happy-dogHonestly, I never thought I would be one to look at dog boarding facilities. I’m not wealthy, and where I come from, people that don’t have the extra money find alternative solutions. For example, they may have a family member, friend or neighbor watch over or even take the dog for however long they’re going to be away from home. After moving to Myrtle Beach, however, I quickly became a candidate for looking at dog boarding facilities.

While I still have yet to use one, I did call around and ask about pricing and how everything worked, including visiting one boarding facility at http://www.lvdoghotel.com/. Having one of these businesses provide room and board for your dog while you’re away isn’t going to be cheap of course, but it’s not quite as bad as I expected I suppose. It seemed doable considering the fact that I was planning my vacation. It wasn’t like I was going to have to pay for his room and board any other time.

People are often willing to come off a little more money when on vacation, and so I had planned to use possibly one of these places, whichever I felt had the best facilities. However, what ended up happening was I paid a friend to watch my dog. I paid him about a third of what I was going to pay the dog boarding business. At first, I thought that was great, but this friend wasn’t someone I would have included on my list of people to watch my dog.

In other words, I sacrificed to save money. It all worked out in the end, but he will never watch my dog again. Last time I went on vacation, I took my dog with me, so it remains to be seen if I will have him check into a dog boarding facility one of these days.

Honest admission – some of the information in this article was information obtained from LV Dog Hotel – Henderson.