If you’re planning a vacation or a trip but can’t bring your furry friend along, you’ve likely considered pet boarding on the Gold Coast.
The truth is, pet boarding could pose a negative effect on your pooch due to separation anxiety or a change of environment. That is why you need a doggy daycare that provides all the necessary facilities and care that your canine needs to enjoy themselves.
This article will highlight some benefits of dog boarding, including tips to help you make informed decisions when choosing a pet boarding facility for your dog.
Let’s get started.
Benefits of pet boarding on the Gold Coast
Pet boarding is beneficial not only to owners but to their dogs as well. Here are four benefits of using pet boarding next time you’re away.
1. Your pooch will enjoy expert care. All medication will be administered and any special requirements will be adhered to.
2. Boarding gives your dog time for socialization
3. It equips your dog with new experiences
4. Dog boarding houses keeps your pet safe and out of trouble
Downsides of pet boarding on the Gold Coast
While pet boarding pros definitely outweigh the cons, we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t mention the potential negatives. Some downsides include:
1. Separation anxiety
2. Changes in your dog’s routine can cause irregularities in their behaviour
Make sure the pet boarding facility you choose has these features
Whether you’re going away for a week or a weekend, ensure that the pet boarding facility you choose has the best inclusions for your puppy.
- Secure and safe environment: While you’re away, it’s crucial that your puppy is kept safe and sound, ready to return to you. Make sure that the facility you choose has secure rooms and cameras to monitor your pet.
- Large play areas: Dogs and puppies are always full of energy. By giving them large play areas they can work off all their energy instead of getting anxious.
- Cuddles and kisses: It’s likely that your furry friend receives millions of kisses and cuddles at home. So why should it be any different at a pet boarding facility?
Board your puppy with AAA Pet Resort next time you’re away
Boarding your pooch is often the best option when you’re travelling for a business trip, attending an event, or going on holiday. Therefore, your best bet is to find a dog resort that provides a home away from home for your pet.
When it comes to pet boarding on the Gold Coast AAA Pet Resort has you covered. We ensure that your fur baby is safe, sound and given plenty of love while you’re away. Whether you’re looking for basic pet boarding services or have specific requirements, our boarding facility provides top-notch services to ensure your puppy is happy.
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