Traveling with a Pet Doesn't Have to be Tough

« Back to Home

3 Things You Can Do To Find The Right Boarding Facility For Your Dog

Posted on

When you go on vacation, you might not be able to take your pet. You want to make sure that your pet is going to be safe while you are gone, and one way to do that is to use a pet boarding facility. A facility like this will let you arrange for your pet to stay with them while you are gone. The boarding facility will take care of your pet just like your pet was their own. When you are looking for a boarding facility, there are some things that you can do that will help you choose the right one.

Streaming Services

Some boarding facilities have streaming capabilities. The facility would have webcams placed in various areas in their building and yards. Those cams would be hooked up to a website where you can log in and watch what is going on with your pet. The streaming may not happen 24/7, and if the facility only runs it for certain hours, then they will make sure that you are aware of those hours so that you can watch if you want to. 

Staff Ratio

Another thing that you should look into is what the staff to animal ratio is. You also should check if that ratio stays the same all 24 hours or if there is a change. For example, the facility will need fewer staff members on the clock overnight, since all the animals should be asleep and in their kennels or crates. An overnight employee is basically there to make sure that the pets are taken care of, safe, and provide the proper treatment if there is an emergency. What the staff to animal ratio should be depends on several things, including state laws, what kind of pet is being boarded, and the size of animals. 

Emergency Plan

You should also check to see if the boarding facility has plans for emergencies. That plan can include what will happen if there is a natural disaster, as well as what each staff member should be doing if something happens to one of the animals under their care. Ask if you can see their plans or if they will describe them to you. 

If you are going on vacation, you want to make sure that your pet is well taken care of. Finding the right animal boarding facility is going to let you do that. There are things you should check into that will help you find the dog boarding facility for you.