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Pet Hotels For The Holidays

By: Maggie Lake
By: Maggie Lake

A new hotel in New York caters to an exclusive group of four-legged customers.

The holidays are the season of giving -- the time of year when it is okay to spoil our loved ones just a little, and that goes for pooches not just people.

"Isn't that right, Lucky?"

In order to spread a little of that good cheer, we went to an animal shelter in new york to take one lucky pup to the new city hot spot.

"Are you ready?"

"C'mon. Let's go, Lucky. Busy day."

Americans spent about 50-billion dollars, last year, on their pets.

While the majority goes toward food and doctors bills, five-billion is related to the holiday season.

Kerry Brown co-owns the newly-opened new york branch D Pet Hotels.

"The holidays at D Pet Hotels is crazy. I mean, yes, we see a ton of people buying gifts for their dog or their friend's dog, but we also see a ton of travel, so we have dogs who are coming here anywhere between one night and three weeks, who are coming to board with us and enjoy our space and all that."

D Pet Hotels offers boarding and doggie day care but also provides extras for owners looking to really pamper their pets.

At this facility, the dogs can tone up and de-stress, doggie-style!

Lucky and I quickly got into the swing of things.

"First thing's first: we have to do something about this hair. You ready? You ready for a clean-up? Can't take you out looking like this."

"Super dirty."

Now, a little shopping. The gear is awfully hard to resist.

"Lucky, what do you think? Too much? Too soon?"

"Will they be getting Christmas presents?"

"Uhh, yeah. They've already gotten several Christmas presents from their grandmother, and then they're gonna be getting lots of presents from me as well."

"I can't stop buying him stuffed animals."

"Need a little R&R after all that shopping, all that pampering? Yeah."

And no day out would be complete without a picture with the big man:
"So what is it you want for Christmas? Well, he says he just wants to be adopted."

After a day living the high life, will this palace for pooches make Lucky's real dreams come true? Time will tell if someone will take him up on his holiday wish and offer him a home for good.


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