How to Pick Your Dog’s Boarding Facility


There will be times when your dog has to stay with Bellingham pet boarding, as when you go on a trip or attend to some type of emergency. But how do you tell which facility is right for your furry bud?

Daily Routine

First of all, ask the staff to describe what a usual day is like for the dogs in their facility. The canines should get lots of opportunities to burn their excess energy. Ask them about overnight care too.


Choose a place that has stress-relieving amenities, such as a playground where dogs can interact with one another in play. Even in highly rated facilities, dogs can still have a hard time coping with boarding, especially in the beginning.

Staff Supervision

Ask them if the pets are being supervised by trained staff during group play. Doggos should always be supervised while playing to avoid accidents or confrontations that can lead to injuries.

Cleanliness and Facility Size

Choosing a Bellingham kennels, disinfected facility is a must, if only to make sure that your doggo stays healthy and happy while you’re not around. This is one of the reasons you should choose a place that is reasonably spacious for air to circulate freely. This will help control the spread of harmful microorganisms among the animals.

Round-the-clock Staffing

Choose a facility with 24-hour staffing. Pets must never be left among themselves, whether or not during play. Someone should always be there, especially if there’s an emergency.

Staff Background

The facility you choose should have staff trained and experienced in animal care. A good knowledge of dog behavior, care or even training will make them respond better to any potential issues.

Social Interaction

If you have very active and friendly dog, find him a facility that lets him engage with people and dogs outside the facility. Talk to the staff about your dog’s personality, and if he tends to be the quiet type who doesn’t enjoy much company, make sure to mention that. Just because you have to be away doesn’t mean your pet has to be miserable.

General Medical Emergency Readiness

Ask the staff about general emergency preparedness, including the policies they follow in emergency situations. Additionally, you’d like to know which animal hospital they often take the pets to when needed.

Medical Care

If your pet has some kind of medical condition, be sure to ask whether the staff is familiar with it and if they are trained in providing medications. Lastly and very importantly, ask them if they are ready to respond to an emergency and whether a veterinarian will be on board 24/7.


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