A boarding facility is the best option if you have to make that trip away from home without worrying about where to keep your pet. Pet boarding on the Gold Coast provides you and your furry friend with many benefits.
Find out what they are below.
Interaction and companionship
Being amongst other pets can improve your pet’s mood and they will be happy to make new friends. And because of this, reputable boarding facilities will provide playtime for dogs as part of the activities.
If your pet has separation anxiety, companionship can help make them happier. More so, the interaction with other pets helps your fur baby become more sociable.
You can only relax on your trip knowing your pet is safe. Pet boarding facilities on the Gold Coast should prioritise animal safety and protection.
You shouldn’t need to worry about your pets escaping onto the street. That’s why quality pet boarding facilities take extra precautions in ensuring their stay is safe by installing CCTV security and alarm systems.
Your furry friend gets the best care in a pet boarding facility. The staff should be professionally trained to ensure every pet receives quality care and attention. With a team dedicated to animal care, your pet is sure going to have a great time. If your pet requires any additional care such as medication, be sure to let the facility know so they can create a schedule for it.
Your furry friend can return home better groomed than they left. This is because most pet boarding facilities provide additional services such as pet grooming and training classes.
Love and attention
The caregivers at the Gold Coast pet boarding facility should provide enough time for play, attention, and love to all pets. They ensure each fur baby receives the attention they need to enjoy their stay.
Good nutrition and exercise
Dogs require daily exercise to stay in top shape and your furry friend needs exercise—no matter how big or small. Gold Coast pet boarding facilities should also provide nutritious food and your pet’s special diet can also be accommodated if informed before time.
Most pet-boarders offer exercise and have facilities that include fields, yards, and walkways. The social and physical stimulation provided keeps your pet’s mind and body active and happy.
It’s a lot more affordable compared to hiring a sitter for your pet. With pet boarding on the Gold Coast, you know exactly how much it will cost to have your pet taken care of. Plus, you can rest assured that they’re in professional hands.
Flexibility and availability
If you have to travel on short notice, you don’t have to be afraid of the unavailable pet boarding facility. Many of them are open all year round and can accommodate your pet on short notice.
Pet boarding on the Gold Coast can offer your pet a home away from home. Introducing your fur baby to a new environment can make them mentally alert and build their social skills.
At AAA pet resort, we offer affordable boarding options for your pet. Give us a call today for inquiries.
Summers are a terrific time to put on a beach suit and hit the waters. No matter how intense the mid-day sun is, there’s always something to beat the heat. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same about your pets.
They can’t adapt to extremely hot and cold climes as well as humans can. Your dog could quickly develop heat exhaustion if they are left out on the burning pavement. Even if you take them out for some water splashing, they still need to be supervised.
In order to make the heat enjoyable for your furry pal, here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your dog cool in the summers.
1. Keep Hydrating Them
Your elders may have often nagged you on the importance of hydration, so now it’s time to do the same with your dog. While most dogs are vulnerable to extreme heat, some breeds are in greater peril than others.
If your dog has thick, furry long hair, has a medical condition or is either too young or too old, then you need to be extra careful. Pugs, shih tzus, bulldogs – brachycephalic breeds— are more susceptible to dehydration. If your pet isn’t drinking enough water, keep more water bowls around them. And if you love being extravagant, keep a dog drinking fountain to attract your pet.
They may play with the water, but they will definitely be drinking more that way. When your dog returns after a run, it may be hard to make them drink water. It may be easier to cup some in your hand and help your pet gulp it down. Apart from hydration, the gesture will double the love between you two.
2. Never Leave Them in the Car
Don’t ever leave your dog in a locked car. Even when you think you’ll be returning after 5 minutes, humans can quickly succumb to forgetfulness. And knowing that vehicles and pavements are the quickest to burn up during summers, don’t test your pet’s limits.
Even if the car is spacey with the AC turned on, dogs can quickly suffocate and grow agitated in a locked, cramped vehicle. So don’t take any risks and keep your furry pal with you at all times.
3. Keep Your Home Cool
If your pooch will stay in the house in your absence, make sure your home is nice and cool. You may want to turn on the A.C or one or two fans to cool down the heat. Make sure the curtains are closed, as most of the heat seeps in from the windows. You can also use dog cooling mats or rugs to keep them extra cool.
4. Take Them Out for Some Beach Lovin’
If you’re wondering what to do with your dog on a hot day, then get him wet. Take your puppy out to the beach, with his favorite toys and make sure to have lots of fun. If the beach isn’t feasible, simply put up a small, shallow pool so that they can indulge in some splashing and waddling.
