Our pets are members of our family. Whether you own a single dog, cat, bird, rabbit, reptile, or pocket pet, or have multiple pets and several species, we want to know that our pets are well cared for when we have to leave them behind.

Most people who own pets will need to travel or take a vacation at some point. Others may decide to board their pets while remodeling their home or when extended family comes to visit. Some pet owners even need to board a pet when having a baby, undergoing surgery or dealing with illness or injury that makes it hard for them to temporarily care for their beloved pets.

In all of these cases, having a relationship with a good Sonoma County pet boarding facility can help ease your worries about boarding your pet.

The following articles will help you know what to look for in a kennel, interview local pet boarding facilities, and prepare your pet for their stay.

What to Look for in a Good Dog Boarding Kennel or Cat Boarding Facility
Before you make arrangements to leave your dog or cat at a boarding kennel in Sonoma County, you will want to visit to see the facility yourself. This is true for facilities in larger towns such as Petaluma, Windsor, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati, Guerneville and Rohnert Park, and other areas including Penngrove, Salmon Creek, Sheridan, Villa Grande, Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Asti.

While the kennel may want to schedule an appointment for your tour so that they can have a staff member available to show you the facilities and answer your questions, they should be willing to show you the entire facility and everywhere your dog or cat will be. If the kennel won’t allow you to see the sleeping quarters, kennel area, play area or other areas, think twice about leaving your pet there.

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