• Laiken Howard

Your Pets Deserve a Vacation Too!

Pets and Grand Palms Resort

Grand Palms Resort only offers pet-free accommodations, so occasionally guests will express surprise at seeing pets around the Resort in spite of the pet-free policy. These pets belong to fulltime residents who live within residential HOAs inside Grand Palms Resort. Resort HOAs have voted to be pet-free, so we want to share some ideas to help you create a fun beach experience for your four-legged family member while you enjoy your vacation at Grand Palms Resort.

Pets Can Vacation Nearby

Thanks to the fine local pet resorts, you can stay close to your pets while on vacation. Just down the road you can check in your special family member for a week of luxury and fun. They’ll love spending time with you as you travel and at their very own pet resort, they’ll enjoy relaxing, playing and making new friends. When you’re ready for more family time with them, you can pick them up for a fun day at the beach. While you’re relaxing at the pool, they’ll be enjoying playtime at a special pet playground of their own.

Here are some of the top rated pet resorts in the area (please note; prices are subject to change at the vendors' discretion, please contact them for the most up-to-date pricing):

Annie's Grooming Tails

.5 miles away from Grand Palms Resort


Annie’s Grooming Tails is the Grand Strand’s premiere professional dog grooming salon. Their professional dedicated stylists have many years of experience at pampering dogs of all shapes and sizes. Their facilities cater to the needs of dogs offering spacious, comfortable suites and daily activities with lots of attention from staff who care.

Services & Rates:

Boarding - Boarding rates are charged by the night. Pick-up time is noon during normal business hours. Rates include stay, food, administering any medications, playtime, and bedding.

  • Rates

  • Small (up to 30 lbs.) – $22 per night

  • Medium (31 to 80lbs.) – $24 per night

  • Large (81 to 110 lbs.) – $26 per night

  • X-Large (110 lbs. and up) – $30 per night

  • Cat Boarding – $30 per night

Grooming & Spa - Bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, fresh breath, hair cut, etc. Grooming rates begin at $50 for smaller dogs. Rates vary depending on breed type, hair length, and size. Please call for an estimate. Additional charges may apply to dogs with extremely matted fur, or very difficult dogs.

Bath & Nails - Bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, teeth cleaning, power dry, brush-out. Bath rates begin at $20 for smaller dogs and increase based on breed, size, and amount of time required. Additional services include de-shedding, sanitary trim, face trim, feet and pads trim.

K9 Cabana Dog Resort & Training Center

3.8 miles away from Grand Palms Resort


K9 Cabana Dog Resort & Training Center offers luxury dog boarding, grooming, compassionate care, and effective dog training services at very reasonable prices. Their 7,500 sq. ft. facility offers both indoor and outdoor areas (including the region's only doggy water park). They are FetchFind™ & Dog Gurus™ approved, and their staff is fully certified in animal CPR for your peace of mind. Call for pricing on services.


Dog Boarding -

  • An initial meet and greet evaluation to get to know your pet

  • 24/7 Staffing

  • Socialization time for dog-friendly guests

  • Safety that includes placing your dog with similar-sized and temperament dogs

  • Compassionate, one-on-one attention

  • Comfortable and clean bedding and meal scheduling

  • Indoor and outdoor activity areas

  • Call 854-854-5959 for pricing.

Grooming & Spa -

  • Exit Bath A basic bath that will sends your pup home clean and smelling great. Double- or full-coated breeds may have an additional cost; please check with your groomer.

  • Premium Bath This luxury treatment includes shampoo and conditioner, nail trim, ears, sanitary trim, hand dry and fluff.

  • Deluxe Full Groom When you want your pooch looking their absolute best, this deluxe treatment includes a premium bath, trimming, nails, sanitary trim and a custom cut and styling.

  • Additional Services - Spa upgrade, Teeth brushing, ‘Pet’icure: nail trim, ‘Pet’icure: nail trim and buff, Blueberry facial, Deshed, Massage, Nail polish, Feather extensions, Hair color

A Dog's Way Inn

8 miles away from Grand Palms Resort


At A Dog's Way Inn they understand that your furry friends are more than just pets, they are members of your family! Conveniently located to the Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island-Litchfield Beach areas, their 8-acre doggie resort is a great place for your pet to relax and have fun. Call for prices on services.


Dog Boarding - Your dog or puppy will put up its paws in a spacious, climate-controlled room that feature:

  • Large fleece bedding.

  • Soothing music in some rooms or even ceiling fans over others!

  • Outdoor covered patio

Their 15+ fenced play yards are supervised by educated and caring stewards. The dogs are grouped together with appropriate playmates according to age, size, and temperament.

