Finishing Touches by Stephanie New York, New York

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Kelsey Plevick

2 years ago

I started taking my mini goldendoodle puppy at 6 months to Stephanie and Sonny and what a positive change I have already seen in him! He use to be VERY shy and fearful of other dogs. I honestly wasn't sure if or how I was ever going to break him out of his shell. He has gained so much confidence in the short amount of time he has been under their care, it's absolutely incredible and reassuring that he is in good hands. Stephanie and Sonny are very attentive and give me detailed updates, I look forward to the videos and photos they share with me through out the day. I can clearly see my pup is having a good time and so happy I don't have to worry about him while I'm at work. I highly recommend this place if you want your dog to have great socialization skills and to be well taken care of. Here is footage of dropping my pup off at day care, as you can see he is clearly excited to go and play with all his pals :)

Kristina York

2 years ago

We absolutely love taking our puppy to Stephie and Sonny! They always do a perfect job giving our girl the best hair cut. Our puppy comes home happy every single time! We know she is safe and well taken care of when she is in for her day of beauty. Highly recommend!

Andrea Fisher

2 years ago

I have been sending my Havapoo to Stephanie and Sonnny for a few months, and I am so impressed with how well they take of him. We wanted to make sure he got enough socialization as a puppy, and with Stephanie's constant updates and advice, we feel that our dog is always in excellent hands. I definitely recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a day care because she is experienced, caring, and always attentive to my dog's needs.

Lauren Schaffel

2 years ago

We brought our 9 month old mini Goldendoodle Latke to Finishing Touches, and we were so happy with our experience! Latke looks like a princess, this is by far the best haircut she's had. Stephanie was so thorough providing details before, during, and after the grooming, and gave me some very helpful tips and insights for taking care of Latke's coat at home. You can tell Stephanie and Sonny truly value and take great care of all their clients. High recommend them!

gayle e

2 years ago

I needed a daycare for my pup so she can learn to socialize with other dogs and also give her some company during the week while I'm at work. While other daycares cut down their operating hours because of covid, this place opens early and closes later, and accommodates my work hours (8a-4p) perfectly with time to spare if I'm running late. Also added bonus, she does grooming while she's at daycare! The owner Stephanie takes great pride in her place and I always feel very safe and secure leaving my fur baby there. I feel like I'm leaving my pup at a relative's house instead of a daycare. I love chatting with Stephanie and she's helped me with tips on training my pup. I was able to mold some of her undesirable behavior pretty quickly. My pup gets gets excited as soon as we turn the corner of the block to get to daycare. She's super tired after a day at Auntie Stephanie's place and is much more calm for the rest of the night when she gets home. Stephanie did my pup's first groom and we were very happy with how she looks. I posted a before and after pic.

Matt Freeman

3 years ago

Stephie and Sonny are amazing attentive groomers offering a variety of services. I entrusted the pup with their care and despite terriers being notorious for disliking spa days, the pup did not want to leave. All communication was prompt, thorough and professional. I am lucky that the Salon is nearby as I wouldn't take the pup anywhere else.

Lara Holmes

3 years ago

Stephanie and Sonny are just wonderful and very caring. My dog is a rescue and Stephanie and Sonny take such good care of him. He always looks spiffy and proud after each grooming. I immediately got at ease with Stephanie because she is very detailed and specific, and clearly knowledgeable about dogs. She has been godsend. She walked me through the paperwork she needed before bringing my dog in, and I appreciate that she won't take non vaccinated dogs or not having the paperwork signed by the vet. She was upfront about cost and that depending on his coat's condition she clearly stated there could be additional charges. She is trustworthy and dependable. And she is the only groomer who actually cleans his teeth! She does a fantastic job. His ears and paw pads have never been cleaner. On his first visit Stephanie told me that something was going on with his pads, that there an unusual smell and she had to clear fungus. I can attest to this because his previous groomers didn't clean them deep enough. When I drop him off she gives me an approximate time frame when to pick him up and calls 30min before he's ready. She's available by phone and email. I highly recommend Stephanie if you want a peace of mind and have your dog look and feel great. Thank you so much Stephanie and Sonny!

Kevin Duclos

3 years ago

The best place to bring your dog for grooming and daycare !

