When Your Furry Friends Need a Sitter

Leaving your furry friend is inevitable if you’re a pet owner, whether it’s during the day while you’re at work or for an extended period while you’re vacationing or traveling for business. At some point, you will need safe, reliable, loving care for your pet. For those in Shoreview, MN,  Minnesota Veterinary Hospital does just that! We provide a safe, fun, enriching environment for your pet for a few hours, a few days, or even longer.

Why Doggy Daycare?

The need for boarding your pet is obvious – you’re unable to care for them for several or more days. The need for doggy daycare isn’t as clear to all pet owners, but there are numerous benefits for your dog, including:

  • Social interaction
  • Exercise
  • Mental stimulation
  • Love and attention while you’re at work during the day
  • Ensuring your pet doesn’t get lonely and anxious

Choosing the Best Place

Whether you’re looking for the best place for your pet every day, a long stay, or just an hour or two, there are several things to consider when choosing a home-away-from-home for your pet. Things you should look for in a doggy daycare and boarding facility are:

  • Cleaning schedules and methods
  • The kinds of play spaces offered
  • Exercise options
  • Knowledgeable, well-trained staff
  • Emergency preparations
  • Vaccination requirements
  • Safety protocols

Some criteria are obvious. Of course, you want your furry loved one to be cared for in a place that’s clean and cleaned regularly with animal-safe products. That’s a no-brainer. But it’s also important to ask about how the potential daycare or boarding site handles things like aggression between dogs, what vaccinations all pets who attend are required to have, and what kind of schedule the facility employs.

Why Minnesota Veterinary Hospital?

For those in Shoreview, MN, and the surrounding areas, Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is available to provide daily or longer-term care for your pet. Our staff and facility provide:

  • Indoor and outdoor play and exercise spaces
  • Personal attention for your pet
  • Individualized care around meals and medication
  • Extra outdoor time if needed
  • Care to ensure pets are vaccinated and parasite-free prior to their stay

Although we know we’re not your pet’s home, we strive to provide the next-best environment for them. We treat your pet like they’re ours.

We have the added benefit of being a certified, fear-free facility. A fear free certification means that our staff has been specially trained in ways to help cats, dogs, and other animals relax when they visit us, whether they’re here for an office visit, daycare, or boarding.

Our staff and practitioners receive training in animal body language, especially for cats and dogs, that allows them to understand pet behavior more fully. Understanding a pet’s body language allows our staff to help alleviate stressors, promoting relaxation and fun, and helping our daycare or boarding participants enjoy the best, safest experience possible.

Minnesota Veterinary Hospital

If they can’t be home, Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is the place to be. It’s where all the cool cats, kittens, and other pets are. Call us at 651-484-3331 or email at [email protected] to arrange a visit to our facility today.

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