Features May 2016 Issue

The Boarding Kennel Checklist

In many major metropolitan cities today, there are now upscale “hotels” for pets that offer luxury boarding in rooms that resemble human bedrooms. This facility, Wags Hotel in Sacramento, California, offers add-on services such as grooming, training, group play sessions, walks, swimming, and webcam surveillance that owners can monitor!

The Boarding Kennel Checklist

11 questions to ask when shopping for a dog boarding kennel.

If a boarding facility operator refuses to answer a question, or indicates that she shouldn’t need to answer these questions at all, that is an excellent cue for you to walk away and look elsewhere. If I were offering to care for someone else’s dog, I would expect them to ask me these same questions. They are perfectly reasonable.

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