They greet us every time we come home. They play with us anytime of day. They protect us from harm by barking at your visitor stranger. And as the saying goes, a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. Our pets’ loyalty is priceless; and they deserve some happiness in return. Spoiling them with occasional edible treats might be an indulgence but there are other extravagances that we can provide. A brand new toy, apparel, or even a bed perhaps? Or maybe even getting the best groomer in town for his regular bath?
Here are 10 pet care centers where you can give some good loving back to your trusted companion.
The name says it all. Where else do you need to take man’s bestfriend but to a trusted vet?
Vets in Practice Animal Hospital offers complete veterinary medical services from examinations to surgery. “We are equipped with state of the art medical equipment, complete medical, dental and surgical facilities and specialist affiliations including: Diagnostics: In house Blood Counting and Blood Chemistry Machine for animals, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Electrocardiogram, Fiber-Optic Endoscopy; Surgery: from basic Soft Tissue Procedures, Orthodontics, Orthopedics and Ophthalmic procedures aided by the safest and modern anesthetic agents and equipment; treatment & confinement: in-house Pharmacy, hygienic stainless steel holding cages, ICU, incubator, whelping suite manned 24-hours by the veterinarians and technicians,” shares the Vets in Practice team.
In fact, this pet care center has 12 in-house vets with specialty in the fields of alternative therapies; exotic breeds; dog and cat medicine and surgery.
It’s not only the usual cats and dogs that Vets in Practice Animal Hospital care for but also they giveTLC to horses, birds, game fowl, and exotic animals. They even provide delivery services to any part of the Philippines. Check out their website to shop online for your pet needs.
The Vets in Practice Animal Hospital is open daily from 8am to 10pm and accepts emergency cases beyond 10pm. Animal Hospital is located in Unit 102 GF Alabang Business Tower, Madrigal Business Park, 1216 Acacia Avenue Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Its sister companies are the Carveldon in Unit 21 Commercial Villa II, Cartimar Pet Shopping Center, Pasay City and the Animal Care Specialists in Stall No. 16 and 17 Pet Village, Tiendesitas, Brgy. Ugong C5 Road, Pasig City.
2. Pet express
Pet Express was first known as a dog and cat shop offering items for taking care of your little buddy. The entire shop is filled with treats that any pet lover would truly love—toys, apparels, shoes, leashes, and many others things a pet would need such as food treats, shampoo, and many more.
This pet lover’s fantasy also offers full grooming. The package cost for small breeds or those that weigh 11 kilos and below is Php 450, while those more than 11 kilos are at Php650.
According to Brian Velasco, the head groomer of SM Mall of Asia, “packaged na ang full grooming, but we also offer individual cleaning (that is offered in the full grooming) like nail trim, bath and blow dry, tooth brushing, mouthwash and ear cleaning.”
They also offer dematting “or yung pagtatangal ng tangles,” shares Brian.
3. VIP Pet Hotel
Run by the same company as Vets in Practice, the Vets in Practice or VIP Pet Hotel and Wellness Center is a pioneer in the pet spa industry with the largest range of facilities and supervision of doctors and physical therapists.
It has a 300 sq.m. space allotted with pet gyms, suites and indoor play park where your pooch can run and enjoy the day as you take pleasure in your own vacation. This hotel tries to make sure your little baby would get the loving he needs as they offer short- or long term-boarding, daycare, grooming, spa, and massage.
They provide acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, a weight loss program, and dog training classes. You would be assured that your barker would be in the great hands as the VIP Pet Hotel boasts of therapist who have experience in rehabilitation medicine and therapy.
The VIP Pet Hotel is open from 9am to 6pm only, Monday to Sunday and is located at 63 Maysilo Circle corner Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.
4. Aroma Pet Grooming and Dog Spa
Don’t have time to take your dog to the grooming center? Well, all you have to do is contact Aroma Pet Grooming and Dog Spa and they will take care of everything.
“We pick up and deliver dogs after grooming on board our Pet Taxi” says Maricel Gan, the owner of Aroma Pets. Then you could be assured that your bunso would get the bath, blow dry and trim he needs.
