Finding The Best Dog Boarding Services

 •  Certified Professional Pet Sitter

Author: Jennifer Rust  Date: 2014-04-23

Dog Boarding While on Vacation

Perhaps your family has a busy schedule and everyone is away from home during the weekdays. This can make it difficult on your canine family member. That is why many modern families are turning to professional dog boarding for daycare for vacation care. However, it is very important to find a good service and here are some helpful tips on finding the right one.

Always check out a facility before you consider using them. Check to make sure that they keep all areas clean and tidy. This is very important, as a clean environment helps to prevent the spread of illness and disease.

Talk to people at the facility and find out what kind of activities are available for dogs. For example, if you find a place that simply puts the dogs in cages and only lets them out for a few minutes a day, this may not the best environment for your pet. In fact, it may lead to emotional problems.

Take a complete tour of any facility that you are thinking about. If they will not provide a tour, this could be a red flag. A reputable service is proud of their pet accommodations and is more than willing to provide potential clients with tours. Also, the best places are there to answer any questions that you may have.

When you tour a pet facility, check to see if they have socialization. For example, the better services give dogs a chance to be around their own species. Many dogs are only around humans their entire lives and they may have no idea how to act around dogs. This can result in some difficult situations when they must be in the company of other dogs.

A top pet facility offers the chance for plenty of exercise. This is one of the best ways to insure the health of your dog. Exercise also helps to eliminate boredom and makes for better adjusted dogs.

Even if your canine companion is young and in good health, medical emergencies may sometimes happen. Choose a facility that has a qualified vet on hand at all times. This insures the safety and good health of your pet.

Check each facility to see what kind of protection they provide from the weather. For example, you would not want your canine family member to be left out in the rain all day long. Also, exposing dogs to cold temperatures can lead to health problems. The best facilities provide a climate controlled environment for their dogs. Whether it is extremely hot or cold, your pet will be comfortable most of the time.

There are many good reasons to check into canine boarding facilities in your home town. Take your time and choose a place that cares about the well-being of your animal. Tour each service and check the sanitary conditions and the way that things are organized. Choose a facility that gives your dog the chance to get proper exercise and rest during the day. If you are leaving the dog for an extended time period, be sure your facility has 24 hour supervision.

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