Pet Spa Puts Air Travelers’ Minds At Ease

CHICAGO (CBS) — If you love to travel, but hate to board your pet, a new pet resort may put your mind at ease.

The owner who brought a pet spa to O’Hare International Airport, has just opened a second location near Midway. And by all accounts, it’s “fur-tastic,” CBS 2 Susan Carlson reports.

With a splash pool, spa services and flat screen TVs tuned to “Animal Planet,” it’s the best doggone accommodations you could imagine.

“I used to travel a lot for work and I never found a place where I would like to leave them without feeling guilty about leaving them behind,” said Paradise 4 Paws owner, Saq Nadeem

That’s why Nadeem opened the appropriately named spa. It’s a dog’s life when several hours of playtime a day is top on the agenda

“I kinda chase them around,” said spa worker Dawn Rapciak. “Wrestle a little bit. Maybe even put the boots on and go in the water.”

You’ll find no cages here, instead slumber party suites. And wherever you’re traveling, you can keep an eye on what Fido’s doing on his vacation.

“As a pet parent myself, I always wondered what does my pet do all day long, so now we have web cams,” said Nadeem

Feline friends can enjoy eye-balling the fish, a never-ending water fountain, bungalows with a view and lounging on real tree bark.

“They each get a couple hours throughout the day where we’ll open their door and they can roam through the jungle if they like,” said spa manager Amber Spooner.

The staff here is the clearly the cat’s pajamas, but it’s the four-legged visitors who apparently run the place.

Paradise for Paws is open 24/7. You can park your car there and take a shuttle to Midway, about a mile away. Fees start at $49 a day.

  • mathildah

    This is such a wonderful story that MImi the poodle who loves five stars spa groom will love to stay. My two perikeet too need someplace to stay while we go on vacation. Can anyone figure out how our boa constrictor and the alligator will stay at the pet holtel and how much it will cost? We do not want to leave our pets unattented so if there is a high rated star holtel to take care of them we will lieave them there. How much do they charge for days service? The St. Bernard will need a hair cut too.

  • Enrico Martinez Sanchito


  • Love Your Pet But Dont Love Your Pet

    I hear the pet dog suites have candles that smell like another dogs butt.

  • Happy Great Job

    This is so nice to know, Boarding is so cold.. My dogs hate the cages. I never put them in a cage. This is why we never go away. They are like my children. But now we have an option. I will have to check this out further. Thanks for the informaion.

  • Sheilah

    I did not see any candles on my pet shop. However the smell is horrible. The cages too are too small for the creatures that are in there. Please, if you go in any airplane do not take the pet with you, where you go, they will be caged and set them up in the cargo place where the pets get really cold. Get a nice pet hotel that cares a lot specially for persian cats that love to roam the house.
    Does anyone know the price the charge per day? Please do not test the pets. Let the veterinarian do that.

  • My Dog Doesn't Care About That Stuff

    Look out, there goes the point.

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