Kennel living as it is in today’s world is much more fun and exciting than days gone by. It is anything but boring! Much as hotels are improving their Pet Perks, so too is the kennel. Fancy names like pet hotel, pet resort…they are simply a kennel that, like other kennels, offer your pet lots of love, attention and care and then some. That said, if you are one of those people that we hear saying “She thinks she’s human,” then you can bet the high-end kennel known as a dog hotel or pet resort, is going to be an outing that your pet will absolutely love. Check this out!
Unless you leave your pet with family or friends, pet owners have two options: leave him at a kennel or bring him with you and find doggie daycares. Either way, they are easy to find on Pet Hotels of America. Simply type in the city name into the “Find Pet-Friendly Activities Box” and you’ll see our listings. This make is super easy for when you are on the road. See what they offer. From our listings, you’ll see on a map where they are located, their hours and services. Call them. Ask questions. Nowadays when you leave your pet at any pet lodging facilities, you may find he wants to stay longer. Each kennel has its owner perks, but you could find any or all of the following:
- Indoor and outdoor dog run
- Gymnasium where your dog can run on a treadmill to burn off excess pounds
- 24/7 supervision
- Camcorders so you can see your pet from wherever you are
- Big dog and little dog areas to keep them separated
- Furnishings that look like a home so your pet feels comfortable
- Obedience training sessions
- Dog pool
- Sprinklers for play time
- Scratch pads for cats
- Homemade treats
- Shampoo and blow dry
- Socialization classes
- Group play
- Bedtime stories
- Spa times
The kennel has stepped it up a few notches. Dog day afternoon has taken on a new meaning. If you plan to leave your dog or cat in a kennel, here are some pointers. If possible, visit the kennel or ask around to see if anyone has taken their pet to the kennel. Don’t rely on online comments and ratings as these could be misleading. Call the kennel and ask questions.
Questions to Ask the Kennel Staff
- What kind of services do they provide?
- How do the animals get their exercise?
- Do they get any outdoor time?
- How often do they get fed and watered?
- What do they get fed?
- Is there 24/7 supervision? If not, where do the dogs sleep when the kennel is closed.
- If you have a chance to visit, see if it is clean
These are basic questions. And while within our listings you will run across a kennel with amenities that are suitable for a human, are these truly necessary. Whether you are searching for a 2-star or 5-star pet hotel, remember a kennel by any other name is still a kennel. Keep your pet’s best interest in mind and make sure the lodging facility you choose fits your pocketbook. There are many in today’s world to select from and most are good– as word spreads fast online. You will find mostly that the kennels you call or visit understand how seriously pet owners take the happiness of their animals. They are often staffed by pet-loving professionals that love animals. Nearly all will understand your pet has a personality and feelings, and will pay attention to make sure your animal is getting enough attention.
Taking your pet to a kennel is a good way to ensure they have supervision from people who are trained to observe animal behavior and intervene in the case of a problem. Did you know your dog can become depressed? It happens often to dogs who are left alone for too long. Kennel personnel are trained to look for the signs of animal depression and counter act it with tender love and care.
And, even better, kennels ensure your pet will have companionship of other animals! Just think of your dog playing in yard area or play room with other dogs – it’s like a live-in dog park.
You owe it to your pet to at least check out what your local kennel has to offer.
See our listings page to find a kennel that is convenient for you, and take your next trip without any anxiety or worry about your dog.
Two Ways to Locate a Kennel
Type in the city name you are visiting in our Find Pet-Friendly Activities” search box and click on kennels, doggie daycares or whatever type of service you are needing. Or, you can click on the footer at Pet Hotels of America where all our pet lodging, pet sitting services and doggie daycares are listed by state and city.