Susan Pearce Ditch, Owner of Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa, enjoys the opportunity to pamper other people’s pets like no one else can. The facility is dedicated to pets of all ages and varieties of cats and dogs, located at 26120 Jones Wharf Rd in Hollywood, Maryland and focuses on helping pets enjoy a wonderful experience when away from their owners.
Chessiepets specializes in pet care in a clean, safe, and fun environment. In a recent interview, Ditch stated that her services include pet lodging for long or short-term visits in customized indoor-outdoor patio runs, deluxe cabins for dogs and kitty condos for cats. Located on Chessiepets’ scenic10 acres, pets enjoy lots of outdoor time daily with a large staff, trained and educated in ‘above and beyond’ pet care standards.
“I think our biggest draw continues to be our connected indoor-outdoor patio runs where pets enjoy outdoor time early morning to late evening every day of the year, in addition to four or more play yard times daily, said Ditch. “Customers love that their pets aren’t stuck in a dreary cage all day, and the deluxe cabins also provide additional levels of comfort for the pets.”
Ditch indicated that the deluxe cabins are in such demand that there are waiting lists periodically. “We also offer full-service pet grooming for large and small dogs, and our very popular self-service grooming options which families have enjoyed for many years with us. Our raised tubs and quality spa products have many families returning frequently to bathe their pets, and we clean up the mess!” exclaimed Ditch.
For self-service grooming customers, all the supplies needed are provided. Customers also receive free options to paint their pet’s toenails in fun colors, brush their teeth, and take home a fun bandanna or bows. “Our in-home pet care services are great for many families, especially with our frequent waiting lists for on-site lodging during peak seasons.”
Those wanting to experience the lap and paws of luxury should call several months in advance to reserve lodging space. “Our Pet Taxi service is a convenient way for customers to transport their pets to and from the resort, or veterinarian appointments, as well as to and from the airports at BWI, National, or Dulles,” said Ditch.
Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa participates in a number of local and regional charities, to provide support for their on-going efforts and events; including several local pet rescue groups including SMAWL and ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund at the Well Pet Clinic inLexingtonPark. Additionally, Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa has supported other pet rescue groups in the region, MPT, the Greenwell Foundation, as well as environmental causes such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland DNR Gift of Trees Program.
Many local school programs have also benefited from support from Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa through contributions of free services for many of their benefits. “We take a lot of pride in being able to give back to our Community to support their on-going efforts, especially for programs near and dear to our heart that include pet welfare, preserving the natural resources of our beautiful region, and assisting programs that support quality education of our children.”
Ditch devotes most of her time ensuring and monitoring her pet guests to make sure all are receiving a top notch level of care and comfort, in a clean, safe and fun environment. During her rare free time, Ditch enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, and daughter Hannah Rose, who often assist at the Resort as well.
To learn more about Chesapeake Pet Resort & Spa call (301) 373-3400, email Chessiepets@yahoo.com, or visit www.chessiepets.com. The resort’s hours of operation are Mon – Fri 8 a.m. -11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Sun 3 p.m.-5 p.m., other times by appointment. Doggie Daycare Hours: Mon – Fri 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Grooming: by appointment.