How to request your pet's reservation online

How to request your pet's reservation online

Your pet's reservation is just a click away!

Did you know that you can request your pet’s reservations at Pampered Pet Inn or Pampered Pet Recreation Center for grooming, boarding, and doggie day camp through our online client portal? With the click of a mouse, you have the power to request even multi-pet stays! 

We want to make this process a breeze for any client, so we’re going to walk you through it step-by-step (with pictures)!

1. Open your web browser (we recommend Google Chrome).

Make your way over to our website, www.PamperedPetResortsTX.com.

It should look like this:

2. Click on the reserve button to visit our client portal sign-in.

3. Scroll down on the reservation page to sign into your client portal! For new clients, click the white button. Current clients can click the blue button.

New clients will be prompted to create their client profile. Here is where you will upload your pet’s vaccination history, feeding instructions, medication instructions, or any other information that would be necessary to care for your pampered pet. This will give us everything we need to know about you and your pet to create the most pampered experience possible! 

You’ll also be asked to sign our House Rules and Services Agreement, a document that outlines our requirements to receive services at our facilities such as our vaccination policies, reservation requirements, and more.

4. Welcome to your client profile! 

Once you’ve filled out your client profile and signed the needed agreements, you’re ready to request your pet’s reservation! Click the Request Services button to get started.

5. You’ll see a pop-up about our shuttle services. At the bottom of the pop-up, click the “Book lodging, doggie day camp, and grooming services now!” button.

From there, you’ll be taken to a page with a few reminders about our policies from the HRSA agreement mentioned earlier. Scroll down to choose your location, service type, which pets to include, and the start/end date of the reservation.

6. Once you’ve put in your service details, you can scroll down to add additional services from our a-la-carte menu or notes for your pet’s stay. 

7. Click save, and you’re done! 

When our staff confirms your reservation, you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after. Please note that all requested reservations are pending until the confirmation email is received. 


If you have any questions regarding your reservation’s status or creating your reservations in our client portal, feel free to email us or call (713) 804-8315.

Is Doggie Daycare Right for Your Pampered Pup?

Is Doggie Daycare Right for Your Pampered Pup?

The Daycare Dilemma
Every pet parent wants what's best for their fur baby. When you welcome a new dog into the family, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared to provide whatever they may need to thrive. Of course, responsible pet owners will provide the basics like food, water, toys, and veterinary care, but most dogs need more than that to be the best they can be.

Every dog needs to be physically and mentally stimulated. On top of normal exercise, dogs need something to focus on and keep them mentally engaged. For some dogs, staying at home and entertaining themselves with toys or siblings is fine, but most dogs require outside socialization, challenging mental stimulation, physical exercise, and structure to be happy, healthy, and on their best behavior. Puppies and dogs who are left to their own devices can easily turn to destructive behaviors to meet these needs, and it’s vital to channel their energy into positive outlets rather than letting them tear up your couch or terrorize the cat. That’s where doggie daycare comes in. 

First and foremost, nearly every doggie daycare requires a temperament test. This is generally on your pup’s first day, and can determine whether doggie daycare or solo play is right for them. During their test, daycare staff look out for signs of stress, aggression, or discomfort, and assess whether the new pup plays well with others and enjoys their time in the daycare yard. This can greatly depend on the group size, other dogs in the yard, and how experienced the new dog is with other animals.
One thing that’s important to understand is that there are different types of doggie daycare, and not every type is right for every dog. Moreover, not every type of daycare provides what your dog really needs.

Free Play Doggie Daycare
Traditionally, doggie daycare facilities offer a free-play structure, which means that the dogs are grouped together (usually by size) in a large play yard where they can run and play together with minimal human intervention.
This structure, or lack thereof, is great for dogs who just need to get out some extra energy like they would at a dog park, but free-play daycare comes with it’s own risks.
Dogs left to play with no direction are more likely to engage in fights, get bored with daycare after a handful of visits, or get overwhelmed in the large group and snap, resource guard, or show uncharacteristic aggression towards both other dogs and the daycare staff. They can even pick up undesirable behaviors, like jumping, from other dogs in the yard, and take them home, despite your training efforts.
Free-play doggie daycares generally provide less training for their staff, as they only really need to know how to clean the facility, keep the pack moving, and break up any potential conflicts. The large play groups also require less staff to be present, meaing the dog-to-staff ratio can be anywhere from 25-30:1. This can leave your pet vulnerable in emergency situations.
In the long-term, free-play daycare is best for short-term daycare needs and for dogs who attend daycare once in a blue moon while otherwise getting their enrichment needs met at home. Dogs who attend free-play daycare on a regular basis will need additional mental stimulation through things like outside training sessions or at-home puzzles to make sure they are exercising their brain as much as their body. 

