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Where to Leave a Dog While on Vacation

Where to Leave a Dog While on Vacation

Are you struggling to figure out what to do with your furry friend while you're on vacation? Our Jackson veterinarians have got you covered. Discover helpful suggestions for caring for your dog when you can't bring them along on your trip.

Where to Leave Your Dog While on Vacation

Welcome to North Madison Animal Hospital, where we understand the challenge of finding the right place for your furry companion when you're away. Whether it's a vacation or a business trip, ensuring your dog's well-being is vital.

Our guide will help you explore local care options and their unique features, simplifying your decision-making process.

Dog Boarding Facilities

Modern pet boarding places provide various services, including clean and caring kennels. They offer everything from pet spas and dog summer camps to specialized medical care for dogs that require extra attention. The costs vary, catering to both luxury and budget-conscious customers.

When choosing a boarding facility for your dog, exploring several options nearby is a good idea. This way, you can find a place that suits your pet's needs and budget.

Features of Dog Boarding Facilities

Price is typically a good indicator of the level of service provided at a given dog boarding facility. If your pup will be treated to luxurious hotel-like spaces with comfy sofas to lounge on and a TV to watch, you're going to pay more than you would to board your pet at a standard facility with roomy crates and fenced dog runs.

If you want your pup to enjoy an active adventure while you're traveling, a fun camp experience may be ideal. Dog camps across the country offer loads of time for your dog to explore outdoors, as well as added facilities, in some cases for swimming and playing with other dogs.

Care at Boarding Facilities:

Most pet boarding places will typically provide standard care that includes:

  • A clean, roomy kennel for your pup to sleep in
  • Exercise time outdoors before breakfast so your dog can stretch their legs
  • Breakfast served in the kennel
  • Out of kennel playtime in the middle of the day to allow your pup to burn some energy
  • Dinner served in the kennel
  • Evening bathroom break

Other Commonly Available Services

Are you looking for something extra special beyond a regular boarding place? You'll find that many facilities also provide these additional services:

  • Specialized veterinary care
  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Shuttle services to and from the facility

Hiring a Dog Sitter

When you're interviewing potential dog sitters, make sure to ask for a list of references and qualifications. The cost of hiring a pet sitter depends on the level of service you select for your pet.

Dog sitters also help keep your home safe by making it appear occupied to anyone passing by. Opting for a live-in pet sitter ensures your home is cared for at night, giving you peace of mind.

Extra Services Available From Some Pet Sitters

If your dog requires more care than just feeding and being let out a few times a day, some pet sitters offer additional services such as:

  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Frequent walks
  • Housekeeping

Consider saving on pet-sitting costs by asking a friend or family member to take care of your pet. This ensures your furry friend is in a comfortable and familiar setting, whether they're looked after at your home or your sitter's place.

Boarding Your Pet at North Madison Animal Hospital

At North Madison Animal Hospital, we understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet - especially if they are ill or when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery.

Our goal is to help put your mind at ease by providing your dog with the care they need while you're away. We provide complete boarding services for pets, including dogs and cats who require medication and/or monitoring.

Our Jackson dog boarding facility provides:

  • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
  • Climate-controlled kennels
  • Individual space for each pet
  • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
  • Separate boarding area for cats
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Grooming
  • Daily walks
  • Large outdoor play area
  • Smaller runs for jumping dogs
  • Special diet accommodations
  • Ample daily playtime with staff

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Are you planning a vacation and searching for a cozy and inviting place for your dog? Reach out to our Jackson veterinarians now. They can provide all the details about boarding your furry friend with us.

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