While a lot of people enjoy traveling, they can't bring their pets along for the ride. Luckily, they don't necessarily have to burden their family and friends with taking care of their pets, as there are pet boarding facilities available now. When considering this option, though, how do you determine which one is the right one for your furry friend? Here are a few things to look for in a dog boarding facility when you need to go out of town and leave your best friend behind.
One of the most important things to consider when looking at pet boarding facilities is that they are committed to ensuring the safety of your dog. If possible, tour the facility and check it out yourself. This will give you peace of mind that your pet will be safe while you are gone if you can see that there is sufficient fencing that will keep your pet within the facility's borders and if you feel that the staff can be trusted. Make sure that you are aware of the rules at the facility. For instance, you want to make sure that the employees watch the dogs closely when they are allowed to play with one another to prevent possible fights and injuries.
While you are gone, it is important that your canine is able to continue to run around, have fun, and gets lots of exercise. What this means is that the dog boarding facility will need ample space outdoors for your dog to run around and play. In addition, the facility should provide your pup with adequate attention, ensuring that your furry friend remains happy during their stay at the facility (sadly, without you).
While your canine may not need any veterinary care during their stay at the boarding facility, it is definitely nice to know that the care is there should they require it. After all, you never know what will happen and when it may happen. In the event that there is an emergency and/or something goes wrong, it is nice to have the peace of mind during your trip that there is a veterinarian on call that the facility can contact.
When you need to head out of town for business or leisure and are unable to take your furry friend, a local dog boarding facility can provide the assistance you need. For more information, get in touch with the facilities in your area to find out the services they offer.