Choosing the Right Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

March 8, 2016

Heading away on holiday without your dog can be a stressful time for both you and your dog. Leaving your dog in a happy and safe boarding environment means you'll be able to enjoy your time away knowing they are receiving the best care possible. However we recognise that choosing the right boarding kennel can be a confusing process. We've identified some of the key things to look for.

A Good Fit for Your Dog

Choose a boarding kennel that fits your pet's natural behaviour. If your dog is used to being indoors for most of the day, look for a facility with a focus on indoor homely comforts. Conversely, for dogs used to spending time outside, a kennel with lots of room to play and exercise outdoors will be a great option.  

Safety and Security

Check that the kennel is secure enough to keep your dog safely contained. If your dog is prone to escaping, look for opportunities to climb, jump fences or dig underneath.

Supervision

You want to be confident that pets at the boarding facility are checked frequently. Leaving dogs unattended overnight isn't ideal so make sure there is a staff member on site 24 hours, every day of the week. Also ensure there's a proper procedure for supervising the introduction of doggy guests to one another. When it's done well, your dog will enjoy making new friends.

Clean and Happy Environment    

Is the kennel kept tidy and clean with plenty of space? Do the other dogs in their care seem happy? A good boarding facility will insist your dog has all its vaccinations but also ask what their procedure is if your dog gets taken ill - you need to trust that it will be well taken care of. All Seasons Pet Resort provides safe, purpose built boarding kennels with trained staff who will take the very best care of your dog at all times. Our facilities are kept thoroughly clean and there is plenty of room for lots of outdoor exercise. We also have an excellent vet on call 24/7.You're very welcome to visit us at our Auckland kennels to see for yourself and ask us any questions. We look forward to meeting you and your pet.

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