Top Tips

  1. Collar - A simple, flat collar without attachments or elaborate decoration is ideal.
  2. Identity Tag - The most suitable type of tag is a straightforward durable metal disk with clear, legible markings.
  3. Comforter - Your dog will settle more quickly if it has a familiar toy, comforter or pacifier to give reassurance and help it to feel at home.
  4. Diet - Feeding instructions and special dietary requirements should be given to kennel staff, in writing.
  5. Contact Name - It is helpful for the boarding kennel to have the name and telephone number of someone who can be contacted in your absence - possibly a friend or member of your family.
  6. Vet - the name and telephone number of your vet is necessary in case of illness or an emergency.
  7. Medical - Details of any medical conditions should be carefully explained, and instructions given to kennel staff, in writing.
  8. Vaccinations - Take along current vaccination certificates, including one, in the case of dogs, for protection against Bordetella bronchiseptica, the major cause of infectious bronchitis (kennel cough).
  9. Dates - The kennel staff will need confirmation of boarding dates, along with the date and time of expected collection.
  10. Pet name - If your dog or cat has a particular pet name that it knows and responds to, inform the staff. It will help them to establish a rapport with your animal.