A new year, a new you, a new pet?

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Traditional boarding for your pets is so last year. At least, that's what the Lone Star Veterinary Clinic in Lufkin is stressing, with luxury boarding for your dogs and cats. Sky high to poolside-- it's every pet's paradise.

"It's kind of like the Hilton of dog boarding," said Lize Sandoval, receptionist.

The Luxury Boarding offers the cream of the crop for owners and their pets, making them feel right at home.

"A lot of people bring them here because they won't feel guilty about leaving them behind when they go on vacation. They know their pets are well taken care of and pampered," said Sandoval, who has been working at the clinic since it opened in 2007.

She says the luxury boarding is the first of its kind in Lufkin.

"Dogs are very social creatures and they can still be social while they are boarding here. They can interact because they see each other through the windows."

The boarding area is everything but traditional. Nine custom made suites, equipped with beds and televisions, carry unique themes.

For the more feminine canines, a popular choice is, "The glamour girl. We have a lot of tiny dogs that come in and stay there and of course they're treated like princesses," said Sandoval.

For the more masculine pooch, "our big breeds—we usually put them in the Lonesome Dove or Hog Heaven."

And don't forget about the pool, used for rehabilitation.

No shoes, no, shirt, no problem…Not in this paradise.

The Luxury Boarding has a large glass window facing the foyer area, so customers can see exactly what their pets are getting when they walk into the clinic. While they do offer regular boarding for $24 a night, you can treat your pet to a night of luxury in a suite of your choice, for $40 a night.

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