Being a dog owner can keep you busy. Between bathing, grooming, feeding and playing, it can feel like your entire day gets filled up pampering your pet. And while there is nothing to be done about the amount of work and attention your pup requires, here is a list of puppy-approved places around town that will hopefully save you the hassle of going to Google on your next doggy-errand day.

Paws ‘n’ Play
Address: 7403 Grandview Ave.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-420-2525,
Features: Pet treats, toys, gifts and accessories.
What the owner says: “Our belief is that feeding good quality food makes for a healthy and happy pet, which in turn makes a much better quality of life for all.” Bob Corman
Read our full Q&A with Paws ‘n’ Play

West Arvada Dog Park
Address: 17975 W. 64th Parkway
Hours: Dawn to dusk daily
Contact: 720-898-7393,
Features: A 10-acre, volunteer-operated dog park featuring pavilions for shade, fenced enclosures for unsocialized dogs, benches and a lot of room for running.
What the city says: “The West Arvada Dog Park is the dog park of the area.” Ken Billips
Read our full story about the West Arvada Dog Park

Homeward Bound Animal Hospital
Address: 7521 Indiana St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Contact: 303-981-4663,
Features: Mobile veterinary services
What the owner says: “We try to keep our medicine and quality of patient care to the highest standards, but in a calm, welcoming, home environment.” Jeff Gerlesits
Read our full Q&A with Homeward Bound

Barking Dog Beer Bones
Address: Based in Arvada
Contact: 330-247-8987,
Features: All-natural dog biscuits made with locally provided spent beer grains in Arvada and sold at local breweries and pet supply shops.
What the owner says: “A lot of people like to support local business, and a lot of store products are manufactured in other places and have chemicals in them. I want to stay natural.” Mary Hertle
Read our full story about Barking Dog Beer Bones

What’s your favorite local spot? Let us know at or call 303-954-1201.