07/21/2017Howliday Inn Doggie Hotel
I just moved here from Alaska and already have a short trip planned that I can't take my baby with me. I did heavy research and happened upon Howliday Inn. I saw the great reviews on many platforms so I decided to give them a shot. I emailed and inquired with them about my dates. They requested to have my dog do a one day daycare stay so they could evaluate him and get to know him. I think this is an amazing process and all boarding places should do this. We set a date but unfortunately while we were moving he got a horrible injury. The staff was amazing and super responsive. They let him heal for a month and then we finally had him do his evaluation! We walked in and I automatically assumed we would be walking into a huge "play pen" of dogs. No! We walked into a quiet and clean reception area. He didn't have to be stressed seeing other dogs while they talked to us, so nice! They took him back after going over his paperwork, making sure he was healthy. They gave us a tour and told us what they were doing with him. They slowly introduced him to one dog at a time and then eventually to all the dogs as a group. They told us all about their rules and how they rule everything. We left for the day feeling like we made an awesome choice. But it doesn't stop there. Mid day, one of the staff called and left a very detailed message about how our dog was doing. It was so nice to have an update and not just a "he's great" but a 2 minute detailed list of what he's doing and how he's doing. When we went to pick him up they had all the paperwork ready for us that they promised us. They take cash, check, or card which is fantastic. He was brought out to us so happy and excited. The best part, he didn't smell at all! They keep that place so clean. Most boarding places you pick up your dog smelling of urine, dirt, and other smells. He smelled his normal self! He slept the whole rest of the day too, so pooped out! I can not wait to bring him for his weekend stay with them. I know I will have a complete peace of mind with him here. I am incredibly over proctive of him and this is the first place EVER that I know he will be taken care of the way I take care of him. The staff truly care about the animals and show so much love for them. Every penny they charge is 100% worth that piece of mind that my animal is cared for at a high level while I am away. Now I can vacation without worrying about him! I highly recommend this place!