Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

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Whether you’re going on a staycation or planning for an overseas retreat, pet boarding services in Singapore can come in handy when you’re looking for someone reliable to look after your furry friend. While there are plenty of pet boarding facilities available, finding the one that best suits your pet can be challenging. As such, here’re some tips for picking the perfect pet boarder for your pet’s very own staycation!

Certification Check

While it is not mandatory for a pet boarding facility to be certified, this may be a deciding factor before making your decision on the pet boarding service. Professional kennels are usually certified with the Voluntary Facilities Accreditation Certificate or a VFA provided by a Pet Care Association from the area.

Schedule Pre-Visits

Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

Happy Dog, one of the pet boarding facilities in Singapore Source: Happy Dog

Before deciding on the pet boarding service, it’s recommended to visit the facility and to have a quick chat with its owners/team members. Not only will this give you an insight into the pet boarder’s daily operations, this also allows you to have a better grasp of the details – ranging from the type of diet to where playtimes are held. At the same time, take the opportunity to check in with the other guests and if their stay has been pleasant thus far.

Check-In With the Team

Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

A barkday party at Wagging Rights SG Source: Wagging Rights SG

The team at the pet boarding facility should be well versed in pet-related knowledge. Additionally, they should preferably be well acquainted with their current guests, as well as be committed to their care. As such, having a quick chat with the team will allow you to have a rough gauge of their knowledge and experience.

Precautionary Actions

Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here’re 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pet Boarding Facility

Especially so for pets who will be placed at the pet boarder’s for an extended period of time, it’s essential to first make a trip to the vet prior to the stay, to have it properly vaccinated as required by the facility. Should your dog require special care, do inform the facility and ensure their commitment before making your decision.

Consult the Vet

While at the vet, feel free to consult him/her on potential pet boarding services. With their extensive experience with pet owners, don’t be surprised if they are to point you to some of the best pet boarders around. Making sure that your pet is safe and comfortable even while you are away on holiday is always a pawrent’s priority. With these useful tips, ensure a safe and fun stay for your pet!

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