While it’s easier to bring the dog along on a road trip, it may not be so easy if you’re traveling by plane or have destinations that don’t allow pets (sorry, Fido!). From the traditional kennel to ones offering more specialized services, here are the best places for your dog to stay while you're away.
Your four-legged companions can enjoy customized activities, grooming, and on-site vet care at this all-inclusive pet hotel located near Philadelphia Airport. For luxe upgrades, choose one of 18 villas featuring queen-sized beds and flat screen TVs. Kerr continued, "Whether it's spoon-feeding a dog that has lost its appetite, or sending an unprompted picture email to a client to set their mind at ease, my team and I strive to go above and beyond each and everyday in everything that we do," said co-owner Jared Kerr. 7401 Holstein Ave., 215-365-4555
Situated on six acres of land, this $6 million-facility boasts 24,000 square-feet of indoor space ideal for pampering your pets. Dogs can play or swim individually, or with a group based on their preferences and level of comfort. Suites come with a picture window, small bed, and a TV, so your dog won't ever feel bored, alone, and without care. 27 Spring Mill Dr., Malvern, 610-251-9247
This cozy haven specializing in small dogs 20-pounds and under, includes boarding, daycare, grooming, and training services, where your dogs are never alone. Active dogs can play and swim, while quieter dogs have the option to rest on a bed or a caretaker's lap. 3 Woodland Dr., Glen Mills, 610-786-3647
This premier boutique facility offers a friendly, well-trained staff, an open environment, and webcam access so you can check in on your pet through your mobile device from anywhere in the world. Helmed by co-owners Michelle Bryson and Heidi Duffy, the facility makes sure to "interview" each dog for temperament compatibility, so the staff is prepared to set up playtime with other campers at the facility. 3 Esterbrook Ln., #250, Cherry Hill, 856-651-9663
Doggy sleepovers are offered exclusively to daycare clients only at Central Bark Doggy Day Care, where owner Portia Palko and her staff brings comfort to a whole new level. Because it operates like a club, the dogs know the staff, and the staff know the dogs. It keeps dogs less stressed and happy, even when their owners away. In addition, the staff undergoes intensive, and ongoing training to do their best in providing premium pet care. 2501 Wharton St., 267-861-2275
While Philly Fit Dog is not necessarily a traditional kennel, this service provider offers in-home pet sitting. For overnight care, an experienced pet sitter can stay with your pet, and use their mobile devices and the barcode placed in your residence to scan in and out. That way, owners can get frequent updates on the exact time of care given to pets, and even track how much time and distance a caretaker covered with pets via a GPS tracking device. 215-787-0370