How to find the best boarding kennel

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Leaving your dog with a kennel while you go out of town can be a stressful affair. The best way to reduce your anxiety about your furry friend is to ensure you've chosen the best kennel in the area. Here's how to find the best boarding spot for your pup!

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  1. Contact your friends and neighbors for recommendations. If someone you know and trust has a favorite boarding place they always use, you should definitely put that one on your maybe list. You never know who's writing online reviews, but a referral from someone you know is worth investigating.
  2. Search online. If you can't find a hefty list of kennels from people you know, seek out the kennels with the highest ratings online.
  3. After you've compiled a list of kennels to look into, start researching. Take a look at each boarding place's website to see what accommodations they'll have for your dog.
  4. Does each dog have their own space for exercise?
  5. Will your dog be sleeping on bedding or on a concrete floor?
  6. How often will your pet be fed?
  7. What other services does the kennel offer?

Tour the top facilities on your list. When you've narrowed it down to a few places, tour each of the kennels to see which one is the best fit for your dog. Make sure to take note of the facility's temperature, how many staff members are there, and anything else that will be important for keeping your dog healthy and happy while you're out enjoying yourself!

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