As many pet owners head out of town on vacation during the holiday season, it is important to remember that dogs and cats need love too.
And pet owners want peace of mind when it comes to boarding their beloved animals, said Tudy Gilbert, owner of Paws and Claws Resort.
“Our pets are like our children,” said Tudy. “While we are away, we don't want to have to worry about the care our pets are receiving, and the most important commodity I provide are our fantastic employees. Owners know without any doubts that our staff truly loves and cares for each and every pet.”
So what makes a good pet resort?
In addition to food and fresh water and food and caring for any special needs like medicine, pets need plenty of playtime and attention.
And a lot fun!
“Phone calls from owners are always welcome, and we have fun sending pictures,” said Tudy. “In Hawaii vacationing? Parents get pictures of their pet with a flower and leis around their neck. Mexico? A sombrero with a miniature jug of tequila around their neck... a dog face with a goofy grin completes the picture!”
Safety is always the top priority. Tudy advises that large dogs need to be kenneled and that they are constantly rotated throughout the day to play in small groups based on age, size and disposition of the animal.
“And play they do,” said Tudy. “We have 6,400 square feet of feet of real grass to romp, catch balls, chase, and dunk in their dogbone shaped pool. Owners tell us how thankful they are to go home with a really tired dog! “
At Paws and Claws Resort, small dogs have their own room for playing and napping ,as well as secure access to an outdoor play area. Paws and Claws has three safe, secure play areas.
“We also know some dogs do not play well, and those dogs play alone,” said Tudy. “We take no chances and yet make sure they have plenty of outdoor time! We realize dogs get dirty while having fun. So with the owner's permission we give free exit baths. Who wants a dirty dog in their clean car?”
Cats have a large room upstairs and are not kenneled. There are bunk beds, hiding places, stainless steel water fountains, litter boxes, and several large cat trees to scratch and curl up on.
“Amazingly, cats get along with one another,” said Tudy.. “ We have several cats looking for new homes, a home where they will be loved and be kept safely indoors. There is never a bill to pay to love a cat that needs a home, and future stays with us...always free..
For more information call (208) 667-6700 or visit http://www.pawsandclawsresort.com
--Written by Marc Stewart, Director of Sponsored Content