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Vacations for pets at Pooch Palace Resort

Pooch Palace Resort in East Canaan owner Charlene Martel showed off the custom painting on the exterior of her business, which opened at the end of May. Photo by Leila Hawken

EAST CANAAN — At the front door of the Pooch Palace Resort in East Canaan visitors are greeted by a Pomeranian named Penelope, who has her spacious wooden playpen at the entry.

Since its opening on May 30, Pooch Palace owner Charlene Martel said, the business has been steadily growing on the strength of word-of-mouth publicity. It’s easy to find: The extensively renovated former motel now sports a striking paint job depicting a canine mural.  

The larger-than-life pooches are the creation of muralists Corey Pane and Reo Derusso.

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