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Finding a Place to Board Your DogsTips for Finding a Great Boarding Facility

When you’re home with your dogs, it’s easy to meet their needs. When you have to be away, though, who can you trust to care for your canine companions? It can be nerve-wracking, looking for pet boarding, because you want to know that your pets are safe and have everything they need. How can you tell if a pet boarding facility will do a good job? Here are some tips for finding the right place to leave your dog while you’re away.

Tips for Assessing Pet Boarding Facilities

  • Visit the facility. Take a tour before you decide to leave your pet. Check the cleanliness, look at the area where your dog would stay, and pay attention to what you see, hear, and smell while you’re there. Notice whether the animals seem at ease, and whether the staff is friendly and professional.
  • Learn about the facility’s protocols. What’s the plan in an emergency? How will the facility contact you, and how often will they update you on your pet? Good communication is a must when you are leaving your beloved pet.
  • Ask about exercise for your pet. What opportunities will be given for physical activity and playtime? How much time do pets spend outside of their kennels? Don’t leave your pet in a facility where pets are kept in kennels for long stretches of time without opportunities for exercise.
  • Find out about staffing. It’s important to leave your pets somewhere where their needs will be met, including their need for attention. The staff at a pet boarding facility should be knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic about caring for animals. Ask about the staff to pet ratio, to determine the level of individual attention you can expect your pets to receive. Find out about the training and certification of the staff, and whether there are staff members on duty 24/7.
  • Determine which additional services are offered that your pet may need. Is the facility equipped to handle your pet’s special needs, like medication or a special diet? Can you bring toys or comfort items from home? Is grooming available? Ask about special services, and think about what your pet will require.

Facts About Boarding at Dr. Dave’s Doggy Daycare

The canine boarding facilities at Dr. Dave’s are far more than just a kennel. Dogs at our facility are given exceptional care, with freedom, plenty of attention, and separate play areas based on size and temperament. A certified veterinarian is available 24/7, the facilities are not only sanitary but also climate controlled, for maximum comfort. Dogs are walked up to three times a day, allowed plenty of playtime, and given plenty of affection from the staff. Dogs in need of special services, like a special diet or oral or topical medication, get all the care they need, at no additional charge.

Trust Dr. Dave With Your Pet

If you are looking for dog boarding that’s safe and fun, look to Dr. Dave’s, where we’ll give your dog the love and care they need and deserve. Dr. Dave’s Doggy Daycare, Boarding, and Grooming is a one stop shop for everything your pet could need! Our staff full of pet lovers has extensive experience in the pet care industry, and we understand that your pets deserve the best of everything. If you don’t want your dog to be lonely while you’re away from home, our daycare services will provide socialization with other dogs and a staff that will pay special attention to your pet’s needs. If you need to board your dog, we will keep your dog safe and happy, and we have a certified veterinarian available 24/7 in case of health care issues. Does your dog need grooming? We’ll provide your pet with a spa day worthy of royalty. For more information about all the services we offer to dog lovers and their dogs, call 408-647-2774 in Saratoga, 408-520-4902 in Campbell, or contact us through our website.