Finally, the news we've been waiting for – after a dreary few months when we've all been housebound across Victoria and especially Metropolitan Melbourne; Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that as of Wednesday, October 28 Melbourne's second lockdown will officially end! And from Monday November 9 we'll all be part of one united state again as travel restrictions between the big city and regional VIC are finally removed. It's been the longest of years but there's sunshine at the end of this tunnel and we can't wait to see more of our furry friends (and their owners) once again : ) So, whether you're planning a long-awaited break post November 8 or returning to the office for the first time since March, we thought we'd give you a quick refresher on the suite of (COVID-safe) services The Pets Hotel (and Pets Hotel Country Club) offers:
- Doggy Daycare – for a fun change of scenery: One of the most popular services across both our locations – The Pets team has been offering a world class Doggy Daycare service since we first opened our doors in Lara way back in 1994. Whether you need someone to take care of your canine pal during working hours, whilst running errands or you simply need a short break from your caring duties, Doggy Daycare means you can drop them off by 7.30 AM and pick them up by 6.30 PM. In the meantime, our trained staff of dog lovers will supervise your pet and ensure he/she enjoys plenty of structured exercise and fun activities alongside their furry friends. No doubt, they'll enjoy the change of scenery too! P.S. We've also implemented a COVID-safe plan across both our addresses in Port Melbourne and Lara. This includes all staff wearing masks, regular use of hand sanitiser and pet drop off and pick up at the front door – so there's no crowding amongst members of the public.
- Pet Suites – for an unrivalled, resort style night away! It's been a long year for us weary souls across Melbourne and Victoria, including our furry friends themselves. So, if you're planning to take a long-awaited break (after November 8 for Melburnians) into a beautiful part of our great state, or you'd just like a quiet night at home, our Dog and Cat Suites offer a comfy respite for all. Think of it as a resort style hotel for your pets where they'll be cared for around the clock and our team of vets are on call 24/7. For extra peace of mind, we also have a webcam so you can say hi to your pet from anywhere. We could all do with a well earned break right now! P.S. Don't forget to book ahead for Christmas as soon as your travel plans are set to avoid disappointment, things can get very busy here over the festive season : )
- Pet Spa – for luxurious VIP pampering: A little pampering always goes a long way and we're sure your VIPs (very important pets) would agree! That's why we offer a luxurious in-house Pet Spa with soothing, therapeutic services such as massage, Acell Therapy (to increase circulation and reduce aches & pain) and even a pet spa bath complete with essential oils. It's a great way to put a smile on the face of your furry friend after a tough few months : )
- Dog Obedience Training – for a happy, healthy canine pal: Last but not least, we also provide in-house dog obedience training conducted by one of the best obedience training providers in the state - Dog Obedience Graduation School of Victoria (D.O.G.S. of Vic). With 2 or 3 week programs, we'll house, feed and care for your canine pal as a personalised program (covering basic commands, hand signals etc) shapes them into the happiest and healthiest pet they can be!
Keen to learn more about us and our full suite of services for your very important pet? Contact our friendly team at The Pets Hotel (Port Melbourne) on (03) 9646 3696 or The Pets Hotel Country Club (Lara) on (03) 5282 1286! We also understand leaving your pets can cause some anxiety, so we're happy to give you a free tour of our facility any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday outside school holidays!