Dog Hotels — The Ultimate Experience in Pet Pampering
Dog hotels are a great way to pamper your pets when you take off on vacation to pamper yourself! So break out the suitcases, pack bright and light with some cool summer clothing and get out of town for a few days. No matter what the economy is doing, Americans are proving that they will always find ways to get some rest and relaxation so go check out your local dog hotels as soon as possible as they tend to book up fast. You’ll find them listed in our Travel Guides.
One of the first things to get squared away is the care of your pet. If you don’t have friends of family to count on, you will need to do your homework to find dog hotels in your area that meet your standards. Most of the dog hotels absolutely love animals. They are typically a little more extravagant than your basic kennel.
–Are they cage free?
–Do they offer dog runs
–Are there outdoor areas for your dog to play?
–Are there supervisors at the dog hotels at all times?
–Are there monitors so you can see what your pet is doing from wherever you are?
These are some of the questions you may want to ask. Create your own list to meet your needs so you are prepared to get answers to anything that is important to you.
Checking into Dog Hotels
Meeting the managers and staff when checking your dog into one of your local dog hotels is the easiest way to ensure your pet gets the best possible care. Many are menu driven and have packaged amenities such as water parks, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, group and private playtime, TV time, and private rooms, you can customize your package to create the ultimate experience for your dog. Dog hotels operate under the same philosophy of service as the hotels humans stay in: they understand that your dog is the customer and do all they can to provide safe, happy and fun environments for him.
Keeping your Pets on Schedule
Dog hotels are also a great way to ensure that your animal’s schedule isn’t changed, which will help keep them happy while you are away and prevent confusion when you come home. In most dog hotels, you can customize the number of feedings per day, walks per day, types of food – bring your own when you drop off your dog, or choose from a selection of premium brands offered by the facility – TV, DVDs or music played in your dog’s room, administration of medication, and so on.
Dog hotels are staffed twenty-fours per day, so there is always someone there to look after your animal. They also will have at least one veterinarian on call at all times, should there be any medical problems. If you want, you can even arrange to have someone sleep right next to your dog, and provide him with nightly companionship. If that seems a little excessive, you can still check up on your pup with the webcam – standard in most dog hotels – day or night, from anywhere in the world. See our listings directory on every city’s Travel Guide page for a dog hotel near you and schedule a tour! See first hand the quality of care your dog could be receiving, and never worry about your pet again when you travel. Please read this other article on what to expect at a Dog Hotel.
Dog Hotels When Taking Your Pooch
A lot of people like to take their pet on vacation and then use a Dog Hotel when doing something where pets are not permitted. If this is your plan, you’ll have best of both worlds by having your pet with you while still having some freedom. Just make sure you learn about traveling with pets before you take on on a pet friendly adventure. We have helpful articles on Pet Travel Tips that we urge you to please read.