We have taken our dog to Crafton Kennels 4 times - 3 times he went for a week and the other time was for a weekend. We know he loves it there because of how excited he gets when we're driving down the street that the kennel is located. He jumps up to say hello to the owner, too.
A terrific service we get every time we go away is to have him groomed 2 hours before we get him. They clip his nails, clean his ears and give him a nice bath. We think of it as his vacation from us!!