Juat Mei Long

3 years ago

Outstanding Experiences with BOTH Grooming & Daycare services!! My pooch Roxy LOVES going to see Stephanie & Sonny and ALL her 4-legged friends!

Abigail Klem

3 years ago

I was recommended to Stephanie by my vet who told me that Stephanie was one of the few groomers to whom the dogs don’t mind going. It was the best recommendation that I have received for my one year old Coton! Not only did Stephanie do an excellent job grooming my puppy Posie, but we liked her so much that we started to bring Posie there 3 times per week for doggie daycare. It is a small facility but Stephanie and her colleague Sonny are so wonderful with the dogs. They are hands on and caring and also have helped tremendously with Posie’s training. I am so grateful to Stephanie for taking such good care of Posie and caring for her as if she were her own puppy!

Daryl Lasher

4 years ago

The groomer I was going to for 20 years retired and I was super nervous about finding a new groomer. My Vet recommended “Finishing Touches.” Stephanie and Sonny were very welcoming and could not be nicer. They really care about our dogs and our shih tzus have never looked cuter! Stephanie and Sonny are super accommodating about drop-off times and pick-up times. I never have to worry about making appointments because Stephanie and Sonny always save us appointments. I highly recommend Finishing Touches by Stephanie!

Jessica Ariyaratnam

4 years ago

Where do I begin! I happen to live across the street but actually first interacted with Stephanie over the phone. A dog walker I had used was seen dragging my poor little frightful pup by a neighbor and immediately alerted me while at work. I'm an ICU RN and couldn't leave work. I was frantic. My mother (who is out of town) actually first reached out to Stephanie and was amazed at her professionalism and willingness to get my puppy in as soon as possible. Before I knew it, I had the application sent to me and I was talking to Stephanie on the phone. She instantly calmed me down and I realized I was at the right daycare. My puppy was extremely anxious (had worms and digestive issues when I first brought her home so her socialization was delayed in those first crucial months). After the first trial day, Stephanie gave me a very thorough evaluation of my pup and gave her a full 4 days to continue to evaluate and then a typed, even more thorough evaluation of what she will need coming up. Long story short, my now 7 month old puppy is one of the MOST playful pups at daycare and has even made some best friends!!! Stephanie has also started grooming her and has her on a schedule to desensitize her to the whole process and she is phenomenal at it. I don't know what I would have done without Stephanie, Sonny and Kevin. My schedule can be erratic and very long hours and I NEVER have to worry about my little girl. AMAZING doesn't even come close to how I would describe this team!! Thank you all!!!

Joseph Comunale

4 years ago

I started bringing my puppy to day care with Stephanie and Sonny when he was just 5 months and it changed my life! He is now 7 months old. Before that my entire life revolved around his very needy schedule. It is such a relief to have a …

Kelsey Karsten

4 years ago

I am so thankful for the attentive care my puppy receives at Finishing Touches by Stephanie! He has been attending PlayCare for a few months and it has been a fantastic experience. He was also recently groomed for the first time and I was thrilled with the results. Stephanie and Sonny are truly wonderful people. I would encourage any doggie parent to consider their services!

Maressa Criscito

5 years ago

Absolutely wonderful experience at Finishing Touches! We started bringing our 6 month old puppy here after interviewing and visiting several other doggy day cares in the area. Finishing Touches was clean and it was clear from day one that Stephanie and Sonny care about their dogs as if they are their own! We loved that only a limited number of dogs were allowed per day to prevent over crowding! Also the fact that 2 walks are included in the daily sessions was incredible (!!!), especially for a puppy being potty trained. My husband and I also love our daily emails with photos and videos of our puppy, which truly brightens up our work day to see our puppy having the best time. Our puppy loves coming to Finishing Touches and sprints for their store whenever we turn onto their block! So grateful for their services and care for our dog! Thank you Sonny and Stephanie!

Christina W

5 years ago

Recently moved to NY and am so glad to have found Stephanie and Sonny! They are caring, attentive, and you can tell they really value their clients- my pup currently goes to daycare 3x/week

Elisabeth Butterfield

5 years ago

A caring duo to care for and/or groom your pet. They pay close and careful attention to him or her! You won't be disappointed!

