HAMBURG, N.Y. — It's almost time to rock around the Christmas tree, but while you’re welcoming visitors or traveling, don’t forget your pets.

Sundance Kennels in Hamburg has advice on what you can do with your four-legged friends during the holidays and how to keep them safe.

The business offers pet owners a place to give their furry friends a stay-cation if they decide to head out for the holidays. Open for 20 years near Eighteen Mile Creek, there are 36 kennels and even a doggie suite if you'd like to pamper your pup.

Owner Donna Woodruff says if you can't kennel your fur baby during gatherings, then it's important to start crate training. With guests coming in and out, you want them to have a safe space to reduce their stress. It's also important to remember to watch what they eat.

"Not giving them table foods as you said, watching them get into gifts, poinsettia plants, look into what kind of plants are poisonous to animals," said Woodruff. "Not allowing them to get into a big one is tinsel. A lot of dogs do like to eat it."

If you're still looking to travel for the new year, it's recommended you book as soon as possible. Donna says this has been her busiest year ever with many people getting pets during the height of the pandemic.