|Social dog boarding in the country for city dogs.|
|Glencadia Dog Camp Applauds Article's Approach to Selecting Boarding Facilities|
|Tue, 13 Aug 2013|
Glencadia Dog Camp Applauds Article's Approach to Selecting Boarding Facilities
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The compassionate staff at Glencadia Dog Camp promotes a recent article's approach to finding an ideal dog boarding facility, noting the importance of appropriate care and safety. Whether pet owners leave their animals at kennels, doggy day cares and veterinary hospitals or with a friend or relative, the article emphasizes the need to carefully evaluate a dog's temporary home.
As a social dog boarding facility, Glencadia Dog Camp is adamant about offering clients comfortable and safe options for their furry friends. The dog lovers at the social boarding group comment on how they establish a creative approach to pet care. "As opposed to boarding at a kennel or veterinary hospital, our dogs are free to romp around several fenced in yards. They have access to a large yard to play in the morning and smaller yards for some segregated playtime. There is always supervision at every hour of the day - an aspect of our business that really draws clients in," they said. "We place comfort and safety at a high priority. Dogs sleep in barns, either in cages or padded beds and the buildings provide heat and air conditioning for older dogs."
Glencadia Dog Camp is one of the two social boarding businesses in the area and one of many throughout the country. The facilities include the services of a trained veterinary technician and a dog groomer. The article continues to point out some of the most crucial parts of booking a dog boarding service by noting that "because commercial facilities require reservations, pet owners are urged to make boarding reservations several months in advance of their vacation. A rule of thumb is to make boarding reservations immediately after you make travel plans."
According to the staff at Glencadia, pet parents are encouraged to book far in advance for other reasons beyond ensuring availability. "Dog owners should do their research before boarding their pets, which can take some time," they said. "It's important to consider recommendations and to inspect the facilities before making a reservation. Make sure the features are safe and comfortable for your dog, assessing the different fenced in areas to make sure your animal won't stay in a stressful environment."
The article also advises pet owners to consider whether or not the facilities are clean and the staff is friendly, and to watch the physical condition and behavior of the animals that are boarded.
Dog owners are urged to ask questions regarding after-hour care, feeding schedules and individualized attention. The report mentions that most kennels require owners to provide "medical information and medications to be administered including heartworm preventative and flea/tick repellant with a dosage schedule." They also typically need emergency contact information, the dog's collar and leash, current inoculation record and proof of a bordatella vaccination for kennel cough. Glencadia Dog Camp brings up the importance of employee knowledge, noting that "the right doggie daycare facilities will have available staff members who display extensive knowledge regarding behavioral patterns of certain breeds."
Glencadia Dog Camp was founded eight years ago as a social dog boarding facility. The dog camp typically holds 20 dogs at any given time, supplying ample supervision and care for the animals. The business is dedicated to making the dogs' stay as enjoyable as possible, ensuring pet parents that they will receive high quality care, comfort and safety.