(Image: iStockphoto)

(Image: iStockphoto)

Pet toys or treats are not just random products to buy for your favorite animal. Pets have unique personalities, likes and loves just like we do. Pet bakeries make certain only the ingredients allowed for a healthy dog diet are included. The comfort features or exercise regime of doggy day camps make it their business to spoil your dog. Here are some of the best places to spoil your dog in Boston.

(Photo Credit: Polka Dog Bakery)

(Photo Credit: Polka Dog Bakery)

Polka Dog Bakery 
256 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-5155


South Boston is home to the largest soft and chewy or dehydrated jerky treat bakery on the north shore. Finding bulk quantities of your dog’s most favorite snacks can be made in one simple trip. Classic biscuits, specialty holiday snacks for your dog to join the party or to include in a family gift basket. Spoiling a pet is as simple as satisfying a hungry tummy. Accessories, bowls and other dog specific items are well stocked and ready for each and every style of home and color scheme. Make the trip to Shawmut Ave for Wonder nuggets, cod and seafood flavored doggy snacks.

(Photo Credit: The Fish & Bone)

(Photo Credit: The Fish & Bone)

The Fish and Bone
217 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 753-4176

Fish and Bone stocks chew toys, Go Fetch toys, Interactive puzzle toys and plush lounging friends just for the four legged family member. Bump up the fashion trends with accessories, bows, colored colors and one of a kind items your dog will recognize as his own. Hunting for a quick treat, preparing for a stress free walk with the pup are made simple and enjoyable with a pet friendly visit to The Fish and Bone.

Boston House of Bark
493 Spring St.
Hanson, MA 02341
(781) 524-1056

A healthy spoiled dog gets plenty of play time and exercise. If going on a business trip, or away from home for an extended time throughout the day, the Doggy Day Camp at Boston House of Bark is a perfect alternative. Spoil your pet with fresh air, clean living and ample running space and you’ll be bringing them home healthier to boot. Play time or over night stays can be privately structured or communal depending on your dogs personality, if down time is needed, the experts at House of Bark are attentive and caring. Pick up and drop off locations are also tailored to your availability. Don’t hesitate to let your dog have a day-cation. You’ll find a well groomed, happy pet when the day is done.

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Geronimo’s Ltd
119 Pleasant St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-3731

Water fun, summer toys and exercise items are in stock at Geronimo’s Ltd. Soft leashes designed to not fray or irritate a sensitive neck in the summer heat, and doggy water bottles have been invented just to spoil your loved one. Take fetch to the next level by getting your dog into extreme water sports this summer with Water Wubba, a unique doggy creation that will have Fido’s tail wagging all afternoon. Accessories, bedding, toys, treats, grooming and other doggy must haves are all in ample supply at Geronimo’s Ltd, even specialty gift items or birthday gift cards are ready for purchase. Fido can hunker down on his very own personalized pillow, or be added to an ornament as a keepsake.

Cold Noses
The Courtyard at Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-5477

Looking for the hip utility bag that is an absolute must when walking and spoiling your pet? Cold Noses has an exclusive line of perfectly sized Ditty Bags for the dog owner to never be ill prepared. Stock up on the velvet plush or fleece bones that your pet adores surrounding himself with. Enjoy the variety of Cold Noses treats and accessories. You’ll know exactly what will spoil your dog the minute it catches your eye. Enjoy the day with a trip to Nantucket and don’t forget to bring along your beloved dog!

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Freelance writer Corinne Costantino showcases the “Best of Boston” in New England. Her contributions can be found in an eclectic variety of online publications including AXS, Examiner, Hubpages and many more. One favored accomplishment are two short essays ‘At this moment my pencil’ and ‘Five minutes that changed my life’ examples of creative writing published in the Newburyport H.S English Textbook(1995).