Vacationing pet-owners no longer need to feel guilty when leaving their dogs and/or cats behind... in fact they might even be jealous! Park9, a “One-of-a-Kind Dog and Cat Resort” located near Toronto's Pearson Airport, is a full-featured pet resort providing Toronto's dogs and cats with their very own vacation spot.

Created by the operators of UrbanDog Fitness + Spa, Park9 will act as UrbanDog's second location. While still focusing on cage-free boarding, daycare and grooming, Park9 will exploit the abundance of space that comes with NOT being situated in Toronto's busy downtown core.

Park9's open and cage-free format includes an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and an extravagant pet spa where trained staff pour on the pampering. One might think keeping track of each and every pet in such an open environment might be problematic but Park9 was designed with safety and security in mind. Multiple webcams allow human guardians to observe their guests as they enjoy Park9's wealth of pet-friendly amenities.

On the whole, Park9's pet resort concept is light-years ahead of cramped boarding kennels. “There have been few options for suitable boarding in Toronto – at least that's what our own clients at UrbanDog have told us over our 10+ years in the business” explains Susan Rupert, Park9's president and founder. For more information and to make reservations, visit Park9 online.