A to Z: The Ultimate Luxury Lifestyles List is duPont Registry Tampa Bay‘s annual compendium of the best our region has to offer. Each year we choose a different set of categories and then select businesses that are top-of-the-line in each category. This year: Art to Zinfandel (and everything luxurious in between).
OK, we’ll fess up from the get-go; for the editor writing up the winners in this A-to-Z list category, pets = dogs (and okay, cats). We recommend that dog and cat owners trust their furry companions to the care of Dr. Aimee Burke of Clearwater’s Sunshine Animal Hospital. Burke and the Sunshine staff treat their charges with genuine affection and expertise; she’s the kind of vet your pet will want to visit. Cats and dogs also share the love at St. Pete’s Pawsitively Posh Pooch/Classy Cats, Too, where the puns never stop (treats from Coco’s La Paw-risian Bistro, trims at the Gucci Pucci Spaw) and the ambience is pawsitively awesome — especially during Thursday Yappy Hours. If you prefer to have the pet spa come to you, arrange a visit from Doodle Dog; Lynn Parkhurst will pull up to your door in her white van and beautify Fido in a jif. And when you’re shopping for dog or cat food, head to St. Petersbark; the staff is extremely helpful and the brands they carry are top-notch.