Once in a while we don’t have a reliable, trusted pet sitter available and kenneling the only option left. Get some peace of mind beforehand.
Get a feel for the place
It’s a good idea to book a kennel for your dog a month or two in advance during holiday times. Kennels can fill up fast during the weeks preceding a holiday period. Phone to arrange an appointment so that you are able to have a look around before booking your dog into a specific boarding kennels. You should be welcomed to do so by the staff.
Look to see how happy the animals are, what the housing looks like – sheltered, bedding (unless you have to bring your own, which will help you dog), adequate, clean water, secure kennels, cleanliness. It is normal to see the odd bit of doggy doo around but all in all there shouldn’t be a stench and the kennels should appear hygienic.
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