The Market Common

Check into The Market Common’s new pet palace!

The Myrtle Beach coastline is crawling with resorts, so why not have one for pets? Newly opened by Dr. Gwynn Hardee (also owner of Meadowlawn Animal Services next door) five weeks ago here in The Market Common, Elegant Pet Store & Resort offers only the finest accommodations for your four-legged fur babies – that’s dogs and cats.

Yes, while you’re away on a week’s vacation, you won’t have to fret about your faithful friend being crammed into a kennel to lay on a cold cement floor each night. Each of this resort’s 40 rooms boast a four-post, pet-size bed, complete with headboard and made with a fitted sheet and blanket. Another resort room appointment is a flat-screen TV and the option of a camera, so you can check in on your beloved pet remotely, anytime.

Amanda at the resort also let us know that the posh pooch pampering doesn’t stop there; your pet will also receive a cozy nighttime tuck-in with a bedtime story each night, plenty of refreshing private walks during the day, and indoor playtime on the resort’s artificial grass pads.

If you book four nights or more, your fur baby will also receive a free bath before she returns home in one of the resort’s two hydraulic self-baths that are also available to any walk-in customers (for a flat fee of $15 and only $10 on Wednesdays). The self-bath area is stocked with pet shampoos, brushes, towels, hair dryers, aprons, and your choice from their colorful bandanas.

The store portion of the establishment carries everything your pet needs (and wants), such as leashes, collars, unique toys, harnesses, treats, gourmet human-grade foods, clothes, nail polish and more.

A standard doggie room is $29 each night, deluxe size is $35/night and the suite is $39/night. The resort’s Feline Condo is $29 per night. Splurge for the Royal Suite for $45 per night. Doggie daycare is available at $16.67 for less than four hours and at $19.67 for four-plus hours.

If you’re ready to book a stay for Fido at Elegant Pet Store & Resort, call 843-232-7251, visit www.elegantpetresort.com or get a guided tour of their luxe facility at 3320 Reed St.