As dog owners know all to well, canines are creatures of habit. As such, our animals can become anxious when their routines are upset, and this includes putting up these pets in San Jose dog kennels.
No matter how loving and nurturing a kennel is, a break from the norm can be traumatic for pets. However, there are things a pet parent can do to make this temporary situation easier on the animal.
If you are considering kenneling or pet sitting, San Jose, CA, kennel West Valley Pet Lodge offers a few services to ease your own anxiety and help you acclimate your dog or cat to boarding.
First, we encourage prospective customers to visit the lodge for a personal tour. We are proud of the warm, nurturing environment we have established for all our furry friends. And we believe after viewing the facilities you will feel good about the decision to let us care for your pet. We’re so confident you’ll love our lodge that we have a standing offer: Stop by for a tour, and receive a discount on your pet’s first stay.
There are San Jose dog kennels that suggest or require a trial run or “audition” to their facility. Some even charge for that service. While it may sound like a reasonable idea, West Valley Pet Lodge feels otherwise. The abrupt change of a first-time in-and-out visit to pet sitting – San Jose, CA, or anywhere else – is likely to be more taxing to your pet, than it is a test of acceptance.
There are San Jose kennels and pet sitting operations whose audition programs are designed more to test the level of noise or barking of a proposed guest, or the guest’s ability to interact peacefully with other guests, or the kennel or pet sitting staff.
Be aware that West Valley Pet Lodge does not co-mingle dogs or cats in their enclosures or in play time unless they come from the same family, and the family approves. Dogs are pack animals and they can instantly turn on another without provocation. In packs, like wolves, there will always be the dog who wishes to prove his or her Alpha domineering status. Serious injury can result.
At West Valley Pet Lodge our concern is simply the welfare of your dog or cat. We are confident in our knowledge of animals, our abilities in their care, and in our facility.