Step-by-Step Guide to Boarding your Dog for the Holidays

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Last year, many Americans traveled during the holiday season. Are you planning to hit the road or take to the ski slopes for the holidays? If so, you’ve likely got a long list of errands and responsibilities to cover before leaving. And, if you’re a dog owner, you’re probably planning to hire a pet sitter or find the best dog boarding facility in Morristown to care for your four-legged family member. Separating from your beloved dog during the holidays can be stressful, but not if you follow this step-by-step guide to boarding your dog, as provided by your friends at AllDogs.

Step 1) Try out the facility

Not sure what boarding options are close to you? You can do research online, ask your veterinarian for a recommendation, or rely on old-fashioned word of mouth from family and friends. Whatever facility that you choose, you’ll want to check it out first. A reputable kennel or boarding facility will welcome you for a walk-through. At AllDogs, we go one step further with an acclimation policy—requiring new dogs to spend the day with us before boarding. This helps our staff get to know your dog and make sure we can care for them, helps your dog become comfortable with our facility and staff, and provides peace of mind to you knowing your dog will receive plenty of love and care while you are gone.

Step 2) Ask about optional services

A top-notch dog boarding facility offers much more than just food, a place to sleep, and outside time. AllDogs offers group play opportunities in our PlayCamp, or one-on-one time with a staff member for dogs who do not do well around other dogs. And if you’d like to have your dog pampered, consider booking some services at our Paw Spa.

Step 3) Pack comforts from home

You’re a loving dog owner who worries about your dog while away from home, and your dog also might get homesick. Consider sending a few creature comforts along with your dog for their stay. Common choices are their favorite blanket, toy, or special treats.

Step 4) Pack their usual food

Being in a new place can be stressful for some pets, and switching their food at a boarding facility can create gastrointestinal distress for your dog. Pack some of your dog’s usual food, along with instructions on when and how much your dog gets fed.

Step 5) Gather any medications

If your dog takes any medicines, you want to make sure those prescriptions are filled with enough supply to last the entirety of their stay.

Dog Boarding in Jefferson City and Morristown

Between traveling, guests staying at your home, and holiday functions, it can be a tough time of year for your dog, who spends too much time cooped up. Whether you’re going to be leaving town for an extended trip during the holidays or just planning to go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for the day, why not make sure your pooch is getting the care and attention they need? Each of our boarding kennels is situated to give your dog a private space that includes a raised hammock-style bed, a blanket, and their own outdoor area. There are also areas to socialize and around-the-clock staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To schedule a visit to our facility or an acclimation trip for your dog, call (865) 475-2225. Book now, before we fill up for the holiday season!

AllDogs Canine Care Center is proud to serve the needs of our four-legged clients and their owners in the areas of Jefferson City and Morristown, Tennessee.