Where Should I Board My Beloved Dog?

Where Should I Board My Beloved Dog?

 When holiday times approach, emergency situations arise, or if you just want to head out for the night without worrying about your beloved pup, overnight boarding for dogs is an option that is frequented by many pet owners. There are multiple companies and at home businesses that offer this service around the Brisbane area but before you make your choice there are some important questions that you should ask each carer, which will be discussed shortly. Take the answers to these questions into consideration from the perspective of your dog’s individual needs and try to imagine how well the described environment would suit him/her.

Paddington Pups has been offering boarding for three years now, and we are confident in saying that our service, from the perspectives of both the doggy guests and owners, is among the best out there. We are not attempting to review other businesses, but instead, answer the following eight important questions on behalf of Paddington Pups.

  1. What personal belongings should I bring along with my dog?

A lead, collar (with an engraved name tag attached), any medications, and food for special dietary requirements are the only essential items we require. Comfortable bedding, food/water bowls, and food are all supplied as part of the nightly fee.

  1. How many hours per day will my dog be alone?

Unless your dog is more comfortable alone during the night, he/she will likely have either dog or human company ‘round-the-clock.

  1. Will my dog have a chance to socialise with people/other dogs?

Yes! Throughout your dog’s stay, they will attend regular day care throughout business hours. They are then organised into a small sleep group (of typically 1-2 other dogs) that have well-suited temperaments and appropriate size.

  1. Is there always a staff member on-sight?

Yes. During the day all dogs are supervised as per regular day care, and during the night the dogs are cared for by an overnight manager. There is minimal ‘direct’ supervision during the night as the night time staff member stays upstairs and watches over the boarding dogs via internal security monitors.

  1. How often will my dog be taken outdoors?

Every day! No extra cost

  1. What are the meal options?

We supply a premium dry food brand, Meals For Mutts. Or a premium raw food brand, The Complete Pet Company. However, you are more than welcome to supply your own food if needed. Optional treats are also on the menu at an additional cost.

  1. Can medications be administered?

Yes, just bring them along with specific administration instructions

  1. What is the emergency protocol if an injury/illness occurs?

You will be contacted immediately and advised on the situation. Any emergency situations will result in immediate escort to a nearby veterinary facility, any non-critical situations will be dealt with in store by our trained staff members. In any situation, you will be notified as soon as possible.


Hopefully, these questions will provide you with a foundation on which you are able to make the best decision for your own peace of mind, and more importantly the comfort and happiness of your pup staying away from home.

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