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The Dogfather

51 North Margin St.
(617) 227-2212

There will be a day when you'll have to call upon the Dogfather for a favour-and they'll be happy to oblige! The Dogfather offers all canine-related services, from dog walking to grooming to day trips, plus a selection of quality pet products. dogfather.com

The Polka Dog Bakery

256 Shawmut Ave.
(617) 338-5155

The Polka Dog bakery is a touching tribute to Pearl, the "polka dog" behind the store's unusual moniker. It was Pearl, a one-eyed, rescued Puerto Rican Boxer that inspired owners Rob Van Sickle and Deborah Gregg to open Boston's most delicious "bark-ery." Aside from the goodies, they offer a complete and stylish retail selection for your canine, plus they are known for catering various canine events around town. A definite must when shopping Bean Town with your dog. polkadog.com

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Tremont 647

647 Tremont St.
(617) 266-4600

This American Bistro not only serves up some mean food, but dogs are more than welcome on the patio. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays between 2 and 5 p.m. when both you and your four-legged friend can enjoy brunch. While you partake of coffee and gingerbread pancakes, your dog can peruse the delicious doggie menu (catered by the Polka Dog bakery), with choices including Martha's Meatballs (gently seasoned ground beef drenched in salt-free tomato sauce) and tender Lamb Rangoon...makes you want to go half and half with your dog. tremont647.com

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Nine Zero

90 Tremont St.
(617) 772-5800

Kimpton hotels are renowned for the all-out pet services they offer, and their Nine Zero property is no exception. This is a hotel that understands first-class accommodation, catering to both you and your dog. You'll enjoy the chic rooms and central, downtown location while Poochie digs the "In the Doghouse" pet package, which includes dog treats and a designer bowl and bed. Pet sitting, grooming, and massage services are available upon request, and, best of all, you're right across the street from Boston Common, Boston's pet-friendly 50-acre public park. There are neither fees nor size restrictions imposed upon canine guests. Limit two dogs per person. ninezero.com

The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St.
(857) 233-0552

The Liberty is situated on Beacon Hill, offering one of the greatest views of the city. Every detail of your room will leave you feeling pampered, from the luxe, environmentally-friendly Molton Brown bath products, to the breathtaking architecture. Your canine companion won't feel neglected, either, with food bowls and a dog bed, plus locally baked treats provided. Plus, not only is the hotel 10 minutes away from a dog park, but it is also located along the Esplanade, miles of park land along the Charles River, perfect for walking or running with your dog. A one-time dog fee of $100 is charged. Doggie guests of all stature are welcomed. libertyhotel.com

The Chandler Inn Hotel

26 Chandler St.
(800) 842-3450

If you and Fido are in search of an independent boutique hotel offering modern yet cozy accommodations that won't burn a hole in your wallet, the Chandler Inn is for you. Appropriately self-described as a mix of European charm and hip South End personality, the Chandler Inn brings its own flavour to the table. Dogs up to 25 pounds are welcome and there is no additional fee charged for canine guests. chandlerinn.com

Eliot Hotel

370 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 267-1607

The Eliot hotel insists that one needn't give up comfort and luxury when traveling with dogs. Beautiful rooms and a central location-adjacent to shopping on Newbury Street and Copley Place, as well as the Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, and The Museum of Fine Arts-make this charming boutique hotel an excellent choice. Plus, it houses an award-winning restaurant, The Clio, that's certainly worth a visit. Dogs of all sizes are warmly welcomed without additional charge. They must be crated whenever left in the room unattended, but pet-sitting services are also available if your pooch doesn't want to stay alone. eliothotel.com

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Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Ave./Harvard Sq.

What's a trip to Boston without a stop at one of its Ivy League universities? The Harvard campus is not only historic, but pet friendly. Harvard first opened its doors in 1636, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. On campus, you and your dog can enjoy lush promenades (especially in the fall season) and free student-led historical walking tours. Dogs must be leashed all times and cleaned up after. news.harvard.edu/guide /to_do/index.html

Peters Park Dog Run

One of the only off-leash dog parks in Boston, the Joe Wex Dog Recreation Space in Peters Park is located in the South End on Washington Street between East Berkley and Waltham Street. This completely privately funded dog run, opened in 2007, is a true expression of Bostonians love for their four-legged friends. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. peterspark.org

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The Dogfather

51 North Margin St.
(617) 227-2212
There will be a day when you'll have to call upon the Dogfather for a favour-and they'll be happy to oblige! The Dogfather offers all canine-related services, from dog walking to grooming to day trips, plus a selection of quality pet products.
dogfather.com

The Polka Dog Bakery

256 Shawmut Ave.
(617) 338-5155
The Polka Dog bakery is a touching tribute to Pearl, the "polka dog" behind the store's unusual moniker. It was Pearl, a one-eyed, rescued Puerto Rican Boxer that inspired owners Rob Van Sickle and Deborah Gregg to open Boston's most delicious "bark-ery." Aside from the goodies, they offer a complete and stylish retail selection for your canine, plus they are known for catering various canine events around town. A definite must when shopping Bean Town with your dog.
polkadog.com
 

