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Making Fall and Holiday Pet Boarding a Tail-Wagging Experience

Welcome to the colorful world of fall foliage, pumpkin spice, and upcoming holiday cheer! As the air turns crisper and the festive season approaches, it's only natural for pet owners to start thinking about their furry companions' well-being during these special times. Whether you're planning a family vacation or preparing for holiday gatherings, one question that might be on your mind is: How can you ensure your beloved pets are well taken care of while you enjoy these moments? That's where pet boarding comes in!


Do Dogs Feel Abandoned When Boarded?

Picture this: a canine adventure filled with new friends, cozy spaces, and attentive caregivers. For some pet owners, the idea of leaving their dogs at a boarding facility can stir feelings of guilt or worry. However, it's essential to understand that dogs often adapt remarkably well to new environments, especially when those environments are designed with their comfort and happiness in mind.

Just like humans might feel a mix of emotions when trying something new, dogs might experience a brief adjustment period. With dedicated staff, the majority of dogs find boarding to be a positively exciting experience! Additionally, our doctors are always available for any additional care that may be required to help our furry friends be at ease.


Is It OK to Board a Dog with Separation Anxiety?

Ah, separation anxiety—a challenge that many pet owners face. Since theme parks, like Disney and Universal, typically only offer accommodations for service animals, it is a good idea to plan ahead. If your furry friend tends to feel uneasy when separated from you, it's important to choose a boarding facility that understands and caters to their specific needs.  This ensures that your pet receives the care and comfort they need to thrive during their stay.

Are Dogs Happy in Boarding Kennels?

Imagine a cozy space with comfortable bedding, regular meals, and friendly faces around. Now, imagine that this space is the same one where your furry friend also receives medical care. When we transform a potentially stressful experience into a fun, relaxing one, our pets can enjoy their getaway, while forming new bonds with their human caregivers and four-legged friends!


How Do I Help My Dog with Separation Anxiety at Boarding?

Planning ahead can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth boarding experience for your dog, especially if they struggle with separation anxiety. Here are a few tips:

  1. Familiarity: Introduce your dog to the boarding facility beforehand. Let them explore the area, meet the staff, and get a feel for the environment.
  2. Comfort Items: While we ask our guests to leave their personal belongings at home, we are more than happy to make personal accommodations. Please reach out to our team if your pet has anxiety and we can discuss how to make your pet feel more at ease. This sense of familiarity and comfort is extremely important to us!
  3. Routine: Share your dog's daily routine with the caregivers. Keeping their schedule consistent can help ease anxiety.
  4. Positive Associations: Reward your dog with treats and praise when dropping them off at the facility. This helps create positive associations with the experience.
  5. Stay Calm: Dogs are intuitive and can sense your emotions. Stay calm and reassuring during drop-off, which can help your pet feel more at ease.

Ready to Make Your Reservation?

At SoDo Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your pets are cherished members of your family, and their well-being is our priority. Our pet boarding services offer a safe and joyful environment where your furry companions can thrive while you enjoy your fall adventures and holiday festivities.

Ready to book your pet's stay? Click here to make a reservation today! Our team is dedicated to providing your pets with the love, care, and attention they deserve.

This fall and holiday season, rest assured that your pets will be in good hands, whether you're exploring the world or celebrating at home. Let's make it a tail-wagging experience for both you and your furry friends!

As the leaves change and the excitement of the holidays approaches, remember that pet boarding can be an enriching adventure for your dogs. With careful planning and the right environment, your pets can enjoy their own vacation while you create lasting memories of your own.

Disclaimer: Please refer to the pet policies of Disney and Universal for additional information on their pet accommodation services.

Contact us for more information about our pet boarding services and how we can make your pet's stay a joyful and memorable one.