There is certainly a lot to think about when planning your special day. Everything has to be organized down to the last detail – and it is not always easy to remember every single thing that needs to be done. One detail that is often forgotten is where your dog will stay on the night of your wedding, and for the length of your Honeymoon! While you two are off celebrating your special day and the days that follow, it is important to make sure that your furry friends are being well taken care of. Why not give them a vacation as well? A luxurious pet hotel in Chelsea is the perfect option! We interviewed the owner, Kerry Brown, to get more information for all of you. She is also a client, so we threw in a few questions about her upcoming wedding!
Do you accept any type of dog?
Kerry: As long as dogs present valid vaccines and pass our Temperament Test, we take any kind of dog. We don’t breed discriminate!
What types of services do you offer?
Kerry: We offer everything from overnight boarding to daycare to spa and grooming services.
What do the dogs do while they are staying at the hotel?
Kerry: Dogs can play in our dog parks (separated by size and temperament), chill in their suites (some of our suites are larger than most NYC apartments, boasting full size beds and 42 inch flat screen TVs!). We have a gym called Pant where dogs can get workouts, a spa where they can get fun pampering services like PAWdiures, a private chef for fresh meals and a chauffeur service.
How many dogs typically stay at the hotel at a time?
Kerry: That’s tough to say. During the week we get tons of daycare dogs…and then certainly during the weekends and especially holidays it gets crazy with dogs sleeping over. It’s like a slumber party!
What type of facilities do you have at the hotel?
Kerry: We have expansive dog parks, with rubberized floors so it’s super soft for the dog to play on. Our spa offers a wide variety of services and every one f our suites has a flat screen tv to keep the dogs company
What separates you from other pet hotels?
Kerry: Our staff and their experience (and utter love for the dogs) is second to none. Our attention to every detail, whether its medications, special meals, workouts, what have you.
Our boarding is also super unique because at a traditional kennel, dogs have to stay in cages or board altogether in one room. Our suites allow the dog to get tons of play during the day but then wind down and relax as thy retire to bed for room service and sleep.
How far in advance should a stay be booked?
Kerry: For holidays, we recommend booking several weeks in advance. For daycare, dogs can come and go as they please once they are set up in our system.
What is the best way for potential clients to get in touch with you?
Call 646.478.PUPS or email us: Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the hotel, check out their website at http://chelsea.dpethotels.com/.
BONUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEDDING:
How did you two meet?
Kerry: At the gym on the upper west side.
Tell us about the proposal.
Kerry: We were in Hawaii! Chris proposed on the island of Lanaii at a beautiful resort. We spent the rest of the day at the pool (i was sort of on a cloud!) and then had a lovely dinner complete with tiki torches and sushi :).
Why did you decide to hire a wedding planner?
Kerry: I am a control freak and have thrown many events. I knew if I didn’t hire someone, I would find myself folding chairs and refilling wine glasses!
Do you have any plans for your wedding (i.e. theme, colors, etc.)?
Kerry: Rustic beachy :). It will be held at my great grandparents beach house in ocean city, New Jersey. The ceremony will be in the sand and the reception on the lawn. Fun!