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Shelby Suggests: Dog Boarding Tips

Posted at Mon, Oct 5, 2020 11:45 AM

Shelby's Tips When Boarding Your Dog

To relax during a well-deserved vacation, finding a peaceful place for your pet to reside is a must. Of course, not all pet boarding kennels are created equal, and our "Chief Barketing Officer," Shelby, wants you to have a worry-free sabbatical. That is why she has provided a few tips on boarding your beloved dog somewhere that makes him or her feel as if they are also on vacation! Visit us at Key Scales Ford and meet Shelby to learn more, but first, read over our preparation checklist on what to look for when boarding your precious pooch!

Certifications and Insurance

Shelby has learned from experience that quality boarding facilities will be bonded and insured. Having full confidence in your doggy daycare will save you from many headaches. Some instances are out of our control, so if an injury were to arise, your costs would be covered. Certifications and licenses vary between states, so be sure to ask for official documentation. Staff members should also be highly qualified and trained in doggy first aid. 

Keep It Clean

We encourage you to visit the facility to ensure it is up to code before agreeing to board your dog. During your visit, check for ventilation, odors, and that the kennels are safe and secure.

Free-Range Facilities

Make sure your pup is scheduled time to exercise outdoors. A quality dog boarding facility either has a larger enclosed area or takes each dog on daily walks to run and blow off some steam.

Leaving your pet behind is no fun, but knowing your pup is somewhere safe and sound makes it much better. Shelby has a few recommendations, but ask your vet, friends, and family for their take to help narrow down your list before boarding at any random place. Here are a few nearby credible facilities that you may wish to check out:

  • Miss Kate's Bed & Biscuit
  • Preppy Pet
  • Pet Lodge & Spa

Now that you have read over Shelby's tips for boarding your dog, we are "pawsitive" you will have a relaxing and unforgettable vacation. It is better to be prepared when contacting pet boarding facilities, and the friendly staff at Key Scales Ford, including Shelby, our "Chief Barketing Officer," wish you a wonderful vacation. Come by and see us when you return and feel free to contact us and anytime to chat about any of our offerings!

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