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Leaving Your Dog at Heritage Kennel: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Get expert tips on how to make the transition easy for your dog when leaving them at a boarding facility for the first time. Learn from Heritage Kennel, Santa Cruz's trusted dog boarding facility, on how to prepare your dog for their stay and make sure their time with us is comfortable and stress-free.


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If you're a dog owner living in Santa Cruz, California, you know that finding a trustworthy and comfortable boarding facility for your furry friend can be a challenge. That's why we at Heritage Kennel, located at 201 Mountain View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, are here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for both you and your dog.


"My dog Toby loves this place. He is always excited to go there. Unlike other kennels where we need to drag him in because he feels like we are abandoning him. Heritage Kennel is like family to him. He jumps out of the car when we get there and want's to run inside. They really take good care of him." - Jeremy Wofford, Google Review from 2022

Leaving your dog at a boarding facility for the first time can be difficult, so we've put together some tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible.


Get your dog ready for their next adventure: Expert tips on how to make the dog boarding experience a success


  1. Tour the facility before you leave your dog: Many dog boarding facilities, including Heritage Kennel, offer tours for potential clients. This is a great opportunity for you to see the facility in person and make sure it's the right fit for your dog.

  2. Make sure your dog's vaccinations are up to date: Most dog boarding facilities require proof of vaccinations, so be sure to check with your vet to make sure your dog's shots are current.

  3. Pack your dog's favorite things: Bring your dog's favorite blanket, toy, or treat to help them feel more at home in the new environment.

  4. Communicate with the staff: Before you leave your dog, make sure to communicate any specific needs or concerns you may have to the staff at Heritage Kennel. They will be more than happy to accommodate you and your furry friend.

  5. Stay in touch: While you're away, feel free to check in with the staff at Heritage Kennel to see how your dog is doing. We will be happy to provide updates and pictures.

In conclusion, leaving your dog at a boarding facility for the first time can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and a trusted facility like Heritage Kennel, you can ensure that your dog's stay is comfortable and stress-free. By following our tips, you can make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your furry friend. Remember, your dog is in good hands with us and we are dedicated to providing the best care and experience for them. Thank you for considering Heritage Kennel for your dog's next adventure.

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