How to take care of your dog when you're on summer vacation

When you want to go on vacation, you may be concerned about what to do with your four-legged best friend. Since not all vacation destinations allow you to bring pets, you need to find a solution that will allow your dog to be well cared for so that you won’t have to worry. Thankfully, local pet boarding is an option that both you and your dog can feel good about.

Why Choose Pet Boarding?

Although some people think local pet boarding facilities aren’t as good as having an at-home sitter, the truth is very different. In fact, some even function as resorts focused on giving your dog the best experience possible.

Many pet boarding facilities are specially designed to be a home away from home for your pets. It’s like their own version of a vacation! Here you can trust that they will have a comfortable place to sleep, lots of space to run around and play, and their favorite food to eat.

Because of amenities like this, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest, knowing that your dog is having a good time of their own.

How to Prep Your Dog for Boarding

Before taking your dog to your local pet boarding location, make sure that they have all of their shots and are up-to-date with their flea and tick treatments. Many of these locations require this to ensure that all pets are healthy when they come in.

Be sure to contact your boarding location a few weeks before your trip to ensure that you know what needs to be done. This should give you ample time to update any shots or treatments before you bring your dog in.

Secondly, make sure that you bring along your dog’s favorite foods, any medications, health documents, and an emergency contact list. You may also want to bring some of their favorite toys and you could even give them an unwashed shirt of yours to sleep with so that they feel more comfortable being near your scent.

Enjoy Your Vacation While Your Dog Enjoys Theirs

We all need time away sometimes, and this is true even for dogs! If you want to plan a trip this summer but are unsure about what to do with your four-legged friend, consider local boarding. Local boarding can give you both the opportunity to relax and make the most out of your respective vacations. (You’re sure to get lots of kisses afterward.)

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