Considerations for Boarding your Pet

You might find yourself unable to bring your beloved pet with you on vacation this summer. So, you’ll want to find a boarding facility that fits your pet best. Here are some things to consider when looking at kennels or dog sitting services:

  • Cleanliness – Cleanliness is a crucial characteristic when looking at kennels, as proper cleaning procedure prevents the spread of disease. Check any designated play or potty areas, as these should be free of accumulated fecal matter.
  • Exercise – Ask how often exercise will be provided for your pet.
  • Supervision – Ask if someone lives on the premises, in case of fire or other natural disaster. Additionally, consider the staff compared to the number of animals. This is important to think about not only for safety reasons, but also because a higher staff to animal ratio indicates your pet might get more attention.
  • Veterinary care – Discuss any preferences for care in case of an emergency.

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