Things to Know About Overnight Pet Boarding

Things to Know About Overnight Pet Boarding

Life is full of adventures, but unfortunately, our furry family members can't always accompany us on all of them. Sometimes, there's a weekend getaway, a family event, or a business trip that isn't pet-friendly. The good news is that when you need to take such trips away from your home in Johnstown, Daisytown, or Dale, our friendly veterinarians are nearby and ready to provide overnight boarding for your pet.

Choosing the Right Facility & the Right People

First and foremost, when selecting a place for your dog's overnight stay, it's crucial to choose the right facility for your pet. There are various businesses now entering the dog boarding industry, ranging from individuals who open up their own homes to large, multi-facility companies. There's no inherently wrong style of dog boarding business, but there can be issues with certain people and operations in any style of overnight boarding facility. For example, a facility might employ inexperienced staff, or they may have large dog play areas with incompatible dogs that can lead to dangerous play behavior.

Research is key to finding the right pet boarding facility for your furry friend. Check their reviews and search for terms that may relate to any specific pet behaviors or concerns you have. For instance, if your dog struggles with resource guarding around food, look for dog boarding facilities experienced in handling such situations. Additionally, inquire about visiting the facilities to ensure they are clean, well-maintained, and staffed by knowledgeable professionals.

Bringing the Right Stuff

Once you've chosen the ideal dog overnight stay facility, the next step involves being well-prepared. You'll need to provide proof of recent vaccinations, including updated Bordetella shots, for your dog's overnight stay. Ensure you have any necessary medications your dog may require, along with clear instructions on how and when to administer them. The same applies to any dietary needs or restrictions your dog may have. Most facilities will either provide your dog's food, which you bring along, or offer to feed your dog with their chosen dog food for a small surcharge. It's also a good idea to bring familiar bedding and toys to help your dog feel more comfortable in the unfamiliar surroundings.

Choose Johnstown Veterinary Associates for Your Pet's Overnight Boarding

Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? At Johnstown Veterinary Associates, we offer secure dog boarding with a trained veterinarian staff on-site. We can also provide the vaccinations and a complete medical work-up required to book your pet at the best overnight boarding facilities in the Dale, Daisytown, and Johnstown areas. Contact our team today to learn more.