Home (Away From Home) For the Holidays: What To Pack For Boarding

It’s that time of year again! If you are making plans to travel this Holiday and your pup is headed to PetU, we have a few helpful tips to make him or her feel right at home.

PetU What To Pack For BoardingThings to pack when boarding:

  • Extra Food – Whether flying or driving, you never know when the weather will slow you down, so please pack an extra day of food just in case you are delayed on your return. If this happens, please call us so we aren’t worried – but we will be ready to care for your dog while you get home safely.
  • A quick release collar is required to keep all the dogs safe. Not sure what that looks like? If your dog’s collar has two pieces on each side of the latch to press and release, it’s a quick release. If it has holes and buckles like a traditional belt buckle, it’s not quick release.
  • Familiar items – Dogs thrive on familiarity and routine. We welcome you to bring a blanket with your scent and/or a dog bed, the same treats you use at home and select toys. We say select because we encourage Kongs and Jolly Balls but not rawhides, stuffed toys or anything with plastic pieces they could choke on. If your dog is a heavy chewer or has anxiety, please leave the stuffed beds at home and just bring a blanket instead.
  • Food – It is important to have your dog eat the same food he or she eats at home to avoid upset stomachs. Also, unless your vet has directed otherwise, dogs over 1 year of age do not need a lunch.

If you plan to sign up for boarding this Holiday season, please contact us as soon as possible. Spots are filling quickly – in fact our Milwaukee location only has a few spots left. We look forward to having your dogs here and reinforcing their good manners while you are away!

Coming in our next blog post… “Keeping Your Dog Safe – Holiday Hazards To Avoid”.