This pet care center uses only high-grade botanical and organic products for grooming and treatments. “We are the first to offer PetMassage in Manila under our Certified PetMassage Practitioner, trained by Jonathan Rudinger of PetMassage Institute, Ohio, USA,” states Maricel.
After your pet has been groomed and into his brand new self he could even get his picture taken, “we offer after-grooming pictorials and scheduled pet photography,” shares Maricel.
Aroma Pets is located at 133 Tomas Morato Ave., QC.
This animal center “looks like a bahay talaga and it is not that sosyal,” says Arlene Mendoza, finance officer in the Jupiter branch, one of Animal House’s 16 branches spread across the Metro.
With its non-intimidating ambience, Animal House has been delivering quality pet care for 26 years now. They offer veterinary treatments, vaccinations, check-up, confinement and grooming and some branches provide a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service.
When it comes to grooming, Arlene assures their services is top notch. “Complete grooming includes hair trim, nail trim, and paglilinis ng tenga,” says Arlene.
“You can bring your pet here, consult our in-house vet about your pet’s health concerns if you want to know pag may sakit yung dog mo,” says Arlene. “Then our vet will make necessary recommendations like food and medicine.”
Animal House has branches in Festival Mall; SM Fairview; SM Megamall; SM Mall of Asia; Quintin Paredes Street, Manila; Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa; Meralco Avenue, Pasig; Del Monte St., QC; Aurora Blvd, QC; and Wilson Street, San Juan; Taguig.
6. Makati Dog and Cat Hospital
Up and running since 1963, this animal hospital should be considered an institution in the animal care industry.
The Makati Dog and Cat Hospital imparts your pet the the same care you give him offers a series of veterinary medical services such as surgical, dental care, vaccination, diagnostic procedures, ultrasound, and many others.
Apart from coming in for a check-up in this Philippine Animal Hospital Association accredited center, your canine or feline best friend could also come in for a treat of grooming or check in for boarding.
The Makati Dog and Cat Hospital accepts emergency cases 24 hours daily and is located at 5426 Gen. Luna cor. Algier St. Poblacion, Makati City.
7. Cassandra Care Animal Home
A Jacuzzi for your pet? Well Cassandra Care Animal Home offers just that and many more.
This pet center gives breed –specific hair styling treatments, nail clipping, tooth brushing, ear cleaning, anal sac draining, and even a medicated bath. Your little doggie could even have his share of pet acupressure and hydro massage.
Cassandra Care Animal Home is also a hospital so they also does house calls and even has a standby ambulance, ready 24/7, for what ever emergency your pet might have.
Cassandra Care Animal Home is located at 290 Aguirre Avenue cor. Gov. A. Santos St.
Phase 3, BF HOMES, Parañaque City.
8. Dogs and the City
Pamper your pet to Dog and the City’s grooming services or day care facilities while you shop for your dearie over a wide array of merchandize ranging from designer collars and leashes, chic pet beds, stylish pet apparel, unique toys, dog food and treats, sleek pet carriers and many more.
Dogs and the City is located at Eastwood City walk, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, and Burgos Circle Fort Bonifacio
9. Pooch Park Doggie Day Care
If you want a fully groomed pet with a different look, then Pooch Park definitely is the grooming center to go to. They have unique creations that are different from your everyday grooming.
Nevertheless, Pooch Park also provides the regular full grooming package which has “hair cut, nail trim, hair cleaning, ear cleaning, and anal sac cleaning,” says Carissa Omo of the Ortigas Home Depot branch. Grooming ranges from Php450 for small breed like shihtzu, Php500 for medium sized breeds, Php800 for large breeds like beagles.
What more, you get to pamper your best friend with a pet spa that received the Top Brand Awards Most Outstanding Pet Food and Grooming Shop for 2011. “Kasama din massage pero ang focus pampalamabot yung buhok, which we use a special conditioner,” says Carissa.
Pooch Park has branches at Ortigas Home Depot in Julia Vargas Avenue and in Robinsons Place East.
10. House of Pets
Whatever breed your dog is, you can always rely that the vets and groomers here would treat them with patience and kindness. From new born puppies to older breeds, they have all the experience that you will need for your loving alaga to be treated well. Services range from grooming to treatments.
House of Pets is open from 9AM to 6PM from Mondays to Saturdays and is located at 143 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City.