It's true: New York City has a pretty posh reputation, and New York City pups are just the same. Manhattan dogs go to daycare, dress up for Halloween parades
, even meet celebrities like Carrie Underwood
and Hilary Swank
! With all this fanciness going on, there has to be a doggie boutique that exudes just as much class, right?
Enter The Urban Canis
, a new spot in the trendy SoHo neighborhood that's not only a shop, but a "retreat" offering grooming and spa services, daycare, puppy kindergarten, and next year, doggie summer camp (um, can we sign up?). The pretty spot has an indoor dog park and on-site boarding, too. (Don't worry cats, there's a spa for you, as well.)
But the real draw of this urban oasis is the pet gear, of course! Dainty sweaters transform your dog from a fuzzball into a supermodel (love the holiday gingerbread), and each item is hand-selected by the owners – and approved by their dogs, Yorkie Pink and Affen Pinscher Floyd.
For the holidays, the staff is rolling out a line of customizable gift baskets, which include the choice of one Harry Barker toy, a shampoo-conditioner set from Aroma Paws and one Urban Canis brand sweater, hand-knit in Italy ($60 for a $120 value). For non-New Yorkers, phone orders are available. We know you're fancy, too! Read more about cool pet brands on PEOPLEPets.com:Hip Green Pet: Pet Products Born in the U.S.A.'Tis the Season: Yummy Treats for Deserving Dogs