Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pets On the Beach, But Not At The Rental

So you are all ready for your Sunset Beach vacation: You've booked your vacation rental, pre-ordered your groceries, and packed! But just when you're ready to head down the road, you find out the arrangements you made for Fido to stay with friends have fallen through . . . And you cannot bring pets into your vacation rental! What's a responsible pet owner to do? Fortunately, there are many very good kennels near Sunset Beach, which can provide safe, comfortable and healthy accommodations for your dog (And some take cats as well.) during your stay.

Costs at most kennels in our area range from between $15 to $40 per day, depending on your dog's size and care requirements. Many kennels in the area provide for climate controlled indoor exercise environments, as well as safe outdoor play times several times each day for your pet's stay, depending on his/her socialization needs. Some even offer grooming services too. All work closely with our local vets and animal hospitals, and require current records to ensure all the animals in their care are up-to-date on their shots.

Sunset Beach rules prohibit dogs on the beach during the Summer season (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) between the hours of 8am through 6pm. However, during the cooler parts of the year, it is common to see folks out for a walk on the strand with their furry friends (Just don't forget the leash.). Kennel owners work hard to arrange their pick-up and drop-off hours to allow vacationing owners convenient access to their dogs for such pleasant excursions throughout the week.

Below are just a few of the many animal boarding facilities in the Sunset Beach area. If you think you might need their services during your next holiday, give them a call and ask for more information on what they have to offer.

Diamond A Kennels‎ (4.5 miles from Sunset Beach Bliss Condo)
Sunset Beach, NC‎ - (910) 579-7575‎

K-9 Country Club‎ (7.5 miles from Sunset Beach Bliss Condo)
Little River, SC‎ - (843) 280-4350‎

Wags & Whiskers Inn‎
(9 miles from Sunset Beach Bliss Condo)
South Brunswick, NC‎ - (910) 754-5207‎