Pet Boarding: The Benefits

Advantages of Pet Boarding

Regardless of how much you love your pet, there will come a time when you'll have to leave them behind, be it for a vacation or a work conference out of town. As a responsible pet owner, one thing you must ensure is the safety and comfort of your dog or cat while you’re away.

Apart from hiring a sitter or having your pet stay with family or a friend, another great option is leaving your pet in a boarding facility like Alida’s Pet Resort. Pet boarding is a lodging facility that’s similar to daycare for kids except that you can leave your dog or cat for an overnight or extended stay. These places are sometimes called pet hotels, pet boarding facilities, catteries or dog boarding kennels.

Pet boarding has become a popular choice among pet owners throughout Australia because of its many benefits:

1. Socialisation with pets and people

A pet boarding facility is an excellent option, especially if your dog or cat likes to be around other animals and people. Most facilities that offer daycare options may have more cage-free time during the day, which is excellent for your pets who might need more exercise and socialisation. Your pet may also indirectly improve their health by cultivating social connections, which is good for their long-term well-being.

Of course, you want to create positive experiences for your pet as much as you can even when you’re away. The pet boarding caregivers will do this for you. They will ensure that the pets are comforted and receive adequate attention each day. This prevents them from becoming anxious during their stay.

2. Opportunities to exercise

In a pet boarding facility, your dog or cat can have fun and enjoy themselves by going out in the fields to have an opportunity to exercise. This is one of the best advantages of pet boarding. It offers open spaces for your pets to play together with other animals. Other facilities also provide single-room options for dogs and cats who need more privacy and quiet until they are more comfortable with the environment.

Daily play time for dogs

3. A professional, supervised environment

Another benefit of pet boarding is security: your dog or cat are secured in their own space. No one can enter the property except staff and pet owners. This way, your pet can rest comfortably and remain relaxed. It can also lower the risk of injuries and prevents the dog or cat from feeling threatened.

Also, the staff in a pet boarding facility are certified in training or behaviour specialties, and they are equipped to handle the unique needs and personalities of your pet.

4. Routine feeding and exercising

Another one of the advantages of pet boarding is its routine structure, which can be great for dogs and cats. Most places maintain the same routine every day to keep borders on a schedule. The protocols include the same time for feeding, cleaning, sleeping, and taking the pets out to exercise and socialise. All caregivers provide each pet with adequate time for play, love, and attention.

5. Monitoring of food and medications

Staff and caregivers who work at pet boarding facilities will ensure that your dog or cat receives proper nutrition during their stay. They’ll feed your pets on a regular schedule based on their dietary needs. The pet boarding caregivers will provide special food for any dogs or cats that may have allergies or any health concerns. They’ll also ensure that all pets have an adequate supply of water to keep them hydrated.

Some pet boarding facilities even offer care directly from certified veterinarians. This will not only benefit your pet, but it will also put you at ease knowing that your pet is in good hands while you're away.

Dog feeding time

6. Privacy for your home

A pet boarding facility is also an excellent choice for people who greatly value their privacy. If you hire a pet sitter to take care of your dog or cat, they will have access to your keys and codes to your home. Should the pet sitter decide to bring other people to your home, you will not even know. But if you bring your pet to a boarding facility instead, no strangers need to come to your home to watch your pet while you're away.

Board Your Pet at Alida’s Pet Resort

Pet boarding has many advantages that you and your pet can greatly benefit from. Whether you’re going on a long holiday or a weekend getaway, bring your dog or cat to a pet boarding facility and you can rest well on your trip knowing that your pet is excellent condition.

For more information on what a pet boarding facility can offer and how it can provide your dog or cat with a safe home away from home, call the experts at Alida's Pet Resort on 07 5546 2275. We are a boarding kennel renowned for our superior care of dogs and cats located in Alberton, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. You can view our daily rates here.

Contact Alida’s Pet Resort at 07 5546 2275 to learn more about the services we provide or book your pets for boarding.