Dig Dog Hotel is a new luxury day and overnight dog boarding service.
The town that brought you beer and shoes for dogs has now added a “hotel” to the list of ways you can pamper your pooch.
Dig Dog Hotel opened its doors near 9th and Wilson streets in early May, offering luxury five-star overnight accommodations for four-legged guests.
The newly constructed 12,000-square-foot facility offers amenities like a mini-bar with raw goat milk, bone broth and ice cream. There’s no shortage of fun or material for puns. There’s an on-site “spaw” with “pawdicures” and bubble baths. Summer days, the dogs can play in multiple splash pools or run around the playground before retreating to their rooms for some DoggyTV on the big screen. Guests enjoy daily walks, both indoor and outdoor potty stations and workouts on the treadmill.
And mom and dad can keep an eye on everything thanks to the live webcams throughout.
“The dog really is the client,” owner Robin Tomb said. “If the dogs are happy, the people are happy. People have to be comfortable leaving their dogs here.”
Tomb is an Oregon native and pioneer in the industry, having run two successful dog hotels in Chicago and a third in California before selling her business to PetCo in 2011. From there, the pet store giant opened ten more locations across the country.
She missed the business and thought Bend, with its high numbers of transplanted residents, would be the perfect place to start again.
“People are used to having these kinds of services,” she said. “They want this, and I think it’s going to fill a need in Bend.”
Dig Dog Hotel will be open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, and you can make reservations online. The accommodations range from a standard, thirty-square-foot suite at $50 night to a 100-square-foot suite with a queen-sized bed and in-room DoggyTV. Doggy daycare is also available starting at $35 per day.
“Our goal is for every stay at Dig Dog Hotel to be stress-free for both the dog and the owner,” Tomb said. “And it’s a fun way to ease the anxiety that naturally comes from being apart from your best friend.”