My wife, the kid, and I, don't take long trips, or overnight stays much anymore. There are several reasons, but one of them is my dogs. Max, and sapphire( mutt) , need attention like any living creature. Most places aren't dog friendly. Ergo, we have to plan in advance to either go dog-friendly or leave the dogs alone in the house for a few hours, arrange for someone to take care of them, or put them in the 'doggie hotel' ( animal hospital and kennel )> All options are either hard to make, or not generally available. Any suggestions would be welcome.