Sometimes, leaving a pet with a family or friend isn’t an option. Whether you’re leaving on a business trip or heading away for a holiday, knowing your dog has the proper care will give you peace of mind. If you’re considering dog boarding, here are two questions you should ask yourself.
Are They in the Dog Boarding Business … or Just Business?
It should come without saying that you should only look at the most reputable dog boarding kennels in your area. Look for a business that has been around for a while and has a lot of positive reviews online. Some of the best in the business include extra perks for your pet, such as one-on-one playtime and daily chew toys and treats. At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we even offer FaceTime services for owners who miss their dog and want to see how they’re doing!
What is the Facility Like?
To avoid any unpleasant surprises the day of your dog’s boarding, it’s a good idea to visit the facility. When you’re there you can a better idea of the experience your dog will have during their stay. Observe how the staff interacts with the animals and the general energy of the dogs that are there — do they seem restless and agitated, or relaxed and playful? Is the space overcrowded with animals, or is there ample space indoors and outdoors for the dogs to sit or play? Warning signs include spaces that are dirty, or lingering bad smells. Visiting the kennel in person will also allow you to pick up on these important clues you can only notice with a walk-through.