London, January 17 (ANI): Conscientious pet owners, for whom the though of leaving a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel while they live the high life is reason enough not to book that trip, a new hotel could be the answer.
The House of Mutt is an upmarket retreat designed exclusively for pet dogs aiming to offer them a relaxing holiday while their owners are away.
Sarah Mountford opened The House of Mutt as a lavish retreat for pooches that provides a plush alternative to kennels and encourages dogs to unwind, the Daily Mail reported.
The five star service begins from the moment the dog arrives, in a personal taxi driven by staff at the House of Mutt in Fakenham Magna, Suffolk.
The upmarket accommodation offers many activities for dogs that are not too dissimilar from those their owners may seek in a holiday.
These include long country walks, swimming, curling up by the fire, and even having their portrait painted.
Guests at the grand house can also enjoy playing ball games in the paddock, sleeping in handmade beds, grooming and training sessions, and having a bespoke collar made.
The five star service, which starts at 39.50 pounds per night, begins from the moment the dog arrives, in a personal taxi driven by staff at the House of Mutt in Fakenham Magna, Suffolk.
The hotel run by the 45-year-old sleeps a maximum of 10 dogs at a time to ensure that each resident gets the care, attention and pampering they deserve.
The seven bedroom property is a former rectory that doubles as the family home for Sarah, her husband David, a vet, and their three children.
Sarah is struggling to keep up with demand for the luxury accommodation and has even been asked if owners can stay, too.
She said that she has always looked after dogs for friends and have always had her own dogs here but the idea for the House of Mutt started after a friend told her their dog always seemed so happy after a stay at her house, and she realised it could be a business.
Sarah also said that dogs like to be spoilt as much as their owners and sometimes they feel pressure to behave or perform but here there are no expectations to be anything other than dogs.
She added that people say when their dogs leave the House of Mutt they seem very happy and relaxed, it's like a home away from home. (ANI)