Cat boarding kennels
It’s not always an option to take your cat with you on vacation or an unexpected work trip. Facilities such as kennels and catteries offer a cat boarding solutions to cat owners who have to leave their pets for a few days and nights and allow them peace of mind during their travels.
How does it work?
In recent years, more and more cat kennels have opened all across the country offering solutions to pet owners who are absent from home for more than just a day or a night. The simple concept allows you to drop off your cat at the kennel and pick it up once you have returned.
Cat kennel boarding looks like the perfect option from the outside but keep in mind that some cats might not enjoy their stay due to the simple reason that cats are territorial and generally don’t support changes very well. If your cat doesn’t like the company (or even the sight!) of other cats, if it’s shy or has special needs, it’ll be happier cat boarding at home or with a host family!
The costs for leaving your cat in a kennel can vary according to the service offered by the facility. Some kennels offer luxury packages that can cost up to £100 per day while others charge about the same amount as for a regular cat sitting service in your home. Consider what service really fits your needs before booking. Also know that cat boarding in London is usually more expensive than in other parts of the country.
Consider and prepare
It goes without saying that you should only leave your cat in the care of people that you trust. When considering cat boarding, your cat’s safety should be your first priority, it is therefore recommended to carefully consider the kennel that fits your pet’s needs best. Do as much research as you can and visit the kennel before you make the final decision. Find out if the facilities are all up to date regarding laws and regulations and that they follow a strict safety policy.
Take a look around and find out where your cat will be spending most of its time. Are the areas secured against escapes? Your cat should feel safe and happy in its new environment. If you already know that your cat doesn’t like to move or has a hard time dealing with other pets, a kennel might not be the ideal solution. In general, cats don’t support changes very well and are more comfortable staying at home with a pet sitter.
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What’s the best alternative to a cat boarding kennel?
If you can’t or don’t want to book cat boarding kennel for your cat during your absence, there are other options available.
Friends and family
The easiest and cheapest possibility is to ask friends and family for help. A good friend or family member might even already know your cat and doesn’t need instructions to get along in your house. As long as your friend or family member knows what is expected of him, this solution usually works out very well for both you and your cat.
Specialised cat sitting companies
In recent years, many companies have developed professional pet sitting services for pet owners in need. Holidog, the number one in the UK, allows you to find someone to take care of your cat during your absence in just a few clicks. Cat sitting is preferable to cat boarding in a kennel because your cat can continue to enjoy the comfort of his home while waiting for you to return. Finding the perfect sitter is no harder than if you turned to friends or family.
Finding reliable pet sitters that offer cat boarding near you has never been easier with Holidog. Visit our website, enter your postal code and browse through the list of registered cat sitters near you. We take pride in carefully selecting our cat sitters to offer the best quality of services and ensure your cat’s safety. Our cat sitters display their prices, reviews and experience on their profile to make it easy for you to select the person that you like best. Always ask questions to make sure that you can trust the person that you are entrusting your cat to.