Boarding for Your Pets

By The Camden Hospital for Animals | Jul 29, 2014

Every day people face the question of what to do with their pets when travel, illness, or family emergencies disrupt normal care. Some pet owners attempt to solve this problem by taking their pets with them, only to discover that hotel restrictions, travel-induced pet illness, and runaway pets can turn their trip into a disaster. Other pet owners turn over the care of their animals to well-meaning but untrained neighbors, or friends. Again, the results are often unsatisfactory. Pets entrusted to such part-time custodians frequently escape or become seriously ill because of lack of reliable, frequent, and knowledgeable supervision.

Fortunately, the majority of pet owners who find themselves in need of substitute pet care utilize the services of professional boarding kennels. Annually, more than 30 million pet owners recognize that full-time, knowledgeable and experienced boarding kennel operators provide the most dependable, secure and safe pet care available.

Throughout the United States and Canada, there are approximately 9,000 boarding kennels offering their services to more than 30,000,000 pet owners annually. Boarding kennels are businesses designed and operated specifically to care for pets, as distinguished from breeding kennels, which are devoted to producing puppies; training kennels, which take in dogs for hunting, protection, and other types of specialized training; and veterinary hospitals, which are designed to care for sick and injured animals. Most boarding kennels provide a variety of pet services such as boarding, grooming, training classes, pet supply sales, and pet shipping. Although the vast majority of boarded pets are dogs and cats, many kennels also offer boarding for horses, birds, reptiles and exotic pets.

The Camden Hospital for Animals offers an indoor boarding facility that can house any type of dog or cat. This type of boarding is best-suited for animals with special needs, medication-dependence, or special diet and exercise, although we take animals of all shapes, sizes, and ages, regardless of their needs. Boarding fees for dogs are $20.00 per night and $18.00 per night for cats. If you dog or cat is staying for a week or more, then a complimentary bath will be offered.  A day in the kennel consists of daily food and water, medication management (if needed), 3 walks, light grooming, bedding changes, and a lot of love.  To reserve a space in our kennel for one or more of your furry friends, give us a call at 236-2311.

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