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Louisville, KY

Population: 377,998
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Pet owners often have problems finding someone as devoted to their furry friends as they are. Of course, if they live in Louisville, KY, there's no problem at all. Louisville's assortment of lavish doggy spas, kitty corals and sundry pet boutiques assures owners that their pets are in good hands.

The Pet School and Hotel offers grooming, board, day care and specialized training. Doggy school services range from owner workshops to boarding school, even as far as Dancing with your Dog lessons. Bed and Biscuit Boarding Kennels can groom, doggy-sit and board pets. Patrons of the Bed and Biscuit have access to pool time, "yappy hour" socialization and at-home pet sitting.

Want to pamper your pet while still in town? The Pet Station Salon and Boutique offers expert grooming and specialized pet products at reasonable prices. If owners worry that Fido is getting too refined, they can always take him to one of Louisville's leashless dog parks. The four parks have plenty of open space for dogs to run and play, with separate areas for small dogs.

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