Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa founder Ray Schneider believes in pampering pets and providing them with the care they deserve. As he told Dan Monk of the Business Courier, "It’s a relationship that’s very hard to explain. When you have a dog, you can understand it.” The Blue Ash resident and entrepreneur created the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot pet hotel—and opened its second and third facilities located in Mason and Boston—because he realizes the lengths to which people will go to care for their furry friends.
Since opening in Cincinnati in 2008, Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa and it's two other facilities in Mason and Boston, have been on a mission to provide five-star service to its four-legged friends. Swathed in upscale atmosphere, the spa is outfitted with all the comforts of home and more; after touring the facilities, Jeff Elkus of David's Voice said, "I wish the last resort I visited had half the amenities of Red Dog." Dogs can stay in private, themed boarding suites with flat-screen TVs and owner-monitored webcams. They exercise and socialize in climate- and airflow-controlled play areas, romp in a three-acre dog park, and don buoyancy vests to soothe achy joints in the heated aquatic center. The hotel also has an air filtration system that cleans air six times per hour. They offer multilevel lodging for cats, as well as canine grooming and training services. Schneider hired and trained a staff for 24-hour supervision and care.