When a man gets in trouble, he’s said to be “in the doghouse"; when a dog gets in trouble, he’s said to be “in the doghouse” since only humans can speak and they naturally define all terms in relation to themselves. Give your canine comrades what they’d ask for if they could with today’s Groupon to Jet Pet Resort in Richmond. Choose between the following options:
- For $97, you get a three-night stay for a small dog (weighing less than 16 kilograms) in a classic suite, plus a luxury bath and a dog massage (a $197 value).
- For $169, you get a three-night stay for a big dog (weighing more than 16 kilograms) in a grand suite plus, including a dog massage, a luxury bath, and a private walk (a $349 value).
As certified vet technicians and assistants, the animal-behaviour experts at Jet Pet Resort are trained in pet first-aid and CPR, and pamper pooches with luxury accommodations, spa treatments, and a sizable play area. A classic suite (a $49/night value) embraces small- to medium-size dogs, and a grand suite plus (an $89/night value) spaciously houses larger pups and any accompanying dinner jackets. During their stay, tail waggers depart on three 20-minute escapades throughout the day and can bask in the glow of plasma TV screens or play in the outdoor pool and indoor courtyard before retiring to a private plush sheepskin bed. When the stress of burying rawhide bones weighs too heavily on canine shoulders, four leggers can scuttle into Jet Pet's luxury spa and soak up a wholesome bubble bath followed by a relaxing 20-minute dog massage (a $50–$65 value). Additional pet perks include one private promenade for larger breeds (a $17 value) and a locale that is conveniently snuggled next to Vancouver Airport.
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Jet Pet Resort
Tiny nails skitter across dark hardwood floors as pets enter Jet Pet Resort. The high ceilings glitter with chandeliers in this pet resort, where every detail is designed to subvert human owners’ Subverting expectations of its industrial converted warehouse setting. The staff here hosts its four-legged charges in luxe suites of varying sizes, reminiscent of traditional hotels, save for the dog-sized, sheepskin-covered beds. Some of the rooms are large enough for a private television and in-room webcam to allow pet parents to keep an eye on their pup while vacationing.
The doggy suites feature large picture windows that overlook the indoor play yard, made to resemble a small-town park, complete with man-made trees and a grass-colored floor. Both day care and overnight guests can cavort in this indoor playground. Pups can also venture outdoors,, where they can weave around shrubbery and clamber up platforms. Staff is on-hand day and night to toss balls into the air or determine whether dogs actually do dream about running all night long.
Every aspect of a dog’s stay is carefully curated to ensure comfort while pups are away from home. The kitchen staff crafts custom meals for pups. The resort’s spa treatments let pups chase away the day’s stress with a massage or soothing bath. The staff can also accommodate feline companions, housing them in their own separate wing.