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The skinny: Beverly Hills spa pampers privileged pets

Part of the lifestyle

Beverly Hills spa pampers privileged pets

It's just another spa day in the 90210. The reward for a long day of pampering: a raw meat treat. The pets of tony Beverly Hills enjoy the good life as much as their owners. The indulgent atmosphere of the Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center plays into the trend of over-the-top pet pampering that's become a way of life for many animal lovers. The Beverly Hills center markets itself as a lifestyle hub, complete with a holistic vet and wellness spa, animal trainer, grooming salon, bakery and meat market, training lab, social club, retail outlets and showroom. "The store exists primarily for the pet but is designed to be an experience for the human," co-founder Janene Zakrajsek said. Baths run from $35 for a chihuahua to $95 for a mastiff; haircuts run from $55 for a chihuahua to $125 for an old English sheepdog.

Unusual reward

Lost dogs found after beer offer

An Ohio woman made fliers offering a case of beer and a pack of cigarettes as a reward for finding her lost dog — and it worked. Twenty-three-year-old Abigail Miller of Dayton offered the unusual reward after her two dogs escaped through an open gate on Jan. 2. She found one of them at a local animal shelter, but the other remained missing. The man who called and told Miller where to find her dog turned down the reward.

Awkward accusation

Police: Lewd acts involved cheese

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe used Swiss cheese to sexually proposition unsuspecting women. The suspect, identified by authorities as 41-year-old Christopher Pagano, was arrested Thursday. Investigators suspect Pagano is the man who reportedly drove up to women on several occasions and offered them money to put cheese on his genitals and perform a lewd act. A Philadelphia neighborhood town watch group dubbed him the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Beverly Hills spa pampers privileged pets 01/17/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:16pm]

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