Harrods Pet Spa: the Ultimate Chic Destination for Very Important Pets

Harrods new Pet Spa, which opened earlier this month, has just propelled animal grooming to new heights, with the London department store becoming the world’s premier destination for Very Important Pets- and a place that will make Paris Hilton and her horde of Chihuahuas wishing they lived in London. Chic-Londres was at the glamorous launch, hosted by shoe maestro Patrick Cox and his trendy bulldog Caesar.

The ultimate personal pet grooming service has just come to London, with the launch of the Pet Spa at Harrods, which offers a dedicated retreat for the luxurious department store’s smallest VIPs (“Very Important Pets”) and their recession proof owners- with treatments ranging from £9.95 to a less affordable £295. The Pet Spa at Harrods offers a menu of animal-friendly services, including “pawdicures” for pooches, blueberry and vanilla facials for dogs, full body massages, thalassotherapy mud bath, animal Reiki for all chic pets, and even super-moisturising olive oil treatment and pedicure for tortoises! But it’s not just about getting ready for all those glamorous pet parties, with specialised services including behavioural counselling, nutritional advice, personal training sessions and special treatments like the super sunscreen application (because as with humans, white pets can develop skin cancer). The official launch of the day spa for in-vogue animals was hosted by shoe maestro and party animal extraordinaire Patrick Cox -who has recently turned his talents to patisserie with his new Cox Cookies and Cake bakery- and was attended by array of celebrity canines enjoying an afternoon of pampering and “pupcakes”. Debrett’s, the British ultimate authority on etiquette, even launched for the occasion a new book called Petiquette, that promises to be “the definitive guide to civilised pet ownership”. How very chic…

The Pet Spa is located on Harrods Fourth Floor.

Underneath: Patrick Cox with Caesar during his “pawdicure” and another chic canine after his treatment