How to Select a Good Pet Boarding Kennel

If you can afford it, investing in a good pet boarding kennel is a great idea that is no longer frowned upon by the society. In the past, it was easier to find people who were willing to volunteer to “babysit” your pets and a pet boarding kennel was a luxury that only a few could afford. However, with changing lifestyles, personal preferences, and special pet needs, today a pet boarding kennel can be considered a necessity and not a luxury when you are going away on work or vacation. If you need highly personalized care and great facilities for your pet (in your absence), then pet boarding’s are small pawshighly recommended for you.

Today, there are a variety of affordable and high quality pet kennels available. Once you have decided to opt for a pet boarding kennel, you need to identify the one most suited for your personal needs. Here is an easy checklist.

Medical facilities

While every pet boarding facility will offer basic first aid for the rough and tumble of pets playing together, there are more serious medical issues that can arise – even without the pet boarding kennel intentionally overlooking different aspects of canine safety. For this, you need to have a veterinarian on board, 24 by 7 to be available at a moment’s notice in case an emergency should arise. Additionally, does your pet boarding kennel require other dogs to have vaccination against a host of infectious common diseases like rabies? If yes, then this will ensure that your dog is free from contracting these diseases from other guests at the kennel.

Fun activities

Dogs, by their nature, love constant action and stimulation. They need regular activity on a daily basis otherwise they are known to get depressed and lethargic. Over time, this can begin to impact their health. Check with the pet boarding kennel about the various activities that caretakers have scheduled for the pets on a daily basis. And, you can also look through photos of these activities on the official website or catalogue available at the pet boarding kennel office registration.

Emergency protocol

Is the kennel located at a distance from the city that is conducive for a speedy ambulance visit in case of an emergency? Are there emergency doctors available on call? Is there regular protocol to monitor the dogs throughout the day? All these factors come into play when assessing the safety of your dog lodged at a pet boarding.

Other infrastructure

Take your time to explore the infrastructure at the venue. This includes the decor – not of the reception or lobby, but of the pets residential and play area. Look at the quality and variety of toys available. See if the spaces are airy, well-lit and spacious. Further, take a look at how much space the dogs have to themselves.

Small Paws provides high quality boarding facilities for your canine and feline pets. These include a variety of exciting activities, focus on high quality nutrition, and personalized pet healthcare. For more information on packages and booking a stay for your dog, visit the official Small Paws website. Details also available at http://www.smallpaws.com.au/.