When planning for holidays and special occasions, don’t forget the furry family members. Who gives you never-ending love and wet kisses even when you’re sad? Who greets you at the door, happy to see you every day? It’s that devoted furry fan with four paws and bad breath. Whether your devotee is a dog or cat, he (or she) is a very special part of the family. Show your love and appreciation this holiday season with a really thoughtful gift for your best friend. Here’s a guide to the very best South Florida has to offer your beloved pet.

Doggy Studio & Boutique

Miami, FL
(305) 282-0565

Looking for a special remembrance for your family or a fellow pet lover? Give a gift that lasts – a large photo portrait by a professional like Shelly Guberek at Doggy Studio in Miami. Guberek studied at Parsons New School of Design in New York and has a bachelor of fine arts with concentration on photography from FIU. Guberek’s portraits have been shown in galleries and appeared in US Weekly and Dog Fancy magazines. Choose from in-studio portraits or on-location shoots.

Pepe Le Pooche Resort & Spa

13041 S.W. 88th St.
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 382-0203

Pamper your pet with a trip to Pepe Le Pooche Resort & Spa. Pepe le Pooche offers dog and cat spas, grooming, daycare and overnight hotel, birthday parties and photography. Pepe’s also has an online boutique of collars, leashes, jewelry, couture pet carriers, apparel and pet strollers. Pepe Le Pooche is bilingual: woof and meow. You can’t go wrong with a present from this shop.

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Doggie Bag Café

7310 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 710-7266

Give your barker a real treat with a visit to the Doggie Bag Café, a canine restaurant and boutique in Miami that also serves alcohol-free libations. Where else can your shaggy friend relax with a house drink like a bark-a-rita or mutt-ini? These cool drinks are made with low-fat yogurt, bananas and peanut butter and are served while your pooch relaxes in a comfy lounger. Doggie Bag Café also has great pet parties and brunches, wonderful dog-serts, cooking for canine classes, a boutique to fulfill any doggie dream and the best in gourmet food.

The Dog Bar

1684 Jefferson Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-5654

Pet aficionados will love the luxury fashions and accessories at The Dog Bar. Specializing in the latest and greatest dog and cat products, The Dog Bar offers the privileged pet a great boutique, travel accessories, all-natural and holistic wellness products, dog/puppy training classes and much more. It even has gift cards for those that can’t decide on what to give.

Greatest Store On Earth for Pets

12080 S.W. 127th Ave., Suite 109
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 710-7266

Looking for that unique and novel gift for your pet or pet lover? It doesn’t get any better than The Greatest Store On Earth for Pets. A dog topiary will transform your garden into a retreat and can be lit up with mini lights to make the holiday season sparkle. Or have a favorite pet photo transformed into a woven heirloom pillow, throw or tote. The possibilities are endless at The Greatest Store On Earth for Pets with fashions, accessories, beds, highchairs, personalized bowls, spa baskets and special gifts for pet lovers.

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Transplanted from Denver, Colorado to Orlando, Florida, Larraine Stacey spends much of her time traveling all over Florida and cruising the East Coast. A certified International tour guide and former travel agent, Larraine loves researching travel destinations and sharing travel tips with others. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.