Twenty years in the past, the “dog hotel” was a kennel the place you took your canine while you went on trip and he stayed there for 15 bucks a day. “Doggie daycare” was your neighbor’s home. Now your canine can keep in a “suite” for 80 bucks an evening.
Which is OK. But it’s nonetheless not a lodge.
Until . . . The Pooch Hotel. There are 5 places – two in Chicago and three in California, together with the most recent location in Hollywood. Woof la la.
Each canine has his personal swanky room, roughly the scale of a $2,000.00 a month New York City studio condominium, full with soft doggie mattress (or an actual mattress, in case you’re prepared to pay for the Palace Suite). An in a single day keep options flip-down service (a doggie mint on the pillow?) and a webcam the place house owners can watch their pets from their trip villa in Bora Bora. From $50 to $100 an evening, is that this place value it?
There’s a heated pool for the canines, aquatic and conventional treadmills, TVs in among the rooms, sofas, poochberry facials and pawdicures – all additional, in fact. But nonetheless, how is it totally different from different canine amenities?
Simply put, the distinction is within the hours of operation. Most “dog hotels” are staffed 24 hours a day, however The Pooch Hotel is staffed like an actual lodge, able to test canine visitors out and in 24 hours a day. This implies that when you’ve got an emergency at three within the morning and must drop your canines off someplace secure, you could have an choice. Brilliance!
And no, The Pooch Hotel isn’t paying me to write down this, but when they want to pay me in poochberry facials, I’m positive we will work one thing out.
Pet house owners spend practically $four billion a 12 months in daycare, boarding, and grooming – and no marvel, with doggie inns like this one cropping up, the place an in a single day keep prices greater than an honest room in a Vegas on line casino. But there’s no worth on piece of thoughts.
The Pooch Hotel began out privately owned, however slightly digging and I discovered that it had been acquired final 12 months by the large field pet big, Petco. Petco additionally lately rolled out “PoochPlay,” a daycare service inside a Petco retailer in Totowa, NJ, and can open one other on in San Jose, CA, in the summertime of 2012. Smart transfer, Petco.
Mom and Pop operations presently reign over doggie daycare, however there’s a brand new canine on the town. This is important, as a result of it implies that the large shops are beginning to actually perceive what canine house owners are all about. Yes, we wish our favourite manufacturers at good costs, however we’ll nonetheless pay an additional greenback if there’s a more in-depth retailer that carries them. But, we’re prepared to exit of our means for the quick security and happiness of our pets.
Could you ever have predicted, 20 years in the past, that canine boarding would attain this stage of posh-ish-ness? Is phrase? Poshicity? How did we go from “wire kennel run with a concrete floor” to “Presidential Suite with TV, couch, queen sized bed, and turn-down service” in simply two brief many years? Either we’re in a pure state of pet evolution or it’s the tip of the world – I can’t inform which but.
What do you suppose? Is this type of factor over-the-prime, or a pure development of pets as a part of the household? If pets are a part of the household, why shouldn’t they be handled as least in addition to we’re? Or are we forgetting that canines are canines?
Personally, I’d like to have a canine lodge in my city with 24-hour entry. My pooches don’t want the Presidential Suite, however they do should be secure in case of an emergency. Poochberry facial? We’ll skip that. My canines eat poop. The facial would simply be insulting. Maybe The Pooch Hotel would give me the facial as a substitute? I don’t know what a “poochberry” is, however I’m prepared to offer it a strive.