It’s been nearly a decade since Chris Watts opened Petropolitan, his Downtown spa and pet oasis for grooming, daycare and four-legged-friend needs. As the business has grown its client base, it was time to expand. So Watts opened this week The Petropolitan OC, serving the Oak Cliff gayborhood (note: straight dogs and cats are also welcome). And it’s not just a satellite office — it’s a new experience.

petropolitan“The new space is 9,000 square feet, and has allowed us to add training and boarding and extended care to our list of services,” he says. The shop has also partnered with Green Pet to have a “story within the store,” providing all-natural foods.

And in keeping with Watts’ community involvement, there’s even space for nonprofits to set up low cost/free neuter, vaccination and microchipping clinics, as well as a “great room” for hosting events like CPR classes and “Painting with your Pooch” nights.

They say “dogs are man’s best friend.” But we can add to that: “Petropolitan is a dog’s best friend.”

— Arnold Wayne Jones


The Petropolitan Oak Cliff, 2406 Emmett St.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 17, 2015.