Owning a pet doesn’t have to mean a family has to stay home and not go on vacation. There are a couple different options, including having someone come and check on the pet a few times per day or pet boarding. Boarding a pet can be advantageous for multiple reasons.
When boarding a pet, people are constantly checking on the pet and making sure that it is okay, it is fed when it needs to be fed, and it gets to go outside when it needs to go outside. The professionals at the boarding facility can give any needed medications and even groom the pet. A pet that isn’t supervised and kept in a secure facility may even try to leave and find its owner, putting it at risk of getting lost or hit by a car.
Pets left alone are more likely to get into trouble and get hurt or harm the family’s belongings. When boarded, they’re kept safe, and most facilities require any pets being boarded to have had shots and be free from communicable diseases and parasites to keep all of the animals safe and healthy during their stay. Pets are kept separated or only allowed to mix with proper supervision.
Many facilities will allow pet owners to bring familiar items so the pet will feel more at home, including the pet’s regular food and some toys or bedding. Although most places will provide bedding and food, the dog may be more comfortable staying there with some items that remind them of home and their regular routine.
With boarding, pets are often allowed to socialize, either with people or with other pets. They’re not usually kept in a cage all by themselves with no human or animal interaction, which could be the case most of the day if the pet is left home alone with just someone to check on them once or twice a day.
Contact All Star Pet Resort to find out more about the boarding options available. They have both day boarding and longer term boarding for dogs and cats. It’s even possible for dogs from the same family to be boarded in the same run so they can be kept together.