Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

More than 600 dogs take up residence in New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania during the Westminster Dog Show. Jerry Grymek is there to accommodate every need

It’s the weekend before this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania is a bustle of canine activity.

An Australian shepherd and bichon frise trot away on side-by-side treadmills. A giant schnauzer is meticulously primped and primed on a grooming table while a half-submerged Newfoundland is scrubbed in an elevated bathtub. A half-dozen dogs mill about a sprawling purpose-built relief station covered with pine shavings and plastic fire hydrants.

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