Courtney and I took a quick trip up to Tahoe for the long weekend. Since it was last minute, the place where we have our pups stay was already booked, so we decided to give Wag Hotels a try. Last year, we had gone to the SF Giants Dog Days of Summer at AT&T park. It was a great time since you get to sit in the bleacher section with tons of other dog owners, while watching the game. If you have a dog and love baseball, this is the thing to do. The schedule isn’t up yet but it is generally in August and you have to get the tickets through the promotions page when it is up.

One benefit of the baseball game was that the tickets were also a coupon for 1 free night at a Wag Hotel. We booked three nights at the Wag in Sacramento. The nice thing is that you can pick up and drop off your dog at anytime, 24 hours. The lobby was very nice, though I wasn’t sure what the facilities were like since it was located in a giant industrial area warehouse.

If it weren’t for the free nights from the coupon, we would never have had our dogs stay there since it was so expensive to begin with, but it was convenient. Aside from the convenience, we were not happy with Wag. Although it it pricey, it wasn’t the price that turned us off. When we picked up Nick and Nora, Nick threw up in the lobby. When looking at the report cards of how the dogs did, the cards had said that Nick was fine, and that his stool was also good. Since Nick had thrown up in the lobby, one of the Wag attendants went to get his chart to see if there was anything written up. It turns out that Nick had already thrown up while he was there and also had diarrhea, clearly not indicated in our report cards. The staff had said that this was normal and that dogs frequently does this when they are nervous. Nick then threw up later that day and then Nora started to throw up throughout the night.

We took the two to the vet this morning, and it seems as though that they had gotten some sort of infection. The vet noted that they were dehydrated and had swollen lymph nodes. They are now on medication. We have called Wag to complain about the cards.

For a completely opposite experience, we have always had super happy pups when they have stayed at club k-9 in Castro Valley. Check it out since it is much cheaper, and a better place overall.