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Asheville, NC

Blaze-N-Skyy Pet Boutique & Wellness Center in Asheville, NC


If you consider your dog a diva, consider taking a trip to Asheville.

Asheville's extravagent love affair with its furry friends is exemplified in Blaze-N-Skyy Pet Boutique's Mutts + Divas fashion show, where pets get the chance to strut their stuff down the catwalk.

Pets can be pampered at Asheville boutiques like Funky Mutt, Waggers Dog Depot and Something to Bark About. Besides haute-dog couture, these stores and others offer fresh, organic baked goods for pets, grooming, training and pet photography. Asheville pet boutiques often coordinate efforts with adoption services like the Asheville Humane Society, the fashion show being one example.

Asheville's pet perks don't stop at the boutiques. Dogs can socialize and play at the Asheville Dog Park at French Broad River Park or Azalea Dog Park, both of which are leash-free and fenced. Many restaurants in Asheville offer al fresco fido seating, including the Laughing Seed Cafe, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company and Carmel's Restaurant and Bar. Need day care or longer boarding? Check out Happy Tails Country Club or Bed and Biscuit.

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