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Where can I leave my dog while I am on vacation?

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Boarding kennels can care for a dog while the owner is on vacation. These facilities may be independent or part of a veterinary clinic. Another option is having the dog cared for at home by a relative, friend or professional pet sitter.

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Boarding a dog can be convenient, but also expensive, and could expose the animal to illness. To find a good boarding kennel, ask a veterinarian for references and be prepared to book early for popular vacation times. An elderly or timid dog may do better at home if a suitable caregiver is available. Professional pet sitters should have references and be bonded.

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