View Full Version : Are kennels safe?
05-23-2004, 07:57 AM
Hello all, my name is Renee and I have 2 doggies, a 2 yo golden mx named Daisy and her son, Levi, who is 7 weeks old. I adopted Daisy on Valentine's Day which was also her bday:) She was pregnant when I adopted her although I didn't know it at the time. My question is....next month we are going on vacation. I will need to board the dogs in a kennel. I am so worried. Daisy is very shy, easily upset, although a wonderfully sweet girl. I am worried she will mourn us to death! The pup will be boarded in with mom. Any suggestions?
05-23-2004, 08:26 AM
Renee, I don't think i'm much help on this subject, i've never boarded Jake, I'm to much of a softy, i've gone as far as getting the boarding shot and making a reservation, but in the end I caved to those baby brown eyes. I know it was a mistake not to get him used to being away from me and in a kennel but I have a great support system, if there is ever an emergancy and I can't take him with me I have a couple people I can count on to come and take care of him, i'm pretty lucky. Your on the right track of doing it while he is young, the only thing I can think of is make sure it's a has caring people, personally check out the kennels, the dogs should beable to go inside or out, make sure it's CLEAN, take a couple of your pooches favorite things
some kennels provide food but it's probably best you take your own incase it's not the same brand. That's all I can think of at the moment, Good luck. Just think, you'll be their hero when you pick them up, they will be so happy to see you.
What a great Valentines Day gift for you and Daisy.
05-23-2004, 09:17 AM
You may also speak to your vet, since Levi is so young, and pups are so vulnerable to disease and infection, I don't know what is to young, to kennel, maybe someone else here could be of some help.
05-29-2004, 03:41 PM
Hi Renee, I board dogs at my grooming business and building a kennel actually. I do not take in boarding dogs that are under 6 months old. Actually most boarding kennels don't take in puppies due to their immunities aren't built up even though that have had their shots.
Your vet would be your best bet to board your babies while you're away, I'm sure of it. Call asap if you can since summer is a busy part of the year for boarding. :)
05-30-2004, 07:23 AM
Have you thought about a pet sitter? That way Daisy & Levi could stay in their own home.
05-30-2004, 08:13 AM
Thanks for all advice although now I am more worried than ever. We simply can not take them. I would love to but the hotel we are staying in does not take pets and we wouldn't be around much even if they did. We are going there more for my sis' wedding than to vacation. The kennel only mentioned the shots didn't say anything about Levi's age and I did mention it. I live in a small town and I looked into pet sitters and could find nothing. I have a friend who is off work due to injury and I've been begging him to come stay here with them. He HAS to get back to work ASAP tho, so if his doc releases him he must go. Oh, what a predicament I am in! :)