Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning your holiday travels — whether you’re flying across the country or taking a short road trip to see family. Either way, your fur baby may not be joining you!
Ensure your dog is well taken care of during the holidays by booking a stay at one of these trusted dog hotels in Fort Collins. These boarding facilities offer comfortable bedding, professional care, plenty of play time and other resort-style amenities (like indoor swimming pools and live webcams!) for your four-legged family member.
Photo Courtesy of Four Paws Pet Hotel & Resort
Give your dog the four-star (or should we say four-paw?) treatment at Four Paws Pet Hotel & Resort. This luxury pet boarding, grooming and doggie daycare facility is equipped with everything your fur baby needs to ensure a comfortable stay, including full-light glass doors, climate-controlled rooms, 24-hour supervision, and cozy blankets and beds. Choose from a variety of sized rooms, from a standard suite to their spacious presidential suite. All hotel “guests” receive three 20-minute outdoor visits every day during their stay, plus a late-evening bathroom break before bed.
With locations all across the country, Camp Bow Wow is a trusted dog care company specializing in day care and overnight boarding. The Certified Camp Counselors® at Camp Bow Wow are extensively trained in dog behavior, CPR and pet first aid. But one of the best features of Camp Bow Wow is their live web cams, which let you monitor your pup in real-time from your computer or mobile device while they play in one of the spacious play yards. Opt for the Luxury Suite, where you can monitor them 24/7 during their stay!
This trusted full-service veterinary hospital also offers lodging options for pets of all shapes and sizes — including multiple dogs from the same household. Their low-stress environment provides a home away from home, where all guests get individualized attention and care. The dog suites are individual rooms with a full-height door that accesses a large astroturf exercise yard where they can play off-leash with other dogs. Choose a lodging suite with a webcam so you can keep an eye on your fur baby while you’re away, from their suite to the daycare area — and even to the indoor, in-ground pool!
Moore Animal Hospital doesn’t just provide dentistry, surgery, vaccinations, and other medical services — they also offer full-service boarding while you’re away. Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, Moore Animal Hospital has a climate-controlled “pet resort” where your dog will enjoy soft, warm bedding, delicious meals, daily exercise, and plenty of love and attention from their experienced staff. All guests must be parasite-free and up to date on all required vaccinations.
Photo Courtesy of Ashcroft Pet Resort Team
Your dog will feel like they are on vacation at Ashcroft Pet Resort, which has served our dog-loving community with a variety of services since 1993. Furry guests can expect spacious, climate-controlled accommodations, supervision from a highly trained staff, comprehensive wellness checks, two daily feedings and various bathroom breaks throughout the day. Plus, the manager lives on-site, so you can enjoy peace of mind while you’re away, knowing your dog is taken care of 24/7.
Don’t let “budget-minded boarding” steer you away. This affordable option is a place where dogs can be dogs, and the company’s owner has 24 years of experience in the pet care industry and worked with the Humane Society for more than six years. The fenced outdoor areas offer shade, play equipment and plenty of space to play with other dogs. Plus, the yards are separated and dogs are placed in the area that best suits their size, age and/or level of activity and sociability — and if your dog doesn’t play well in a group, they can have their own private time in the play yard!
Photo Courtesy of The Cabins of Aspen Grove (Dogs Pictured: Kona, Skye, Shugo + Harpo)
All guests get the same five-star treatment at The Cabins of Aspen Grove, which is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Fort Collins. Your dog will enjoy access to three large outdoor play yards that are shaded, mud-free and filled with toys and play structures, plus an indoor play area with a garage door opening up to one of the yards. The climate-controlled kennels include comfortable cots and bedding and privacy panels for stress-free relaxation and sleeping. They follow a consistent and fun daily schedule, which includes nap time from 12–2 p.m. on weekdays, when they also offer tours of the facilities to potential customers!
In addition to their full range of high-quality veterinary services, South Mesa Veterinary Hospital offers boarding services called Come-Play-Stay! Choose from a variety of boarding options ranging from $30 to $47.50 per day. The Town and Country option includes an indoor/outdoor kennel, Big City Suites offers luxury boarding for pets less than 40 pounds, and Special Needs Suites provide a calm, quiet environment for pets with medical needs. Add additional comfort services to any option for some extra TLC, pampering and/or treats for your pet during their stay.
Photo Courtesy of American Dog School
Get two dog services all rolled into one with a stay at American Dog School, where your dog can stay overnight and receive training throughout the day. That’s right — your dog can receive one-on-one training with a professional working on obedience or behavioral problems. Dogs are rotated to the clean and secure outdoor runs during the day and rest inside at night with soft burlaps and chew hooves to keep them content. American Dog School has a limit of 10 dogs so they can provide personal care and comfort for their guests.
An official member of the Professional United Pet Sitters and Pet Sitter Associates, Happy Hounds is a professional dog walking service offered every day between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Plus, they offer overnight boarding at the owner’s own home. That means, between walks and play time, your dog will be able to relax on the couch, lie on the floor, or nap in an open kennel if they prefer. The company’s owner is trained in CPR and pet first aid and is fully insured and bonded, which adds additional peace of mind! Happy Hounds truly offers a home away from home and personal one-on-one attention for your fur baby.
Photo Courtesy of Lazy Dog Ranch
Dogs get the true ranch experience at Lazy Dog Ranch, an expansive facility with plenty of grassy land for your dog to roam. The staff divides the dogs into groups that will play well together, to make sure everyone is happy. Lazy Dog Ranch also offers grooming services with their Dapper Dog Salon, so you can schedule grooming services at the end of the stay so they come home tired — and clean!
Which dog hotel in Fort Collins is your dog’s favorite? Let us know in the comments below — whether or not they’re on this list!