This is just what Wanstead needs. A hotel for dogs.
Jane and Mike Walton are launching a venture which will offer holidaying dog-owners an alternative to kennels. Basically the pooches can come and stay with them in their home.
They are telling potential customers:
Our inspiration for starting our dog hotel is the fact that over the years weâ€™ve never found anywhere weâ€™d happily leave our much-doted-on dogs, and so have only holidayed where they could come too â€“ which sadly does cut out quite a lot of sunbathing. Weâ€™re offering Â the opportunity for you to leave your dog/s with us while you enjoy a holiday on an â€œour house, your rulesâ€ basis. If your pets are used to being snuggled up on the sofa at home, then they will be allowed the same here. Are your dogs allowed upstairs to sleep in your room in their own beds? Then that too is fine with us! We only accept up to two dogs at any time, and they live with us as part of our family. The dogs get the love and attention they deserve, whilst you relax knowing they are well cared for
Owners will supply the dog’s regular food, and bring its toys, lead, bed etc for the stay. For the truly obsessive owner, Jane and Mike will also send picture message updates on how things are going.
Anyone interested can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.