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Pooch perfect: Massive canine wonderland comes to Williamsburg

Get the ball! A dog lounges in the ball pit at “Best Dog Day Ever,” a pup-up spot offering an indoor place for dogs to play, starting on Oct. 4.
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It’s a doggy heaven on earth!

A new Fido-friendly amusement park will romp into Williamsburg this weekend! “Best Dog Day Ever: Halloween Edition” will open on Oct. 4 for a month-long stint of offering mutts a dog-gone adorable two-hour extravaganza of puppy play, said a rep with the company.

“It’s a place where you can really pamper your pooch,” said Venus Ferrer. “Everything in the space is from the perspective of putting pups first.”

The spot has a Halloween theme, but it is no doggy haunted house — instead, it is an indoor wonderland of wags, with play spaces, grooming opportunities, a canine costume closet, and a Halloween watering hole, all designed to celebrate your fuzzy little buddy. Even the spacious play pen and the lengthy obstacle course will capture images and reward canine accomplishments, said Ferrer.

“There’s a ball pit with a six-foot slide so dogs can go in head first — with a slow-motion camera attached so you can get an image of that,” she said. “[And] we have a corn maze where the dog goes through, and we time the dog on how quickly he goes from one end to the other.”

Tail-waggers looking for tasty treats can cool down at a Halloween-themed treat shop — featuring healthy ice cream and nutritious non-alcoholic “beer,” said Ferrer.

“We have a trick-or-treat shop, where you and your dog can share an ice cream sundae together — we have dog-friendly ice cream, and dog-friendly toppings,” she said. “You can also share a dog-friendly beer with your dog.”

There will also be actual human beer for the human companions, she said.

The entire experience is designed to be picture perfect for social media-savvy dog owners who want to capture fur-fect photos of their fuzzy companions.

“If something’s not on Instagram, did it even happen?” noted Ferrer. “So there will be a lot of photographable moments that people can share on social media.”

Even the most scruffy pups will be camera-ready after visiting the Dyson-sponsored grooming station, where they can get their hair done and nails clipped — and in keeping with the Halloween-theme, owners can dress their hounds in various far-fetched ensembles, said Ferrer.

“We have a costume cam, where dog owners can dress their dogs up and various costumes and do a 180-degree photo booth,” she said. “It’s reminiscent of a red carpet for your dog.”

“Best Dog Day Ever” at TwentyFiveKent (25 Kent Ave. between N. 12th and N. 13th streets in Williamsburg, www.bestdogdayever.com). Oct. 4–27, Thu–Fri at 4 pm and 6:30 pm, Sat at 12:30 pm, 3 pm, and 5:30 pm, Sun at 12:30 pm and 3 pm. $35 for one adult and one dog ($25 for additional adults).

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Updated 3:08 pm, October 2, 2019
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