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Dog Boarding 101 at All Tails

Dog Boarding 101 at All Tails!!

Our pet boarding services, providing care for our friends from New Albany, Gahanna, Johnstown, Granville, Westerville, Newark and more.  We help people faced with the question of what to do with their pets when travel, illness, or family emergencies disrupt normal care. Some pet owners attempt to solve this problem by taking their pets with them, only to discover that hotel restrictions, travel-induced pet illness, and runaway pets can turn their trip into a disaster. Other pet owners turn over the care of their animals to well-meaning but untrained neighbors or friends. Again, the results are often unsatisfactory. Pets entrusted to such part-time custodians frequently escape or become seriously ill because of lack of reliable, frequent, and knowledgeable supervision.

At All Tails “R” Waggin’  professional boarding kennel we help you solve these problems.  Annually, more than 30 million pet owners recognize that full-time, knowledgeable, and experienced pet boarding kennel operators provide the most dependable, secure, and safe pet care available.  Voted the  #1 Pet Boarding facility in the Columbus, Ohio area by the Columbus Dispatch, you can guarantee your pets are in good hands at All Tails “R” Waggin’ in Pataskala, Ohio, also close to New Albany.

Here are some good ways to prepare your pet for its next boarding stay at All Tails!

1. Make Reservations Early

We get very busy so don’t wait until the last minute to start booking your pets stay, especially during the holidays. Planning ahead will also allow you to visit our facility ahead of time.

2. Keep Vaccines Up-to-date and visit Your Dog’s Veterinarian

It’s important, and considerate to the other dogs, that you de-flea and worm your dog. You should also update your dog’s vaccinations at least two weeks prior to boarding. Both of these precautions are required before boarding, Daycare, Grooming, and Training at All Tails.

The vaccines which are especially important are those which protect against Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough), and Canine Influenza. Kennel Cough and canine influenza are both highly contagious, so it’s imperative to ensure your pet is current on all vaccines.


3. Pack Dog Food & Emergency Contact Info

Sometimes, an abrupt change in diet that comes with putting your dog in a kennel can upset your pet and can even cause colitis, an inflammation of the colon and rectum, so why not bring your own dog food? Prepare daily portions of your dog’s food in small bags or a small container and label it with the appropriate serving size.

It’s also important to give us contact information for your veterinarian, yourself and perhaps even a friend or family member that will be in the area during your dog’s stay in case an emergency should occur.

4. Bring Your Dog to Doggie Daycare

Get your dog used to the facility by bringing him or her to Doggie Daycare, prior to boarding.  We do an evaluation, and if they pass, they are free to have endless play with other dogs.  This is great socialization, and the dogs give them training that humans cannot provide. It’s great exercise and will get them used to boarding in a

Positive manner.

5. What to Bring?

We provide all bedding for dogs boarding in the Standard Runs, so no need to bring that.  We do allow you to bring your dog’s favorite toys or treats. We want your pet to be comfortable and safe while boarding with us.

6. Drop Off Your Dog in the Morning

We are open early! Drop your dog off at the boarding facility early in the morning. This gives them the entire day to adjust to their surroundings before its time to bed down for the night. Please check for times.

7. Make Your Goodbye QUICK!

As a loving dog owner, leaving your pet for a few hours can be stressful, let alone days or weeks! It is not unusual for a pet parent to cry when dropping off their furry friend. Leaving your dog while in this emotional state will often times cause the dog to be fearful and stressed. They are thinking, “what is going on???”

Most dog owners have emotional goodbyes with their dogs for THEM and NOT for the dog! You have to be strong here. When you drop your dog off, give them a quick hug, say “be good”, and go on your way. Leave the crying for when you get back to the car! You don’t want your pet to think they are headed to doomsday! Just keep your energy positive and happy!

Likewise, when you pick your dog up from the boarding facility, don’t be overly excited or emotional. Dogs are boarded all the time… It’s no big deal, right?! It’s only a big deal if you make it a big deal to your dog. As hard as it may be, try to save the more emotional hello’s and kisses for when you are already back home. Again, our goal is for your pet to have a fun and enjoyable visit, help us make this happen!

Follow these tips and you’ll help your pet have the optimal boarding stay, and you can enjoy peace of mind while you are on your vacation.  If you have any questions about how you can best prepare your dog for a fun boarding experience, Give us a CALL at: 740-927-0555


  1. Hugh Lucas says:

    Dog is there now. Awesome place.

    • Renee says:

      Thanks Hugh we are super glad to have you as a customer. We love serving you and making sure we meet the needs of all of our furry guests !

  2. Millie Hue says:

    It’s great to know that we can bring our dog’s own bedding when leaving him at a boarding facility. We just think that it is the best thing to do to keep him from feeling lonely while we are away. We will be away for three days due to the business trip that we have been assigned to since last year. Thanks for the information!

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