There are times where we would need to travel for a long time, and can’t take our pets with us. This is more common during summer and winter holidays when people want to enjoy their holiday in another city, or country. There are facilities that can accommodate pets, and take care of them while the owners are away. This is known as pet boarding. It is also known as kennelling. A kennel is a structure or shelter for pets such as dogs, and cats. Kennels are made of different materials; examples include wood, metal wires, canvas and so on.
This is a place that is made to accommodate animal pets, such as dogs and cats. These animals are usually put here for a fee, and it’s a substitute for a pet sitter. However, a lot of people have concerns about the stress that the animals would have to grow through, considering that the animals would be in a place, and with people they are not familiar with. The purpose of the boarding kennel is to reduce stress. Most of the kennels give the animals pets ‘‘play times’’, in which the animals are allowed to allowed to roam freely and change their environment for a bit. Materials such as toys and blankets from home are also made available in the kennels. A lot of kennel facilities now offer more than just boarding pets. They also provide services such as the grooming and training of animals, in addition to boarding.
A lot of people get confused on which to choose between pet boarding and pet sitting. Although, there is no perfect answer to this, understanding and knowing your pet would help you make a decision.
Pet sitting is when you hire someone to come stay with your pet while you’re away. Another variant is for the pet sitter to visit your home multiple times a day. The best way to hire a pet sitter is by asking from your veterinary doctors. They usually have a list of pet sitters. It usually costs an average of $15 per night to hire a sitter.
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