With today's side deal, you can give the dog you love a vacation from the stress of his high-pressure squirrel-chasing job. For $25, both new and existing clients get $50 worth of pet boarding, baths, and nail-trimming from Bark ATL in Midtown. Atlanta magazine cited the doggie retreat in their 2009 Best of Atlanta Pet Guide. Your dog must pass a temperament evaluation before he can stay; current shots and vaccinations are required.
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.
- Dogs are separated into three different rooms based on size and temperament so they can interact with each other in smaller play groups, and someone from the staff stays overnight to give the dogs all the attention they need. – Atlanta
- The owners and staff are friendly and conscientious, not leaving dogs unattended and taking care to remove items that could stir trouble if necessary, i.e. toys. I watch them on daycam and am consistently impressed with their level of care and joy in their work, and my dogs come home happy and tired. – wvpoodle, Kudzu
- The staff is so friendly and warm, and my dog Bailey literally jumps out of the car when we pull up to the center. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog there, and I can watch her play from my office since Bark ATL has web cams. – Gena B, Insider Pages
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