Boarding your dog takes some serious thought; consider all the options before making decisions based on your convenience. There are a variety of options but it mostly boils down to paying a professional service or relying on friends and family to care for the dog while you are away. The easiest option is to find a friend or family member with at least one friendly dog that will keep your pet company while you are away.
Consider all the Factors
It is important to think of all the factors for your dog’s happiness and health while you’re away before making any final decisions. Many people just decide what’s easiest or most convenient for them without thinking of their dogs first. Think about the limitations, whether you want your dog in crate or have the freedom to roam around outside. Many times you have to consider how long you will be away from home as the deciding factor.
Help from People you Know
It’s also important to consider what kind of food your dog will have while you’re gone as well as how much fun it will have. The ideal situation is to leave your dog with someone it knows or that loves dogs and has other dogs to keep it company while you’re away. Getting together with friends and family will allow you the most control over how tour dog will be cared for while you’re gone. You can also call home at any time to check in on the dog without it being a burden. It’s also very important to have someone that is dependable in case something happens to the dog or it gets sick while you’re away.
Finding the right friend or family member will help you save money and feel less stressed as you take your trip. Sometimes your only choice is to pay for a service but that should be your last resort. Take the time to plan ahead so you don’t find yourself making last minute decisions to find someone to watch your dog while you’re away.