Room & Board
Find the right kennel for your dog.
Cathy M. Rosenthal
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, or called out of town on an emergency, all dog owners will at some point need alternative care for their dogs. But finding that home away from home can be stressful. How do you find the right boarding kennel for your dog? Will he be happy? How do you know if you made the right decision?
Here’s how to find the right kennel for your dog … in five easy steps.
Step 1: Whether it’s a loving staff, convenient location, or cost consideration, make a list of things essential to you.
Nina Spadaccino of Houston says first impressions are critical to her. “It’s not just how a place looks and what services they offer, but also how the staff interacts with your dog,” she says. “If the staff can’t greet your dog while you’re standing there, how will they treat him when you’re gone?”
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