Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Pets Deserve a Vacation Too!

Plantation Resort Home Owners Associations operate as pet-free accommodations, so occasionally guests will express surprise at seeing pets around the Resort in spite of the pet-free policy.  These pets belong to full-time residents and live within residential HOAs inside Plantation Resort.  Resort HOAs have voted to be pet-free, so we want to share some ideas to help you create a fun beach experience for your four-legged family member while you enjoy your vacation at Plantation Resort.

Thanks to the fine local pet resorts, you can stay close to your pets while on vacation.  Just down the road you can check in your special family member for a week of luxury and fun.  They’ll love spending time with you as you travel and when you set them up in their very own pet resort, they’ll enjoy relaxing, playing and making new friends.  When you’re ready for more family time with them, you can pick them up for a fun day at the beach.  While you’re relaxing at the pool, they’ll be enjoying playtime at a special pet playground. 

Here are some of the top rated pet resorts in the area:

Annie’s Grooming Tails (closest at less than a mile away)
1850 Highway 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

      ·         Prices

      o   15% off for Plantation Resort

      o   Boarding starts at $15 for cats,
            $20 for dogs per night before
            the discount
      §   Private runs
      §  Cat room
§  Food, bedding
§  Treats
§  Toys
§  Play time
o   Day Care starts at $10

§  Toys

§  Treats

§  Play time

·         Amenities

o   Grooming

o   Group play and individual attention

o   No age limit—Young puppies who need special attention will receive it.

o   This is the only kennel where your pet does not have to be spayed or neutered.  They just ask that you let them know so that they can take special precautions.

o   2012 “Best Kennel” Herald Reader’s Choice Award winner

o   2013 “Best Pet Groomer” Herald Reader’s Choice Award winner

K9 Cabana  (4.1 miles)
3949 Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

·         Prices

o   Peak $33 per 24 hours (Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, winter season Nov. 21-Jan. 5)

o   Off peak $30 per 24 hours

·         Special Requirements
o   Temperament test—out of town guests may bypass this through an additional questionnaire and a reference from a current dog daycare in their hometown
o    No shock collars, prong collars, or choking collars

o   Owners should provide food

·         Amenities

o   Private cabanas or open boarding (your choice)

o   Couches for chilling and snoozing

o   Play yard with climbing platform

o   Play yard with splash pool and grass potty areas

o   Grooming offered

o   Dog treats, cakes and pupcakes from an organic bakery

A Dog’s Way Inn  (7.9 miles)
761 Pendergrass Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

      ·         Prices

      o   Standard room $30 per night
             (4x5 inside/4x5 covered outside

o   Large room $40 per night (6x5 inside/6x5 covered outside patio)

o   Suites $50 per night (8x5 inside/40x5 community covered patio)

·         Special Requirements

o   If your pet has a special diet, there will be an additional $2.00 charge per meal

·         Amenities

o   Grooming

o   Large beds with fleece bedding

o   Soothing music in some rooms, a TV in others

o   9 fenced play yards and dogs grouped together for appropriate age, size and temperament

o   All dogs exercised outdoors 4-5 times daily and are allowed to stay outside for as long as they are comfortable and having fun

o   Training while boarding with $30 fee

Dog Boarding of Myrtle Beach   (8.7 miles)
8500 Hwy 544, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

       •         Prices

       o   $225: 10 days for the price of 9

       o   $405: 2 dogs/10 days for the price
                 of 9

o   $25 per day one dog

o   $45 per day two dogs

o   $15 per day each additional dog

         Special Requirements

o   Must be at least 16 weeks old and not too old to play with the group in vigorous exercise periods

o   Clean fecal check

o   Should weigh at least 10 pounds and be at a fitness level conductive to group play

o   No life threatening medical conditions

o   Must pass the criteria on dog boarding of Myrtle Beach’s initial assessment and complete a play date with successful ratings


o   Open boarding

o   Pets have a monitored run of the facility and are able to sleep on couches or dog cots or in a kennel if pre-arranged.

o   Free access to a completely fenced in outdoor area

Benji’s Bed and Breakfast  (15 miles)
295 Tiller Drive (Off Hwy. 17S), Pawleys Island, SC 29585


o   Call for current prices


o   In-ground doggie pond

o   Grass yard

o   Separate modern sleeping quarters

o   Multiple employee-pet playtimes

o   Grooming

Just a few additional items before you go:

         Each hotel requires that your pet be up-to-date on their vaccines, namely rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines and the dhlpp shots.  They must also be free from contagious diseases such as puppy warts, kennel cough, worms, parasites, etc.

         For admittance to the hotel, your pet must be on a reliable flea prevention program.   

         Keep your pet on a leash as you carefully enter and exit the resorts.

         Be ready to bring your pet’s food for the duration of your vacation.

         Be sure that your pets are spayed and neutered (with the exception of “Annie’s Grooming Tails”).

          Most hotels offer grooming for an additional fee.

We hope, with these recommendations, that your four-legged family member has as wonderful vacation as you will.  Feel free to contact us for additional information or help on reserving your stay at Plantation Resort for your entire family by calling 1-800-845-5039.

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