How to Choose the Best Dog Boarding Facility
Going on a vacation is meant to be a joyful experience, exploring a new area, spending time with loved ones, getting away from the daily hassles of work and whatever comes along with it. Most vacations are spent this way, but if you have a pet and decide to board them at a facility that you are unsure of you might spend a majority of your trip worrying that your pet is not safe, comfortable, or having a good time. Here's how you can choose the best pet boarding facility for your furry friend.
By using local resources, such as friends, neighbors, newspapers, and doing some research online you can get a list of quality pet boarding facilities. Word of mouth is going to be beneficial because someone with a good review is going to want to share the pet boarding company with anybody that asks for input. Those with bad experiences will also feel the same way, wanting to share a negative view about a company after having a bad experience. Don't look for a place that is the cheapest because this might mean they are not going to give good care to your pet, making the pet uncomfortable and even causing them to get sick sometimes.
Once you have narrowed it down to a few choices, you can go to the facility to determine the best one out of all of them. Once you are there, you should take note of the outside and surrounding area. If you have a dog, does it look like they could escape easily? Is the place nice and clean from the outside? Does it look deserted?
Walking into the facility, you should feel welcomed and comfortable. Get acquainted with the people who would be caring for your pet. Asking questions is the best way to get as much information as you can. Ask if your pet will be provided with food or if you should bring your own, discuss the safety features, and see if there is a vet around the facility for emergencies. Discuss any special needs your pet has and see if they will accommoda
te the needs.
A staff member should be able to show you around the building, showing you where your pet will be sleeping and playing. There should be plenty of room in the area where your pet sleeps so they feel safe and secure. They should also provide your pet with daily exercise so they can play and stretch while getting some sun.
After seeing the facility you will know if it's the right place for your pet. You should feel comfortable in the decision to leave your pet for multiple days there, knowing they will be well taken care of and safe. What can be a stressful choice can turn into a great opportunity that your pet will enjoy.
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Two Ponds Pet Lodge is pleased to bring you this article on how to choose the best pet boarding facility. Two Ponds is known for their pet boarding, but they also do grooming as well. So if you are interested in dog grooming in Westminster, or dog grooming in Wheat Ridge, be sure to check out their website today.
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