Paw blimey! Pudsey gets luxury Hollywood makeover at Beverly Hills dog spa where aromatherapy bubble baths cost $150
Pampering treatments at Chateau Marmutt day centre include massages, oatmeal grooming sessions and 'pawicures'
20:22 GMT, 18 July 2012
He danced his way into our hearts when he and his owner Ashleigh Butler won Britain's Got Talent with their elaborately choreographed routines.
So it's only fair that Pudsey the dancing dog now be treated and pampered like the star he is – especially if he wants to look his best for tonight's performance on America's Got Talent.
Hollywood stars: Pudsey and Ashleigh have been taken to Hollywood by Simon Cowell, where the dancing dog was treated to a spa day in the Chateau Marmutt dog centre
Step in Simon Cowell, Pudsey's number
one fan, who has whisked the talented six-year-old mutt and his 17-year-old trainer off
to LA, and treated the high-kicking hound to a spa day in one of the
city's most exclusive doggy parlours, Chateau Marmutt.
wordplay on Chateau Marmont – one of Hollywood's most illustrious
luxury human hotels – Chateau Marmutt is a high-end doggy day care centre which caters to man's best friend's every need.
To leave your dog in the capable hands of the centre's certified staff costs $8 (5.12) per hour, $35 ($22.38) for full day.
Extra treatments available to the discerning dog include full-body massages, by appointment only; teeth and ear-cleaning sessions for up to $15; $20 pawicures (dog manicures); weight-loss programmes; private and group training sessions with the 'best certified trainers in Los Angeles'; and of course, the salon's signature aromatherapy grooming sessions, which can cost up to $150, depending on the type of dog.
During his aromatherapy session – which includes bath, cut and nail trim – Pudsey would have been able to chose between a selection of the finest all-natural dog shampoos.
Some boutique variations available at the Chateau including honeysuckle, citrus (a natural flea repellent), oatmeal (for dry skin), or medicated (for hot spots and allergies).
Chateau Marmutt: Pudsey was treated to a spa day at the LA centre where aromatherapy grooming costs up to $150 (96)
On its website, the Chateau Marmutt claims: 'In today's dog-eat-dog world, you may not have the time you would
like to spend with your pooch.
'At Chateau Marmutt, your best friend will
get all the attention and exercise needed in a dog-friendly and safe
'Every day at Chateau Marmutt is spent socializing with canine
pals under the watchful eyes of friendly and caring professionals.
'Frolicking at Chateau Marmutt is the ultimate way for pups to spend
'Make no bones about it, Chateau Marmutt Dog Day Care
is for you too.
'When you're dog-tired at the end of a busy day, there's
nothing like relaxing with your happy and well-exercised pal.'
Dog days are over: Treatments at Chateau Marmott include grooming and massages
The mollycoddled mutt: Pudsey received a whole spa day at the Chateau Marmutt, courtesy of his number one fan Simon Cowell
Cut and blow-dry: Aromatherapy grooming treatments at Chateau Marmutt cost between $25 and $150, depending on the condition of the dog
Pudsey – who is a cross between a Bichon Frise, a Border Collie a Chinese Crested Powder Puff – shot to fame in April when he and his owner Ashleigh
performed an intricate, highly choreographed dance routine on the sixth series of ITV's
Britain's Got Talent.
Their audition piece, set to the Flintstone's theme song, won a standing ovation from both the audience and the judging panel – even hard-to-impress (but dog-mad) judge Simon Cowell who has always been desperate to find a dancing canine.
Ashleigh and Pudsey, who live in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, won the final on May 12 and received 500,000.
As part of their prize, the pair will perform at the 84th Royal Variety Performance in December 2012 in front of Queen Elizabeth.
In the beginning: Ashleigh and Pudsey during their first performance on Britain's Got Talent on April 7
High-flier: Ashleigh and Pudsey in action near their home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire