The family-owned Brentwood Pet Resort offers several of these amenities for travelers who want their pets to receive top-quality treatment when they’re away. Located at 600 Concord Ave., the resort emphasizes personal, loving care of its furry guests. The L’Amoreaux family – husband and wife Tim and Krissy, as well as daughters Lisa and Sara – is hands-on when it comes to treatment, welcoming personal suggestions from owners for the most pleasurable experience possible for the pet.
“I was noticing that Brentwood needed a good care facility for pets,” Tim said. “There’s nothing like it in this area. We created something that we would want our pets to visit when we went on vacation.”
The Brentwood Pet Resort has four penthouse suites as well as two other “condos” in the senior area, reserved for the calmer dogs. In the penthouse suites, pets enjoy relaxing music and TV. Owners can request certain channels be played so pets can hear a familiar sound throughout their stay. The entire experience can be customized with comforts from home or toys and beds provided by the resort.
The main suites don’t feature TVs but do feature the love and attention of the resort’s handlers. “Throughout the day, we’re constantly going into their rooms because they do need that stimulation, especially the smaller pets or a dog that has been rescued or adopted,” Lisa said. “They need that little extra love because they’ve gone through a tragic situation.”
The resort also features a kitty room providing plenty of room to explore, plus a large cat tree for playtime. Pets are let out twice a day for about 15 minutes in the five large exercise rooms, as well as given one-on-one playtime. For safety reasons, the playtime is with a caregiver at the resort and not with other pets. There are a bevy of extras for pet owners to choose from, including grooming, time in the swimming pool and “yappy hours,” which include playtime, a cookie and some ice cream.
Brentwood Pet Resort accommodates roughly 20 to 25 pets per week and fills up fast during the summer and Christmas season.
Krissy and Tim started the business 14 years ago out of love for animals and to fill a need. Tim noted that pet owners have come from as far away as San Francisco, Fremont and Santa Cruz to give their animal companions the resort’s special brand of pampering. In addition to dogs and cats, the boarding house is also prepared to care for birds, hamsters, bunnies, rats and guinea pigs, although owners must provide the cages.
“Whatever they want us to do,” Tim said, “we basically do.”