Best of Boston

2013 Best Pet Care, Pet Sitting

The Urban Hound

There are pets, and then there are babies who just happen to have fur. For the four-legged companions in the latter camp, the Urban Hound is ready to stand in as surrogate parent. The 8,500-square-foot boutique hotel has pristine private suites and large indoor and outdoor play areas. The service menu includes grooming and an on-site training program that will have you wondering who’s had more fun on vacay—you or them.

129 Malden St., Boston, 617-755-5775,