their doors to our furry friends, with offerings extending far beyond a simple one-night stay. Today’s pet-friendly venues are going above and beyond to ensure our pooches get to live the life of luxury on their trip away from home, with pup-based perks such as welcome treats, dedicated pet-friendly floors and in-house doggie day spas. For anyone on the Western Coast, Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat in Margaret River is well worth a visit with your furry friend. Their Pet Re-treat Package features puppacinos on arrival, a two-night stay in the Queen suite, and a pamper treatment each for you and your pooch. If you’re looking to spoil your furbaby with a  relaxed weekend away, check out our blog for more of the top pet-friendly holiday stays in Australia.

Premium doggie dinners

FurFresh Australia, image courtesy of  Clubdogue

FurFresh Australia, image courtesy of Clubdogue

As we become more health conscious ourselves, it’s no surprise we’re getting more aware of what we feed our beloved pooches - they are, afterall, an important member of the family! Nowadays, we don’t have to take a full tour of the supermarket aisles or labour at home to cook up a meal that’s suitable for our pampered pups, because a growing number of local businesses are doing it for us! Doggy Dinners in Perth and FurFresh Australia are just two of the amazing companies serving up natural and customised meals to Australia’s furry friends, providing a great way to ensure our pups remain happy and healthy with their delicious diets.

Dog-friendly wine tours

Grape Escape South West Tours, WA

Grape Escape South West Tours, WA

And of course, we can’t talk about pampering without mentioning a little liquid relaxation. Whilst your pooch may not be able to join in on all the fun per say, a few pawsome companies have put together dedicated pup-friendly wine tours for paw-rents looking to wine and dine with their furry friend in tow. Grape Escape Wine Tours in Margaret River and Gourmet Pawprints in Victoria are two of the pup-loving businesses offering tours of the pet-friendly hangouts in their respective regions, with the latter even offering puppy massages whilst pawrents enjoy a tipple or two throughout the day..the perfect way to treat your furry plus one!

Pamper your pooch at home with Pooky & Boo

Pooky & Boo, Rustic Sky dog bed

Pooky & Boo, Rustic Sky dog bed

At Pooky & Boo, we believe pooches deserve to live in luxury all the time. Our unique range of custom designed dog beds are made with style, sustainability and your pooch’s comfort in mind. Handcrafted from high-quality fabrics that have been locally sourced and milled in Australia, our beds are designed to bring that little bit of luxury into the modern home whilst providing our furry friends with all the creature comforts they need.

Visit our product page to view our latest range of luxury dog beds.

Sue West