Photos: Woof! Jamaica Plain’s Puppy Bowl!

Before the big game on Sunday, there was a more dogged event on Saturday -- Jamaica Plain's first-ever Puppy Bowl hosted by Fancy Schmancy and JP Centre/South Main Streets. There were treats for all of the dogs, games, some slobber and a lot of licking! All photos by Sacred Harbor Photography


Jamaica Plain’s 1st Puppy Bowl Party on Saturday!

Calling all Labs, huskies, poodles, doodles and Dobies because Fancy Schmancy is hosting Jamaica Plain's first-ever Puppy Bowl on Saturday! Before the big game on Sunday, and the actual televised Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, bring your canine to Fancy Schmancy (606 Centre St.) for the party. There will be lots of snacks (for dogs), prizes and a winner (not human) for each quarter -- and there will also be a halftime show! It costs $5 for each dog to be in the bowl. The bowl is from noon to 2 pm.

Co-owners Nancy Baxter, left, and Rebecca Wildstein love up on a visiting pup.

‘Fancy Schmancy’ Dog Spa Opens

After the city's top inspector intervened to cut some red tape, Nancy Baxter and Rebecca Wildstein's new doggie daycare/grooming salon is open. Baxter said Buddy Christopher, the new head of Inspectional Services, cleared the way. Fancy Schmancy opened its doors (and hand-made kennels) on Monday. The hold up involved getting dog services added to the allowed uses for 610 Centre St. They used to be just retail, nail salon and laundry.

Nancy Baxter, owner of Fancy Schmancy, a dog spa which hopes to open at 610 Centre St., pauses for a photo on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

‘Fancy Schmancy’ Dog Spa Aims to Open on Centre

A dog spa sporting tongue-in-cheek ritz and promising high-end customer service aims to open at the former Botanica Anaisa location on Centre Street. Owner Nancy Baxter, whose family's roots go deep in Jamaica Plain, stopped by the JP Business & Professional Assoc. on Wednesday seeking that group's blessings for her 610 Centre St. venture. "Fancy Schmancy" aims to offer dog grooming, daytime boarding, self-service dog washing and a small retail selection.