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Best of 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards Boston

November 1, 2009 by Tails Magazine in November 2009 with 0 Comments

Best Vet

Winner:
Maija Mikkola Curtis & Emily Neenan
(Harbor Veterinary House Calls)
(617) 336-3232
HarborVets.com

Runner-up:
Angell Animal Medical Center
(617) 522-7282
MSPCA.org

Other favorites:
Amy Johnson (Jamaica Plain Animal Clinic)
Boston Veterinary Care at the Animal Rescue League of Boston
Vetcision
Winchester Veterinary Group

Best Dog-Friendly Parks

Winner:
Sheepsfold Park

Runner-up:
Peters Park (Joe Wex Dog Recreation Space)
PetersPark.org

Other favorites:
Boston Common
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Fresh Pond

Best Trainer

Winner:
Bette Yip (Picture Perfect Pets)
(617) 966-4240
BetteYip.com

Runner-up:
Dot’s Doggie Dojo
(617) 699-5364
DotsDoggieDojo.com

Other favorites:
City Dog Training
The Pawsitive Dog
Terri Bright (MSPCA)

Best Overnight Boarding/Day Care

Winner:
Doggie Day
(877) 738-7738
DoggieDay.com


Runner-up (TIE):
Best Friends Pet Care
BestFriendsPetCare.com

The Dogfather
(617) 227-2212
DoggieDay.com

Other favorites:
Happy Tails Doggy Daycare
Tail Waggerz Pet Care

Best Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Winner:
Atta-Boy! Pet Guardian
(940) 368-8525
AttaBoyPetGuardian.com

Runner-up:
Fetch! Pet Care
(866) 338-2463
FetchPetCare.com

Other favorites:
Doggie Day
Kris Swanson (Fur You Pet Sitting Plus)
Tail Waggerz Pet Care

Best Pet Bakery

Winner:
Polka Dog Bakery
(617) 338-5155
PolkaDog.com

Runner-up:
The Pet Cabaret
(617) 323-7387
ThePetCabaret.com

Other favorites:
The Dogfather
Gone to the Dogs
Pooch Barkery

Best Pet-Friendly Outdoor Bar/Café

Winner:
Brendan Behan Pub
(617) 522-5386
BrendanBehanPub.com

Runner-up:
Geoffrey’s Café
(617) 325-1000
GeoffreysCafeBar.com

Best Groomer

Winner:
Doggie Day
(877) 738-7738
DoggieDay.com

Runner-up:
The Dogfather
(617) 227-2212
Dogfather.com

Other favorites:
Best Friends Pet Care
LaundroMutt
Lisa’s Pet Styles

Best Agility Instructor

Winner:
Marjie Alonso (City Dog Training)
(617) 628-8862
CityDogTraining.com

Runner-up (TIE):
Bette Yip (Picture Perfect Pets)
(617) 966-4240
BetteYip.com

Jennifer Hansen (GoPlay!)
(781) 325-6088
Go-Play.biz

Best Pet Boutique

Winner:
The Pet Cabaret
(617) 323-7387
ThePetCabaret.com

Runner-up:
Doggie Day
(877) 738-7738
DoggieDay.com

Other favorites:
Animal Spirit
Especially for Pets
Penelope’s Pet Boutique

Best Pet Photographer

Winner:
Corinna Spinale (Photography by Corinna)
(866) 618-3103
PhotographyByCorinna.com

Runner-up:
Stacey Hedman (Cold Nose Photo)
ColdNosePhoto.com

Other favorites:
Bette Yip (Picture Perfect Pets)
Dana Berenson (La Muse Photography)
Tammy Raabe Rao (Rubicat.com)

Best Dog Food

Winner:
Hill’s Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
Iams
Innova
Orijen

Best Cat Food

Winner:
Hills/Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
EVO
Iams
Orijen
Purina

Best Dog Treat

Winner:
Zukes
(866) 985-3364
Zukes.com

Runner-up:
Milk-Bone
MilkBone.com

Other favorites:
Greenies
Old Mother Hubbard
Wellness

Best Cat Treat

Winner:
Feline Greenies
(866) GREENIES
Greenies.com

Runner-up:
Whiskas Temptations
(800) 525-5273
Whiskas.com

Other favorites:
Friskies
Pounce
Wellness
Zukes

Best Dog Toy

Winner:
Kong
(303) 216-2626
KongCompany.com

Runner-up:
Nylabone
(800) 631-2188
Nylabone.com

Other favorites:
Chuck It
Kong Wubba
Tuffie Toys


Tails Readers’ Choice Awards entries and winners were reviewed and approved by the accounting firm of Chamlin and Associates.

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