‘S Poochies Spa and Boutique

400 Tremont St.
(617) 357-7387 x221
Break a nail on a walk? Need an emergency dog-cut? ‘S Poochies is a spa and gift store with first-class service, plus the trendiest products your dog could ever want or, less to the point, need. Their grooming services have consistently been rated one of the best in Boston; Fido won't be disappointed!
spoochies.com

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<h3>Tremont 647</h3>647 Tremont St.<br />
(617) 266-4600 <br />
This American Bistro not only serves up some mean food, but dogs are more than welcome on the patio. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays between 2 and 5 p.m. when both you and your four-legged friend can enjoy brunch. While you partake of coffee and gingerbread pancakes, your dog can peruse the delicious doggie menu (catered by the Polka Dog bakery), with choices including Martha's Meatballs (gently seasoned ground beef drenched in salt-free tomato sauce) and tender Lamb Rangoon...makes you want to go half and half with your dog.<br />
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<h3>The Dogfather</h3>51 North Margin St.<br />
(617) 227-2212<br />
There will be a day when you'll have to call upon the Dogfather for a favour-and they'll be happy to oblige! The Dogfather offers all canine-related services, from dog walking to grooming to day trips, plus a selection of quality pet products.<br />
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.dogfather.com">dogfather.com</a><br />
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<h3>The Polka Dog Bakery </h3>256 Shawmut Ave.<br />
(617) 338-5155<br />
The Polka Dog bakery is a touching tribute to Pearl, the &quot;polka dog&quot; behind the store's unusual moniker. It was Pearl, a one-eyed, rescued Puerto Rican Boxer that inspired owners Rob Van Sickle and Deborah Gregg to open Boston's most delicious &quot;bark-ery.&quot; Aside from the goodies, they offer a complete and stylish retail selection for your canine, plus they are <br />
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known for catering various canine events around town. A definite must when shopping Bean Town with your dog. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.polkadog.com">polkadog.com</a><br />
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<h3>‘S Poochies Spa and Boutique</h3>400 Tremont St.<br />
(617) 357-7387 x221<br />
Break a nail on a walk? Need an emergency dog-cut? ‘S Poochies is a spa and gift store with first-class service, plus the trendiest products your dog could ever want or, less to the point, need. Their grooming services have consistently been rated one of the best in Boston; Fido won't be disappointed! <br />
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.spoochies.com">spoochies.com</a><br />
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Nine Zero

90 Tremont St.
(617) 772-5800
Kimpton hotels are renowned for the all-out pet services they offer, and their Nine Zero property is no exception. This is a hotel that understands first-class accommodation, catering to both you and your dog. You'll enjoy the chic rooms and central, downtown location while Poochie digs the "In the Doghouse" pet package, which includes dog treats and a designer bowl and bed. Pet sitting, grooming, and massage services are available upon request, and, best of all, you're right across the street from Boston Common, Boston's pet-friendly 50-acre public park. There are neither fees nor size restrictions imposed upon canine guests. Limit two dogs per person. ninezero.com


The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St.
(857) 233-0552
The Liberty is situated on Beacon Hill, offering one of the greatest views of the city. Every detail of your room will leave you feeling pampered, from the luxe, environmentally-friendly Molton Brown bath products, to the breathtaking architecture. Your canine companion won't feel neglected, either, with food bowls and a dog bed, plus locally baked treats provided. Plus, not only is the hotel 10 minutes away from a dog park, but it is also located along the Esplanade, miles of park land along the Charles River, perfect for walking or running with your dog. A one-time dog fee of $100 is charged. Doggie guests of all stature are welcomed.
libertyhotel.com
 


The Chandler Inn Hotel

26 Chandler St.
(800) 842-3450
If you and Fido are in search of an independent boutique hotel offering modern yet cozy accommodations that won't burn a hole in your wallet, the Chandler Inn is for you. Appropriately self-described as a mix of European charm and hip South End personality, the Chandler Inn brings its own flavour to the table. Dogs up to 25 pounds are welcome and there is no additional fee charged for canine guests.
chandlerinn.com

Eliot Hotel

370 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 267-1607
The Eliot hotel insists that one needn't give up comfort and luxury when traveling with dogs. Beautiful rooms and a central location-adjacent to shopping on Newbury Street and Copley Place, as well as the Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, and The Museum of Fine Arts-make this charming boutique hotel an excellent choice. Plus, it houses an award-winning restaurant, The Clio, that's certainly worth a visit. Dogs of all sizes are warmly welcomed without additional charge. They must be crated whenever left in the room unattended, but pet-sitting services are also available if your pooch doesn't want to stay alone.
eliothotel.com
 

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Harvard University

1350 Massachusetts Ave./Harvard Sq.
What's a trip to Boston without a stop at one of its Ivy League universities? The Harvard campus is not only historic, but pet friendly. Harvard first opened its doors in 1636, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. On campus, you and your dog can enjoy lush promenades (especially in the fall season) and free student-led historical walking tours. Dogs must be leashed all times and cleaned up after.
http://www.news.harvard.edu/guide
/to_do/index.html


Peters Park Dog Run

One of the only off-leash dog parks in Boston, the Joe Wex Dog Recreation Space in Peters Park is located in the South End on Washington Street between East Berkley and Waltham Street. This completely privately funded dog run, opened in 2007, is a true expression of Bostonians love for their four-legged friends. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
peterspark.org

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