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Best Overnight Pet Care

Having to leave a member of your family - your beloved dog - behind when you go on vacation can be really stressful. When school breaks and summer vacations mean out-of-town trips, securing some fabulous accommodations for the pooch is tops on most families' vacation planning to-do lists.

D Pet Hotels
1041 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 464-7387

D Pet Hotels provides a sleek and modern doggy hotel right in the middle of Hollywood. Services offered include "D Chauffeur" for when you can't pick up or drop off your dog, accommodations ranging from the Standard Suite to the Über Suite, "Recess" in the 6,000 sq. ft. indoor dog parks and spa services. Dogs from the same family are roomed together and each suite has its own flat screen TV on which during evening wind-down, happy dog-appropriate movies are shown. There is a professional staff onsite 24/7 and veterinary care on call 24/7. Boarding rates start at $65/day with discounts for additional dogs.


Paradise Ranch
10268 La Tuna Canyon Rd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 768-8708

Paradise Ranch is true country club living for your dog. Known for its totally cage-free boarding, the dogs play freely on the grounds of this resort - in the water park or in the shade with their fellow canine pals. Training and grooming is offered and can be done in combination with boarding. Some fun features include human sleep companions, doggy massages and web-cams that allow owners to hop online to check on their fur babies. Boarding rates start at $49/day but further discounts can be had based on length of boarding, membership and multiple dogs.


Canyon View Ranch
1558 Will Geer Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-7897

This place will pretty much make you jealous of your dog's vacation. With five acres of lawns, waterfalls, multi-leveled runs, tunnels and even a bone-shaped swimming pool, your dog will have plenty to do at Canyon View Ranch. The owners reside on site and make sure your dog will be happy at the Ranch before taking them on as a client. They have a well-respected team of trainers who can provide that service with or without boarding. Due to their semi-remote location, they offer a daily shuttle service within a 35 mile radius that makes utilizing their services much more convenient. Boarding rates start at $50/day.


Crossroads Pet Resort
10832 Knott Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680
(714) 821-6622

Crossroads has the distinction of also boarding cats, rabbits and birds. The dog boarding has a fun escalating list of menu selections starting with the basic Bed & Breakfast, Bark in the Park, and topping out with The Home Sweet Home/Executive Suite. Regardless of the package chosen, each dog gets its own plan for the day that includes play and fun treats like frozen yogurt. They can also combine training sessions and grooming into your pet's resort experience. Boarding rates for dogs start at $25/day with discounts for additional dogs. Cats start at $15/day, birds $10/day and rabbits $15/day.


Ruff House Pet Resort
3035 Chicago Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Ruff House truly allows you to design your dog's stay. They have three indoor and outdoor play yards that are supervised by their staff "Pack Leader" at all times. You can also choose from the menu of activities offered during the day such as: Fitness Camp, Ice Cream Social, Private Walk and Movie Muttinee. You can also take advantage of their "Board & Train" program to work on any "issues" you'd like resolved. Why not schedule the Ice Cream Social right after the training session as a reward? Live webcams allow you to check in on things at your convenience and each pup receives a goodnight biscuit and soothing music at bedtime. Boarding rates start at $25/day with multiple dog discounts as well as discount passes for multiple nights.

When Elizabeth Peterson isn't busy juggling the needs of her two toddlers and her black Pomeranian, Björn, she can be found sharing even more useful information over on her personal blog, Traded My BMW For a Minivan.
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