Enrichment-based Doggie Daycare
The best possible option for dogs who attend daycare on a regular basis, dogs in training/looking to maintain trained behaviors, or dogs who need extra mental stimulation, is an enrichment-based daycare structure.
Enrichment-based daycare ensures that every one of your dog's needs are met, separates pups into groups of 12-15 or less and incorporateing toys, basic obedience principles, and one-on-one time where each dog works on puzzles, agility, obstacle courses, and gets the individual attention they deserve.
Dogs who attend enrichment-based daycare on a long-term basis have been shown to have improved behavior and higher critical thinking skills. Pups are fully engaged throughout the day rather than left to their own devices, so conflict in the play yard is much less likely.
Additionally, enrichment-based daycare staff must be trained to understand dog body language and behavior, manage basic training principles, and engage the group while managing the pack. The staff-to-dog ratio is better at an enrichment-based daycare facility as well, so that the small group structure can be maintained and conflicts or emergencies minimized.

Solo Daycare Options
Dogs can fail temperament tests for a variety of reasons. Either they appear to be dog aggressive, or they just seem unhappy and uncomfortable in the group. Sometimes, they just don’t get along with one dog, and moving them to a different group can make or break their daycare experience.
Most free-play daycares don’t offer great options for dogs who don’t do well in a large group, leaving them without any kind of meaningful stimulation. Oftentimes, they are placed alone in a yard near the other play yards, and just end up fence fighting or getting bored.
Solo dogs generally do better with an enrichment-based approach, getting individual attention and the same mental stimulation as their more social peers while maintaining their space from the group. This means that even dogs who fail their temperament tests aren’t completely out of daycare options, and can still reap the benefits of an enrichment-based structure through one-on-one day lodging.

Where does Pampered Pet Resorts come in?
Pampered Pet Inn and Pampered Pet Recreation Center are two of only four doggie daycare facilities in the Southwest Houston area that offer enrichment-based programs, and we pride ourselves on providing a doggie daycare structure that meets every dog’s needs from physical to mental. We even offer one-on-one enrichment day lodging for dogs who prefer their space, so that every dog gets what they need, even if they don’t love group playtime.
Our staff is highly trained, most having years of experience working with animals. Some members of our staff are even pet CPR certified. Plus, we offer fun bonuses like themed daycare parties!


After 40 years, we think it’s safe to say that Pampered Pet Resorts knows how to meet the needs of any daycare pup, and we’re willing to go the extra mile to make sure that every dog in our care leaves happier, healthier, and pawsitively pampered. That's why we have prioritized an enrichment-based daycare structure that is a paw above the rest!

Apartment Patio Ideas for Dogs

Apartment Patio Ideas for Dogs

Throughout the pandemic, many dogs in need have found their fur-ever home, but creating a space where they can enjoy the outdoors can be difficult if you live in an apartment. Apartment patios are a great space for pets to explore the outside world from the comfort of your home, and can even become a sanctuary for your furry friend. So whether you are looking to create a space for your dog in Denver, CO, or helping your pet adjust to their new home in San Diego, CA, Redfin has curated a list of apartment patio ideas for dogs, straight from the experts - including Pampered Pet Resorts!

Click here to read the full article on Redfin.com.

 

What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

We’ve all heard the old tale about dogs looking like their owners, but that isn’t always true. There are so many reasons why people choose the pet that they have, and the appearance of the dog is only a small part of a very big decision.

Let’s be honest: most people have a favorite dog breed based on temperament, appearance, and their classification as working, sporting, herding, etc. Nine times out of ten, their pup companion reflects their taste.

Studies from several reputable organizations have shown that potential new dog owners often choose breeds that have been shown to develop personalities or habits that would mesh with their lifestyle, and, even when that’s not the case, dogs will take on personality traits from their owners over time. 

We’ve compiled a short list of popular dog breeds and what they say about their owner’s personality to let you know what your dog’s breed says about you!

Standard Poodles

Poodles and their owners often take great pride in their appearance, but that doesn’t mean they’re all looks and no substance. They’re super smart, outgoing, and love to have a good time. It’s not their fault that they’re pretty much the full package.

Great Danes

Great Danes are gentle giants who can definitely appreciate a good nap on a soft bed. These stoic, good-hearted dogs, and their owners, shouldn’t be judged by the way that they look. They may appear big and bad, but the inside is usually warm and fuzzy.

Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and other herding dogs

Herding dogs are high-energy and bore easily. They’re usually found running alongside their owners on a morning jog or keeping a watchful eye over their loved ones. These pups and their owners are sociable outdoorsmen, always seeking out the next adventure.

Poodles, Shih Tzus, and toy breeds

They may be small, but there’s tons of personality packed into toy breeds. Sassy, loyal, and always the center of attention, you can count on pups and owners alike to light up a room with their charming appearance and adaptable nature.

