NORMAN — Like many girls, Roxy enjoys a bit of pampering. The fact that she's a dog doesn't stop her from relishing her spa day every other week.
The King Charles spaniel has her coat washed and styled, her nails and paw pads trimmed, and when it's time to go home, she looks like the royalty for whom her breed was named.
This first-class treatment isn't reserved for canines with aristocratic lineage. Hillary Conley, owner of The Sparkly Spot Pet Boutique and Pawlour, 3700 W Robinson St., Suite 116, seeks to deliver the gold standard in pet care to all her four-legged clientele.
“If you go into a big box store, it's so loud and crazy,” Conley said. “I wanted to create a different atmosphere for people, because to a lot of them, their dogs are family, and we treat them like family.”
Conley knows most of her clients, canine and human, by name. The pet-friendly attitude of The Sparkly Spot has earned it many regular customers, including Maria Brantley. Brantley drives from Ardmore so Roxy and pit bull terrier puppy Tuxedo can have the VIP treatment.
“They're very excited to come here,” Brantley said. “Every time they see their groomers, their tails start to wag. This is the top place, and there is no doubt in my mind that my dogs are going to be taken care of while they're here.”
Post-grooming, many owners pick up a treat for their dogs at The Sparkly Spot's bistro. The baked goods are made with human-grade ingredients and are wheat-, soy- and corn-free. The boutique also sells all-natural and raw pet food.
“We want to carry the best,” Conley said. “A lot of the stuff we sell here, you can't find at major pet retailers.”