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Take Advantage Of Dog Boarding

by Leslie Gibson

Traveling is one of life's great pleasures. The opportunity to experience different cultures, eat great food, and take in scenic views can give you a much-needed break from the pressures of daily life. However, when you have a pet, you need to ensure they're taken care of while you're gone. While you could ask a friend or family member to pet sit for you, dog boarding is a superior option. Here are four reasons you should take advantage of dog boarding.

1. You won't inconvenience your friends and family.

When people need a pet sitter, usually they turn to friends and family members first. Your loved ones may be willing to do you a favor, but watching a pet for a friend is usually an inconvenience. They may agree to watch your dog out of a feeling of guilt or obligation, despite not wanting to participate in pet care.

Taking your dog to a boarding facility will remove that pressure from your loved ones so that you don't have to worry about whether or not they're resentful of doing you a favor.

2. Your dog will get plenty of attention.

A pet sitter might come to your house to feed your dog and let them out to use the restroom, but your dog will be left alone for the majority of the time. This can be especially detrimental to dogs who require a lot of exercise.

At a dog boarding facility, your pet will get the kind of personalized attention that they need. They'll be taken for walks and exercised, and you won't have to worry about them sitting at home alone feeling bored.

3. Check to see how your dog is doing.

Dog boarding staff know that for many pet owners, their dogs are family. You may miss your dog and feel concerned about their well-being while you're away.

Fortunately, many boarding centers offer ways for you to keep in touch. For instance, your dog boarding facility may be willing to take a picture of your dog each day and send it to you via email or phone. Other boarding centers may have webcams that will allow you to watch your dog frolic and play with other canine friends.

4. Take more trips.

Once you find a dog boarding center that you and your dog like, you'll be able to utilize their services again and again. This means you can take more trips, knowing that your dog is in good hands while you're away. Life is too short to avoid taking full advantage of everything the world has to offer; having a pet shouldn't hold you back from indulging in travel.

For more information, contact a dog boarding service such as Animal Care Center of Forest Park.