The decision of boarding a pet is surely a tough call for his guardian. Moreover, if the pet has never been to a kennel, then it adds more strain to the situation. The only option left with the pet parent is to find a kennel, which can look after the furry pal and treat him in the most appropriate way for given days.
This search is important not only for ensuring the pet’s wellbeing but also for the mental peace of the pet parent. As a pet parent, you will only find peace and be able to do work when you are sure about your pet’s treatment in the kennel.
Therefore, if you are planning a holiday or there’s a different purpose, which requires you to leave your pet in a boarding facility, go through these details and make a judgment accordingly.
Researching for The Right Kennel
Before making any decision, do little research on various kennels. Google their history, call each one of them and ask them questions which matter to your pet’s comfort while staying. In addition to this, ask them for references.
Phone the references and know the experiences of clients with regard to their pet’s stay.
Taking The Tour Of Researched Kennels
After research, it is time to take stock of the ground situation. Visit each kennel one by one, and take note of the following aspects
- Sanitary facilities(pet’s bedding requirements and hygiene)
- Food and water
- Emergency medical service
- Number of pets housed( to check over boarding)
- Exercise time
- Daily grooming facility
- Web cameras
In addition to the above details, check the environment of the kennel. Ask a question to yourself that whether your furry pal would be comfortable in this place. Make sure that you answer this question with your inner instincts.
Making Final Judgment
This is the most important part of this whole exercise. Make this thing easier by noting the pros and cons of every kennel, which has impressed you somehow. Trust your gut and choose the best one.
Before bidding adieu your pet, make sure that your pet is up to date with vaccinations. Make him wear the collar with all relevant contact details. Do not make a fuss of this as it can make the situation stressful for you and your pet.
At the same time, pack some toys, treats, and items that create a positive experience in the mind of your pet while on stay. Also, be in regular touch with the kennel staff to remain updated about the health of your pooch.
David joined CanadaVetCare in 2013 as a product analyst and veterinary assistant. Being a passionate pet lover and keen animal health researcher, David had always found ways and solutions to help pet parents to improve their pets’ health. He is always happy to answer pet health-related queries and recommending pet parents for the right pet product for their furry companions.