Look at the pets which are boarding there
Check out the general condition of the facility and look closely at the pets themselves. Are they happy and healthy or is there anything which concerns you?
And if you decide to opt for a family member or friend – or pet-minding agency – to look after your beloved pet while you’re on summer holiday here’s some guidance on things you should consider.
Dr Hughes says: “Cats often like routine and their own space, they do not want to be taken out of their home environment, so if you hava cat I would definitely recommend having someone come and stay at your home if you can.
“As for dogs, it depends on their personality and temperament, but if it’s a place they’re familiar with – a place they go regularly like a family member’s house, that’s a great solution.
But if they don’t usually go out of their home environment much, it’s better to keep them in it.”
For those wanting to hire a pet sitter, remember these tips:
Have your pet sitter over in advance to do a run through. Go through feedings and cleaning a litter box or feeding the fish and the daily routine the pets are used to.
Write it down!
Always leave written instructions. This is really important so that if they forget they can go back and check.
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