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Boutique Hotel Planned for Dallas Dogs

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Man walking dog outside Yardstick Dog Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee | Image by Yardstick Dog Hotel

A five-star boutique hotel is scheduled to open later this year near the Trinity River in Dallas.

But this one isn’t for humans.

According to a state filing, Tennessee-based Yardstick will spend nearly $1 million to renovate a 6,821-square-foot space at Irving Boulevard and Wycliff Avenue. It will be only open to dogs.

“Why should you have to compromise your dog’s comfort when you leave town?” the company’s website shows. “Yardstick was designed to raise the bar for dog hospitality. We’re on a mission to become the most beloved employer in pet care. You and your dogs will feel the difference.”

In the U.S., 90 million people own dogs, and the pet care industry is valued at $120 billion, The Dallas Express has reported. While Dallas is home to several pet hospitality companies, this is Yardstick’s first location outside of Nashville. Renovations are expected to be completed in September.

Yardstick offers overnight boarding at the “suites-only” property because “every guest deserves our best.” Room blocks are designed to limit the number of dogs in shared spaces with sound reduction in mind, and the furry guests receive their own brand of room service — toys and treats from “the industry’s most beloved brands.”

For daytime guests, Yardstick provides small play groups, “built-in breaks,” and designated play time in different environments. The hotel also offers on-site supervision throughout the doggie guests’ stay, and partnerships with local veterinarians are used to provide urgent care.

Plan B Group of Dallas is listed as the design firm on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing.

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