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Middendorf Animal Hospital
9930 Berberich Dr., Florence, KY
See our ad on page 27 .........................859-647-2007
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Town & Country Kennel and Cattery
1049 Meredith Dr., Cincinnati
See our ad on page 3 ........... ................513-522-2378
Some of the best people
I know are dogs!
How to Select a Boarding Kennel
By Barbara Schwartz
Every day, people face the question of what
to do with their pets when traveling, illness, or
family emergencies disrupt the normal routine.
Because a competent, ethical boarding kennel is
an important part of your pet care program, and
because the selection of a boarding kennel can
be a confusing process, here are a few tips to give
your pet a happy and safe boarding experience,
and enable you to enjoy your time away from
home, content that your pet is receiving the best
ASK YOUR VET - this is the primary method of
RECOMMENDATION OF FRIENDS
customers are the best recommendation that a
kennel can receive. Ask your friends and neighbors
about their experiences.
CHECK WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
and if any complaints have been lodged against
Another VERY important tip:
TOUR THE KENNEL(S) - Everyone has their
own yardstick. If visiting several doesn’t make
one stand out, call and ask more questions until
it becomes obvious which facility is right for you
and your pet.
Preparing for Boarding:
It is often a good idea to make your reservations
as early as possible. If you wait until the last minute,
you may be disappointed. Make sure that you
understand the kennel’s policy regarding immunizations,
and discuss this with your veterinarian
as well. If bringing medications, special food, or
treats you should consider bringing extra in case
of a disruption in your schedule. Your kennel may
also provide extra services such as play times or
walks. They may also do grooming if wanted.
Town and Country Kennel and Cattery has
been a destination for our 4-footed guests going
on 27 years.
10 reasons why you should consider boarding
1. Spacious indoor/outdoor dog runs.
2. Facility is owner occupied.
3. Long-term, loving employees.
4. 5 acre walking area.
5. Recommended by local veterinarians
6. Flexible feed schedules, your food or ours.
7. We do boarding and grooming only, our focus
is completely on the care of your pet.
8. Reasonable grooming/boarding prices.
9. “Report cards” keep accurate track of your pets’
physical/emotional well-being during their stay.
10. We LOVE dogs and cats!
Barbara Schwartz is owner of
Town & Country Kennel and Cattery.
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