Boarding Your Dog? Here are 10 Things to Pack

June 29, 2022 at 7:00 AM

As one of Agoura’s leading dog daycare providers, we get a ton of questions about our dog boarding service. One of the biggest ones is: What should I pack for my dog?

It can be stressful and nerve-wracking for pet parents to leave their fur babies. You want to ensure your pup feels safe, secure, and at home.

For that reason, make sure to pack these 8 items for your furry friend. Keep reading for our list of dog boarding packing essentials.

8 Things to Pack for Dog Boarding in Agoura, California

1. Identification

This is essential. Be sure to provide your dog boarding service with all the required identification documents so they will have them in case of an emergency.

2. Forms and emergency contact information

Dog boarding in Agoura requires people to fill out forms before their pup’s stay begins. This ensures your pet is cared for properly, and that all their needs are met during their time at doggy daycare.

These forms should include your emergency contact information, but be sure to provide a list of relatives or trusted loved ones who live near Agoura as well. This way, if you’re a long distance from us, we can contact someone you trust.

3. Proof of vaccination

Most dog daycare providers will require this information. If they don’t, you should reconsider boarding with them. Ensuring all the dogs in care are up-to-date with vaccinations means that all dogs will be safe and comfy during their stay.

4. Their favourite treats

While we do have treats for your pup, they will almost certainly prefer the treats that remind them of home. Boarding can be a stressful experience for a dog if they don’t have reminders of home. This is a simple—and delicious—way to improve their time with us.

5. Food

This is very important. Changing your dog's food suddenly can cause stress on their digestive system, so don’t forget to pack extra in case of an incident. We recommend packing for 50% more days than your planned stay. This ensures your pet is fed with their favourite meals if you experience travel delays that extend their stay with us.

6. Their toys

Anything that helps your pet feel at home is a great thing to pack. This includes their favourite toys. You can pack a few or send them with a whole box full! Whatever your pup prefers.

7. Vitamins, medicine, or supplements

Not only should you include any vitamins, supplements, or medicine that your pet needs, but also be sure to provide us with detailed instructions on when and how to administer them. We are committed to providing the highest quality dog boarding services in Agoura, and we will ensure that your dog’s needs are catered to with care.

8. Walking equipment

Our walks and exercise times are exciting for our resident pooches! That’s why it’s important to pack your dog's walking equipment. It ensures they have a safe and comfortable time with us. Remember to pack their collar, leash, and any other accessories they need during walk time.

Dog boarding packing checklist

  • Forms required by the dog boarding service
  • Identification
  • Emergency contact information
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Treats
  • Food
  • Extra food
  • Toys
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medication
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Halter
  • Booties or shoes (if necessary)
  • Muzzle (if necessary)
  • A reminder of home
  • Kennel or bed (if necessary)
  • Anything else that your pet needs

The Best Dog Boarding in Agoura for Your Furry Friend

That’s it for our list of essentials to pack for your pup. We hope it helps to ease any anxiety you may be having about leaving your fur baby with us.

If you want to learn more ways to make dog boarding less stressful for your pooch, read about it on our blog.

At Barks n’ Rec, we pride ourselves on our compassionate, fun atmosphere. Dogs love us and you will too! Contact us to learn more about our dog boarding service in Agoura, California.