There is no question that the holiday season can be the happiest time of the year, but it can also be one of the most stressful. From planning family gatherings to checking off gifts on your list, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your pet is getting all the attention it deserves. And while you are doing your best to care for your dog through all of the holiday festivities and obligations, boarding can reduce seasonal anxiety for both you and your furry friend. Here are just a few reasons why pet boarding can help you relax just in time for the holidays:
Focus on holiday chores and errands without feeling guilty
Maybe you’re frantically cleaning because your in-laws are coming to town for an extended stay or you’ve been spending too much time elbowing your way through crowded malls searching for that last elusive present, but either way, it is likely that whatever routine your pet is used to will be disrupted by the holiday season. Boarding even for a day or two will ensure that your dog is fed and exercised on a regular basis while you use the extra time to focus on all the last minute chores and errands you need to complete.
Take the worry out of traveling or hosting house guests
Are you traveling to see old friends or hosting your family over the holidays? Flights and road trips can be a stressful endeavor for you and your pet. Having a house full of guests can be equally as anxiety-inducing for your dog, not to mention that your guests could have allergies or may not love pets as much as you do. Whether traveling or hosting, boarding your dog means that you can enjoy the company of your friends and family without having to worry about an anxious pet or an agitated house guest.
Remember that your dog will be in good hands for the holidays
You may have some reservations about boarding your dog during this time of the year, but your pet will be in good hands at a boarding facility. Maybe you are thinking about leaving your dog with friends or family members instead, but remember that it is likely a hectic time of the year for them as well. The professionals at boarding facilities have the sole job of providing expert care for your pet and in addition to making sure all of your dog’s needs are met, they will know how to handle any issues your dog may experience.
Why should you board your pet at The Barking Lot?
If you are looking for a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility near you, look no further than The Barking Lot in Deerfield, IL. With a highly trained staff that is dedicated to providing your pet with the most accommodating and comfortable experience, and spacious private suites to ensure a clean and stress-free stay, your pet will enjoy the holidays as much as you do.
Playtime is considered an important part of your pet’s stay as well. Similarly to our doggy daycare program, your dog will be individually walked three times a day, and will also spend four to five hours playing with other dogs of a similar age and temperament under careful supervision. And should you find yourself missing your pet during the holidays, you can use the playtime webcams to check in and see how your pup is doing.
The holidays are a special time of the year and The Barking Lot would love to help you and your dog take the stress out of the season. For more information on boarding your pet over the holidays feel free to give us a call!
If you currently send your pup to doggy daycare at The Barking Lot, please be aware that we will be closing daycare on November 27th and will reopen on December 2nd.