Tuesday, 11 March 2008

US airports increasingly do it doggy-style

According to USA Today
a growing number of 24-hour "pet hotels" are being built inside or near several north American airports.

Travelers can find "pet hotels" near the airports at Jacksonville, New Orleans and Portland, Ore. Pet hotel operators have plans to open facilities or are in discussions with Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Houston Hobby and Minneapolis.

"Given that more people have pets, it's just a natural progression of services that airports should offer," Saq Nadeem, founder of Paradise 4 Paws told the newspaper. Paradise 4 Paws, which will open next month near Chicago O'Hare, will even operate a long-term, 22-spot parking lot on-site, so that its customers can take the shuttle directly to the airport. Daily rates for dog hotels can range widely — from $15 a night for a cage at the local veterinarian office to $70 for a large room with extra perks. The company has two locations within a mile of the airports at Jacksonville and New Orleans and plans to open at Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby.

1 comment:

SamIAm said...


I have two choco lab babies who I have boarded in several of the "pet hotels". I am so happy there are more quality options now. I wanted to also mention that there are more and more pet friendly hotels now. Recently, I took a road trip, with my dogs, to NY. We stayed at the fantastic Hotel Carlton on Madison Avenue (www.carltonhotelny.com) They have a great program called Haute Dog! Not only did my pooches have their own bed, but also treats, chew toys, and their own food/water bowls. They even have a pet friendly concierge! He was able to direct me to so many places where my dogs were as welcome as I was! So if you are interested in taking your canine babies along for the ride, check it out!
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