Boarding kennels can tell you what you want to hear. In order to know what goes on, it is important to visit the boarding kennel, unannounced, and ask to see where your pet will be staying. Do this on a busy holiday weekend, so really see where they put the animals. Are there dogs in crates 24/7, although the owners think they are in a run? How do you know your dog or cat is getting the extra play time you’re paying for? Many kennels tend to overbook, and it’s your pet that suffers. So, a little extra time and research can pay off!