If you are a seasoned pet owner who travels often and is used to boarding your dog, you probably already know what to pack for their stay! However, if you are a new pet parent or your pup is a first time boarder, maybe you are not sure what to pack and what to leave home?!?!
Kennels and boarding facilities will sometimes allow you to bring different items, but if you are boarding your dog at Pet Care Plus, you will want to pack the following items:
Always be sure to pack enough dry food for the length of your dog’s stay, and maybe a few extra days in case you are delayed getting home. You can bring a single bag or container or separate each meal into portion sized bags for each meal. If your dog gets supplements or vitamins, or takes medication with their meals, it can be very helpful to make the prepackaged baggies for each meal and label them for breakfast and dinner. You are also welcome to bring canned food, or food that needs to be refrigerated.
You are welcome to send along a package of your dog’s favorite treats for the staff to give them, or a long lasting chew able treat for down time in their suite after a long day of playing. We have bullysticks and other treats available for sale in the retail area of our facility, or you can add on a Peanut Butter filled KONG or biscuits at bedtime to your dog’s stay as well! More details about add on options for boarding are listed HERE under the a la carte services menu of our website.
Always be sure to send along ANY necessary medications your dog may require on a regular basis or emergency medications they may need in case something comes up. Again, if your dog gets his or her medications with meals, it can be helpful to prepackage the meals with the medications included. Otherwise, our staff will be glad to administer the medications for you as needed. Please provide the front desk with clear instructions on times and dosages of any medications your dog will require during their stay.
We suggest that you send along a small t-shirt of yours, or toy that smells like home (these are of course optional). Sending a toy that your dog loves or a small comfy item that reminds them of you will provide extra comfort to your pet during their stay!
If you have additional questions on what to pack or not pack, please refer to our Boarding Do’s and Don’ts list HERE, or feel free to contact the office staff with any further questions.