Features of a Great Dog Boarding Facility, Part I

Dog owners looking for the best dog boarding in Youngstown and the surrounding area know that nothing is "too good" for their four-legged loved one!

At Hubbard Pet Resort & Spa, we're committed to making our facility your dog's "home away from home" by offering peace-of-mind care and personal attention.

The Humane Society of the United States has offered a list* of things to look for when choosing a boarding facility for your pet. We share their view and are happy to pass some of the key points along here on our blog:

  • Does the facility look and smell clean? This is so important! We clean regularly, and do so only with pet-friendly, biodegradable products. Your pet's health and wellness are of utmost importance to us.
  • Is a comfortable temperature maintained? Domestic pets are accustomed to domestic conditions, and their health an be affected if they're exposed to a drastic change. The interior of Hubbard Pet Resort & Spa is kept at a comfortable 68 to 70 degrees year-round.
  • Are pets required to be current on their vaccinations, including the vaccine for canine kennel cough (Bordetella)? When multiple pets are brought together under one roof, it's essential that their vaccinations are up-to-date. We require that dogs are current on rabies, distemper and bordetella, and that they have had a negative stool sample within the previous nine months. (We also require that cats in our care be up-to-date on rabies and distemper).
  • Is there an adequate exercise area? We have a large outdoor area for our guests. Potty trips begin between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and continue every three hours throughout the day, concluding between 9:30 and 10 p.m. In addition, we allow for two playtime trips daily. Combine that with the fact that every dog enjoys a spacious 4' x 8' suite, and you can be assured your pet has plenty of space and opportunity to move and get plenty of activity and exercise.
Hubbard Pet Resort & Spa is committed to being the premier facility for dog boarding and cat boarding in Youngstown, Hermitage, Sharon and the entire Mahoning Valley-Shenango Valley area. We'll share more of the Humane Society's recommendations in a future blog. If we can be of service to you and your pet, please stop by or call us at (330) 534-1200.

(Click here to read Part 2 of our two-part article.)

The entire list of recommendations from the Humane Society of the United States is included on their website.

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