5 Occasions to Consider Boarding Your Dog

Your dog is an important part of the family, and would love to stay by your side 24/7. Unfortunately, Fido just can’t be with you all the time. Sooner or later, you may need to put your pup in a doggy hotel. In this article, a London, ON vet lists some occasions when you may want to consider boarding your canine buddy.


It probably won’t be much of a surprise to learn that the most popular time for people to board their dogs is when they leave town. Fido will be safe and sound, and waiting for you with tail wags and happy dances.

Big Events

Weddings, births, graduations, and other major life events can be both hectic and stressful. You may want to put your pooch in a kennel for a few days. That way, you can concentrate on the big day, while knowing your furry friend is being well cared for.


For some types of home renovations, such as a window replacement, you may just want to keep Fido out of the area that’s being worked on. However, if you’re doing something that is quick and hectic, like painting, you may want to board your canine pal.

Medical Procedures

If you’re scheduled for a minor procedure, such as a tooth extraction, you may very well want to cuddle up with Fido while you binge-watch your favorite shows. However, for more complex procedures, you may not feel up to caring for your four-legged buddy for a few days. Of course, several factors will come into play here: your dog’s size and temperament, your household, and the type of procedure you are having. Consult both your vet and your doctor.

Moving Day

Moving is a lot of work, and it can get pretty overwhelming. It’s quite stressful for pets, too! You definitely don’t want your furry pal underfoot as things are being carried in or out. Needless to say, it could be very dangerous for a dog to slip out an open door into an unfamiliar neighborhood. Consider putting Fido in a doggy hotel on moving day. For long-distance moves, you may want to board him on the days your belongings are picked up, and then again when they are delivered.

Please contact us, your London, ON vet clinic, if ever we can be of assistance. We are here to help!

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