It’s like a getaway for your dog.

Pampered Pooch Resort and Spa is set to open early to mid March in its first location at 10617 Zionsville Road, Zionsville.

The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was hard for a lot of small businesses. Some changed hours, some changed locations and some even had to shut down.

Owner of Pampered Pooch, Tricia Phillips, said after those initial few months, the dog daycare they took their ‘kids’ to closed, which forced them to drive out of Zionsville for daycare.

“I decided through the whole COVID epidemic and lifestyle changes, getting furloughed from my job, I wanted this time in my life to do what I want to do,” Phillips said.

The Phillipses have two ‘fur babies.’ They have an 8-year-old cavapoo named Lulu and an 11-month-old miniature poodle named Penelope.

“It is a house full of fun,” Phillips joked. “I cannot wait to get the daycare open because Penelope loves to play with other dogs.”

The Phillipses are completely redoing their space, which is connected to Hotel Tango. Everything from the rebuilding of walls, electrical, HVAC and flooring will all be new for opening day. Pampered Pooch’s space features around 8,000 square feet of inside space and about 6,000 square feet of outside space.

“We wanted to be in Boone County because we live here and we love it here,” Phillips said. “We feel like there’s really a need.”

Phillips said a lot of the places they were looking at as potential locations didn’t have the indoor and outdoor space they wanted for their facility.

Reservations and potential customers are already pouring in. Phillips said she has already received a lot of reservations for stays before they’re even open.

In addition to the daycare, Phillips will also have a special puppy room. Adopting or rescuing a young dog can be stressful. They’re similar to a newborn baby in that you have to constantly provide them care.

“You can’t leave a puppy at home for 10 or 12 hours a day by itself,” Phillips said.

Pampered Pooch will have a sealed off, separated room just for puppies. The puppy room’s purpose is to help prevent puppies from catching diseases from other dogs who have had their vaccines. Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are all considered the basic vaccinations for dogs.

Phillips said she wants her business to become part of the Zionsville community.

“We really want to get involved in the community and find out what we can do to think outside of the box and just continue on with the love of dogs for everybody out there,” she said.

Pampered Pooch will halve multiple sized suites for its guests. Per day, a stay for your dog will be around $40 to $50, depending on the size suite that is chosen. If a pet stays for a longer period of time and they pass an assessment, they can interact with other dogs at the facility.

Once reservations become available publicly, they can be found and completed at pamperedpoochresort

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