Stamford’s K9 Resorts calls itself a ‘5-star luxury hotel’ for dogs

STAMFORD — The dog days of summer may be over, but not at one particular location in Stamford. 

K9 Resorts, at 65 Harvard Ave., is a high-end pet hotel designed specifically for dogs. The business offers four-legged customers luxury, 64-square-foot suites for $129 a night. The rooms each have two beds —  a Kuranda brand elevated dog bed and another couch-shaped cushion — as well as a flat-screen television always tuned to Dog TV.

Other amenities offered at the posh accommodations include baths with Les Poochs dog shampoo imported from France, gourmet doggie ice cream, treats and extra playtime sessions.

K9 Resorts first opened in Fanwood, N.J. in 2005, the brainchild of brothers Jason and Steven Peters. The siblings started a dog-walking business in high school that eventually expanded into a brick-and-mortar dog daycare and boarding service. The canine boarding and daycare center has now opened over 30 centers throughout the country.

Owner Matt Healy shows the reception area at K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel in Stamford, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. The luxury dog boarding and day care facility features state-of-the-art amenities, hands-on care, and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor space.

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For Matt Healy, the new Stamford location in the West Side neighborhood is his first foray into pet hotels. The Long Island, N.Y. resident, who previously worked in software and consulting, has long wanted to work with his father, Daniel.