Welcome to Boise, Idaho!
We are delighted you now call the Treasure Valley home or that you are visiting us. We have received quiet a few calls recently from people coming to conferences in the area looking for dog boarding options in Boise. We provide in home care so the animals maintain the routine they already have established. We try to help every person who contacts us so we have created this post to answer some of the common questions we receive over the phone.
You know your pet best so make sure to do your research to find the right fit for your pup!
Dog Boarding Option in Boise
When you go out of town please give yourself enough time to meet and visit all the different options you have for your pets. It is important to feel confident and do your research on the different options we will briefly go over. If you are visiting from out of town please do your research BEFORE you arrive!
You know your pet best so make sure you keep their needs and personalities in mind. All these different options vary in price and if you have multiple animals you might be better off just hiring a professional pet sitters to come into your home or hotel room.
Doggie Day Cares- Go Visit the Facility and ask for a tour! It is important to see the place where your pets will be staying. Does the back area look large enough for your pets to be comfortable? Ask the staff to dog ratio as well. You want to make sure when you dog is in such a large group that their is enough supervision to ensure all animals are safe. What is the experience of the dog handlers in the facility? Make sure to give yourself enough time as you will be required to have you dog vaccines up to date. Some locations have a doggie camera where you can watch you pup from the internet (we think this is a cool idea!)
Boarding Facilities- Go visit! What are the hours of operation? Can you pick up your pet at any time? Ask the owner how long they have been in business? You want to make sure you dog gets enough time outside so you might be required to pay extra for play time or a walk.
Kennels- Once again we say go visit! The kennels we have visited are very loud and noises. Keep in mind your pets temper and personality. What is the space they will have? Ask how long they will be outside? Do you have to pay extra to be walked? Many facilities are older so make sure when you go visit you look at the building, heating and cooling in the space. You might be able to find a kennel with a swimming pool so Fido can enjoy pool time in the Summer months.
Boarding Facilities Connected with Veterinarian Offices- You will find a few of these type of boarding facilities in the area. If your pet gets sick or has any problems while you are away they could get the Vet attention needed. It might be a good idea also visit to get a feel of the space, attention and quality of the staff. We have had people tell us they to have standard check ups done while they are being boarded to save time.
In Home Boarding in Private Home- You will find companies and individuals who offer in home boarding as well. As with all the other options make sure you give yourself enough time to meet and interview the place where you will be leaving your pets. How long have them been in business? What is their emergency plan if anything were to happen while your pets are in their care? Where do they keep the dogs? Are they caged or allowed to have access to the entire house?
We hope this information helps you to understand all the options you have with your pets. We get calls about different options and we normally tell people who call the most important thing is to visit and do your research. It is hard if you wait to the last minute and are in a rush to leave your pets somewhere.