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Pets in the lap of luxury as hotel for dogs opens in Solihull

In the Dog House is Solihull’s first dog hotel, featuring ten extravagantly themed rooms for the most pampered of pooches.

Archie the pug at the In The Dog House hotel, Meriden
Archie the pug at the In The Dog House hotel, Meriden

At Solihull’s newest luxury hotel, guests can unwind to classical music, enjoy a complimentary massage and stay in any of its elegantly themed rooms.

But don’t book up your weekend getaway just yet – this hotel is strictly for guests of the four-legged variety.

In the Dog House is Solihull’s first dog hotel, featuring ten extravagantly themed rooms for the most pampered of pooches.

From the French Fancy and Boat House, to the Beach Hut and Glamping Pad, there is a theme to suit even the most pampered pooch.

And for the very poshest pup, there is even a grand Regal Suite.

 

If this is a dog’s life, then count me in. There is no scrimping on the details either. In the French Boudoir, a bottle of Coco Chanel perfume sits atop a dresser across from the bed in the sumptuous purple room while the Moroccan Room boasts colourful silks and decorative lanterns.

Guests can also relax on their own bed with a DVD or, or catch up on their favourite show on a special ‘doggy TV channel’.

The idea is the brainchild of dog walker Nikki (Nyoka) Scarlett, founder of Walkies Pet Services in Hampton-in-Arden.

Together with her sister Cyndy, she has invested her savings into taking dog care to the next level with The Dog House in Cornets End Lane, Meriden.

And since opening its doors last month, owners have been begging to get their pets into the regular ‘Paw Seasons’.

While some may think it’s barking, Nikki, aged 38, said the dogs loved the extra fuss, attention and plenty of exercise, while the owners knew they were leaving their loved ones in a “home from home.”

 

“We’ve got nothing against kennels,” she added. “They definitely have an important place. But some owners like to know their dogs have all the same creature comforts as home.”

“People don’t always see it as luxury, they see it as a necessity.”

The hotel, in Cornets End Lane, Meriden, also includes a sensory socialisation room, and bath and brush service. For more information call 07794 021 333 or visit www.inthedoghousesolihull.com

 

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