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High Cost Pet Pampering
Hotel amenities includes Paw Package

For people who still find their bank accounts overflowing in these troubled times, here is one way to deal with the “problem”: Spend money on your dog. In this story in the Palm Beach Daily News, the author tells of her adventures with her Jack Russell Terrier getting spa treatments together at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.

 
For $130, Maggie the Jack Russell received an hour-long massage from a certified massage therapist. Options include Swedish, full-body relaxation, sports or senior massage, all in the guest’s room to comply with health laws. Maggie’s guardian later had her own massage and reflexology treatment at the hotel spa.
 
The complete Paw Package at the hotel consists of one of the massages, a canine manicure, a walk to an area full of shops, galleries and outdoor cafes, room service with organic pet stew, bottled water and a gourmet dog biscuit, and a souvenir photo. The cost for these luxuries is $350.
 
What would you do with and for your dog if you had unlimited financial resources?

 

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Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

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Submitted by Carolyn | October 5 2010 |

I'm not so big on all the luxuries and care mentioned above. I like to care for my dog myself -- it's part of being bonded and we both enjoy it.

Unlimited financial resources? For me, it's all about travel. Some of the dog friendly inns, lodges and hotels advertised in the magazine look fabulous. It'd be fun to stay somewhere pet-friendly where we could do some hiking, enjoy some good meals, and be comfortable, but not over the top...

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