RUFF LUCK FOR DOG OWNERS IN HOLIDAYS
DOG owners are scrambling to secure a spot at a kennel for the school holidays, and pet resorts are already booked out or close to it.
With September holidays coming up next week, inner-city kennels are full or filling fast – and most are already booked for Christmas.
Association of Pet Boarding and Grooming president Glenn Elin said the closer to the CBD, the more important it was to book early. Most kennels need to be booked months in advance for school holidays, Christmas and Easter.
“In some places, when you pick your pet up this year, you book for next year,” he said.
Brittany Girven, owner of one-year-old mar- emma sheepdog Rufus, prefers to hire a pet sitter. “Pet sitting definitely books out quickly over school holidays. I prefer a pet sitter over a kennel because Rufus is in a home environment so we like to keep it that way when we go away,” she said. “The last trip I did I was for a week and I was looking for a pet sitter about two months in advance. It was already pretty full then.”
PAMPERED POOCH: Brittany Girven prefers a pet sitter so her maremma sheepdog Rufus can stay at home, but finds that option also books out quickly. Picture; Tara Croser