Others may not understand, us pet owners have a special connection with their pets, so it’s not surprising more often than not we call them our kids, siblings, grandkids, because that’s what they are: family!
Sadly, there comes a time when we can’t be around our beloved furry friends, as is in the case with travelling for example and we can’t take them with us, so the question on how to best care for them arises.
Sure, you can leave a pet to the responsibility of a neighbour or a sitter, but if you want to protect them from stress, and forget about the “will they show up” worry, then it’s best to consider animal accommodation.
Also known as pet boarding, it’s a solution that proves to be ideal for a number of reasons even if you only think of the cost primarily. No matter whether it’s one night or long term boarding, your pet would be taken care of by professionals who’ve been trained for the job.
This implies you should always check the company you entrust your pet with has years of experience in the field, to give you the peace of mind you need knowing it’s in safe hands. If your pet has a medical issue, and has to receive medication daily, this is a reason more to consider animal accommodation because there’s always someone from the staff on duty to provide your pet with the medication.
Going to a new place without you around can still be stressful for the four-legged mates, but you can prevent it by teaching your pet how to enjoy spending time in a kennel. With the kennel around, even in the unfamiliar environment, it would certainly bring reassurance to your pet.
Then there’s also the chance for socialising, both with the staff as well as with other pets staying at the facility. Socialising means fun-time, and when your pet is having love, attention, and fun there would be less stress to go through. Some facilities have specialised play rooms so pets can get the much-needed exercise.
Since you never know what goes around home when you’re not around, things like thunderstorms or fireworks can upset your pets especially when they’re alone which isn’t the case with facilities as they have someone keeping an eye on them, ensuring safety by preventing accidents.
No question about adequate food, and water, nor grooming – your pet really would get the full care. And, who knows, you might even get your pet back better mannered than before you left it, with the possibility of training services also being available.