Ellen Rosenthal

5 years ago

When I moved back to NY I needed to find a place where I could leave my two dogs and know that they would be well taken care of. I went to seven places and the only option was one - Finishing Touches By …

Michael Hart

5 years ago

Our dog Hank came here for day care, boarding, and grooming for 3+ years - and I am only using the past tense because we recently moved out of NYC. Stephanie and Sonny always took great care of Hank - and Hank was always happy to go! We just hope we can find Hank a day care and grooming provider who is as good in our new city.

Nancy Brandeis

5 years ago

Our dog loves going to Stephanie and Sonny for grooming and day care. They are both patient and skilled, and take wonderful care of our boy. I'm very happy that we found them.

Robert W Reeder IV

5 years ago

Literally THE BEST doggy day care in NYC. Possibly in the world. Highly recommend. Would not take my dog anywhere else. The owners are incredible & it has been the best experience I could have possibly asked for

Laura Lee

6 years ago

Run, don't walk, and bring your dog to Finishing Touches for doggy day care, boarding and grooming!! I recently adopted a young Shih Tzu from the Humane Society and she has pretty severe separation anxiety. When I called Stephanie she …

Deborah L.

6 years ago

After looking at various places in the neighborhood, I first went to Finishing Touches by Stephanie to have my dog groomed and Stephanie gave our dog the best grooming ever. I have continued to take our dog for grooming and have also begun …

Ian Ruddle

6 years ago

Stephanie does a top quality job!

Jamie Giardino

6 years ago

We have been bringing our two dogs to Stephanie for well over two years.... She and Sonny are beyond excellent, provide incredible care and genuinely go above and beyond for each dog as if it was their own. I have experienced recently while traveling, Lola had an infection and Stephanie was great. She kept me informed at all times, sent pictures and was extremely attentive to Lolas needs. Both dogs love coming here and it's obvious Stephanie loves having them!! I would definitely say of all the places I have used for daycare/boarding, this is by far the best!!

Kathy Welch

6 years ago

New to the neighborhood and fellow dog owner in our new building recommended daycare and grooming with Stephanie. My two cockapoos had the best haircuts of their 11 year old lives and they totally enjoy their time at doggie daycare. It's a relief to have such a friendly and helpful spot for my boys!

Rose Deutsch

6 years ago

Stephanie and her team ROCKS! Words can not describe how amazing it has been for Chiu to be groomed by Stephanie. She really took the time to get to know our dog, Chiu and it's a truly special and personalized service. She has been …

Louis Tristan

6 years ago

Emailed them and gave specific directions on the kind of haircut we wanted for our dog. Had to take the dog to another groomer to fix the botched haircut. Never again...

Sara Peterson

7 years ago

I've trusted Stephanie for several years with two of my dogs, for grooming, day care, and boarding. She was first recommended by my vet. Stephanie is extremely conscientious, detailed-oriented, and very knowledgable about dogs -- on …

Edward Olanow

7 years ago

What can be said that hasn't already been said? Simply put, Finishing Touches is a life saver. Without any doubt, Stephanie and Sonny are amazing people. They were recommended to us by an acquaintance in our building. First, the daycare facility is meticulously kept, very clean and well organized. Second, dog walks are included in the monthly packages to ensure that your pet is well exercised during the day. For my part, this was really important for my puppy since I didn't want her playing for 2 minutes and then napping the entire day. BUT, the singular distinguishing characteristic is how much they care about the dogs. They are critical about which dogs will well integrate with the others. Stephanie goes out of her way to always answer my concerns when my little pup is under the weather and to give great pointers in her obedience training. What it really boils down to is the high level of trust that everyone at Finishing Touches imparts on the owners and the dogs. It makes being away from them actually feel like a treat...like the dogs are in camp. So, if your little loved one does pass their muster, there is no better place in the city for daycare and grooming.

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Finishing Touches by Stephanie, New York, New York

315 E 74th St

Business Hours

Monday

7 AM - 7 PM

Tuesday

7 AM - 7 PM

Wednesday

7 AM - 7 PM

Thursday

7 AM - 7 PM

Friday

7 AM - 7 PM

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

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