There are inherent risks in boarding a senior dog. Underlying health problems can be exacerbated by stress, illnesses, or infections which would be minor in a younger dog, but can become serious and even life-threatening in an elderly or frail dog. Owners of senior dogs should give us clear instructions about their preferences for medical care and intervention. Dogs that have boarded frequently may not be as bothered by the boarding environment as those that have never boarded or have boarded infrequently.

You may want to consult your veterinarian about the possible risks involved with boarding your senior pet.