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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Pets at Home Over Summer


The silly season is in full swing across Australia and as the weather warms up and the working year draws to a close, many of us are dreaming about our upcoming summer holidays, whether that be a week or two along the coast, or a getaway further afield!


As much as we love our furry friends, it’s not always practical to take them along for the trip, especially if flying is involved. Leaving your pets at home however isn’t a great alternative  or a number of reasons which we’ll cover in more detail. Thankfully, top notch pet boarding accommodation is available in Melbourne to keep your dog comfortable while you get away from it all. Here’s a few reasons for opting for this option:


1. It’s summer and it can get really, really hot

As anyone whose lived in Melbourne for a full 12 months will know, summers here can be scorching hot, as in 40+ degrees scorching hot. Whilst many homes have air conditioning to keep us cool on those days, we also know it’s an expensive luxury. If you’re going away for an extended period of time, keeping the air con on 24/7 to keep your pets cool isn’t practical or affordable. Meanwhile state-of-the-art climate control systems at our pet boarding hotel will ensure your furry friend stays comfortable, no matter the temperature outside.


2. They’ll get lonely

Our pets, especially dogs, are highly social creatures who thrive on companionship and regular social interaction. Leaving them at home for prolonged periods of time will have them feeing lonely, which is the last thing we want! By giving your dog their own little break at a luxurious, sociable boarding hotel instead of leaving your pets at home, they’ll not only have the chance to make some new friends of their own, they’ll also be kept happy and occupied until your return.



3. Festive Fireworks can be loud and scary

Summer is marked by celebrations, from Christmas to New Year’s Eve and Australia Day. One thing they all have in common, apart from (generally) warm weather is loud, attention-grabbing fireworks. It’s no secret pets can be startled by these loud sudden sounds and the bright colours that accompany them, with some going to great lengths to escape this source of stress. All the more reason to place in them in the care of our pet loving experts who can watch over them day and night while you’re away.


4. They still need to be fed and hydrated

Last but certainly not least, your dog still needs to be feed a solid two (or three) meals a day and kept adequately hydrated with plenty of water – especially important in those hot summer months. By staying in one of our exclusive dog suites, your best friend will be served those solid meals and drinks, sourced from premium quality pet food to fuel them through those long summer days.



Going away soon and keen to ensure your VIP (Very Important Pet) is treated to the best care available in Melbourne? Contact our friendly team of furry friend lovers at The Pets The PetsHotel on (03) 9646 3696.

About Us

After years of research in Australia and the USA, The Pets Hotel is custom designed for your pet’s health, safety and comfort, all in a fun-filled environment - which exceeds the industry Code of Practice.
The owners of The Pets Hotel have 35 years experience in the Pet industry.

The Pets Hotel is the culmination of this experience.

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  • Great place for your pets. Highly recommend it to anyone. Climate controlled. No windy,cold or boiling hot tin sheds. Fab facility.

    Nicole W
  • Alma absolutely loved her day there she didn't want to leave. The staff are so lovely & friendly. Alma smelt so nice for days after her bath there.

    Joanne B
  • Best pet boarding facility in Melbourne. Worth every cent. Exceptional customer service and care for your pet.

    Brig S
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Phone: (03) 9646 3696
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Address: 7 Phillip Court
Port Melbourne. Vic 3207