Finding a boarding facility. There are several ways people select boarding facilities, including online searches and recommendations from friends. One thing that you do want to avoid is taking your furry friend to a kennel sight unseen. Even if you get a good personal recommendation, it is always a good idea to check out any facilities you might decide to use a little more thoroughly. Read both good and bad reviews, as well as public social media discussions about the location. Call and ask whatever questions you have, to get a feel for whether they address your concerns to satisfaction. Taking these steps will give you a better overall assessment of their ability to handle your pet’s needs.