Pawdicures To Pet Taxis: 6 Services Every Pet Parent Needs To Bookmark

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Just because your four-legged friends are furry, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve some first-class pampering every once in a while. Maintaining your pet’s coat is as essential as making sure they’re in a secure, well cared for environment while you’re away on holiday or at work.

Here are the best pet care services we found in Pune. Check out these options for grooming, day-care, boarding, and training your furry babies.

Twix & Butch Professional Pet Salon, Spa & Boutique

We’ve heard nothing but good things about Twix & Butch – a premium dog and cat salon in Kalyani Nagar. Owner/Head Groomer Shona Bhobe is a pet parent herself, and takes the utmost care to ensure your pet turns out relaxed, well-groomed and revitalised. From basic grooming – hair cuts, coat and nail clipping, teeth cleaning, medicated baths, etc. to more luxurious pawdicures and coat conditioning, Twix & Butch do it all. They even have a retail section where you can shop for your fur-baby while you wait. If you’re still unsure, read the 95+ glowing reviews on their Facebook Page and make your mind up for yourself. P.S. T&B offers doggy day-care services as well.

Groomingdale Pet Salon

Run & operated by Amruta Patwardhan, Groomingdale at Prabhat Road takes a personal approach to caring for your cats and dogs. Get your pet a special summer cut, a trim, or just a basic bath – Groomingdale offers a wide range of services, by appointment only. Your pet’s current immunisation records must also be provided at the time of appointment. Check out Groomingdale’s Facebook Page for amazing before & after transformations and touching stories of their four-legged clientèle. You can also avail a special discount if your pet is a rescue/adopted, and on their birthdays.

Joella's Dog Care

If you have been planning to head on a vacation but don't know where to keep your pet, then check out Joella's Dog Care in Viman Nagar. The founder, Manasvi Chaudasma runs the hostel out of her home with the help of her entire dog-loving family. The hostel takes care of all the needs of the dogs with them and depending upon the temperament and behaviour  of the dog, the charges may vary. However, the prices for a day starts at INR 750 which includes food. Along with a dog hostel, Chaudasma is also a dog trainer. 

Unleash: The Dog Town - Premium Pet Boarding Retreat

Situated in Mundhwa, Unleash is run by ex-banker Sameer Gokhale, an animal lover/pet parent who started the boarding facility 2 years ago. Unleash has 24/7 human caretakers on campus, 17 vets on-call, and adheres to strict timings (for feeding & walks) to keep the dogs’ routines intact. They offer day-care, short stay and long stay boarding for dogs (starting from INR 650 – 750). Longer-stay (25+ days) durations can avail a discount. Doggos are socialised based on their temperament, and are free to roam the facility for most of the day, except at mealtimes and during the afternoon (when it’s hottest0. Fans and coolers are available during the summer, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated (in addition to their own selection of branded and home-cooked food). A pick-up and drop facility is also available on request, at additional charge. There’s plenty of room for the dogs to run around (six zones, we’re told), and we’ve heard good reviews from other pet parents. They also provide free behavioural counselling for you and your dog can be arranged with Sameer by prior appointment (Tuesday & Thursday only).

Happy Tails Dog Boarding Facility

Meera Thosar is a professional canine trainer and behavioural therapist who comes with a long roster of amazing qualifications in animal handling and care. Her facility – Happy Tails – in Bhugaon offers boarding for cats and dogs, as well as obedience training, refresher training sessions, and puppy day-care (4+ months old only). There are different sections for cats (indoor) and dogs (semi-outdoor/outdoor) to stay comfortably, safely, and hygienically at Happy Tails. From a few hours during the day, to overnight or long-stay, the duration of time you board your pet can be flexible. It’ll cost you roughly INR 450 – 1500 per day, depending on the requirements of each individual pet. We found her website extremely informative and reassuring, so give it a read if you’re looking to make some changes to yours or your pet’s lifestyle. Meera also consults on pet selection and pre-pet counselling – which is what you need if you’re a first-time pet parent, or looking to make a new addition to your four-legged family.


Check out Petxi (Pet Taxi) for all your pet‘s transportation needs in Pune. Started in 2016 by animal welfare activist Priya Kailad and her husband Aditya Makharia, the service has been operational with modified AC sedans and XUVs – for stray animal rescues (starting at INR 14/km), and house pets (packages starting at INR 500). From emergency animal aid to chauffeured hostel drops, or vet visits, Petxi has you covered. Inter-city transfer services are possible to Gujarat, Goa, Bombay, Bangalore. You can even GPS track the Petxi via your smartphone. The drivers are trained in pet handling and animal first aid, so even if you can’t accompany your fur ball, rest assured they’re in good hands. Bonus points: they conduct their own catch-and-sterilise initiative on stray dogs with the help of dedicated volunteers and their staff. They’ve even rescued pigs! We’ve heard really good things, and think they’d be useful for all pet parents to keep on speed-dial. Contact +91-8806510101 for bookings.