Dog Boarding Requirements

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For dog owners who need to go out of town because of work or will be travelling on holiday, finding the right pet boarding facility is a big concern.


If you’re a dog owner, booking a safe, secure and comfortable accommodation for your pet can help you gain peace of mind. After all, you don’t want to leave wondering whether your pet would be hungry, bored, anxious or restless — or end up getting lost.


However, in your search for the best pet hotel for your dog, you also need to meet a few requirements. These are meant to ensure your dog is healthy and to protect other fur babies in the facility as well.


Proof of vaccination and a clean bill of health


Regardless of your dog’s breed and size, a dog boarding facility will typically require you to provide up-to-date vaccination records of your fur baby.


Your dog’s vaccination record or certificate should include distemper, canine hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and Bordetella (C5). A combination of the 3-year C3 (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis) and the annual C5 vaccines is also acceptable.


If your dog is relatively young, they should have already been administered the full course of puppy vaccinations. Moreover, any vaccinations must be given at least two weeks before their scheduled stay in the dog boarding facility.


For the health and safety of your pet and other furry friends in the facility, you must bring your pet to the accommodation with no flea or tick problems. Ensuring your pet has updated deworming treatments is also highly advised.


Pet medication


If your fur baby requires medication during their stay, it’s crucial to inform the pet hotel staff. If your pup stays at Hanrob, we can continue administering prescriptions for your pet.


In general, providing medication that can be mixed directly into your dog’s food won’t entail additional costs. However, we may charge a small fee for pets that need to be given:


  • Injections
  • Ear or eye drops
  • Tablets or capsules
  • Creams or lotions for skin irritations


Ensure all medication instructions are clear and come with the prescription given by your vet. You may also discuss the level of care you expect for your pet with the staff for peace of mind.


Veterinary care in your absence


Pet owners are typically required to sign a form or a pet owner’s agreement with the dog boarding facility during their pet’s check-in. This document may outline the pet hotel’s course of action should the animal require medical attention in the pet owner’s absence.


You will have to provide your name, address and telephone number, as well as the contact details of your pet’s veterinarian and emergency contact person.


A few weeks before your work trip or holiday, it’s recommended that you inform and get the consent of your pet’s emergency contact person. This way, they’ll be ready to attend to your dog’s needs while you’re away.


Happy staycations for your pet


When you’re leaving your canine pal for a business trip or holiday, you want to make sure they still get the love and attention they’re used to having.


By arranging for accommodation for your pet and meeting dog boarding requirements, you know your four-legged friend will be properly cared for and at ease. Then, you can breeze through your meetings, sip on a piña colada or laze your days away on a hammock by the beach without a care in the world.


If you’re looking for the best pet services and accommodation in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, look no further than Hanrob Pet Hotels. We’ve been providing personalised, high-quality dog boarding, pet care, training and other services since 1981.


Ready to book your fur baby’s dog boarding accommodation? Contact us today!