It was so hard when I’d go out of town on vacation for an extended period of time. I wanted someone to take care of my pets as I would, but I hated to ask someone to spend all that time.
So a pet boarding kennel is a great option, especially when you have one you know and can trust.
With vacation season arriving, it’s important to have good care for your pets while you’re gone.
Here are a few things to look for in a potential boarding situation, according to the Humane Society of the United States:
· Does the facility look and smell clean?
· Is there sufficient ventilation and light?
· Is a comfortable temperature maintained?
· Does the staff seem knowledgeable and caring?
· Are pets required to be current on their vaccinations, including the vaccine for canine kennel cough (Bordetella)? (Such a requirement helps protect your animal and others.)
· Does each dog have his own adequately sized indoor-outdoor run or an indoor run and a schedule for exercise?
· Are outdoor runs and exercise areas protected from wind, rain, and snow?
· Are resting boards and bedding provided to allow dogs to rest off the concrete floor?
· Are cats housed away from dogs?
· Is there enough space for cats to move around comfortably?
· Is there enough space between the litter box and food bowls?
· How often are pets fed?
· Can the owner bring a pet’s special food?
· What veterinary services are available?
· Are other services available such as grooming, training, bathing?
· How are rates calculated?
If you’re satisfied the facility meets these requirements, by all means, book your pet into a pleasurable stay while you’re taking your own time off!