You Can Now Take Your Pooch To A Luxury Dog Hotel
If you, like many doing owners, believe your pooch deserves the best, then why not book them a stay at a five-star dog hotel?
Hilltop Retreat, an impressive canine hotel based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, comes complete with apartment suites, luxury cottages, gourmet buffets and a 22-foot swimming pool specially designed for pooches.
Pampered pooches will be able to sleep in fully heated handmade beds in suites fitted with TVs for dogs to listen to music, watch Dog TV or (apparently a requested favourite) Tipping Point.
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Owner, Minnie Hall, 44, said: "I looked at other five star kennels and didn't like the look of any of them.
"I wouldn't have wanted to leave my dog there.
"I wanted to create a home from home where the dogs don't have to be shut in and there's no bars or cages.
"We get to know them before they come here to make sure it's the right environment for them.
"We wanted something where we would be happy leaving our dogs and I hadn't seen anywhere else like Hilltop."
In winter, furry guests can expect a bed turned down with a pillow and duvet where they can watch a flat screen TV from.
Minnie, a mum-of-one even hosts dog parties completed with specially catered dog food at the hotel grounds.
A full 24-hour stay at Hilltop Retreat costs £36 for an apartment or two-storey cottage set within the 17 acres of lush grounds, while older or more anxious dogs can opt for a secluded 'cottage' stay on the estate, away from the other pooches.
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"We wanted to understand the brain and mentality of the dog so they aren't depressed when mum and dad leave," said Minnie.
"Some don't want to go home, they put the brakes on when it's time to leave.
The unique hotel even has a spa run by Minnie's sister, trained canine masseur, Micro, 37, a hydrotherapy pool built by Minnie's partner Paul, 49, a water treadmill and an agility course.
These dogs are spoilt!
"I had a really bad accident in 2012 where a horse flipped over and landed on me," explained Minnie.
"I had metal plates inserted metal across my pelvis to rebuild it so it was a very painful couple of years.
"I had to work out what I could do because I didn't know what my recovery would be like.
"Nobody would give me a chance because I couldn't guarantee a full week's work.
"One day I could walk and the next I couldn't but I knew I wanted to work with animals because that's my passion."
She added: "I just saw an advert online for a dog hydro pool and thought that was something I'd be able to do and it went from there.
"We want to turn one barn into a veterinary area because I think if we had a vet on site would take us to the next level.
"We're in the day in age where we should be able to provide a place where a dog is in a good mentality and not depressed when their owners are happy to leave their dogs."
Forget the dogs, we want to stay at this hotel!
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