Why should you board your dog?

Regardless of how much you love your pup, there will come a time when you’ll have to leave them behind, be it for travel, emergencies or illness. Your first instinct may be to bring them along with you, only to find out that your hotel has a no-pets policy. Not to mention, pet travel isn’t exactly cheap. Instead, some pet owners resort to leaving them with neighbors who, unfortunately, may not even be able to tell the difference between dog food and cat food.

More than 30 million pet owners recognize the knowledge and experience boarding facilities provide for pets. Before you drop off your pet at the nearest kennel, ask around; your vet may have someone tried-and-tested in mind. Contact more than one professional about which kennels are the best. One of the most important things to consider is where your dog will be staying while you are gone. Tour the kennel before leaving them for an extended period of time. Make sure it is clean, orderly and safe. Keep in mind that your dog may feel anxious staying in a foreign place so placing them in a small, enclosed area may not be the best idea. But above all trust your instincts, if the place does not feel like home, choose a different place.

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