Ask Alice: Safe Vacation Boarding Options?



We think of our pets as family so when they get sick we panic and have a million questions. Well, no fear, Dr. Alice Weiss is here! Dr. Weiss has been working for 30 years as a licensed veterinarian and is here to answer any questions you may have about your best furry friends.

If you have a question for Dr. Alice about your pet, email it to:




Dear Dr. Alice, We are afraid to go on vacation because we don’t want to leave Charlie, our dog, in a boarding kennel. Any suggestions? Sincerely, Closed In


Dear Closed In,
Well, if you ask friends and look at reviews on the internet, you may find a good boarding place. However, it may cost a pretty penny. More and more hotels and Air BnB places are allowing pets. You need to decide how you will really relax and have a good time. You want to decrease stress and not add stress. Remember that when you leave your pooch with someone else, they may have a vacation, too! Good luck!


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Dr. Alice has spent her life embracing and advocating the animal human bond through her work as a traditional and a public health veterinarian, a writer, and vlogger on dogsenjoylife. Some people love expensive vacations and shopping but all Dr. Alice needs is time with her pets.

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