Individually Appointed RoomsMost boarding "hotels" offer more than just a bed and a food bowl in a small dog run. Some pet resorts take room furnishings to an extreme, with themed rooms that are one step away from a bed and breakfast.
For instance, the Paws Here Awhile Pet Resort in Georgetown, Pa., offers Caribbean condos for small dogs at $28 a day, Sedona suites for $48 a day and vacation-themed rooms ranging from $28 to $38, including one with Disney paraphernalia (sure to be a hit with your kids).
The Pet Chalet Luxury Pet Hotel in Corona, Calif., takes this theme approach one step further: Each $45-per-night penthouse suite includes a luxury couch and flat-screen TV, and is styled after vacation destinations such as Paris, London, Cairo and Athens.
That's nothing compared to the opulence of the presidential suites at the Ritzy Canine Carriage House on East 40th Street in New York City. The suites, priced at $175 a night, are furnished with custom bedding, toy chests and carpets.