June 16 2016

The Standard Guide to Dogs in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami


Picture this: You land in New York, LA, or Miami, with your best pal in tow. Your best pal also happens to be your dog, and you travel together, naturally. You catch an Uber to The Standard and check in. You’re shown to your room where you slip into one of our very cozy robes and your dog curls up, oh so comfy, beside you. Ahhhhhh. What could be better? 

Well, some our favorite travel companions have four legs, a tail, and now, more money to throw around, because dogs now stay for free at The Standard. But that doesn’t mean Fido has to stay inside. Picture your pup strutting around the city streets, in the sharpest duds to boot, because we found the best workouts, psychics, night clubs, spas, and adventures calling you and your pup’s name in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. 

NEW YORK
WORKOUT
Go Fetch Run
A combination of running and circuit training for you and your dog to do together. Check their schedule to catch their workouts in Prospect Park and Windsor Terrance. 

Rent a Bike
Tie up your pup and go for a ride in Central Park or along the Hudson or East Rivers. 
SOCIALIZE
Wine N’ Puppies Night at Wag Club
Every Monday night, you and your puppy can mix, mingle, and get some useful obedience training tips.  
GET PRIMPED
Canine Styles 
New York's self-proclaimed "oldest and finest dog emporium" offers a host of luxe dog products and grooming treatments. 

Fetch Club 
This members-only club offers a night club, personal training, mud masks, aromatherapy, infrared saunas, bubble baths, and pedicures among several other amenities. For your dog, not you. 
FREE YOUR MIND
Dr. Barack's Animal Acupuncture
As a wise woman once said, "Needles in my face, pleasure in my base."

Sue Pike, Animal Communicator 
Get inside your dog's head with this NY-based animal psychic. She offers her services over the phone if you can't see her in person. If your dog wants Reiki, she can make that happen, too. 


LOS ANGELES
WORKOUT
Break a sweat with your dog at these dog-inclusive LA-based fitness outposts:
BowWow Workout
Leash Your Fitness
Feet and Paws Fitness 
EAT
In-N-Out
Order up an In-N-Out's Pup Patty, a.k.a. a hamburger patty without salt. 
FIND INNER PEACE  
LA hippies have dogs, too. These companies offer dog massage, acupuncture, acupressure, and Reiki, among many other holistic treatments: 
Buddha Dog 
Aimee Hyatt’s Inhale Exhale Paws      
WagVille
Easing Paw Animal Wellness 
Bliss Paws
Two Hands Four Paws 

SIT PRETTY
All dogs go to heaven at these facilities that offer daycare, overnight stays, training, spa days, exercise, and much more.
Fit Dog Sports Club
L.A. Dogworks
Chateau Marmutt


MIAMI
WORKOUT
Lummus Park 
Walk in the Art Deco District park with your pup; leashed dogs are allowed. Also, work in a self-guided tour of the Art Deco District’s architecture 

Hobbie Island Beach Park
Go swimming with your dog at the only beach in the city that allows dogs. 

Paddleboarding 
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach offers paddleboarding with your pup, and after that you guys can relax from all that activity by the pool, because dogs are allowed there, too. 
GET TATTED
Dog Bar
Your animal companion is going to walk out of this place a lot cooler thanks to their fur coloring, nail painting, and temporary stencil tattoos. 

GET OUTTA TOWN
Coral Castle Museum (1 hour from Miami)
Between the years 1923 and 1951, a man named Edward Leedskalnin secretly carved over 1,000 tons of coral rock, built numerous sculptures completely on his own, and he took the truth about how he did it to the grave. Dogs are welcome, so maybe your friend there can uncover the mystery.   
   
Fruit and Spice Park (1.5 hours from Miami)
Your dog will love sniffing around this park's nearly 40 acres of tropical botanical gardens that have 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts. 


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Alex Budman