Preparing Your Dog for Pet Sitting

If you’re planning a trip or need to be away from home for a few days, it can be tough to figure out what to do with your dog while you’re gone. Many dog parents love the convenience and peace of mind that a professional dog sitting facility provides; boarding your dog allows you to focus on your trip without worrying about anything. Your dog will spend his time playing with friends, ending each day a tired and happy pup. You can also rest assured that your dog will get all of his food and medications according to your normal routine. Club Fetch LLC is a professional dog sitting company in Charlotte, NC. Our professional pet sitting facility is the perfect place to leave your dog during your trip!

If your dog has never visited a pet sitting facility before, there are some things you can do to help prepare your furry friend for his stay.

Make Sure Your Pet’s Info is Up-to-Date

One of the most essential things to do before you drop your dog off with us is to update his information. Make sure that every ID tag is current, that all vaccinations and preventive medications have been administered, and that your pet has a clean bill of health. When you drop your dog off, make sure that your emergency contact information is current, as well as your vet’s information. In case of an emergency, know what policies are in place to care for your dog.

Pack a Bag of Goodies

Send along a bag filled with some of your dog’s favorite toys or treats, as well as his bed or blankets in order to make him feel at home when at our pet sitting facility. Having familiar objects and favorite treats will help your dog feel more at ease.

Write Down Instructions

It’s helpful for us to have something to refer to when it comes to taking care of your dog. Write down your dog’s normal feeding schedule, quantities, and any other information we might find useful. If your dog needs medications, write down times and dosages of those as well.

Keep Your Dog Comfortable

If you’re concerned that your dog might be nervous when boarding for the first time, now is the time to prepare him! If possible, bring your dog by for a day of daycare or consider a single night overnight visit in order to acclimate him to our facility in advance. If your dog is used to sleeping in bed with you, it might be wise to adjust his sleeping habits so he gets used to sleeping on his own. When you drop your dog off at our dog sitting facility, try to bring him early in the day so he has the entire day to get used to everything – and has plenty of time to tire himself out before bedtime!

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The most important thing to remember about dropping your dog off for his stay at our pet sitting facility is to remain calm. Your dog will pick up on any anxieties you might have and become anxious himself. Remain confident and keep your goodbyes short when you drop your dog off. No need to linger or become emotional – you don’t want your dog to think this is a big deal! If you have any more questions about ways to prepare your dog for his stay with us, don’t hesitate to reach out!