Being a pet owner, one of the main anxieties that I face is who will take care of my furry friend when I go on a long trip. Sure, there are plenty of dog boarding facilities out there. But are they trustworthy? Will they take care of my dog just the way I do? And most importantly, IS IT SAFE?!
Luckily, I found a reliable place where I could keep my pet for days and embark on my trip in peace. Want to know what made me choose the same? Well, I took an informed decision by following some basics that every pet owner must keep in mind. Let me share the same with you through these points:
The place should be well-maintained
One of the prerequisites of choosing a dog boarding place is that it should be hygienic. The premises should be clean and not stink of canine poop and pee. The enclosures should be spacious and airy with fresh bowl of water and food in them. All these things ensure that the place is well-kept and your pet will be hale and hearty during its stay.
They should have affiliation with top vet(s)
The next point that you need to bear in mind is whether the boarding has affiliation with the best vet(s) in town. This is essential because in your absence if your pet happens to fall sick, you can be assured that it will get the best medical treatment without fail. This is why before choosing any facility, ask them about the veterinary care provided. This will give you a fair idea.
They have great professionals working with them
Since you are going to entrust your pet pooch in the care of complete strangers (maybe for the very first -time), you need to ensure that they are all experts. What I mean to say is that you should check with the dog boarding that whether or not they have expert professionals working with them so that they can handle your pet in the best possible way. Additionally, a friendly demeanor and genuine love and concern for dogs are the basic traits that they should have.
They are just a call away
Many Dog Boarding Facilities offer to take away your pet from your doorstep. You simply have to dial their numbers and they will come to you and take your pet to their premises and take care of it in your absence. This means you can save a lot of time and efforts. Especially if you are in a hurry and can’t drop your pet personally at the facility.
They answer your calls
The last and the most important point is that whenever you feel like checking on the progress of your beloved pet, you can just call the boarding and get updated reports. As such, they must always answer your calls or return your call as soon as possible and give you the recent updates.
– By Sucheta Biswas