When you’re looking to board your pet, it’s important to find a situation that’s comfortable for both you and your dog. These days, there are more options than ever to choose from when leaving your pet in the care of others. In addition to boarding kennels, there are PET SITTERS who will board your dog in their home or your own.
A good place to start is by asking your trainer, veterinarian, groomer, pet-owning friends, or neighbors for the names of boarding kennels or pet sitters they recommend. It’s important to know the right questions to ask and the right things to look for when finding the right “home-away-from-home” boarding experience for your pet.
Finding a safe and comfortable boarding option for your pet that you trust takes careful research! We highly recommend visiting the kennel or pet sitter with your pet first to see how they interact with them. Safety is key, so look for secure, clean, chemical-free, and temperature-controlled spaces and taking a check list along!
PET BOARDING CHECKLIST:
Other CONSIDERATIONS when boarding your dog QUALITY is obviously key, but COSTS are also important when determining a boarding facility. Find out what the daily/nightly rates are, and what this cost this includes; WALKS, INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, GIVING MEDICATIONS, BATHING and UPDATES.
Often the hardest part of leaving town is TRUSTING someone else to take care of your canine companion. Taking the time to find a boarding option you trust and one your dog enjoys will make all the difference in the end! In the end if you cannot find someone you trust to look after your dog, cat or other pet check out BRING FIDO to see if you can bring your pet along with you!
Again finding a safe comfortable boarding option for your pets while you are traveling can be a daunting task, however we hope to make your search a little less overwhelming!
After putting in the hard work up front finding a someone or a place you trust to look after your pets, your work will pay off so that you can have peace of mind when you can't be there for your pets! Remember there are many different options in today's day and age.
DISCLAIMER: Due to the lack of regulations and the nature of the animal industry, as well as the changing practices of pet professionals - Midwest Animal Welfare Society, Inc. cannot be responsible for the actions of other pet professional companies and organizations. This includes pet professionals that have trained under the Life Changing Dog Training™ and Communicative LeashWork Process®. We will do our very best to connect you with pet resources and services and educate you on best practices, tools and information to help pet owners. However it is up to you the individual to do your own research and make a decision to hire a pet professional or work with an organization that will best meet you and your animal's needs.
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