How to choose a pet hotel? 7 Key Points for Pet Temporary Boarding Services
Hong Kong people travel after customs clearance recently and flash to nearby areas at any time to relax and recharge. Want to travel as a family, but worried that your relatives and friends would not be able to take care of your fur kids, so you have been unable to make the trip? It is advisable to arrange for your pet to stay in pet hotels which have become popular recently.
You can ask relatives and friends to help with care, but they may not have the time or be familiar with your pet's preferences and habits.
You can also travel with pets, but this may cause unnecessary trouble and risks for you and your pets. Is there a better option?
The answer is pet hotels. A pet hotel is a place that provides accommodation and services specifically for pets. It allows your pets to enjoy a comfortable and safe environment when you are not around, and receive professional and caring care.
However, not all pet hotels are suitable for your pets. You need to choose the most suitable pet hotel according to your pet's characteristics and needs, as well as your own budget and expectations. So how do you choose the best pet hotel for your pet? Here are 7 key points to refer to:
7 Key Points for Choosing a Pet Hotel
1. Licensed operation is guaranteed, hygiene and safety up to standard
Remind everyone, pet boarding houses are subject to laws and regulations, and operators must obtain an animal boarding house license issued by the Department of Fisheries and Conservation.
The room size, ventilation, and disinfection measures of licensed pet hotels are regulated, and pets are required to provide vaccination certificates.
However, there are a large number of unlicensed pet hotels operating illegally in the market. The environment and sanitation are not regulated by law, which may threaten the safety of your pets
It is sometimes heard that pets are cross-infected during boarding, and some pet hotels only provide narrow pet cages. Therefore, when choosing a pet hotel, licensed places are the first choice.
Search for pet hotels or social networking sites for pet temporary care on the Internet, and check customer reviews and ratings; you can also ask relatives, friends, colleagues or netizens about the experience of arranging your pets to stay in pet hotels.
If you have familiar veterinarians, pet groomers, etc., you might as well ask them what they think of a specific pet hotel. You may wish to check the website of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.List of Licensed Pet Hotels, from which to find foster care places approved by the government.
2. Make an appointment and prepare
Before deciding which pet hotel to go to, you need to confirm your travel plan and time, and then contact the pet hotel in advance to learn about their service charges, check-in requirements, service content and other information, and make an appointment in advance.
In addition, you also need to prepare your pet's health certificate, vaccination certificate, microchip certificate and other documents, as well as some necessities, such as food, water, toys, blankets, etc., to ensure that your pet will not feel strange or uncomfortable when you check in.
If you want your pets to feel more secure, you might as well bring the clothes and toys that are commonly used at home, so that they can adapt to the new environment more easily.
3. Visit the pet hotel in advance
Before confirming the reservation of a pet temporary care place, it is best for the owner to visit the facility in person to ensure that the place is hygienic, safe and comfortable, and that there is plenty of room for rest and play.
When visiting a pet hotel, remember to understand the daily operating standards of the facilities, including the performance of staff in pet feeding, dog release, and cleaning.
4. Consider the geographical location and transportation convenience
If possible, it is best to choose a pet hotel that is close to your home or destination, which can reduce the time and energy you and your pet spend on the road, and can also facilitate you to pick up your pet before departure or after returning.
If it is far away, then it is necessary to consider whether the transportation is convenient, safe and comfortable, and whether additional fees are required.
5. Evaluate hardware facilities and software services
When you arrive at a pet hotel, you need to carefully observe and evaluate its hardware facilities and software services.
Hardware facilities include a comfortable environment. Sufficient space for activities, room size, cleanliness, ventilation, lighting, temperature control, safety measures, etc. Sufficient space for activities is especially important for the physical and mental health of your pet.
Software services include the number of staff, qualifications, attitudes, professionalism, and sense of responsibility. You can choose the most suitable pet hotel for your pet according to your choice of quality and price.
6. 24-hour personal care
It is inevitable for owners to worry about being separated from their pets, so most pet hotels are equipped with IP cameras, allowing owners to monitor their pets anytime, anywhere.
When learning about your pets activities and feeding outside the room, a number of thoughtful services make the owner feel more at ease.
7. Get opinions and feedback from pets
Finally, you also need to listen to the opinions and feedback of pets, after all, they are the most direct beneficiaries.
You can observe your pets' reactions and behaviors at the pet hotel to see if they are happy, relaxed, and at ease, or if they are nervous, scared, or restless. You can also communicate with the staff when you leave or come back to learn about your pet's performance and condition in the pet hotel, and whether you have any questions or suggestions.
If your pet is satisfied at the pet hotel, then you can go and enjoy your trip.
The above are some points we have prepared for you on how to choose the best pet hotel for your pet, we hope it will be helpful to you. If you have any other questions or ideas, please leave a message and let us know. Thank you for reading and supporting!
The recommendations of the Consumer Council:There is no standard for charges, so it is better to compare when visiting a pet hotel