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Pet Motel

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English bulldog Roxanne, left, and her sister Brenda roughhouse during playtime at the PetsHotel day camp. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Furby, a long-haired cat, examines her surroundings in the kitty cottage at PetsHotel in Glendora as pet-care specialist Corine Ybarra heads out. The feline area consists of “condos” with wide views for curious cats. PetSmart plans to have about 13 of the hotels in California by year’s end. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Mattie, a Shih Tzu, rests in the dog atrium at PetsHotel, where guests can get such amenities as televisions, lambskin blankets and daily walks. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Pet-care specialist Kristen Kennedy stops the food cart at one of the so-called suites, where Peri, an Australian cattle dog, eagerly anticipates mealtime. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Penny, left, a Siberian husky, greets Peri along the way to her suite. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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The “bone booth” gives dogs a chance to connect to their absent owners. A specialist places the phone up to the dog’s ear so that they can hear the familiar voice. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Pet-care specialist Josh Pina plays with Brenda, left, while Rowdy waits his turn at a game of fetch during day camp at the hotel. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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Peri’s owners chose to upgrade to a suite that features a television tuned to pet-themed shows and a cot. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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