Dog kennels and boarding in Florida
Finding the right kennel for your pet involves a lot of research. We've attempted to do the legwork in finding kennels and cataloging them according to the kinds of facilities available at each location.
You may find that the closest kennel is not necessarily the best kennel. Only you know what's best for your pet but here are some suggestions to help with your selection.
Look for a location that is clean and well-lit. A person from the facility should be supervising all activities. Your pet should have easy access to water. The feeding schedule should be easily explained. Consider bringing your own food for your dog. A change in diet may cause an upset stomach. Always ask to see a current shelter license. If you have any concerns, contact the Dept. of Agriculture, local office, for a copy of their current inspection report. The Department of Agriculture is required to inspect all shelters at least once per year.
Sleeping facilities should be comfortable for your pet and should be free of any substance which could be chewed/ingested by your pet.
It makes sense to carefully note how the staff treats your pet as well as others. Are they caring and would they care for your pet as you would?
You may find that the facility you use as a day-care is not the one you use for long-absence care.
Cities are listed in alphabetical order. If your city is not mentioned explicitly, consider a neighboring city. Remember that the closest city might be in a neighboring state (this is often the case in the NorthEastern United States.)