Any kind of “Doodle”

You’re a little high-maintenance, but you like it that way! Doodles definitely require regular grooming, but their down-to-earth personality and sweet smile will melt the heart of anyone who crosses their path. They’re goofy, fun, the life of the party, and they look amazing doing it!

Siberian Huskies

Huskies and their owners like to try new things, and are always up for an adventure. When they set a goal, they work hard to make it happen, often bordering on stubbornness when things aren’t going their way. But, don’t worry, it’s all rooted in their determined nature and natural leadership qualities.

Terriers

Terriers always have an opinion. They’re firm in their convictions, and it can be nearly impossible to change their mind once they have it set on something. These dogs and their owners are often competitive in nature, favoring a race over a relaxing jog.

Golden Retrievers

People and dogs alike are naturally drawn to the warm confidence of a Golden Retriever or their owner. They’re loyal, reliable, and no one really has anything negative to say about them.

German Shepherds

Tenacious and focused, German Shepherds seem scary on the outside, but really just want to protect their family and their space. They develop unbreakable bonds with the people around them, and they will do anything for the people they love.

Pitbulls

Pitbulls are often misunderstood, and they usually attract owners that relate to the feeling. They’re a bit stubborn, but they’re ultimately goofy sweethearts who want to please the people they care about.

Corgis

If you have a Corgi, you’re trendy, fun, and a little quirky, much like your furry friend. Corgis know how to have a good time and go with the flow, and they’re always ready for a night on the couch or on the town!

Dalmations

Regal and unique, dalmations and their owners can be intimidating to people who don’t know them. With their inner circle, they’re playful, energetic, and make amazing watchdogs due to their perceptive nature.

Labradors

Labs are as chill as it gets. They’re even-tempered and always offer a shoulder to cry on or a friend to play with. This super-adaptable breed has been the most popular breed in the United States for the past 30 years, and we understand why!

English Pointers, Weimaraners, Irish Setters

Although these breeds can be a bit high-strung, they’ll show off their silly side under the right circumstances. Routine and organization are their favorite things, and they thrive in small social circles. 

Rescues

Rescues are our favorite breed! They may require a bit more time to warm up to new people and situations, but their continuous strength and adaptability is their strong suit. Never underestimate the power of a rescue pup or their owner. If you're interested in rescuing your very own pampered pup, visit us at Pampered Pet Recreation Center during our next adoption event with Houston CARES Rescue!


At Pampered Pet Resorts, we love every breed and seek to give each of our guests the most pampered experience possible every time. If you didn’t see your dog’s breed here, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll include it in a second list.

We Love Our VIPs (Very Important Pets)

We Love Our VIPs (Very Important Pets)

Join our pack to get the most pampered experience for your pup!

Most pet resorts offer some kind of doggie daycare package. Generally, packages are good for one week to 30 days, and offer discounted daycare reservations during that time. While daycare packages offer some awesome savings, they really only benefit regular daycare clients. At Pampered Pet Resorts, we have dedicated ourselves to creating a truly pampered experience for all of our guests. That’s why we created our Inn-The-Pack membership program.

Becoming an Inn-The-Pack member gets you more than just discounts on doggie daycare. Our VIPs get exclusive access to extended drop-off and pick-up times, Inn-The-Pack email updates, and priority holiday lodging in addition to unbeatable discounts on lodging, daycare, and shuttle services. 
 
Best of all, Inn-The-Pack members receive e-postcards and tickets to our themed doggie day camp events completely free, and all members are eligible to use their applicable benefits across both of our Pampered Pet facilities.
 
We offer two convenient ways to pay: monthly, for pet parents who prefer to pay in smaller installments, and annually, for pet parents who want the VIP treatment year-round. Inn-The-Pack memberships can be discontinued at any time before the next payment is due, so giving up your benefits is easy, too!
 
Grooming services are not included in our membership at this time to guarantee that our groomers are fairly compensated for their skillful services. However, our Inn-The-Pack members are always welcome to add grooming services onto their other discounted reservations.
 
Here’s a breakdown of our Inn-The-Pack member benefits:
  • Exclusive drop-off and pick-up times
  • 2% off lodging, all year round
  • 10% on Doggie Day Camp services
  • Complimentary E-Postcards every time your pet stays with us
  • Inn-The-Pack email updates to keep you pup-to-date with all things Pampered Pet
  • Priority lodging for Holidays
  • 50% off our Shuttle Service
  • Free themed daycare photos
Going into our 40th year of pampering Houston’s pets, we’ll be offering multiple chances to win a free month of Inn-The-Pack membership. Keep an eye on our social media for giveaways, special announcements, and more, or ask a member of our staff how to purchase your pet's Inn-The-Pack membership today!