Hidden Valley Animal Clinic

100 Oakhurst Drive
McMurray, PA 15317



Keeping Your Pet at Home

The easiest choice on your pet would be to allow him to stay at home or with a responsible friend or neighbor. You could also consider boarding your pet at a kennel or hiring a pet sitter.

If you have a friend, relative or neighbor who is willing to care for your dog, consider asking if they would mind if the dog could stay at their house. Dogs often get lonely while you are away, and being around people would be a healthy distraction in your absence. Cats should be looked after in their own home, as it takes cats a long time to comfortably adjust to unfamiliar surroundings.

If you choose to board your pet, get references and inspect the kennel. If you are hiring a pet sitter, interview the candidates and check their references.

If you are unsure, talk to your veterinarian about which choice is best for your pet.