Leaving our four-legged favorites behind for any length of time is hard on our hearts, but sometimes it’s necessary. The best way to make sure both you and your pet are ready for your brief time apart is to prepare ahead of time and think of little things that will keep the comforts of home near your doggo while you’re away. Our experienced dog boarding and daycare specialists at All Dogs Canine Care Center in Morristown and Jefferson City are happy to share the following tips to help make boarding your dog a seamless experience for both you and your pooch:
Visit the facility
This is the most important step. For your own peace of mind, you’ll want to find the right place to leave your pet — and the right people to provide care — during your brief time away. You can easily use an online search or recommendations from your veterinarian, friends, and family to find boarding facilities near you. Make appointments to tour facilities and meet the boarding staff. Any reputable boarding facility will be happy to welcome you in, show you around, and answer all your questions.
Remember comforts from home
Your dog loves no one more than you and the comforts you provide at home. Is your pup afraid of loud noises like thunderstorms? Discuss this with caring and knowledgeable team members like those at our Johnson City boarding facility. Discuss how the staff will accommodate special needs, and ask if you can bring any favorite comforts from home that may help.
Before you jump into the crazies of packing for a trip or vacation, make a list of what to remember for your pup. If your pet requires any special medications, put those at the very top of your list!
Pack usual food
The last thing you want is for your pet to suffer an upset tummy while acclimating to a place that’s not home. Our doggie boarding and daycare pros in Morristown suggest talking about special needs with the team who will care for your doggie. It’s a great idea to pre-portion food into baggies if possible, and always pack extra just in case. It’s also important to talk to the boarding staff about any known food sensitivities; this could determine the kinds of treats your pooch receives while boarding. If your dog has any digestive issues — such as those caused by nerves in a new place — talk that over with the boarding staff, too. They’ll be glad to know any potential, slight digestive issues are probably normal instead of an emergency.
Doggie Daycare in Jefferson City and Morristown, Tennessee
Leaving a pet for any length of time is not easy, but it’s only temporary. Following these tips will ensure you are entrusting your pet’s care into the hands of highly trained staff who will treat your pooch like their own in the safe comfort of a clean, comfortable, welcoming facility like ours in Morristown and Jefferson City. If you have any questions or are looking for a boarding or doggie daycare facility in the Morristown or Jefferson City areas, give us a call at (865) 262-8310. We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions.