Recent studies have shown 82% of dog owners feel anxious at the thought of leaving their beloved pets in someone else’s care. As a result, the dog hotel market is booming; the guilt free way to leave your furry friend behind while you go on holiday. Carmen Rustenbeck, the founder of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association stated, ‘luxury dog hotels and spas are now big business’ and expected to be worth over £21 billion by 2023.
Here are Waggleworth’s top three…
- The Country Dog Hotel and Spa, Somerset
‘The nations most in demand dog hotel’ according to Country Living. A family business offering ‘home from home’ luxury with an exclusive holiday experience tailored to each guest.
Founder Rebecca Lynnell explains ‘each guest chooses where to sleep, whether that’s beside the Aga, on a snuggly dog bed or a human bed!’ You will receive daily ‘pupdates’ of your dog enjoying all the amenities the hotel has to offer.
Experiences include a wood fired spring water tub, adventure days at local beaches, outdoor cinema nights with ‘pupcorn’ and acoustic guitar evenings… In addition, a shea butter, coconut and rose oil conditioning treatment that hydrates the fur and skin, and a blueberry facial that’s good for the facial folds of pugs and bulldogs are among the spa treatments available to your pup. Book here!
- Barney and Rosie’s, Buckinghamshire
Barney and Rosie’s provides ‘clients of London and Windsor with a personable and professional service’. The B&R experience can be tailored to dogs with disabilities, elderly dogs, and puppies. There are 12 bedrooms available with a purpose built spa.
The director, Ria, is a fully qualified behaviourist with over 5 years of experience. She focuses on behavioural consultations involving homeopathic remedies for £170 per hour. Find more info here…
- Humphrey & Bo, Dorset
Located in a Grade 2 listed farmhouse, Humphrey & Bo offers exciting off-lead group walks 3 or 4 times a day. With a 24-hour vet on site and an emphasis on agility, Humphrey and Bo is the place for fitness fanatic dogs. The founders ‘believe in exercising a dog’s mind as well as it’s body’.
Lily’s Kitchen or Arden Grange dog food is available upon request!