2 Feb

Dog Boarding – Things To Look For

happy-dog-at-dog-boardingYour pet depends on you to take excellent care of him/her. This is true even when you are going to be out of town and when you are unable to take him/her with you. It is your responsibility to research and find a dog boarding business that you can take your dog to without having to worry about him or her getting mistreated. In this article, we will be going over some of the top things to look for when you are trying to choose a dog boarding company that will allow you the peace of mind knowing that your dog is completely safe and well cared for while you are away.

Finding A Dog Boarding Company:

  1. Years In Operation.
  2. One of the first things that you should look for when you are attempting to find a dog boarding company is how long they have been in operation. The longer the company has been in operation, the better the chances that they are going to be able to provide you with excellent service. Further, also check that they have the proper certifications – if they have only been in business for a short time, they may not have these.

  3. Facility.
  4. dog-boardingThe next thing that you are going to want to do is make sure that you take a look at the physical locations and facilities. You want to be sure that you take an on-site inspection of the facility that you are considering to see whether or not the facility is well maintained, whether or not it smells clean, whether it has sufficient ventilation, and also if the temperature is comfortable. All of these things are imperative to look for when you are trying to find the right dog kennel to utilize.

  5. Exercise and Feeding.
  6. Another thing that you are going to want to make sure to do is ask the kennel employees how much exercise the dogs get. The ideal amount of exercise for the dogs is going to be a few hours per day. You want to be sure that they are given enough time to run, exercise, and play outside. Otherwise, your dog is not going to get all of the things that he or she needs to be as healthy as possible while you are away. Also, you want to be sure that the dogs are being fed properly. You can ask how often your dogs are being fed to ensure that your dog is going to be getting fed enough times throughout the day.

  7. Rates.
  8. Another thing that you are going to need to factor into your decision are the rates. You want to find a company that is going to charge you fair prices. However, the rates should not be the priority when you are making your decision because your dog’s health and care should come first. You want to be sure that you are choosing the right kennel based on all of the other factors. Only consider the rates once you have narrowed down the options to only reputable boarding companies to ensure that you pick a good one.

Thanks for this article go to our friends at LV Dog Hotel. Visit their Facebook page for info.