Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#Barking Wednesday ~ Dogs Living In Luxury On Vacation

If you have a dog, then you know that your pet can be your best friend. However, when you go on vacation, you might find that there aren't many people who are willing to watch your pet to ensure that he is fed and has water. A luxury dog boarding facility can accommodate most dogs so that owners can enjoy time spent away from home. There are probably some restrictions on the breeds that a boarding center can accept, so it's best to call before making arrangements. 

When you take your dog to the boarding center, you will likely be asked about his vaccines as they will typically need to be up to date on at least a rabies shot. If you are providing the food for the dog, you will need to drop off enough for the length of the stay. Most centers have private luxury suites that are spacious enough for your dog to lay down and comfortable move through the day. Suites typically have a small bed for dogs so that they have a soft place to sleep. There are even televisions in some of the suites. The channel is usually set to animal programming for the dog to enjoy. 

Daily activities often include playing outside and walks. The staff will make sure dogs spend enough time outside so that they get adequate exercise in a safe environment. Some facilities have swimming pools for dogs to enjoy when it's hot outside. There are plenty of toys for dogs to play with, such as ropes and balls. There is usually a schedule for the dogs that includes meal times and nap times. Some centers will read a bedtime story to the dogs to calm them at night while others will play music to soothe the dogs. 

Treats are usually given to dogs between meals. If you choose to let the facility feed your dog, then a quality food will be given to maintain the health of your pet. A continuous supply of water is also given along with time for bathroom breaks. Some centers will offer some basic training while dogs are there, such as sit or shake.

1 comment:

  1. We have a lot of family close by so we've never had to board our dogs when we go on vacation. However, I'm not sure they are getting quite as much attention as when there are actually people in our home. This sounds like a wonderful way to ensure your pets are well cared for.