When Can Puppy Kennel Stays Begin?

When you get a puppy, you want to spend lots of time with them. However, you might have to go on a trip at some point, and you need to know when your puppy can be placed in a kennel. Here are a few tips to remember.

Tips for Puppy Kennel Stays

Your puppy should be at least four months old when boarded in a kennel. You need to make sure your puppy has all necessary shots which are usually given by 16 weeks of age. You will likely have to show proof that shots have been administered.

Puppies don’t have fully developed immune systems so they are more susceptible to picking up contagious illnesses from other dogs. You will want to make sure your puppy has all of their shots and get advice from your vet as to when you can board the little dog.

Once you feel like your puppy is ready, the next step is to research the boarding facility. Here are some things to look for in a kennel:

  • A kennel should have proper licensing, certifications, and insurance policies. They should also have access to a local vet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case any dogs have an emergency.
  • Visit the boarding facility to see that they are clean and well-maintained. You don’t want to see dogs sitting in their own filth or dirty play areas where the dogs are walked.
  • You want your dog to have plenty of space, no matter how young or small they might be. Check the kennels where they will be kept and make sure they are roomy and modern.

Woofs & Wags Pet Lodge

At Woofs & Wags Pet Lodge, we provide overnight accommodations, day camp with activities, and special menu items, grooming services, and added exercise plans to enhance your pet’s stay. Your puppy or dog will have an exercise plan, caring staff, one-on-one buddy time. Pets deserve to have as much comfort and fun when they are away from home. Contact Woofs & Wags today to learn more about our services.

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