WHEN YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GO ON VACATION – SOME HOTELS WON’T ALLOW PETS. OUR CONNOR KICK JOINS US NOW WITH SOME TIPS EXPERTS IN OUR AREA GAVE WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLACE TO BOARD YOUR DOG . CONNOR? IT’S ALWAYS A DISAPPOINTING MOMENT WHEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION TO BOARD YOUR DOG OR PAY A SIGNIFICANT MORE AMOUNT A NIGHT. IF IT COMES TO IT – THERE ARE OPTIONS IN OUR AREA. TRADITIONAL BOARDING IS AN EASY AND COST EFFECTIVE WAY. WHEN CHOOSING A KENNEL, THERE ARE SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN MAKING YOUR INITIAL PHONE CALLS. FOR STARTERS, IF THEY DON’T ALLOW YOU TO LOOK AROUND THE FACILITY – THAT OFTEN MEANS IT’S NOT CLEAN OR THEY’RE HIDING SOMETHING THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE. IF THE FACILITY SMELLS BAD OR HAS ANY TYPE OF ODOR – MORE THAN LIKELY IT’S NOT CLEAN ENOUGH FOR YOUR DOG. ONE EXPERT IN OUR AREA TOLD ME YOUR DOG SHOULD BE EXCITED TO GO TO THE FACILITY – AS SHOULD THE STAFF. SAYING IT CAN SHOW A LOT ABOUT HOW THE STAFF TREATS THEIR FURRY CLIENTS. IF THE FACILITY DOESN’T ASK FOR MEDICAL RECORDS – IT SHOULD RAISE A RED FLAG IMMEDIATELY. “Make sure you know where you’re taking your dog, we make it very clear that we have strict health regulations, for a dog, so they have to have a full set of vaccinations, we require every dog that comes into our facility have their distemper parvo, rabies and border televaccinations, they also have to be on flea prevention, and that’s for every dog that comes in the facility” WHEN DOGS AREN’T VACCINATED – THE RISK OF BECOMING SICK – ESPECIALLY IN A BOARDING SITUATION – GREATLY INCREASES. COMING UP AT 5 WE’LL TELL YOU ABOUT SOME OTHER OPTIONS YOU CAN LOOK FOR WHEN LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FURRY FRIEND. CONNOR KICK, 9 ON YOUR SIDE.