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Dog Hotels for When Your Away

Updated on August 12, 2013

So, you are a dog owner and because you are there are issues and restrictions for dog owners. This is whether you are trying to hike with the dog in a park (must be on lease, or no dogs are allowed) or trying to plan a vacation. Planning a vacation with the dog presents other issues if you plan to stay at timeshares or hotels. Camping is not usually an issue.

Timeshares and hotels almost always do not allow dogs officially. Yes, you might be able to sneak the dog in until a maid or other person sees the dog. Some places charge extra for the animal.

Let's face it, taking a dog on vacation poses numerous access issues, unlike a cat. So, the dilemma is what to do with the dog? If you do not have a family member or friend to take care of the dog, then the remaining option are dog hotels or dog kennels. Some services have someone stop by and feed the dog, walk the dog and then leave them in the back yard. Kennels offer some care and other interaction with canines.

Online searches for these services are usually under dog hosting or dog sitters and their costs vary depending on the services provided. The more formal places offer some sort of credentials and past clients that have used their services. A good way to test the dog service is to allow the dog to sleep over at the hotel and see if it is a good fit for all. Some dog services offer in-home care or drop by.

The better dog hotel sites online are and With either site, the owner can view host's profiles and credentials and must register to send a message to a host to schedule a first meeting. The costs for a night stayover for the dog ranges from $10-100 a night, which includes insurance.

Using either online site can yield a dog host to take care of the dog within an hour. Through an exchange of texts and photos, both sides can get a good feel of the other party and type of host they are. After the first meeting, you will have a better idea and make the decision easier. You can also list the maximum you are willing to spend per night and this can reduce the hosts down from 100 to 50 to choose from. You should be able to find a host close to your own home.

A good host will send the dog owner daily texts and maybe a photo or two while they are gone. Of course, you can always use a dog kennel if they have a good reputation and you have gone to the place.


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      William Grant 

      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Pretty cool. I used to take road-trips all over the country with Angel, my white german shepherd... There's a place like that here in WI called Aunt B's. Awesome place and VERY friendly staff. I even got a hand-written note from them about how much they liked her when she stayed. It occurs to me that I should probably write a hub about places to stay that are dog-friendly. It was a pleasant surprise how many there are these days, from dirt-cheap to lavishly decadent.


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