What You Should Know About Boarding Your Dog

At When you leave on a vacation somewhere and don’t have anyone to sit for your dogs, the next best thing is to board them. These special dog hotels and boarding places will keep your dog safe and sound until you come back. Boarding your dog might seem like an easy thing to do, but before you do it, here are a few things you should know:

Kennel vs Luxury Boarding

There’s a difference between kennel boarding and luxury boarding. Many vet’s offices offer kennel service for a few days. But vet kennels are really basic. But because they’re so basic, they are cheaper. On the other hand, a luxury boarding kennel is sort of like a doggy hotel. At luxury kennels, dogs are given their own beds, are usually allowed in a play area the majority of the time and so more. Spoiled dogs do better at luxury boarding kennels. They are usually more expensive because they offer more features.

Trust Your Instincts

Your dog is like your baby, so it’s better to trust your instinct when it comes to visiting a potential kennel. If you feel something is off, move on to your next option.

Look At How Clean The Kennel Is

Always be on the lookout for how clean the kennel is. You’ll want to find somewhere that doesn’t smell bad or is very dirty. This is usually a sign that your dog won’t be well taken care of. Look for another option if you see anything dirty.

Indoor/Outdoor Access

An important thing to look for is where will your dog relieve itself and if there’s ample space for them to run around. Not being able to go can cause UTIs, diarrhea, discomfort and constipation. Some kennels won’t walk the dogs and let them go in their kennels.  Your dog’s comfort should be a top priority.

Someone Is Always There

Always ask if a staff member will be there at all times. You never know what might happen and need to ensure that your dog