Boarding Your Dog The First Time

Dogs are a huge part of the family for many Australians, but what do you do if you can’t take your furry friend with you?

Boarding your dog the first time can seem nerve-wracking, but it can be a breeze with the proper preparation. From choosing the right pet accommodation to packing the essentials, we’ll cover everything so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.

Preparing to board your dog for the first time

There are a few simple steps you can take to make boarding your dog for the first time a smooth process.

First, choose a reputable boarding facility with experience caring for animals. Your pet will be in good hands with Hanrob. With six successful sites across Australia, we are the most trusted service provider for all of your furry friend’s needs!

When you’ve found a good boarding facility, introduce your dog to the idea of being away from home. Leave them alone for short periods, gradually increasing the length of time so they can adapt. Familiarise them with the presence of other people and animals.

Boarding your dog for the first time can be scary, but it will ultimately be an excellent experience for both you and your pet if you take the time to prepare in advance. By following these tips, your dog will have a safe and happy stay.

Things to bring when dropping your dog off at the pet boarding facility

To help make the process of boarding your dog as smooth as possible, here are a few things to remember when dropping off your furry friend at the pet boarding facility:

  • Bring a current photo of your dog. This will help the staff identify your pet if they escape.
  • Make sure your dog’s ID tags are up to date. Include your contact information, as well as the name and number of the boarding facility.
  • Pack a favourite toy or blanket. This will help your dog feel comfortable and secure in their new surroundings.
  • Don’t forget the food! Boarding facilities typically provide food, but if your dog has specific dietary needs or allergies, it’s best to bring their own.
  • Lastly, say a quick goodbye and let the staff know if you’ll be checking in on your pet during their stay. We love updates from worried pet parents!

What to expect during your dog’s boarding stay

Boarding your dog for the first time can be difficult for you and your furry friend. We’re here to help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Here’s what you can expect during your dog’s stay with us.

First, we’ll get to know your dog’s personality and energy level. This will help us determine which other guests they’ll be best suited to share a boarding room with. We’ll also ask you about any special needs or requirements so we can make sure they’re comfortable and well cared for during their stay.

Once we’ve settled them into their room, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialise with other guests during our daily group play sessions. They’ll also get lots of one-on-one attention from our team of dedicated pet care professionals. We’ll feed them nutritious meals, give them plenty of fresh water, and ensure they get all the exercise they need.

We know it can be tough saying goodbye, but we promise we’ll take good care of your furry friend while you’re away. At the end of their stay, we’ll ensure your dog is ready to go home happy, healthy, and exhausted from all their fun with us. You won’t regret boarding your dog for the first time.

So, if you’re still on the fence about boarding your dog for the first time while you take a much-needed break, we hope this article has helped. Hanrob is passionate about providing top-notch care for all pets entrusted to us and would love to have your dog as part of our family. Reach out today for more information or to book a tour of one of our world-class facilities — we can’t wait to welcome your furry friend!


Do my dogs need to be vaccinated before boarding?

It’s important that your dog is up to date on their vaccinations before boarding them. Not only will this protect your furry friend’s health, but other dogs in the vicinity. Boarding facilities require vaccinations against rabies, distemper, and adenovirus type 2.

You are required to provide proof of vaccination when you drop off your dog, so don’t forget those vaccination records. If your four-legged friend isn’t vaccinated, don’t fret — most veterinarians offer vaccinations.

Do I need to provide a crate, water bowl, food, etc.?

Most boarding facilities provide you with everything your dog needs, including a crate, water bowl, and food. You can bring your dog’s favourite toys or bedding to help them feel at home. If your dog has special dietary requirements, tell the staff in advance so they can make arrangements.

How long can I board my dog?

This depends on several factors, including age, health, and temperament. For example, puppies and seniors may need to stay for shorter periods due to their increased needs. Boarding kennels will also have policies, so checking with them before booking is essential. Most dogs can be safely boarded for up to two weeks without any problems.