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Dog Kennels Versus Traveling With Your Dog

Bringing a dog into your home instantly changes your life for the better. It gives your whole life a new sense of structure. Suddenly you’re more active than ever before. You’re outside at least once every hour, you’re indoors wrestling on all fours with your pup, and the next relaxing dog-walk is never more than a few hours away. You take note of every nearby park and suddenly have an extensive knowledge of your neighborhood’s quiet pathways and hiking spots. If you have a social dog, any stranger who is a fellow dog-owner is never a stranger for long, because within seconds of approaching each other on the street your dogs will be greeting and nuzzling each other to their heart’s content.

It doesn’t take long for you and your pet to feel attached at the hip. But sometimes you need to leave your dog behind. You might not want to, but if you’re embarking on long-distance travel or multiple flights, it might be the best option. Not just for you, but for your dog.

Travel is even stressful for humans. If it’s not stressful, it is because of rigorous planning, a high threshold for stress, and the fact that most modern conveniences are designed to keep humans safe. With that in mind, imagine the stresses that might plague a dog when they travel into uncharted territory, when they’re in an airport, on a plane, or in the back of a mysterious moving vehicle!

The pet cargo hold of a plane is not an enjoyable place for many dogs, despite the fact that they’re both pressure and temperature controlled. The logistics of flying with your pet also require more planning and vigilance than some people are prepared to tackle.

Commuting by vehicle might be the more ideal option, but many dogs are prone to motion sickness and may show signs of high stress if they have never been in a vehicle. You could spend hours and hours in your car with a dog who won’t stop whining. They might even make a mess of the back seat!

Before you consider putting your pet into a plane’s cargo, why not consider leaving your dog under the care of the professional dog boarding facilitators at Shuswap Pet Resort?

Some pet owners have an aversion to the idea of dropping their dog off a kennel for a weekend. However, a night or two at a kennel can be a great experience for a dog. At Shuswap Pet Resort your dog is assigned to a compatible caregiver who makes it their mission to conform themselves to your dog’s routines—and not the other way around! They will care for your dog, take them for walks, and play with them!

At the end of the day, all we want is to make your dog comfortable. When your dog is in good hands, we know you’ll feel more comfortable too. You’ll be able to enjoy your vacation. When you come back, your dog will be healthy, refreshed, and overjoyed to see your face.

Before You Go: Boarding and Sitting Services for Vacationing Pet Owners

Everyone could use a vacation, and pet owners are no exception.

Pet owners, however, have a few extra items on their planning and packing lists. Depending where and how long you’re going away for, it simply may not be possible to bring your treasured companion along with you.

They’ll miss you, but they’ll be fine, and they’ll want you to enjoy your trip without worrying about them!

When making your arrangements, pet owners want to make sure that they’re leaving their animals in capable, compassionate hands. Many opt for pet sitting services, having a friend or neighbor drop-in to provide the necessities.

However, pet sitting offers limited engagement and stimulation for rambunctious pets.

At Shuswap Pet Resort, we take another approach. Why not book a vacation for your pet, too?

Shuswap Pet Resort: Pet Sitting

Imagine a beautiful, 20-acre slice of BC paradise located alongside the Eagle River. A secure, expansive place where your beloved pet can play and explore with other pets. Further, imagine that this place is managed by a team of experienced, qualified animal lovers whose top priority is your pet’s comfort and safety!

This is the type of experience we strive to provide here at Shuswap Pet Resort. We want you to have a worry-free vacation while we keep your pet occupied, content, and safe as they await your return. We are proud to serve loving pet-owners across a large area, including Sicamous, Vernon, Salmon Arm, and other places.

We welcome any and all different types of beautiful animals, not just dogs and cats. Horses, birds, rabbits, goats…any domesticated friend of yours is a friend of ours!

Whether you’ll be gone for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks, Shuswap Pet Resort can accommodate your needs. We offer short-term and long-term pet boarding, including doggy daycare.

At our beautiful facility, you’ll find large, modern kennels and wide-open spaces for animals to roam indoors and outdoors. We have a huge array of resources to keep your pet entertained, including toys, treats, and lots more!

Dog owners have the option to drop-off their own food, or have their dog enjoy our high-quality dog food options. There is only a slight difference in the cost––you decide!

For cats who would prefer to stay in their homes, Shuswap Pet Resort also offers professional cat sitting services. You can depend on our team to stop by to visit and tend to your feline friend. Alternatively, cats are also more than welcome at the Pet Resort.

Shuswap Pet Resort recognizes that just like humans, pets have routines and personalities of their own. Your pet’s appointed caregiver will make sure that their every need is taken care of. If your pet needs medication, special routines, or prefers downtime, we will ensure that their schedule is tailored around their requirements.

Worry-Free Pet Sitting Services in Vernon

We’re proud to provide our amazing services at affordable prices for BC pet owners. Until you get back from your vacation, you can be confident that your pet is enjoying the time of their life, on their own vacation!

Stop by Shuswap Pet Resort’s joyful, energetic facility to see us in action, or reach out to one of our representatives today.

We look forward to getting to know you and your pet!

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