Pet boarding offers an easy solution to those who need someone outside of family and/or friends to take care of their pets or prefer a place where their pet will get more attention and supervision than a pet sitter dropping by for an hour or two. Pet boarding facilities are good choices because they are establishments with a good amount of staff members who will take good care of your pet while
you are gone.
In addition to feeding, watering and generally caring for your pet in your absence, pet boarding facilities also play with your dog or cat, exercise them, keep a close eye on them and keep them safe the entire time you are gone. Some pet boarders will even offer grooming and training options to
their pet guests.
This allows you to enjoy your vacation or get work done on your business trip and not have to worry about your playful pup or frisky feline being alone and lonely too much of the time. The constant supervision means that anything your pet might need can be acquired quickly while being boarded.
Some facilities allow groups of boarding dogs to play together. While this may sound wonderful it is important to consider the general tendency of dogs and their behaviors and especially while in groups. This frequently leads to fights and injuries even with supervision and dogs of similar sizes. If you do choose a place that allows play time with other people’s dogs you may want to be sure they are in more manageable groups with dogs and breeds of compatible temperament and personalities and supervised by experienced animal handlers knowledgeable in breeds and canine behavior and training.
Local grooming shops and veterinarians often offer pet boarding services as well as your pet sitting hotels and kennels. Your groomer or veterinarian may also be able to recommend a responsible and reliable experienced pet sitter or two if you would like to look into that as an option of caring for your dog or cat while you must be away.