When traveling for vacation or business purposes, it’s essential that you find an adequate pet care solution for your canine companion. From kennel boarding and home sitting arrangements to drop-in sitters – there are various choices available to ensure their wellbeing during their absence from you.
When selecting a dog care home for your pet, be sure to take their personality into consideration. Does he or she enjoy playing with other dogs, preferring an intimate environment over playing outside with other pups, long walks and even short ones? If you need help choosing what type of care your pup requires, consulting a pet behaviorist might provide valuable insight and recommendations about which care homes might best meet the unique requirements of each pup’s unique character.
Before hiring a dog care home, ensure to research prices of nearby daycares to help determine an acceptable price range for your services. Once pricing increases are justified by emphasizing added benefits offered by your business. Furthermore, professional liability insurance should also be acquired in case an accident or injury takes place within your facilities.
Though there are numerous reputable kennel boarding services, not all are equal. Some may lack the resources or supervision to accommodate large numbers of dogs, while others could fall below your standards of cleanliness and safety. When choosing your service provider, be sure to read reviews from previous clients, ask for recommendations from friends, family members, veterinarians or groomers and visit the facility yourself in person before making your final choice.
As well as visiting veterinary clinics, an online service provides another means of finding dog care homes: home stays. Home stays are usually more cost-effective than kennel boarding and often come equipped with extra amenities such as home-cooked meals and access to local parks; additionally they’re great for helping shy or anxious pets adjust to new environments – they get to remain in familiar surroundings rather than an alien kennel environment.
When selecting a dog care home, be mindful of how much exercise your pup requires. Some facilities only provide half-hour dog walking per day – which won’t meet the needs of dogs who prefer long walks and outdoor activities. If your pup enjoys swimming, make sure the host or facility provides access to one.
Consideration should also be given to the quality of the host’s home; this must be clean and secure with plenty of windows for natural light, as well as being securely fenced-in so your pup can run freely without fear of becoming lost or getting into any trouble.
The Animal Care Center of New York City (ACC) is an abhorrent facility, killing healthy adoptable and easily treatable animals every day. I strongly urge anyone wanting to give their animal up for adoption to contact a rescue group instead; these groups can give your animal a safe, loving home they deserve.