When evaluating daycare options and boarding facilities for dogs, you may consider hospitalizing your pet with your veterinarian if you offer this service. In some cases, boarding school with the vet may be a better option if your pet is sick or has a chronic illness that requires special care. Kennels should be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis, at a minimum, to ensure that they are safe for dogs. A reputable dog boarding center will provide high-quality, nutritious pet food and offer prescription dietary options for dogs with dietary restrictions or with sensitive stomachs.
We also don't allow dogs to play with the collar on, to minimize the risk of a dog being trapped in another dog's collar and accidentally drowning it. Many kennels will offer a guided tour and answer questions about staff and facilities' dog boarding practices. Some doghouses have a schedule for pets and may offer the opportunity to modify the itinerary to suit your dog's needs. Before you book your dog's vacation at a local kennel or dog shelter, it's important to research local facilities to determine which place is best suited to care for your pet.
The only additional cost is if people buy additional training during their dog's stay or if they buy additional treats to give to their dog during their stay. Dogs that don't know each other well, no matter how friendly they are in dog parks or day care centers, can have problems outside the home with dogs they don't know.