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Why Boarding Is Better Than Having a Friend Watch Your Dog

why boarding is better than having a friend watch your dog

Key Takeaways

  1. No Concerns About Liability: Boarding your pet reduces the risk of accidents or injuries that could occur if a pet feels uneasy with a friend in your home, for which you might ultimately be liable.
  2. Pet Security: Boarding facilities provide a safe and secure environment for your pet at all times, ensuring they are cared for in case of emergencies.
  3. Around-the-Clock Care: Professional boarding services offer continuous care, ensuring your pet’s needs are met, including exercise, playtime, and attention, especially if they fall sick.
  4. Professional and Structured Environment: Boarding facilities like Pet Palace offer professional care, a structured environment, and opportunities for socialization, contributing to your pet’s overall well-being and happiness.
  5. Preparation and Engagement: Before boarding, ensure your pet has their necessary vaccinations and be sure to bring their favorite toys and food. At Pet Palace, we provide various activities to keep pets active and engaged throughout their stay.

As we continue through the summer, there are many people who are taking long vacations away from home to visit new places, friends, and family. For some people, taking their dog on vacation is a must, but for others, it is simply not an option. Maybe the hotel is not pet friendly or maybe your dog gets carsick and you would rather not put them through the anxiety of travel. Whatever the reason may be for not taking your pup on the family vacation, we know it is important to make arrangements for them while you are gone.

Usually, the first thing many people think of when looking for pet care while they are gone is to reach out to a friend or family member. However, this is not always the best option. We want to explain to you why dog boarding is better than having your friend watch your dog.

What Is Dog Boarding?

Dog boarding has been around for several decades, but it has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people are now taking longer, more frequent trips and are looking for more ideal care for their furry friends. Instead of leaving their dogs with a friend, they are taking them to a boarding facility where they get around-the-clock care in a hotel-like setting. Think of this as a little vacation for your dog!

What Are the Advantages of Boarding My Dog?

Pets can sometimes get anxious when we are away, and having a stranger come into their home can actually make that anxiety even worse. It is important to understand that there are many benefits that come with boarding your pet, so let’s take a look at a few.

  • Zero liability – Having your friend watch your pet while you are away may seem like a convenient option, but that is not always the case. If you have your friend in your house and your dog feels uneasy or scared, he or she may bite or even attack your friend. Remember, this person is an unfamiliar element in the home, and you do not want to be liable for anything that could happen. When you board your pet, however, you can rest assured knowing that your most precious asset – your pet – is in good hands and that you do not have to worry about any possible accidents in your home.
  • Pet security – Maybe your friend stops over for a few minutes or even hours after work, but eventually, they will leave to go back to their home. What happens if there is an accident at your home and no one is there to help your pet? This is a scenario that no pet owner wants to think about, but the truth is, it can happen. By boarding your dog, you can feel at peace knowing that your pet will be safe and secure while you are gone. Nothing is worse than not knowing what is happening at home with your pet while you are away. One bonus is that we offer a webcam that connects you to your pup so you can keep an eye on them from wherever you are!
  • Around-the-clock care – So you might save a few bucks by having your friend come by and let your pup out, but how do you know they are getting the care they need when they stop by? When you choose dog boarding, you can rest assured that your beloved pet is in the best hands, getting around-the-clock Just like we can get sick, so can our pets, and nothing would ruin your vacation more than knowing your dog was not getting the best care while he or she was sick and you were out of town. When you board your pet with Pet Palace, we make sure they get plenty of exercise and playtime, plus lots of personal attention, and that they have their own climate-controlled pet suite for a little peace and quiet.

Benefits of Boarding Your Pet at Pet Palace

When you choose to board your dog or cat at Pet Palace, you can benefit from professional care, a structured environment, and socialization opportunities. Our staff is trained to make your pet feel right at home while you are away. They provide professional care, give your pet plenty of attention, can administer medication, and beyond.

Plus, the structured environment we operate in gives your pet plenty of room to roam but is also safe and secure. Our dog villas and suites are finished with heating and air conditioning systems, ensuring that your pet is comfortable, regardless of the temperature. We also have housekeeping staff services that ensure your pet’s sleeping area is cleaned every day.

Since your pet will be boarded with other animals, they will have the opportunity to socialize with others. This is a great way for your pets to get their energy out, enhance their communication skills, and improve their overall behavior.

Last but not least, our facilities always utilize fresh water and premium food. However, if your pet has food at home that they’ll like better, or they have special dietary restrictions, be sure to bring the food with you in pre-measured and pre-marked baggies and we’ll be happy to give it to them so they can maintain their routine.

FAQs on Pet Boarding

What if my dog has specific medical needs?

No worries! The team at Pet Palace can administer medication to your pet in a way that makes them feel comfortable. And if your pet ends up needing veterinary attention, we will take them to your personal vet, pending your approval. After all, no one knows your pet better than your own vet.

Can I visit your boarding facility before making my decision?

Absolutely! We think this is an excellent way to assess the environment, meet the staff who will be taking care of your pet, and identify if everything aligns with your expectations.

How do I prepare my pet for boarding?

Be sure to prep your pet with any necessary vaccinations, collect any of their favorite toys to go with them, and bring bagged food if that is something you prefer.

What activities are used to keep my pet active and engaged?

We encourage playful days and peaceful nights at Pet Palace. We understand that each pet is unique, which is why we have a baseline package and an “a la carte” activity menu. The baseline package comes with three outdoor bathroom breaks in our spacious and secure areas. If your pet needs extra activity time, you can add playtime, playgroups, and treats and puzzles.

Contact Us Today for More Information!

We know that leaving your pet can cause some anxiety for you and your pup, but we want you to know that when you choose to board your dog during your vacation, you truly can have the peace of mind of knowing they will be happy and safe.

Think of it as a little getaway for your pup too! For more information on pricing and availability, be sure to contact us today!

Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

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