Our pets are members of our family – they make us smile every day, and they are the epitome of unconditional love. When the holidays roll around and it’s time to find a top notch place to send your precious pet during peak travel times, it can be overwhelming knowing where to turn.
Well, look no further!
We did our homework and compiled an excellent list of 9 one-day or extended day boarding options for you.
Or – if you’re looking to stretch your legs for a few with man’s best friend after a scrumptious holiday meal – we’ve visited local Chester County PA dog parks and can offer first hand experience on what to expect.
As our loving four legged little ones look up at us with those worrisome eyes each holiday season, you can confidently say “Do not fret dear pets, the holidays WILL be fun for all members of our family!”
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Dogtopia is a doggie daycare that proudly serves Chester Springs, PA and the surrounding areas. It’s your one stop shopping for doggie care – daycare, boarding, training, spa options and webcam so you can check in on your pooch to see what a blast he’s having!
All play areas are 100% supervised, and dogs are grouped based on breed, size, temperament, and special requests (your teacup poodle can still play with his brother great dane).
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Lloyd park is conveniently located on Lloyd Avenue in Downingtown, PA. It’s a park for the entire family – a “partially” fenced in dog area with agility options, a playground close by for the kids, a small paved bike loop, and a volleyball court. The dog park itself has a wonderful stream inside that many of the dogs enjoy on a hot summer day – or on one of these Indian Summer days in November! Owner tip: There is a portion of the dog park that is not fenced as it is all woods, and there is the stream too that is not fenced. From one dog owner to another, make sure you are aware of this before you enter if your dog is known to wander. Very spacious and rarely over crowded, it’s a wonderful time for all and a sure way for fido to work off these holiday meals!
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As their website boasts “Looking for a luxury retreat for the furry elite?” Then Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort is for you! Located in Malvern, PA, Wagsworth truly has it all. Day camp, overnight and extended stay boarding, training, spa, and an indoor pool for those water loving pups! And just when you thought you’d heard it all – Wagsworth offers a tuck in service for overnight guests. Amazing! You won’t have to worry one bit while you’re away – your pet will be in 5 star accommodations.
Not just for dogs – your cat can stay in luxury too! Check out the individual feline suite pictured below – extras like one on one feline attention, catnip toys, and play time can all be added to make sure your kitty has a blast!
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Karen’s K9 is located right on business Rte 30 in Frazer, PA. Affordable and efficient – Karen’s K9 offers doggie daycare, training, boarding and grooming. You can try out Karen’s for free on your first visit to see if it’s a good fit for your dog. You can also purchase a packet of 5, 10 or 20 days for a discounted price. Definitely worth checking out as an option during all the holiday hustle and bustle!
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Applebrook Inn Pet Resort is set on 8 acres with 7 fully fenced in play areas for your dog to run, play, and sniff until their hearts are content. Each dog is temperament tested to ensure the safety of all that are enjoying their time at Applebrook Inn. Overnight or extended stay options are available as well as grooming services. Cats are welcome too with their own private rooms (can share a room with a sibling if needed). Extra play time, and extra snuggle time with our staff are all add on’s that can be built in to make sure your pet has the most enjoyable time!
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What better place to board your pet than right at their vet? Colebrook Manor Animal Hospital is located right on Business Rte 30 in Exton PA. Its part of the beautiful farm house with the cows out front. Family owned and operated for 86 years, Colebrook Manor offers preventative care, dentistry, surgery, nutrition, training, and boarding for their clients. All services are provided by a highly certified and experienced team of professionals. Colebrook is an affordable vet that you can trust and the expert staff is amazing with the boarding animals. Dogs are hand walked throughout their stay, and personal blankets and toys from home are welcomed to keep your pet happy.
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West Chester Animal Hospital cares for your dog like family. A full service veterinary hospital for your pet that also offers boarding and grooming. During their stay your pet will have access to indoor and outdoor runs, and dogs are hand walked several times daily. If a problem arises during their stay there is a veterinarian on staff daily. To keep your pet looking and feeling great, grooming services are available. After one week stay, dogs are given a complimentary bath before returning home.
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Great Valley Pet Hotel is located on 2 acres in Malvern PA with indoor and outdoor play facilities. The boarding area is incredible – upscale suite options available with cable TV and a garden view! Standard features include AC, Heat, obstacle course and wading pools. The fun goes on and on for your furry friends! Day camp and grooming services are also available.
Now for some places to let the dogs have some fun in Chester County PA!
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Located in West Chester, PA on Route 100, Robert E. Lambert Dog Park is 100% fenced in and provides agility options for your dog. This dog park is on the smaller side, but being completely fenced in is a HUGE plus for peace of mind. There is a pavilion for owners to relax in while the dogs play, and it is also next to a skate park for the adventurous youngsters. There is a double gate option so you can corral your dog safely away from his friends and exit with minimal escapees!
No matter what you’re looking for this holiday season for your furry friend, Chester County Pennsylvania is sure to have an option that satisfies everything on your pets wishlist. Smaller more intimate boarding, or large open fields to chase the wind – we’ve found it all! Did we miss any on this list?
Please let us know and happy howl-idays friends!
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