If you’re like many dog owners, the thought of leaving your cherished four-legged friend in a strange environment while you’re traveling during the holidays makes you nervous. But if a trusted friend or family member isn’t around to care for your dog — or if you’re not comfortable with a professional dog-sitter entering your home — kennel boarding may be your only option.
Not seeing your dog every day will be difficult enough to deal with, and you’ll also want peace of mind knowing that he’s safe and sound during his kennel stay. The following tips can help make the entire boarding experience as stress-free as possible for your dog – and you!
Selecting a Kennel
Kennels can range from basic accommodations to pricey facilities that specialize in pampering pooches. A quick Internet search should reveal a list of all the kennels in your area. Your veterinarian can also be a valuable resource, and many vet offices have on-site boarding kennels where you can leave your dog for an extended period of time.
Another option is to ask other dog owners for recommendations. If …