Home at last! Although I am extra happy to have my lil' fella back home after ten days away, North seemed to have other ideas about this morning's end to his wild adventure at Wag Hotel. When I arrived to pick him up, I could hear him before I could see him . . . wheezing, snorting, and pulling to enter the lobby area. Although he gave me his typical welcome back greeting of a quick glance, the oh-it's-just-mama realization, and the look for more interesting people present, he was squirming out of my arms for final kisses as the staff members (and North) seemed genuinely sad about his departure. After coming in the apartment and reacquainting his nose with every nook and cranny, he curled up in his bed where he has been snoring for the last eight hours. Overall, he seems well adjusted and, I bet after his long sleep today, tomorrow he'll be back to normal, nosy North.
To see some of my favorite features of Wag Hotel,
- Play spaces. In addition to their indoor play area and a pool, pups can take a walk on their rooftop lawn seen above. With drainage, Astroturf, toys, and, of course, fencing, it's a great safe place for play. North must have had a great time during his daily adventures because he slept in his carseat the entire way home!
- Cleanliness. Keeping (and staying) clean and healthy is key at Wag Hotel. In addition to a complimentary bath and brushing during his stay, the facility offers puppy "facials" and massages – in a spotless and modern environment. They have advanced air exchange systems, separate kitchen areas for serving and cleaning food dishes (to prevent contamination or germ spreading), and easy-to-clean epoxy coated floors. As an additional touch, they provide beds for pooches during their stays – and remove and wash it each day to make sure they are only snuggling on the cleanest of materials.