whenever i go away on business trips, my doggie checks into coastal kennels. although, i would love to take my dog along for vacations, sometimes plane travel for them will cause more stress. of course your pooch will be sad because you are away but the people at costal are trained vets, not part-time workers sitting at a desk. tours are welcome here so you can check out the place, dogs get individual walks, daily exercise, there are also play areas for cats. think of this place as a pet hotel with on staff doctors to supervise. they care about my pet's well being and take good care of them. service here is friendly and they are open 7 days. if something is wrong with your pet, they will call your first in the event of an emergency.