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Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wed: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun: Closed

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Choose the right Boarding Facility for your Pet

Travel with Care and Plan for your Pet Care!

Looking for a safe place for your pup to board? If you’re going out of town sometime soon, you may consider boarding your fur baby.

While it can seem hard to leave your pet with someone else, there are actually many benefits to pet boarding. Instead of having a friend or relative stop by occasionally while you’re away, your favorite furry friend can get all of the love and care they need while you’re gone.

However, it’s important that you find the right pet boarding facility to ensure an amazing experience for your fur baby.


Here’s how to find the perfect boarding facility for your next out-of-town trip:

  • Check their polices and requirements:

One of the biggest indicators about the quality of a pet boarding facility, or pet hotel, is their requirements that pets need to meet in order to stay there. If a facility is very lax with their requirements, there could be pets that are not properly taken care of or vaccinated.

You’ll want to make sure that the boarding facility requires proof of up-to-date vaccinations, such as rabies, Bordetella, and distemper. Requiring flea medication is also important. If not, your fur baby may be at risk of developing a disease from an unvaccinated or medicated pet.

  • Plan ahead:

Be sure to plan ahead and have all the necessities that will enhance your pet’s stay. To make sure that your pet feels at home. Pack all your pet needed medications. All medications must be in original packaging with clear instructions for the facility to use.

  • Schedule a tour:

If you’ve found a couple of facilities that are a potential place for your pet to stay, it’s a great idea to check them out with your pet. You’ll be able to see where your pet will stay, meet the staff, and check out the environment. You can find out how clean it is kept and how happy the pets are, which will give you a good idea about how it will go for your pet.


Finally, look for the facility that love and care for your pets like they are their own. Your pets are member of your family and they deserve the highest level of care.

Good shepherd Pet Hospital provides dogs boarding, cat boarding, and daycare, and we’d love to have your fur baby at our facility.

Schedule a tour or make a reservation today by calling 813-920-0303!

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