Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dog Boarding in San Antonio

San Antonio Dog Life
Written by SADL blogger Erin Kidder

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San Antonio Dog Boarding Wizard
To go on a trip or not to go on a trip?  That is the question.  At least that is the question I ask myself with five dogs to consider.  While I’d love to take them along – well, most of the time – that just isn’t realistic.  After all, it could very well cost me just as much to board the dogs, as it would cost for me to go on vacation!  There is always the option of getting a dog sitter, but then I’d have to clean my house on top of paying someone.  In an effort to open up my travel possibilities, I set out to find a trusted boarding facility, and not just one where my dogs would simply sit in a kennel and twiddle, well um, their paws.   What a discovery I made!   

There are tons of affordable options in San Antonio conveniently located throughout our city.  After considering my options, ultimately I settled on my veterinarian.  After comparing the cost to other kennels, and all of the options that go along with those costs, it all boiled down to sending my dogs (all over the age of 10) to a place where the staff is familiar with their needs and my expectations. 

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 While my vet is conveniently located for me, I did find other dog boarding options I would be perfectly comfortable with elsewhere.  My recommendation is to find one located close to you or at least close to an emergency contact while you are gone.  Make sure your animals will receive lots of interaction and exercise, and most importantly, where the staff will prepare them for your return by saying nothing but good things about you.   

And if you are one of those helicopter pet guardians, most boarding facilities have web cams so you can keep close tabs on the care your furry family members are getting.  Good luck and enjoy your trip!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

San Antonio Dog Boarding

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Hello San Antonio!  Whether you are new here or just looking for a trustworth dog boarding facility in San Antonio, we can help!

San Antonio Dog Life brings you a comprehensive list of the best local dog boarding places in San Antonio TX!

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Things to look out for when looking for the right kennel.
On your visit, ask to see all the places your pet may be taken. Pay particular attention to the following:
  • Does the facility look and smell clean?
  • Is there sufficient ventilation and light? 
  • Is a comfortable temperature maintained? 
  • Does the staff seem knowledgeable and caring? 
  • Are pets required to be current on their vaccinations, including the vaccine for canine kennel cough? (Such a requirement helps protect your animal and others.)
  • Does each dog have his own adequately sized indoor-outdoor run or an indoor run and a schedule for exercise?
  • Are outdoor runs and exercise areas protected from wind, rain, and snow?
  • Are resting boards and bedding provided to allow dogs to rest off the concrete floor?
  • Are cats housed away from dogs? 
  • Is there enough space for cats to move around comfortably? 
  • Is there enough space between the litter box and food bowls? 
  • How often are pets fed? 
  • Can the owner bring a pet's special food? 
  • What veterinary services are available? 
  • Are other services available such as grooming, training, bathing? 
  • How are rates calculated?
These are just some things to think about as you try to find a trustworthy place for Fido to sleep at overnight.  Remember to check out San Antonio Dog Life to find the most trusted kennels in San Antonio!