Dog hotel in South Boston looks to pamper your pup

Posted on March 10, 2010 under Industry News

Dogs will be treated with the finest amenitiesLooking to stow away your furry friend when you leave for vacation? Why not put them up in a luxurious suite!

A plan to create a fancy dog hotel in South Boston, Massachusetts, has angered residents, city officials and lawmakers, but will continue to move forward as the Board of Zoning Appeals recently gave the plan the go ahead, according to the Boston Globe.

Residents of the area complained that the kennel would create excess noise, odor and traffic in their neighborhood. While the board listened to these arguments, they thought that the proposed idea would offer more benefits than problems.

"The applicant addressed concerns about noise, waste, traffic, pick-up and drop-off," board chairman, Robert Shortsleeve, told the Boston Herald. "And it sounds like there’s a public need for the service with 1,100 dog owners in South Boston and only 20 spaces to kennel them."

The facility will be called Fenway Bark, and will offer amenities such as massages, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, in addition to shopping for pet care items, grooming facilities and training.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19662518-ADNFCR