DOG KENNELS IN SPAIN - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Finding the right kennels for your best pal while you are away can be stressful to say the least. We at Protectapet have compiled a directory of Dog Kennels in and around Spain, so you can find the right kennels that suits you and your dog.

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KENNELS IN SPAIN

Our beloved dogs are as much a part of the family as any one else, however sometimes it is just not possible to take them with us on our travels. This is where you may have to think about a doggie vacation in a Kennels near you.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOG BOARDING KENNELS IN SPAIN

TRADITIONAL DOG KENNELS –

Traditional dog kennels house and care for your dog for overnight and or longer-term stays. The facilities are fully indoors with built in dog runs, whilst others have facilities that incorporate both indoor and outdoor accommodation with large fenced areas for dogs to play. Sleeping areas are usually private in order to provide overnight safety and security.

PRIVATE KENNELS –

Private kennels are usually based at a private house and normally house fewer dogs. Private kennels are a good choice for people with socially anxious dogs, groups of dogs that like to stay together or dogs with special needs that may need more 1 to 1 attention whilst on their stay at the kennels.

LUXURY KENNELS -  

Some kennels offer the height of luxury, treating your dog to daily grooming & doggie massages, heated swimming pools and of course freshly backed treats! These tend to be set in posh surroundings and have more on-site staff for more individual attention for each doggie at the hotel. This of course is reflected in the price.

DOGGIE DAY CARE CENTRES –

For doggies or puppies that do not need overnight stays but need exercise and attention during the day while you are at work. Theses doggie day care centres are aimed to provide your pooch with exercise, social interaction and attention on days you can’t be with them.

CHOOSING A KENNEL

When choosing a kennel that’s right for your pet, it is important to get the opinion of someone you trust, ask your vet and check out the reviews that have been left about the establishment. Once you have a short list of potential kennels, our advice would be to visit each one individually, talk to the staff and see how they interact with the pets in their care. This also allows you to check that the kennels are safe, clean and secure.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO KEEP A DOG IN A KENNEL IN SPAIN?

Average boarding rates for kennels in Spain range from €14 – 21€ per night going up to €60 per night for a royal suite. If your pet stays in a kennel for a longer period of time than an overnight stay the price per night reduces. There are also discounts to be had of your board multiple dogs at the same kennel.

WHAT INJECTIONS / VACCINATIONS DO DOGS NEED FOR KENNELS?

The majority of boarding kennels require proof of vaccination before your dog checks in. Individual kennels have individual requirements, but most kennels require current rabies, distemper, parvovirus and bordatella vaccinations.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR DOG GOES ON HOLIDAY

GET THEM VACCINATED

Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are all up to date, as mentioned above your dog may not gain entry unless you can prove up to date vaccination records. This also will help reduce the chance of your dog falling ill while you are away. The main vaccination you will require is the Bordetella vaccine that prevents against kennel cough

GET YOUR PET INSURANCE OR HEALTHCARE PLAN IN ORDER

Most important is to make sure you have pet healthcare cover making sure your dog is covered during their stay in boarding kennels.

Unfortunately, the chances of your dog becoming sick or injured in kennels are higher than when they are at home. This is not to say that they will pick up an illness or injury, but it is always best to safeguard yourself against any costly vet bills. Make sure you check that the kennels you have chosen is also fully insured, and has the correct public liability insurance. If your dog is injured at their establishment, it is the owner of the kennels responsibility.

COMPILE A LIST OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DOG

It is good practice to put together a list of anything that it is important for the kennel to know about your dog, this should include things like –

  • Does your dog have allergies?
  • Is your dog on any medication – if so, what dosage and how it needs to be administered
  • Does your dog have any special dietary requirements?
  • Add to the list anything that you think will help your dog be happy healthy and content, whilst in the kennel

PACK YOUR POOCHES SUITCASE

Packing your dog’s personal belongings like their food bowl, beds, blankets and favorite chew toys will make the transition into kennels as smooth and comfortable as possible, as it provides a sense of reassurance and continuity for them.

PET VACATION TIME

SAYING GOODBYE TO YOU DOG -

If at all possible, your dog’s first stay in a kennel should start at a couple of nights, this will teach them that while you are going away, you will always come back. Of course, this is not always possible, so when it is time to say goodbye, play it cool. Don’t make a big fuss and try not to show any signs of anxiety as your pooch is sure to pick up on this. Talk to your dog in the same voice you would if you were popping to the shops.

following all the above tips should  help both you and your dog s enjoy your little vacation away from each other.

CATTERY IN SPAIN SERVICE ICONS - explained.

These icons, on all Cattery directory pages, indicate the services they can provide at a glance. hover over each icon to see the description.

CCTV ICON FOR 24HR SECURITYicon showing Air-conditioned accommodation for dogsIcon for onsite cafe facilities at this kennelHeated accommodation for dogsKennel offers collection and delivery service This Kennel also breeds dogsIcon showing this kennel offers one to one individual attention to each dogThis kennels offer a dog rehoming service in your areaicon with a paw print and sissors showing the kennels offer grooming servicesImage of a dog and a dogs lead offering dog training facilitiesicon showing this kennel is licensed and insured image of a crown representing luxury accommodation for your dogImage of a medicine bottle representing the administration of medication at this kennel Icon showing a shopping trolly representing a pet shop on site at the KennelsImage of money being gifted for online donations to the kennelsImage of a secret agent showing this Kennel is an authorised agent of Protectapet healthcare plansIcon showing this Kennel allows shared accommodation for dogs from the same familyIcon showing Web cam access to clients from this dog kennel icon of a cat and dog showing this kennel has boarding facilities for both cats and dogs Icon showing a medical bag and paw print representing emergency care at the kennelsProtectapet Pet Healthcare Plans  - Fixed premiums for life

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