10 Things You Should Know About Boarding Your Dog

things you should know about boarding your dog

Entrusting your furry friend to a pet resort while you’re out of town or otherwise indisposed is a big decision.

Here are just 10 significant aspects to consider about dog boarding, along with insights on how Paws & Play Pet Resort ensures each aspect is a benefit to your dog’s stay.

  • Personalized care is paramount. Each dog has unique needs and preferences. At Paws & Play Pet Resort, our team creates customized care plans for every guest, ensuring their individual dietary, medication, and comfort needs are met with precision and love.
  • Comfortable accommodations are a must. Dogs thrive in clean, comfortable, and secure environments. Pet parents are wise to choose a resort that features climate-controlled suites, plush bedding, and shared spaces for pet families. Paws & Play checks all boxes, ensuring a cozy stay for all.
  • A qualified team is the heart of any pet resort. Professional, knowledgeable, and caring staff are crucial to your peace of mind as a pet owner. At Paws & Play, our approach guarantees a staff of specialists trained in first aid and pet behavior who provide 24/7 supervision and care.
  • Regular physical activity and interaction are vital. A dog’s health, well-being, and happiness hinge on ample physical exercise. Paws & Play offers over 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas and multiple daily play sessions, encouraging exercise and socialization in a safe, monitored environment.
  • Health and hygiene require a clean facility. Daily health checks are also essential to prevent illness. Paws & Play offers state-of-the-art air purification and rigorous cleaning protocols, combined with vaccination requirements, to uphold the highest health standards.
  • Proper nutrition is a cornerstone of good health. One of the most important things you should know about boarding your dog is how mealtimes will be handled. Paws & Play serves meals twice daily – or as requested – ensuring your pet is well-fed while in our care.
  • Grooming is key to overall well-being. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a clean dog is a happy and healthy dog. Our on-site grooming services keep guests looking and feeling their best, from baths to haircuts and more.
  • Extra pampering makes stays extra special. For those seeking somewhat more luxurious accommodations, Paws & Play offers a limited amount of themed suites (like the Caribbean) fitted with flat-screen televisions, overhead fans, premium bedding, and more. These options are perfect for pups who are slightly timid around other animals and do better in a more private setting.
  • Flexible drop-off and pick-up times are invaluable. Life can be unpredictable. Our team understands that. That’s why we offer accommodating hours to fit any schedule, providing convenience without compromising care.
  • Above all else, a pet resort must be dedicated to providing exceptional care. A passion for pets drives the Paws & Play team to exceed expectations, from the amenities we offer to the personalized attention every guest receives.


Our goal is to create an environment where each guest feels at home. Find out why Westchester County dog owners choose Paws & Play when boarding their dogs. Book your dog’s reservation today.