How We Picked Out a Boarding Kennel for Maya

While mommy and daddy are on their honeymoon, Sephi and Maya will stay home – or close to home. Sephi is staying with mommy’s good friend while Maya will stay at a boarding kennel. We couldn’t find someone to take care of both our dogs so we considered their personalities and decided that Maya would be the one who would do better in a boarding kennel with a doggy day play.

Before you board your pet, you need to consider your dog’s personality. Is your dog okay being by themselves for long hours? Or do they need a lot more attention? Maya needs more attention and exercise so we chose a boarding kennel with a doggy day play. That way, Maya can sleep all night and play all day. If your dog needs more attention but won’t do well with other dogs, consider a dog-sitter. Or if you do a boarding kennel without the doggy day play, be sure to ask how often the dogs are walked or let out for playtime.

When choosing the boarding kennel Maya was going to stay at, we looked at reviews online and visited the boarding kennels in person. We also asked about their health requirements and emergency care procedures. If you are considering a boarding kennel for your dog, you want to make sure that the kennel requires all dogs be current on their shots. You especially want to check to make sure that the boarding kennel requires vaccines for Bordetella. Bordetella may not be a regular vaccine provided by your vet, so you may have to take your dog into the vet for this before you board them.

Here is a great article by PawNation for more Questions to Ask Before Boarding Your Pet: http://www.pawnation.com/2010/02/04/5-questions-to-ask-before-boarding-your-pet/

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