PRELIMINARY ENQUIRIESStart by asking other dog owners, perhaps your groomers or vets for recommendations within your local area. And then, go visit the kennels before you hand over your dog to them. This will allow you to get a feel for the place and its owners.
Things to look out for include:
- Cleanliness – It is essential to have clean kennels to maintain the welfare of the animals
- Security – Are the dogs well contained both in their individual kennels and when they are in the exercise paddock or on a walk?
- Insurance – Boarding kennels must be licensed by the local authority and also should have full, comprehensive insurance
- Health – Do the kennels insist on a full vaccination card including kennel cough? If not, then they should be discounted.