Thanksgiving and the holidays at large are a time for family and togetherness, and that absolutely includes our four-footed friends – but actually, finding a place for Fido to kick back and relax with fellow canines can be a big relief for both you and your pet.

Here are just four reasons boarding your dog over the holidays may be the gift that keeps on giving year after year.

  1. Fewer food-related temptations: With all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the oncoming feast, it can be challenging for pets – and their people – to be good. Experts urge pet parents to avoid handing out holiday treats from the table or the prep area. After all, by feeding a scrap or two to the dog, you set a precedent for begging that might be tricky to curb once your guests have arrived. Boarding your dog over the holidays ensures they have a place of their own where they can alternate between rest and play while being pampered with custom treats that are way better than the wishbone.
  2. Pet-friendly activities: Particularly for pet parents raising puppies, boarding your dog over the holidays can help to sidestep any mischievous behaviors surrounding the décor. From lavish Cornucopia centerpieces at Thanksgiving to the sparkling, shiny, and beckoning baubles and balls of the Christmas season, curiosity has a way of getting the better of our animal pals. At a luxury pet resort, your pup will have access to toys and play equipment designed specifically for pets, making for a one-of-a-kind vacation for them, and providing you with a little extra peace of mind.
  3. Self-esteem secured: Sure, it’s hard to imagine not wanting to hug a Great Dane or give butterfly kisses to a beagle. But some of your holiday visitors may not be dog lovers and may not share your passion. Boarding your dog over the holidays can help to create a pleasant atmosphere for your family and friends, avoid any awkwardness, and protect your pet’s ego in the process.
  4. It’s always game day at the pet resort: Thanksgiving and football have historically been intertwined. And while your dog may not be able to hike a pigskin, plenty of exercise is definitely on the agenda at your pet resort. Providing your dog with a positive outlet for his or her abundant energy is always a good idea, as it reduces the chance that they expend it in less than appropriate ways, like incessant barking and rooting through the holiday trash.

And no worries if that post-turkey sleepiness has you eyeing the living room couch. After a fun-filled boarding stay at the pet resort, your dog is sure to be tuckered out and ready for a good snuggle, too.

Veterinarian-owned and operated, Green Acres Pet Resort’s spacious grounds and engaging play areas are the perfect fit for your pet this Thanksgiving and throughout the season. Our country-style accommodations, complete with state-of-the-art amenities, have been designed with our four-footed friends in mind.

Contact the Green Acres team today to get started with your holiday reservation.