Selecting a Pet Boarding Center
Pets like company, quite like humans do. And when they are left alone for long periods of time they too get depressed and lethargic. Good pet boarding and pet day care centers have a fun and activity-filled schedule. You can expect your dog to play outdoors and be well exercised. The essential idea is to find a fine line of balance between rest and play.
When you are searching for a pet daycare, it would be wise to consider and visit several that are located close to your neighborhood or place of work. Here are some tips on choosing a pet boarding. The first and most important factor is the appearance of the premises. It should be clean and tidy.
You can expect some amount of pet smell. As a pet owner, you will be able to distinguish between normal pet odor and the nasty stink of neglect. Do avoid a pet boarding that smells and feels sterile like a hospital.
Most pet day care centers have several designated areas. This helps the staff deal with many animals at any given time. And this also ensures that the animals have enough play and rest time, in the rotation. If your pet has any special needs, such as those of a puppy or an elderly animal, do mention them in your registration form.
Your pet is important to you, and you are likely to have many questions regarding day boarding that worry you. Make a list of the same and ask the staff so that there are no niggling doubts in your mind. Do ask questions regarding on site and on call veterinarians and the policy for dealing with emergencies. Feel free to ask the center for references and speak to some pet owners who use the service.
If you are going away for a few days, you may wish to consider dog sitting. This option allows your dog to remain at home, in an environment that it is comfortable in. You will find numerous dog sitters listed in the online directory. When you can contact a sitter, do ask for references. Speaking to a few clients will give you a good picture of what you can expect.