Okay, I just remembered this one in Richmond's far west end: http://www.duderanchpetresort.com/
I haven't used it, but I've received excellent reviews about it from at least a couple folks. let me know if you want the other two names of places near me (I can personally vouch for both).
Here's the one near me that would be closest to you: http://westchesterpetresort.com/ I know exactly where the La Quinta is. This place is gonna be about 15-20 minutes south. It has stellar reviews and they're awesome (a vet owns it). The Dude Ranch will be about a 30-40 minute drive north and west of you.
I don't know of any places in C'ville, but if I hear of something, I'll let you know.
Note: When I googled for pet resorts in chesterfield, VA, Four Paws came up first. I'm SO glad you won't be trying them!
Thanks everyone! Per Elizabeth's recc, we are going with the West Chester Pet Resort. I hope Stanley & Charlie like it! They've been very friendly over the phone.
Now, if anyone has any thoughts on "must sees" in that area, we're taking recommendations on that too, lol.
Although Richmond is known as The River City, the James River is hard to appreciate from within the city. If you want to see the river and explore its history (and there's plenty), you should come south and see either Henricus Historical Park or a James River Plantation (Shirley would be a good one). You'll get incredible river views and lots of history at either place.
I hope this was not too late. Have fun!
That's wonderful (all of it)! I hesitate to mention Hollywood Cemetery as a must-see, although I agree that it is. :)
Can you remember the name of the burger and beer place in Carytown? Was it Carytown Burgers and Fries? I'm trying to help another friend find some dog-friendly places to eat in that area.
Goof luck with your relocation decision. :) Richmond is a great place to consider. ;)