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Published June 29th 2011
Everyone needs a holiday sometimes, but as tempting as it is to take man's best friend along on your travels, that's not always possible. In those cases, you need to find a trustworthy boarding kennel to look after your dog while you're away.
If you're going to relax on your holiday, you need to know your dog will be well looked after.
There are plenty of different boarding facilities to choose from across Sydney, so take a few simple steps to ensure you choose the best kennel for your canine companion.
Choosing The Right Kennel
Once you've Googled a few possible kennels in your local area, the first thing to do is to take a tour of any kennel you're considering sending your dog to. Phone ahead to see if they're happy to let you have a look around; if they don't offer tours of the facility, can you really trust them to look after your dog.
When touring a boarding facility, take note of the level of cleanliness, how the kennels smell, how much space the dogs have and the attitude of the staff towards the animals. Ask questions about when/what/how much your pooch will be fed, how much exercise he'll get, and whether the staff will be able to take care of any medication needs. Another factor to consider is whether you'll be able to bring your pet's own bedding and toys.
Cost is also going to influence your decision. Just remember that, though one kennel may cost more than the next, there is often a pretty good reason for the increased price. When it comes to kennels, just like anything in life, you get what you pay for.
Take a tour of a boarding facility to find out if it's a trustworthy venue.
Hanrob offers everything your dog will need for a perfect holiday, with accommodation ranging from standard to luxury. The luxury suites even have indoor/outdoor areas, fluffy beds, a television and piped music.
Located on the northern beaches, Marendale Pet Resort offers an excellent boarding service. The staff are friendly and happy to offer tours between 10am and 12pm, Monday to Saturday.
Famed for its modern grooming salon, K9 Kutz also offers a home away from home for dogs of all sizes. A fully qualified vet nurse is on staff at all times, and 24 hour veterinary care is available should it ever be needed.
Once you've found the right kennel you can relax on your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your pooch is being well looked after.