Dog Boarding: Manhattan Beach & Hawthorne, CA

Dog Boarding: Veterinarians vs. Kennels vs. Pet Hotels

hawthorne beach best dog cat boardingWhen we have to go out of town – for business, a vacation or a family matter – a dog owner’s main concern is “who will take care of my dog?” We love our pets like our children – and their happiness and safety while we are away is our main concern. So how do we decide which boarding facility is the best for our beloved pet?

Dog boarding facilities may be at someone’s home, at a kennel, at a “pet hotel,” or at a veterinarian’s office.

Dog Boarding: In Homes

While a “home” pet sitting facility may seem more like a “loving family” situation for your pet, there are a number of drawbacks of which to be aware. Of primary concern in a “home boarding” situation is safety. When family members who are not trained pet professionals come and go, it can lead to unlocked doors and gates.

Additionally, in home boarding situations no medical professionals are present in the event that your dog experiences an illness or a medical emergency.

Dog Boarding: Kennels & Pet Hotels

There can be a wide variation of care across kennels. Kennels located within Los Angeles County must meet 33 standards of care in order to be licensed. If you are considering a kennel for boarding your dog, make certain that they are licensed through the County of Los Angeles.

The biggest drawback we see in Kennel boarding is transmission of fleas and communicable diseases – such as “kennel cough” – from one dog to another. Even in the cleanest of kennels, germs can be passed from one dog to another in common areas, and in cages that have not been properly sanitized.

Dog Boarding: Veterinarians - Hawthorne, Ca

Boarding your dog at a veterinarian’s office ensures that your pet will be safely secured in a triple locked and alarmed facility. At a veterinarian’s office, you are also assured that your beloved dog will always be well taken care of by licensed professionals.

Further, if your dog has any existing health, dietary or age related issues, veterinarian boarding offers complete and personalized medical care.

Additionally, veterinarian boarding offers comprehensive sterilization procedures & health monitoring – minimizing the risk of your dog contracting an illness from other canines while being boarded.

And, in the event that your pet should become ill, he or she will be monitored by healthcare professionals, and immediately receive the necessary care, without needing to be transported.

South Bay Veterinarian Dog Boarding: Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach

Our caring veterinary staff loves each and every dog we board as if they were our own. We take the time to pet them, play with them, and walk them to ensure that they are never board or lonely.

We can accommodate any age, dietary or health issues – ensuring that they receive the same personalized care that they receive at home. And our veterinarians and vet techs keep an eye on every dog to ensure that they stay in optimal physical and emotional health!

Additionally, our individual, safe and sterile boarding kennels offer the utmost in security and sanitation. It would be impossible for even the craftiest escape artist to breakout of our alarmed facility!

We have boarded hundreds of happy, healthy dogs (and cats!) in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne & the surrounding South Bay area. Whether you are contemplating a short excursion or an extended trip, we can keep your pet safe, comfortable, happy and loved while you are gone. Call us or stop by Manhattan Beach Animal Hospital to meet our caring staff and see our spotless facility.

Call to Schedule Dog Boarding, or Take a Kennel Tour: 310-536-9654

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 2705 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



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