4 Times to Consider Boarding Your Dog

Dogs are very loyal and loving pets. Your canine companion would likely be delighted to stay at your side all day, every day. Unfortunately, Man’s Best Friend can’t go everywhere with us. Sooner or later, you’ll likely have to board your pup. While many people only think of boarding when they go out of town, there are actually several occasions when it may be best to put Fido in a kennel for a few days. A White Rock, TX vet lists a few of them below.


Moving can be pretty stressful for both dogs and people. You definitely don’t want your pet underfoot as your belongings are being loaded or unloaded, or running out an open door into a strange neighborhood! Consider sending Fido to a doggy hotel on moving day. If you’re moving long distance, you may want to board your pooch on the day your things are picked up from your old home, and then again when they are delivered to your new home. (Tip: don’t forget to check the fencing in your new yard, and make sure it’s sturdy.)

Major Life Events

Many of life’s major events, such as weddings, births, and graduations, can get pretty chaotic. Consider sending your pup to a kennel for a day or two around the big day. This will let you concentrate on the main event, while knowing that Fido is safe and sound.


Boarding probably isn’t the best option for a home renovation that will take quite a bit of time, such as a kitchen remodel. However, if you’re doing something that will be both quick and fairly chaotic, like a floor replacement, you may want to put your furry buddy in a kennel for a few days. You don’t want Fido stepping on nails, running out an open door, or getting splinters in his paws!


If you’re having a minor, outpatient surgery, you may very well want your beloved pet to cuddle up with while you recuperate and binge-watch your favorite show. However, for more serious procedures, you may need more time to recover, and may find walking or playing with your pooch too strenuous at first. Ask both your vet and doctor for specific advice.

Do you need to board your dog? We are always happy to help! Contact us, your local White Rock, TX animal clinic, today!

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