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07/13/2012 09:38:43 AM by petsitting   Send Message to petsitting  1656  views, category: Pet green living view all blogs


Vacation and business travel is something which often poses a big problem for pet owners.  This is the time when they must find out who will take care of their pets.  Since you can’t always take your pet on the road with you, a pet boarder is often a good solution.  Pet boarding companies offer a caring place for pet owners to send their dogs and cats while they are away.  The animals will be fed, cared for and kept company while you are away.  In order to pick the right pet boarder, the checklist below can be followed to give you a good head start in the decision process:

1. Starting the Search

When you start your search you can take this in a few different directions.  You can ask your pet’s vet who they recommend or use a pet services locator website to find a reputable pet boarder in town.  Some people also ask friends and family as to which pet boarders have the best reputation.   

2. Take Notes on What You Want Your Pet Boarder to Offer

Make sure that you write down all that you require from the prospective pet boarding facility.  For example, would you like your pet to have its own private room or do you want your pet to be able to play with others?  Also, does your pet take medications that you would need to have administered by the facility and you want to make sure that they offer such services?  All of these things amongst many others can be written down so that you don’t forget to inquire about them prior to choosing a pet boarding agency.  

3. Visiting the Pet Boarding Facility

You should never just drop your pet off at a pet boarder’s facility prior to checking it out in person.  You want to see exactly what environment your dog or cat will be in while you are away and make sure that they will be safe, happy and healthy while staying there.  Some like to drop in unexpectedly to see how everything looks during an unplanned visit.  This will often provide the true picture of the pet boarding facility.

Keep this checklist in mind and you can rest assured that your pet boarding choice is the right one.

 

 



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