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What to look for in a kennel or pet hotel
Before selecting a Kennel or Pet Hotel, you should always visit the facility and ask questions. After all you don't want to leave your precious pet with just anyone.
- Is the facility clean, well maintained, and well staffed for the number of dogs on site.
- Ask to see where you dog will be staying, is it a bright comfortable space? Is there plenty of light? Are the dogs kept in "rooms" or in crates.
- Can you bring items from home, a blanket or toy to help the dog feel more comfortable.
- Can you bring your own dog food? Having different food combined with the stress of being at the kennel, or pet hotel can cause your pet to become ill.
- How much attention and exercise do the dogs get? Where are they exercised, is the exercise area secure or is it somewhere your dog might escape from. Does the staff spend time with the dogs or do they just feed and clean up after them.
- Will your dog be allowed to play with other dogs? Many have "park" areas where dogs are allowed to play in groups. If so how are play groups determined? How are these doggie play sessions supervised?
- Are vaccination records required for all dogs.
- Is the facility noisy, with lots of barking dogs, will the noise level stress your dog?
Are you comfortable leaving your dog here? If not find another kennel or pet hotel. You will enjoy your trip much more if you are not worried about the health and safety of you dog, and not feeling guilty about where you left them.
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