Full-service "stay and play" resort for dogs and cats welcomes furry companions in Santa Monica
Wag Hotels Luxury Pet Resort Features private room with plush bedding Customizable daycare options with enrichment activities Luxurious spa treatments and grooming options
March 17, 2023
Santa Monica has many hundreds of hotel rooms for dogs. Now it has a hotel for pets, too.
"With dogs and cats living in the majority of Santa Monica homes, Wag Hotels Santa Monica is a welcome addition to this pet-loving community, says WAG in a press release. "It has over 4,000 square feet of supervised outdoor play yards, a range of private rooms and suites, a retail boutique stocked with treats, toys and pet couture, and a luxurious grooming salon - that's a lot to wag your tail over."
The place features boarding, training, spa services, and doggy daycare. Wag Hotels Santa Monica bills itself as the ultimate "stay-and-play" resort for dogs and cats.
"Its brand new state-of-the-art facility is staffed with loving and experienced caregivers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As part of opening celebrations, Wag Hotels invites four-legged companions and their parents in the Santa Monica area to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a "Catch the Leprechaun" paw-ty on March 17, and March Madness at an all-day "Mutt Madness" event on March 30."
"Dogs and cats boarding at Wag Hotels enjoy a fantastic vacation all their own. They get plenty of exercise playing with friends and enjoy mental and sensory enrichment so that at bedtime, they're ready for a good night's sleep. Many guests also top off their experience with ice cream sundaes and yogurt bars (all vet-approved, of course). For pet parents, there's a convenient app that lets them check in on their fur babies and share playtime photos with friends and family," says the press release.
Wag Hotels' unique offerings include:
Premium boarding accommodations and private room with plush bedding
Customizable daycare options with enrichment activities
Luxurious spa treatments and grooming options
Ultra Suites featuring a TV, full human-sized bed and 24/7 WagCam
Climate-controlled rooms and play areas, with outdoor space to sunbathe
Seasonal camps and theme parties
According to Kristen Rau, who supervises care for Wag Hotels, "Socialization and spending time outside are critical for dogs' wellbeing; at Wag Hotels Santa Monica, they can romp in our large outdoor dog park, enjoying the beautiful Santa Monica sunshine and ocean breezes. The pet parents we've spoken with are thrilled about both our unique setting and our science-based pet care approach informed by UC Davis' animal care curriculum. In contrast to 'boring' in-home options often provided by amateurs, Wag Hotels' trained and certified caregivers deliver personalized services and foster enrichment in an idyllic setting."
WAG is located at 20th Street and Colorado.