New Study Suggests Dogs Find Kennels Exciting, Not Stressful

People used to bring their dogs to kennels, but that is slowly becoming an archaic term.  As the pet care industry continues to transform, your pet may now spend his or her time lodging at a pet resort while you’re away.  A dog is happier and healthier with a vast amount of amenities, high levels of physical activity and interaction, and new research proves that leaving your dog in a facility’s care, like Morris Animal Inn, may not be as nerve-racking as you think!

A recent study found that dogs who spend a short-time boarding may not find it overly stressful and in fact, could find the change of scenery very exciting. This directly contradicts previous research. The dogs that were researched had higher levels of arousal, colder noses, and were generally more active than when they were at home.


From swimming, to group play, to treadmill and trail runs, new and exciting activities for your dog while at a pet resort like Morris Animal Inn, continue to prove that your dog can have as much fun as you do while you’re on vacation, and all while staying happy and healthy.

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