Boarding Your Pooch While You’re Away

Posted on December 23, 2010. Filed under: 4. Guest Bloggers | Tags: , , |

Unfortunately we can’t always take our furry friends with us when we travel. So with the holidays here, if you’re searching for a great place to board your animal, consider these tips courtesy the Pet Paradise Resort out of Jacksonville, Florida.


1) Take a Tour: Be sure that you tour any facility that you are thinking about using.. you should feel comfortable with the staff and the accommodations. Also understand what a day in the life of the pet entails. Where do they go outside.. for how long.. how many times a day…what is the latest they go out? What time do they get out in the morning. Do pets get to play with other pets or are they just walked on a leash for a little while.. the more you understand about the different facility options, the better your decision will be for what is best for your pet..

2) Food for Thought: Be sure to bring your own food. preferably in ziplock bags with the date and time on each bag.. It keeps your pet on their same diet and eliminates any confusion on how much two cups are

3) Medications/Records: Bring any medications that your pet needs along with written instructions. You should have a copy of your current vaccinations, which include rabies, distemper and bordetella. If you have used the facility before, they probably already have this on file.

4)Emergency Contact: the facility may already have your vet information, but be sure to leave an emergency contact and a cell phone if available.

5) Ask a Friend: It is always good to check resources and friends and family about who they use. The more comfortable you feel with a place, the more comfortable your pet will be!

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