Wagging Tails' experienced canine caretakers shower pooches with personalized attention and supervised playtime in a 4,500-square-foot paw paradise. The first visit begins with a tour and introduction to familiarize furry friends with the sights, sounds, and lingering Lassie smells of their new surroundings. Afterward, animals with up-to-date vaccinations and docile dispositions can play for up to 12 hours a day under the watch of attentive puppy sitters and observant webcams. Hounds can make friends, play, and socialize in this safe, loving environment, and take periodic naps if requested by their parent or guardian. During each visit, chaperones cosset each collared guest with custom quality time, which can include belly rubs, ear scratches, and moral support during never-ending games of Capture the Tail.
At The Park Pet Retreat, dog-loving staff members lavish attention and affection on pooches 24 hours a day with cage-free daycare and boarding services. During the daytime hours, dogs romp and socialize in one of three indoor play areas, depending on their size and temperament, and enjoy the sunshine in one of two outdoor spots. Once they've burned off some energy, the soft music of the boarding area lulls them to sleep at night as they rest their heads on soft beds. The retreat keeps owners happy, too—password-protected webcam feeds let them keep tabs on their pets at all hours, and the Tucker Falls Spa bathing station and grooming area allows them to get their pups' coats scrubbed and trimmed at the same facility. Owners can even stock up on supplies at the onsite store, where shelves brim with dog apparel, treats, and protein-rich Orijen dog food, which helps dogs build muscle and improve their marathon times.
With 3,000 square feet of indoor, paw-friendly play space, your poochosaurus will be able to run in circles and bark at the invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety (daycare starts at $25 a day). Dogs are segregated by size, so two-pound pups won't be able to pick on the bigger dogs. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits while snuggling into plush blankets and the camaraderie of the pack (boarding costs $40 per night). Dogs never spend the night or day in a caged or enclosed space, sleeping in the same open area in which they play. Let the experts give your pup a bath ($20–$45 depending on size and hair length), and cross the Rubicon into pet obsession by springing for paw polish ($7). Though the hotel is manned 24/7 by chronic belly rubbers, you can always check in on your four-legged life partner via webcam.
At D-O-G's Pet Spa, head groomer Stephanie helps out all breeds of canine and feline clients with a variety of pampering treatments. During full-service sessions, Stephanie bathes pets and trims their fur to keep them looking beautiful and reduce shedding, which in turn keeps evil wig makers from sneaking into homes in search of stray hairs. Owners can also have pets' nails trimmed to furniture-safe levels and schedule flea and tick dips that protect pets and owners alike from irritating insects.