I never realized how much our family went out and about until Matthew joined our family.
Matthew is a service dog, so technically he is allowed everywhere with us, but let's be honest. He doesn't NEED to go everywhere with us, and our vehicle is too small to transport 5 people plus a 100+ dog.
When we took our first extended vacation this past June, I searched high and low for a facility that I thought would treat Matthew like a valued member of their family. And I found it at Dogs R Us Hotel. During Matthew's June visit, I had videos and photos sent to my phone three times per week. It was so nice to see that Matthew was doing well and enjoying his time on his vacation!
Dogs R Us Hotel really wants to make sure that your pet is happy and that you are comfortable leaving your treasured family member in their care. There is a very detailed intake questionnaire that you fill out a few days before your dog is set to arrive. This gives the owner time to make sure that she can accommodate all of your pets needs!
For us, we needed to make sure that Matthew would get human interaction, but would be kept away from other dogs. She was totally able to accommodate our wishes! Matthew had a private single room (with a TV!!) and was taken outside numerous times per day to play fetch, go on walks, and do his business.
Here is a short video showing Matthew having so much fun wiggling, and snorting with the ball! This is pretty typical behavior for Matty in the first few minutes of getting outside with a toy! He's just so excited. And then he settles down and just want to play catch for HOURS!
And of course, any Labrador loves to play catch in the mud!! Matthew is in pure heaven! And check out some of those mid-air catches. My dog has SKILL!
I can tell Matty is super happy because his tail is wagging and he's smiling
And then he sits and waits for the ball to be thrown again! He's in dog paradise!! Dirt on the tongue, tail wagging, happy puppy.
And after he finishes his play time he loves to just come back to a quiet place and chill out!
The only thing you need to bring for your pet is their normal food and any special comfort objects from home, including any treats. Seriously, it's like sleep-away camp. For dogs. Awesome. They provide raised beds, comforters, and blankets. I know sweet Matthew was well taken care of while he was away at doggy camp.
They are convenient to Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Odessa, Keystone, and New Port Richey. They are located close to the Suncoast Parkway, so not too far from the Spring Hill or Citrus Park areas.
You can check out Dogs R Us on Facebook, or on their webpage! We've already got our next stay reserved! If you do go and check them out, please tell them I sent you over
Where does your pet go when you travel?