Looking for a pet-friendly spa? Not only is it getting more common, but some spas will lavish as much love on your pets as you do. A few pet-friendly spas offer special services like massage, pool-side cabanas and even programming for animal lovers who left their pet at home. More typically, pet-friendly spas simply allow you to bring your pets. You may have to stay in special rooms, pay an extra fee, and put down a deposit that may or may not be refundable. Here are some of the best pet-friendly spas out there, and their policies.
This luxury resort spa goes over the top with pet-friendly policies. Poolside pet cabanas are free of charge. A jet-lag massage for your four-legged costs $145, and staff is available to walk pets on the beach. There are special menus for cats and dogs -- or the chef will prepare custom-ordered dishes. The resort charges $50 per pet, per stay.
This destination spa specializing in hiking and adventure has two designated pet rooms. Animals under 50 pounds are preferred, and must be carted when you are in the room. You can hike with your leashed animal, but not with other guests. It costs $50 a week, per pet.
This historic resort spa designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright's proteges allows pets up to 50 pounds in all its rooms. The most pet-friendly rooms are cottages with fenced-in yards that give your pet room to roam. A deposit of $100 is required; $50 is refundable upon room inspection. Pet massage can be arranged at the spa.
This major Arizona resort spa allows pets up to 80 pounds on the first floor, where sliding glass doors open to the outdoors. There's no charge, but you must sign a waiver in case anything gets damaged.
This relaxed destination spa right on Lake Austin allows pets in select rooms. There is a $300 non-refundable pet fee for extras like pet beds and extra-thorough cleaning.
This no-frills destination spa specializes in hiking and allows pets in a few cottages a quarter-mile from campus. Pets can go on walks, but they must be leased. $200 refundable pet deposit.
Set in the heart of red rock county, Sedona Rouge Inn & Spa allows pets up to 50 pounds on the first floor, west wing. They must be carted when you're not in the room, or you can request no cleaning. $150 deposit required, $100 is refundable upon inspection.
This historic inn and spa in the charming Chesapeake Bay village of St Michaels has four pet-friendly rooms. The pet must be under 60 pounds and crated when you're not in the room. Owners must carry a cell phone in case of barking! Another pet-friendly plus -- Flying Fred's, a pet store, is right across the street.
This luxurious destination spa borders federal lands and specializes in hiking programs. It allows pets for a fee of $25 per pet, per night, with a $500 refundable pet deposit.
Set in Vermont's Green Mountains in a ski resort town, this classic country resort allows pets on the first floor. There is no size limit or deposit, but fees are assessed if the animal damages the room or disturbs other guests. Maids won't enter to tidy the room if the dog isn't crated.