dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable
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dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable

We adopted our dog about four years ago. Since then, our family has not gone on a vacation because it is difficult to do with a canine family member. As I watch my kids grow up and hear all of the stories that my friends tell me about their family vacations and all of the wonderful memories that they have created, I regret that we haven't gone on a trip. I began looking into some options for boarding my dog and found some great places to take him. Then, I began looking up information about how I can make his time at the boarding center easier on him. To learn the tips that I have found about keeping your dog comfortable while he stays in a boarding facility, go to my site.


dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable

3 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Pet Pick Up Service

Cecil Hanson

If you're working a hectic schedule or have to travel a significant distance between your home and your workplace, it can be difficult getting your pets where they need to go. You know it's important for your pet to attend their vet appointment or get some exercise at doggy daycare, but getting there is a challenge.

A pet pick-up service solves the issue of how you're going to get your pet to their commitments. A pet carrier will come to your house, secure your pet in their vehicle, and transport them to their appointment. Or they can pick your pet up from the groomer or daycare facility and take them back to your home. Before you hire a pet pick up service, here are a few questions to ask. 

1. How are the pets restrained in the vehicle?

An important detail to research is how your pet will be restrained once it's in the vehicle. Allowing a pet to have free reign of the vehicle can have risks to your pet, the driver, and other individuals on the road, especially if the individual transporting your pet doesn't know their habits.

Make sure that your pet will be restrained in a manner you're comfortable with. This might involve the use of a kennel or crate, or the pick-up service might outfit the vehicle with pet seatbelts. These seatbelts allow your pet a little more freedom while keeping them in one spot during their travels. 

2. Will your pet share vehicle space with other pets, and if so, how are pets kept safe? 

You need to know whether the pick-up service permits pets from different travels to share space during pickups. Though this option makes it possible for your pet to "carpool" with other pets, keeps costs down, and minimizes how many vehicles are on the road, you might not be comfortable with this alternative if your pet is antsy around animals they don't know.

Make sure you understand whether the pets will share space and, if so, how they're kept safe. For example, cats might have a designated row for their cat carriers that is physically separated from the row where dogs are kept. Dogs who share the transport might be separated via the use of dividers. 

3. How much notice does the service require to ensure prompt pick up of your pet?

See that you understand how much notice the pick-up service requirements to transport your pet. Some require a day's notice, while others may need an hour's notice. You need the company's policies to complement your needs and schedule considerations. Should the company allow short notice for pickups, check if these pickups are more expensive.