Goochie Poochie to pamper Destin's canine crowd

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 02:58 PM.

Goochie Poochie's pet hotel is more than a glorified kennel; it's a five-star experience for your pet. With a variety of rooms and suites to make your pet feel right at home, "your pet will have just as much fun on their vacation as you do on yours."

Amenities include plush beds, flat screen TVs, a friendly and caring staff, twice-a-day room service, potty breaks three-times-a-day, and mid-day snacks. If you truly want to pamper your four-legged friend, upgrade to a Royal Suite and your pet will be treated to a big screen TV and a queen sized bed.

Once completed, the hotel will have 38 spaces available for guests of all shapes, sizes and breeds.

Bradshaw told The Log that safety is their first priority, and each employee will be trained in canine CPR. In addition to staff training, the team at Goochie Poochie took every precaution necessary when they designed the building. The resort has a security alarm, is monitored with a fire protection system, offers a top-notch air ventilation system and is complete with a backup generator in case of a power outage.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot salon and hotel will be located at 4601 Opa-Locka Lane in Destin. Find Goochie Poochie on Facebook to follow updates.

Barcus said Goochie Poochie's salon should be opened by July, and the hotel and day care by late summer or early fall.

As construction continues on site, Barcus certainly isn't lacking in excitement. She said it's not uncommon for her to stop by the job site everyday, typically with sandwiches and drinks for the crews.

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