Most people give a lot of thought to what their perfect day would look like. Maybe a hike or a walk along the beach? Perhaps you’re more of a pedicure and lunch type person. We think it’s time that all dog lovers should put themselves in another person’s shoes, or in this case paws, and imagine what would make a perfect day for your adorable pup.

We’re sure your pooch will want to start the day off looking their best. So why not stop by Club Canine on Robert Avenue for a complete grooming experience. Known as “The Go-ToPlace For All Things Dog” there is a reason that Club Canine won the 2017 Best Pet Groomer in New Hampshire. This is the one stop shop for your furry friend to look and feel their best. Make an appointment for our full grooming service designed to make the experience as stress free as possible. Your dog will get our undivided attention in our cage-free grooming area to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. If you’re more of a DIY-er you can utilize the self-wash station. For $20 you have access to your choice of shampoo, conditioner, towels, brushes, dryers and waist high tubs. Become a member of our Tub Club and for every 9 washes, the 10th one is free.  

Now that your pooch is ready to go, we’re sure they’re ready to have some fun at a dog park. One of the best dog parks in Portsmouth is at South Mill dog Pond. You and your furry friend can spend all day here as it’s open from dusk to dawn. If you get tired of playing fetch you can you can take a break at one of the picnic tables or benches. If Fido needs some down time he or she can stop for a drink or cool off in one of the kiddie pools. No need to worry about safety. The fence and double gate enclosure along with separate play areas for larger dogs and those under 20 pounds ensures that your pooch will be completely safe while having the time of their life. As with most dog parks, make sure your pooch is up to date on all vaccines and they must be spayed or neutered.

Whyn portsmouthYou and your four legged friend have probably worked up an appetite after all that pampering and playing. Stop and grab a bite to eat at Nibblesworth where you’ll both enjoy the food and the scenery at their pet-friendly outdoor tables.

If you’re looking for something with a unique flair you’ll love WHYM Craft Beef Cafe. With an eclectic menu where you’re sure to find something, you’ll enjoy and comfortable outdoor pet-friendly seating both you and your pooch will love it here. And you can both enjoy a few drinks too. You can sample some of their craft beers while your pet can stick with water from the bowl provided by the staff.  

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If you and your dog are looking for a night away, Portsmouth offers several dog-friendly hotels. Located on Woodbury Ave, Anchorage Inn And Suites might be just what you two need for a relaxing night away. Close to both the Jackson House Museum and within close proximity of Albacore Park you and Fido will both feel welcome here. Also on Woodbury Ave is the Holiday Inn Express. In a great location near the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and close the beaches of both New Hampshire and Maine, this will be the perfect place for you both to end your perfect day.