  • If your pooch prefers to play alone we will be happy to accommodate him or her, too! Additional fees may apply.

  • Your dog may exercise outdoors 4 - 5 times daily for an additional fee and are allowed to stay outside for as long as they are comfortable and having fun.

Dog Grooming - Appointments fill up fast so it is a good idea to book your pup's day at the spa well in advance especially if your pet requires clipping or scissoring. Below are base prices. Fees may vary depending on breed, size, and skin/coat condition of dog.

  • Bath Services - (includes shampooing, nail trimming or file, ear cleaning, and blow out of under coat and blow dry). Deep conditioning, de-tangle service or de-shedding could incur an additional charge up to $30.00 and may be charged if our bather deems it necessary.

  • Toy (less than 12 lbs) $35.00

  • Small (12 lbs - 29 lbs) $40.00

  • Medium (30 lbs - 49lbs) $50.00

  • Large (50 lbs - 79lbs) $60

  • X-Large (80lbs - 99lbs) $70

  • Giant (100t lbs) $80

  • Complete Grooming - This service includes shampooing and conditioning treatment (when needed), nail trimming and/or file, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and blow out of under coat and blow dry. Also includes trimming for feet, privates, and hair cut or clipping).

  • Toy (less than 12 lbs) $55

  • Small (12 lbs - 29 lbs) $60

  • Medium (30 lbs - 49lbs) $70

  • Large (50 lbs - 79lbs) $80

  • X-Large (80lbs - 99lbs) $95

  • Giant (100t lbs) $110

Dog Boarding of Myrtle Beach

8.4 miles away from Grand Palms Resort


We know sometimes life happens and you need someone to step in and help you care for your best friend. They will do everything possible to make sure you and your dog are accommodated quickly and in a caring manner.


Dog Boarding - Overnight Boarding is simple here. Their fees are straight forward and all inclusive. The check out time on your last day is 1 pm. There is a $10 day care charge if you need to pick up later than that.

  • Nightly Rate $30 (includes day care)

  • Long Board Club $270 for 9 nights + 1 night free.

Other Services - They offer bathing, nail clipping. Call for prices on services.

Benji's Bed & Breakfast

15.3 miles away from Grand Palms Resort


Benji’s Bed & Breakfast is the only five-star dog kennel in Pawleys Island, SC, serving Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand with luxury dog boarding. Since 2003, Benji’s has been dedicated to making every dog’s visit with us an enjoyable experience. From boarding and grooming, to dog day care, dog training, and more! Open seven days a week, they're not your typical dog kennel. We’ll spoil your dog rotten… and it shows!


Dog Boarding - When spending the night at Benji’s, your dog will enjoy separate, modern sleeping quarters with comfortable cots. For your dog’s comfort, each room is air conditioned/heated and has a doggie water fountain providing a continuous supply of fresh water.

All guests receive personalized attention at mealtime. In order to maintain your dog’s feeding routine, their staff will follow your specific feeding instructions. They recommend that you bring your dog’s own food, but they also offer a variety of high-quality dry and canned foods. Their overnight guests enjoy group playtimes throughout the day as well as one-on-one interaction with our staff.

Dog Grooming - Benji’s Bed & Breakfast would not be complete without a full-service dog grooming salon and day spa.

  • Bath & Brush - Their standard bath service includes high-quality professional salon products selected specifically for your dog’s coat and skin, as well as a blow dry and brushing.

  • Bath & Cut - In addition to the services included in the Bath & Brush, we will give an expert cut that’s just right for your dog. Our professional groomers are also happy to offer hand scissoring.

  • FURminator® ShedLess Treatment - As an authorized FURminator facility, they proudly offer the FURminator® ShedLess Treatment. This service can help to reduce shedding up to 90% by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat.

Just a few additional items before the vacation begins:

  • Each hotel requires that your pet be up-to-date on their vaccines, namely rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines and the dhlpp shots. They must also be free from contagious diseases such as puppy warts, kennel cough, worms, parasites, etc.

  • For admittance to the hotel, your pet must be on a reliable flea prevention program.

  • Keep your pet on a leash as you carefully enter and exit the resorts.

  • Be ready to bring your pet’s food for the duration of your vacation.

  • Be sure that your pets are spayed and neutered. Call to confirm.

  • Most hotels offer grooming for an additional fee.

We hope, with these recommendations, that your four-legged family member has as wonderful vacation as you will. Feel free to contact us for additional information or help on reserving your stay at Grand Palms Resort for your entire family by calling 888-913-4477.

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