Tis the season for holiday travel! While we all wish our fur babies could go with us, that isn’t always an option. If you don’t have friends or family that can watch your pet, boarding is an alternative option. Here are some tips on making the boarding process easier.
Book in advance! Boarding facilities tend to fill up fast during the holidays and peak travel seasons (a.k.a. summer) so booking your stay in advance would be wise. This will also give you ample time to determine what requirements are needed for boarding such as the initial interview and vaccinations.
Vaccines! Any boarding facility worth their salt will require pets to be up to date on all vaccinations including DHPP, rabies, and Bordetella. Requirements may vary by boarder so it’s good to get that information in advance.
Warming up! Be sure to give your dog ample time to warm up to the boarding facility prior to boarding them for long time periods. Most boarders recommend starting with half days and moving up to full days before doing an overnight stay. This will give you an opportunity to get comfortable with the facility as well.
Safe travels! Visit our blog for more pet-friendly tips.