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Pet stores, services abound in Escazú

January 31, 2012

San José may be the political capital of Costa Rica, but the western suburb of Escazú seems like the dog capital of the nation. Dogs and their owners seem to be everywhere, as are pet stores and businesses offering pet services.

Why are pet dogs so prominent in Escazú? Victoria Jiménez of Cabaña Pets & Shop in Guachipelín de Escazú says, “There are three things needed to keep a pet healthy and happy: time, money and space. Escazú has all three. Plus a conscience to want to keep the dog neat and clean, healthy, smelling good and beautiful.”

Here are a few of the many pet stores and services offered in Escazú:

Cabaña Pets & Shop

Location: 50 m east of entrance to Urbanización Cerro Alto, Guachipelín de Escazú

Contact: Victoria Arca, 2289-5296, cabpets_shop@hotmail.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Offers: Dog food, supplements, accessories, beds, kennels, hair cut, wash and dry, nail filing, dental care, sterilization, transfer of dogs to other countries, vaccinations, surgeries.

 

Doggi Divino

Location: Near Auto Mercado, Escazú

Contact: Laurie Sklar, 2289-2162, doggidivino@yahoo.com

Offers: Professional pet grooming services, bath, fluff dry, haircut all included as well as a free blueberry facial, bandanna or bow for each pet. Gift certificates available.

 

Dr. Bitter Veterinary Clinic

Location: 200 m east of ICE, San Rafael de Escazú

Contact: 2228-1753, info@drbitter.com, www.drbitter.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Offers: Examinations, checkups, vaccination, deworming, neutering/spaying, general and specialized surgery, hospitalization, sonograms, X-rays and laboratory tests, overnight and extended boarding, import/export documentation, logistics and transportation to/from overseas or within Costa Rica, grooming and flea and tick bath, pet food and supplies. Makes house calls.

 

Pet’s Market

Location: La Paco commercial center, old road to Santa Ana

Contact: José María Ureña, 2289-4322, pmpaco@grupomelo.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Offers: Dog food, supplements, accessories, beds, kennels, hair trimming, wash and dry, nail filing, dental care, sterilization, transfer of dogs to other countries, sleeping mats, vaccinations, surgeries.

 

Pet’s Market

Location: San Rafael de Escazú, next to McDonald’s

Contact: 2289-0252, www.petsmarketgroup.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Offers: Dog food and accessories, a resident veterinarian, grooming and other services.

Pet’s Place

Location: Plaza Florencia, 200 m north of La Paco commercial center, Guachipelín de Escazú

Contact: Juan Pablo Díaz, 2289-4328, 8969-0546, petsplaceescazu@hotmail.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Offers: Dog food, accessories, beds, kennels, hair trimming, nail filing, wash and dry, dental care, sterilization, transfer of dogs to other countries, sleeping mats, vaccinations, surgeries.

Vet Chang Díaz

Location: 800 m south of Multiplaza Escazú, end of boulevard, in front of Autos Star

Contact: Dr. Elsa Chang Díaz, 2228-4971, 2288-5616, info@vetchangdiaz.com, www.vetchangdiaz.com

Hours: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Offers: Primarily veterinary services, also branded dog food and some accessories.

 

Veterinaria Nova Pet

Location: Plaza San Rafael, San Rafael de Escazú

Contact: Dr. Wilbert Núñez, 2228-5373, 2228-8141, doc.wn28@hotmail.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Offers: Dog accessories, food and supplements, general consultation, dental care, laboratory tests, transfers abroad.

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