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Luxury dog hotel invests £30,000 into new grooming facility

A luxury accommodation facility for dogs has unveiled a new £30,000 grooming facility.

It marks the latest investment into the K9 Anytime hotel, which normally cares for up to 40 dogs per day. 

Its owners have spent over £125,000 on the site, using the investment to convert an old barn into a petcare facility that features outdoor and indoor play areas and private bedrooms for dogs of all ages and breeds.

The site has remained open throughout the pandemic, and launched a ‘Doggy Isolation Activity Boxes’ initiative that raised £500 for NHS staff in Shropshire.

Owner Tom Haynes said: “We wanted to do something special to mark three years in business and, following extensive consultation with our customers – both humans and the dogs – we settled upon a new grooming facility led by experienced head groomer Lauren Hammett.

“It had to be a different experience and address some of the issues many owners have when taking their dog for a bath or a groom.” 

He added: “We listened to a lot of feedback and looked at how we could offer a number of positive solutions that would make it safer and more pleasurable for the dog.

“Dogs are part of the family these days and owners expect the very best in care for them. Once they’ve had their groom, they can relax in the largest doggy bedrooms in the UK – eight times larger than kennels.”

Co-owner Luke Bird said: “K9 Anytime was created to revolutionise the canine care industry and provide services that up until now did not exist, all based on giving dogs the best possible experience and their owners complete peace of mind.

“We started with just three dogs, but now have a family of over 100 dogs that use us every week. It’s all about continually improving the experience and listening to what our clients want.” 

He added: “First, we invested in a new indoor play area and then enlisted the support of Claire Corley to deliver one-on-one or group training sessions for our dogs

“The grooming facility is the latest development and one that is already proving extremely popular with daycare users and clients who are first timers to the K9 Anytime way of life.”

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