In the April issue of "Your Dog", the newsletter for caring dog owners, I found this great article on a quick way to find a boarding facility for your dog when you need to travel and can't take him along. It is complete with price, reviews etc. It is called Furlocity.com and is the brainchild of Amber Kirsten-Smit and her husband Andy. It currently covers boarding and day care facilities in 19 states, but they plan to cover all states before too long. They currently have listings in 49 cities including San Diego. All the facilities have been pre-screened and must be licensed, bonded, insured and have emergency care available.
The site allows you to browse the listed facilities for the one that suits you best and go ahead and book online. You can upload your pet's vaccine and medical records as well, and they will be kept on file for the future.
It's a great concept and the best part is that they contribute a portion of the proceeds to non-profits such as the Morris Animal Foundation and Labrador Harbour. The company is planning on expanding the giving program so that clients can have their donation go to the charity of their choice.
Kudos on this one. Check it out.