We paid a visit to the new PetsHotel by the Costco and Lowe’s in Issaquah on Sunday. Amazingly, we were told that more than 2700 people came by the store on Saturday alone. I suppose the free coupon didn’t hurt. We learned a few fascinating things during the tour. They use separate ventilation system between the cat area, the dog area (smart!), and the sick pets area. The dog suites look very nice with their glass doors and DVD movies. Unfortunately, the TVs seem to be mounted way too high for any comfortable viewing by a dog.
For cats, a Kitty cottage is $14. For dogs, the most economical “Atrium room” starts at $23 (a standard kennel), with suites starting at $33 (click the picture to read the prices). They include 1 playtime (indoor) per day. With their a la carte pricing structure, you can add anything from a bath to Kong to individual play time. Price of food and pill administration is included, but you can bring your own toys, blankets, food and other comforts of home. Siblings can go in one suite and we saw several hanging out together. The entire facility was clean and smelled like… well, absolutely nothing! Even the doggie bathroom with its wood-wrapped pole smelled clean. One tour guide told us that they used to have a fake tree, complete with plastic leaves in the potty room, but the dogs kept on picking off the leaves and ultimately it was removed. Rascals.
Yours truely even tasted the sugar- and fat-free soft serve. It tastes just as it sounds and we saw several dogs pass on them, including ours. The lack of playtime makes us consider other options, but the clean facility and convenient hours makes it a safe choice.
Note: PetHotel requires Bordetella vaccination, which is an optional vaccine that is usually not required by other dog boarding places.