No one wants to leave their pets alone when there is a holiday coming up, but sometimes it just has to be done so that the family can have some down time together. Some kennels in years gone by were not really the best for pets, but these days it is very different indeed. For those who want to look for this kind of establishment, look for ‘dog boarding’ online to see which places are near your area.
These bright and modern places now house some wonderful amenities for the pets since they have all modern facilities which are really meant to pamper the pet. Not only do they take them out every day and let them socialize with other ‘inmates’, they also make sure that they get enough exercise to burn off excess energy.
After this, they will normally be washed down thoroughly and dried off too. Any other kind of treatments that they need will also be undertaken in the course of the stay, and this could be anything from de worming to having their nails clipped. If they have skin complaints etc., this is also taken care of with specialized shampoos etc. so the pet will come back looking, and feeling, wonderful. One always has to check out these places first before entrusting them with the family pet of course. As we would not let our children stay with just anyone, so do our pets deserve better treatment too. The place should be inspected long before the holiday to see what they have on offer and, having done this and chosen a venue, the owner can go away happy in the knowledge that the pet will be taken care of.
Try to pay a visit or two when the venue is not expecting it. Bona fide places will not really mind this and will try to accommodate those that just turn up. One might be a little suspicious if they do not like this, or they do not allow people to inspect the premises since they may be hiding something a little unsavory perhaps. Also, when the right place has been found, try to book it in well in advance as the good venues often get fully booked around the holiday period. Much like in hotels, they can only accommodate so many pets so this is vital if the holiday is a special one.
Some people do not like to leave their pets at home all day too so these venues sometimes offer day care facilities for pets. The good thing about this is that they will cater for the needs of the pet and train it at the same time. Once the pet has learned to do some of the usual things that are common, the owner too will be trained to keep up the good work at home. In this instance, both are winners since the dog will behave much better around the family and visitors alike. This is a great service if it is needed.