You can even add some ice cubes or ice packs to keep the pool chill. And, try to avoid keeping your pet in his kennel, as that can be suffocating and too hot. Trees can be much better for shade than doghouses.
So, that’s it, with these simple and smart precautions, both you and your pet can chill through the summers. Keep in touch with us for more awesome pet tips!
All our guests have a great time
Born into the pet care industry, resort owner Michael Avery has owned various pet resorts across the Gold Coast. However, he considers AAA Pet Resort his crowning achievement. Michael’s vision to create a home away from home for Gold Coast pets has been realised, as many happy customers can attest. Our philosophy is simple, yet effective: to ensure all of our guests have a great time, in a loving, protective environment.
All AAA animal carers uphold Michael’s high standards of care and comfort. This is reflected in their compassionate, observant nature when caring for your best friend
We have a 5 star team
Our enthusiastic team of dog lovers is driven to provide you and your pet with the most comfortable, enjoyable pet resort experience, while you enjoy your time away. Each staff member lives up to this philosophy by caring for your dog’s health, happiness, and wellbeing. You can be confident that while having the time of their lives, your best friend is safe and well looked after.
Frequently asked questions
Each of our five room options can be booked as either a Twin Share or a Private, so it’s still the same room, the option just depends on if your dog would like to have the room to them self or if they’d prefer to share that room with a friend. With dogs who do not live together at home, we will only board two dogs together at any one time, except under special circumstances, in which case you would be notified about the situation prior to boarding.
If you have a dog who thoroughly enjoys the company of another dog, the Twin Share option may be suitable. We match dogs in the Twin Share option according to size and temperament, so if you have a small, calm dog, your dog would be matched with another dog who is small, who would like to integrate but not be too over the top during play. If you have a large, playful dog, your dog would be matched to someone who wouldn’t mind playing the day away with your dog. There are endless combinations of pet traits.
There are instances where you may book your dog into a Twin Share room, but we may not have a dog boarding with us during that time who is suitable to share the room with your dog (Eg. Dogs got alone but one was much more playful than the other). If this occurs, we will be in touch with you to let you know that we weren’t able to find a match. When dogs are matched up, sometimes the dates that their booking goes for does not align. Your dog may be here for seven days, and their initial match may only be here for the first three days. The introduction process begins again once their first match has left.
We are very particular about which dogs share with one another, and our introduction process can take up to 3 or 4 hours. It’s most certainly not something we take lightly as we must ensure that both guests will feel comfortable being with one another during their stay. If there are any signs of anti-social behaviour from either dog, the introduction progress is ceased immediately.
If your dog has never boarded with us before, it’s highly recommended to book them a Private room so that you know the room is readily available for them to have them self should they require it. It’s very easy for us to change to a Twin Share, but due to availability, it’s not always easy for us to do it the other way around. Please get in touch with us if you’re unsure about which option is best for your dog.
If you’re looking for cat or dog boarding on the Gold Coast, your pet will be required to have current vaccination records. A good dog hotel on the Gold Coast will always protect all its canine and feline guests by making sure they are all up-to-date on their shots and healthy. Puppies and kittens require three initial vaccinations when they’re very young and then annual booster vaccinations and check-ups for life. Our requirements are C5 in dogs, and F3 in cats, and these vaccinations need to be conducted within the last 12 months, but not within 10 days of the arrival date to our resort. Be sure to ask your vet if you have any questions about your pet’s full protection and contact our friendly team to find out more about the vaccination requirements.
“I want to say a big 'thank you' to that looked after my princess, Heidi. Normally, a dog would lose weight while in boarding, but if you send your dog here, he will come back with holiday kilos, as well as be taken care of just as they are at home. Will be bringing Heidi back next time!”Michelle
“Just picked up Roxy and Havoc after two weeks overseas. They had a wonderful time, and the feedback I received on my dogs was fabulous. The staff spent a lot of time with them, so there will be a few more holidays for me, knowing my babies are in excellent hands.”Jo
“We have taken Mischy there several times now and we can leave her knowing that she will be looked after by some wonderful staff. Sometimes we wonder if she wants to come home or stay with the girls. We would recommend AAA Pet Resort to anyone and everyone.”Robyn
“Leaving your pet can be very nerve racking, but AAA Pet Resort were very professional and made it easy to do. They were contactable while we were away and took photos of our gorgeous girl for us to see. When we saw her face we were confident she was being cared for in the right hands.”Renea
“Ace and Rose has had three stay's now the latest being the longest. They looked very healthy and happy when we collected them. Thank you AAA Pet Resort for taking fantastic care of our two fur babies!”Darelle