How to Find Perfect Place to Board Your Pet

For pet owners, finding someone to care for their dog or cat while their away may be as simple as asking a relative or friend for some help. There are times, however, when it may be more suitable to have the pet stay at a local boarding facility or pet hotel. Here are some tips on finding the perfect place to board your pet.
Know Your Pet
Like humans, no two pets are alike. Dogs and cats can have very different personalities. It’s one of the aspects of owning a pet that is so endearing.  and, for many owners, makes their pet feel like a part of the family. When it comes to finding a suitable place to board your pet, however, it can also mean that what works for one animal does not necessarily work for another.
When looking for the perfect place to board your pet, it’s important to understand their personality traits. If they are exceptionally shy towards other animals, or have high levels of anxiety, it might not make sense to put them in a facility that will place them with a large number of other pets. While socializing with other pets can help provide them with exercise and entertainment, it can cause undue stress if your dog or cat doesn’t do well in social situations.
Be sure to ask your prospective kennel about their socialization programs and schedules in order to provide your pet with the best possible stay.
Know Your Budget
Although most owners would say that they would readily pay any price to provide their beloved pet with the best possible care imaginable, the reality is that everyone has a maximum price. Boarding facilities can vary greatly in price and amenities, so it’s very important that you have a clear maximum of what you are willing to pay before looking into where to board your pet.
Ask yourself what you feel your pet truly needs. If they have frequent health issues, it may make sense to check in with your local veterinarian at Clear Creek Animal Hospital in order to see how much supervision they’ll need. Depending on your budget, you may need to decide whether or not extended human supervision is a priority over additional facility amenities. Clear Creek Animal Hospital also provides top quality boarding services should you have a pet who needs to be boarded under a veterinarian’s care. No one knows your financial situation better than you. Stay within your budgetary limits, and you’ll have peace of mind while you’re away.
Visit the Facility
While it would be great if each kennel was run like a four-star hotel, this isn’t always the case. Therefore, it’s very important that you take the time to physically visit the location in order to make sure that everything is above board.
Have the staff provide you with a tour of the grounds, both inside and outside. Take notice of its cleanliness and of any strange odors. Look for an outdoor area used for running and physical activity. Most importantly, ask whether or not vaccinations are required before a pet is allowed to stay at the facility. The last thing you want is to return home to a sick pet.
Following these simple guidelines will help you find the best boarding facility possible, and help your pet have a safe, comfortable time while you’re away!
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