900 Southlake Blvd., 794-5400
3800 Mountain Road, 672-2220
Second Place: Pets at Play
Third Place (Tie): Hanover Your Pet / Diamond Dog House
They really aren't exaggerating about the "resort" part. According to Holiday Barn Pet Resorts owner Michael Hughes, four-legged guests at either of the company's two boarding facilities are treated to indoor sleeping compartments with floors warmed by ambient heat. But that's just for those residing in the pet equivalent of "business class." Owners who want their pets housed in more luxurious accommodations opt for the suites, which include private rooms equipped with beds, color TVs, even chandeliers. Pet owners who travel frequently love Holiday Barn because the facilities emulate home. "I know it seems odd, but pets today are different," Hughes says. "Decades ago they lived mostly outdoors and were used to different stimuli. These days, they're used to an indoor environment with more interaction."
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