Dog Hotel: Play With Dogs

  • Strong variety in dog care activities with a focus on active gameplay with dogs
  • Good visual designs and animations of each dog brings them to life inside your hotel
  • More structured than other games in the genre that means you have to follow the intended progression path closely

If the idea of running your own dog kennel sounds like a dream come true then Dog Hotel: Play With Dogs (previously DogHotel: My Dog Boarding Kennel) can help you make that dream a reality on your mobile device. Managing your own dog resort players are in complete control as you push your dog care skills to the max caring for up to eight different dog breeds that come to visit.


Part dog simulation game and management game you’ll balance caring for the incoming pets with managing expansion of your kennel which ties into giving the animals the utmost care and attention. Central to this is the game missions which guide the progress of the game and help you get a well rounded experience and dog hotel at the same time.

Your first such mission which also serves as a tutorial in feeding is improving the diet of a new dog in your facility, a french bulldog named Max who has a large appetite. When each dog arrives at your kennel their given a personal area which players can see from a top down perspective view that lets you see the dog and assess their immediate needs upon revival. In order to interact with each animal you’ll click on the pen which brings you down in close to see the dog and allows you to perform various actions with them.


Additionally players are given a dog file on every dog which outlines the mission (and current status) along with the statistics for the dog relating to diet, hygiene, affection, fitness and education which can be improved through the right activities. This includes feeding, brushing, bathing, training, obstacle courses and much more based on the dogs exact needs. With each new arrival requiring something different players will quickly gain experience at each of the gameplay mechanics.

Given its mobile based design many of these actions are completed with finger swiping motions such as laying out food and water in the correct bowls by dragging food into them. Players can also pat their dog guests by hand or use one of the available brushes to give them some grooming or take them for an entire bath.


Dogs are by no means limited to the dog hotel for the length of their stay though with a wealth of outside activities including an obstacle course to raise their fitness that players direct them through with a number of taps and swipes to jump over and under the various obstacles. Dogs can also socialise in the yarded area at the back of the dog kennel allowing them to make friends with your other current residents.

With every new success players will take the funds earned back inside where you unlock an increasing number of decorations to design unique kennels with different food bowls, wall art, doors and beds for you to mix and match for your favourite style.


  • Run your own dog kennel and care for dog guests that stay in your customised pet hotel.
  • Improve diet, training and fitness with each dog that you care for with various tap and swipe actions.
  • Level up and earn money to access new content including decorations for each of your dog kennels.
  • Quests to help guide the progress of your dog caring and management of the dog hotel finances.
  • Free Android and iOS dog themed title.



Review Platform: Android

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Samuel Franklin
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