Westminster Dog Show: A (Champion) Dog’s Life

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-02-15T15:44:25Z

Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP

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Pooches at the show are champions and are treated as such. Hotel Pennsylvania offers an always-open dog spa (Green Room Salon & S'paw) with a beauty parlor, exercise areas, masseuse and psychic. There are even yoga mats for stretching. "After the show, the dogs come back here to relieve themselves and unwind," says Jerry Grymek, Hotel Pennsylvania's Doggie Concierge in charge of Pet Relations. "I'll put on music and light candles if that's what the dog needs." Price included in room rate, but there are a few extras: A shampoo, conditioner and use of a jacuzzi for 30 minutes runs $20. In the "dog-tor" corner, the psychic and masseuse charge $1 per minute.

Left, Elvis, a 4-year-old Bearded Collie works out on a dog tread in the Green Room Salon and Spa at the Pennsylvania hotel on Feb. 11.