Best Place for Paws to Pause - 2005
If your dog's wardrobe, bed, dishes and collars cost more than DISD's annual per child budget, Pooch Patio is not for you. This place is for the everydog: the four-legged fashionistas sporting Isaac Mizrahi for Target, the Saturday-morning dog park dachshund, the pug in the Passat whose mom wants to drop him off for day care and get her morning coffee buzz at one place. The colorful little house near the intersection of Oak Lawn and Maple avenues offers doggie day care (with webcam!), a self-serve grooming area, the Bark Boutique, a lounge with a bar, fireplace and wireless Internet and--as the name suggests--a patio. There's coffee and pastries in the morning, a small lunch menu, beer and wine and, for the pup on the go, take-home canine cuisine from Bone Appetite Meals 2 Go 4 Mutts. Check your e-mail, have a drink, wash your dog and hang out with friends--two- or four-legged--because Pooch Patio is dog- and people-friendly.