Grooming Your Cat Made Easy

Will you be leaving to go out of town and looking for where you will board your dog when you leave? Family and friends might be an option, but if no one you trust will be available when you will be going, you might want to consider other options. If you live in Lancaster, PA, you'll be relieved to know there are more than a few quality pet resorts from which to choose.

So what do you need to look for when deciding on a kennel? You will need to make sure your pet will be comfortable while you are away. So make sure to check out the facility ahead of time and look for these things:

Vaccination Policies
It is important to find a facility that only boards dogs that have received their shots.

Cleanliness Standards
Also, arrange to tour of the kennel and go over their cleaning policies. If you notice offensive odors or observe cleanliness problems during your tour, find a different facility.

Accommodations
Try to find a kennel that offers adequate heating, cooling and fresh air to keep your pet comfortable in all kinds of conditions. You'll also want to be sure that your pet has a place to get out of inclement weather. Most kennels offer an indoor pen with access to an outdoor area.

Walk Scheduling
Ask about how often your pet will go for walks. Dogs should be walked at least twice each day, however the more walks and socialization your pet gets the better. Find out about the exercise schedule and socialization with different pets before you settle on a facility.

Feeding / Medicine
Find out the facility's policies on pet feeding and the brand of dog food your pet will receive. If your pet is on special food or is usually finicky, find out if you can arrange to provide their regular meals during their stay. In addition be sure to tell the kennel about any medications your pet is on and plan to have them administered if necessary while you will be gone.

When you find a good kennel, you might also inquire about different services they provide. Pet resort services are offered as an additional add-on to regular stays at kennels.

Many facilities employ an all day dog grooming worker. You might arrange to have your pet's grooming service done during your vacation.

Finally, see if you are able to buy pet products in Lancaster, PA right from the facility or their supplier. You will frequently receive superior quality than you will find at a local store and save money too.