Drake's Dog in the Spotlight

Drake's Akita, Diamond, gets the gold standard treatment at tony H-Town pet salon

Drake's Akita, Diamond, gets gold standard treatment at tony pet salon

Drake's Dog Diamond, July 2016,
Drake's Akita, named Diamond, was the star of the show at John Andrews Pet Salon. Photo courtesy of John Andrews Pet Salon
Drake's Dog Diamond, July 2016, Kyle Rainwaiter
Doggie stylist Kyle Rainwater with Diamond. Photo courtesy of John Andrews Pet Salon
Drake and his dog Diamond
Drake pictured with Diamond from his new album 'Views.' Courtesy photo
Drake's Dog Diamond, July 2016,
Drake's Dog Diamond, July 2016, Kyle Rainwaiter
Drake and his dog Diamond

While all eyes were on Drake dining at North Italia on a recent weekend, his best friend — his Akita pooch named Diamond— was getting dolled up in the hands of a groomer to the stars. The staff at John Andrews Pet Salon was over the moon with the arrival of the celebrity pet, who shares space on the front of Drake's new album cover, "Views."

Groomer Kyle Rainwater worked on the big dog using aloe vera shampoo for dark hair and a keratin treatment to fluff the fur.  And what would a visit to the salon be without a mani-pedi? Diamond's beauty treatments included buffing of his nails.

Cost for the grooming? $120.

For the record, Drake and Diamond bunked at the St. Regis during their sprint through Houston.