Lisa Vendittelli, the owner of It’s a Dog’s Life Resort & Spa, worked in the corporate world for over 30 years and traveled frequently. She owned three dogs – Dakota, Solo, and Declan – and found it stressful to board them for extended periods of time. She couldn’t find a place that felt like home to her and her furry friends. However, during one of her international business trips, Lisa came up with the idea of creating a resort and spa that would be “every dog’s home away from home”. She conducted research by visiting various boarding and daycare facilities across the US and Canada, which helped her create the business plan for her resort.

It’s a Dog’s Life Resort & Spa is not suitable for every dog, and Lisa and her team are okay with that. They strive to help parents find the right solution for their dogs, even if it means recommending another facility. The team is dedicated to providing the best care for each and every dog that comes through their doors, which is why their success has been primarily due to word of mouth. If you’re unsure about whether your dog will enjoy their stay, give them a try. If they don’t, Lisa and her team will let you know.


It’s A Dog’s Life is the legacy of Dakota, Solo (on the right) and Declan (on the left). Each of these dogs had unique needs, desires, and activity levels. Lisa’s vision was to create an environment where every dog could thrive, and if a dog couldn’t we would tell their parents just that. What sets our facility apart is our knowledgeable staff who are continuously educated and trained, our transparency with each other and our clients, and our commitment to sharing all the details with every dog parent about their pet’s experience in our care. If dogs could speak, they would tell their parents not to settle for anything less and to find a place where their pets will be happy. Listen to their advice, because at our facility, we certainly do.

It’s A Dog’s Life provides a safe and comfortable environment for your furry friends so you can have peace of mind while you are away.


46926 Magellan Dr, Wixom, MI 48393
(248) 960 - 0800
Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 7:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm
*Sunday: Boarding Pick-Up & Drop-off Only