Going on holiday is fun, but leaving pets behind definitely isn’t.
Most long-haul travellers have to resort to the kindness of friends or family to care for their pets while they’re away, or worse still (at least for most animals), a kennel, cattery or other such facility.
But travellers departing Adelaide Airport now have another option – and it looks like one your dog or cat would love.
Guide Dogs SA will on Monday open a ‘state-of-the-art’ $9 million five-star pet hotel at Adelaide Airport for dogs, cats and other small-sized pets.
Named after the first officially trained guide dog in Australia, Beau’s Pet Hotel will feature 262 rooms with three choices of standard or luxury accommodation for dogs: classic, deluxe or premier rooms, and two options for cats: loft or penthouse condo.
Among other features, standard dog rooms will boast soothing music, deluxe rooms large screen TVs, and premier suites a “private covered and enclosed courtyard and access to an outdoor play yard complete with water feature”.
Meanwhile, accommodation for cats will include private litter boxes and sleeping areas, music and plenty of room to explore.
Located adjacent to the South Australian hub, the hotel will even arrange video calls between parent and furry friends.
Profits from the climate-controlled, purpose-built facility will help to fund Guide Dogs SA/NT services.
“The great news is we’ll have two hotels on the airport – one for our customers alongside the terminal and one for their pets!” Adelaide Airport managing director Mark Young said, calling the new hotel an important part of ADL’s 30-year vision.
“Adelaide Airport is continually looking at new ways to innovate and provide better services to customers, so we’re delighted to partner with such an iconic organisation in Guide Dogs SA/NT to help deliver this pet hotel in the inner–metro area.”
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