The Urban Hound, a daycare and dog hotel facility in the South End of Boston, sets a high standard for care and attention. It bills itself as “the best thing to happen to your dog since coming to live with you”
Hotel rates start at $65 per night, with $90 per night for luxury rooms. A daycare stay is $35 per day.
This facility was founded six years ago by Rebecca Willson, who is a certified pet trainer. Rebecca started as a dog walker and then expanded the business so it now offers not only dog walking, but training, daycare and luxury boarding.
The upgrades on offer at the Urban Hound were what really caught my attention:
- For $5.00, your dog can have a Kong toy filled with peanut butter at bedtime.
- For $5.00 per day, you dog’s room can be connected to a 24-hour webcam so you can look in on them no matter where you are in the world
- For $20.00, a member of staff will give your dog 15 minutes of snuggle time before bed.
- For $35.00, overnight guests can access a Hound mini bar, providing filtered water, a bully stick, peanut butter filled Kong and other treats (probably not the best idea for the dog watching their weight!)
This facility offers 24-hour supervised care – so no more worrying when you have to leave your dog for work or vacation.
It is great to see facilities like The Urban Hound raising the standard of dog boarding and care. The rooms look cleaner than some people hotels I’ve seen!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand