Why Board Your Loved Ones With Us?
As a full-service veterinary hospital, we are obviously passionate about animal care, and that doesn’t stop with our kennel doors! We have an onsite staff dedicated specifically to the care and needs of your family members to ensure that the best care is taken for each pet boarding with us. Each pet is treated for individual needs and given one-on-one attention while in our care. We offer after-hours pick-up times and have a veterinarian on staff 6 days a week to provide you with peace of mind. Come by anytime during business hours for a tour of our facility, we’d love to show you around!
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We know things can get hectic when preparing for a trip. If your pet is staying with us while you are away, please feel free to complete our Boarding Check-In form prior to bringing your pet in so we can get you in and out as quickly as possible. You may email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 417-337-9773, or bring the form in at the time of drop-off. Please understand there may still be a small wait and check-in time to ensure that your pet is given the utmost comfort and care while here.
Luxury Dog Suites
$34.00 / night per dog
Our Luxury Suites are large enough for any size dog or multiple dogs.
Size: 6ft x 5ft.
$24.00 / night per dog
Our medium kennels are recommended for dogs under 50lbs.
Size: 3ft x 5ft
$22.00 / night per cat
Cats rest in comfort and quiet in their suites which are located in a cat-only room.
Size: 2 1/4 ft x 2 3/4ft
We also provide day care services for all animals at $19.00/day. This includes all of the same care as overnight boarding except that your pet will be dropped off and picked up between regular business hours.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I bring?
You are welcome to bring any items that you feel will offer comfort while away from home. We recommend bringing your pet’s own food. Keeping your pet on a consistent diet minimizes tummy upset. For those who are unable to bring food, we do offer Science Diet Sensitive Stomach to help with the transition. We do ask that you bring food in a sealed container with his/her name on it.
We provide blankets, beds, bowls, toys, and treats, so there isn’t a need to bring extra items.
If you are boarding an exotic or pocket pet (bird, rabbit, guinea pig, etc) we recommend bringing all daily used items such as a cage, food and water dish, and special toys or treats.
My pet has to receive medication. What do I do?
Please bring all medications, including topical solutions and shampoos, in original bottles and marked with directions and your pet’s name with your pet when you drop them off. Our staff is highly trained to store and administer medication appropriately and chart any abnormalities with each pet while at our facility.
If your pet will need a refill on medications while boarding, please call ahead to ensure that we carry the medication in our pharmacy.
Please make staff aware of all medical conditions or medications your pet is on, even if he/she is a patient at our hospital.
How often will my pet be interacted with/go for a walk?
Dogs are walked on a leash 2-3 times a day, or more as needed. Bedding changes take place at least twice a day to ensure comfort for all pets, and each pet is interacted with via staff 3-4 times a day, or more as needed. Pets are not walked with or socialized with pets they are unfamiliar with to prevent the possibility of aggressive situations.
What vaccines are required for boarding?
All dogs are required to have current vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Para Influenza, Parvo, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Cats are required to have current vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, and Calicia. For the safety of all pets, proof of vaccinations by a licensed veterinarian is required at the time of boarding. For your pet’s protection and the protection of others, vaccinations should be given at least 1 week prior to boarding.
What time should I pick up and drop off my pet?
Boarding check-in time is Monday-Friday 2 pm-5 pm, Saturday 8 am-12 pm. Check-out times are Monday-Friday 7:30 am-12 pm, Saturday 8 am-12 pm. We do allow check-ins and check-outs outside of these times, however, an additional service charge will apply and you will need to schedule this ahead of time. After-hours pick-ups must be scheduled and pre-paid ahead of time with a hospital staff member. You will be required to present an after-hours pick-up form to kennel staff when picking up a pet to ensure that each pet goes home with the correct person.
What if my dog becomes ill while I am away?
We have a doctor on staff 6 days a week that is able to examine, treat, and prescribe what is needed for pets while in our kennel facility. Please specify on the boarding form above what your preference is, as far as treatment goes if we are unable to contact you or in the case of an emergency. If your pet needs a medical procedure done while boarding here, we would be more than happy to schedule that for you. Please let the staff know at the time of drop-off what services you would like your pet to receive while staying with us.
Will my pets have to be separated?
We are more than happy to board your pets together! However, if we note any aggression towards each other we may recommend separation for safety reasons. Please let the check-in staff know if there is any pre-existing kennel or food aggression with your pets so that we can accommodate their needs and maintain a safe environment for them.
Is there a discount for long stays or multiple pets?
We do offer a discount when dogs are boarded together. There is a $3/night discount for the second dog if a kennel is shared. We do not recommend using this as a reason to keep dogs together- if you feel your pets will stay more comfortably in separate runs, please allow us to schedule them this way.
We also offer a 10-20% discount on boarding for pets with our Wellness Plans. Please visit the Wellness Plan tab or ask our staff for more information.
How early do I need to schedule my reservation, and what is your cancellation policy?
We recommend scheduling boarding 1-2 weeks prior to the boarding date, when able. Keep in mind that near holidays, reservations may need to be made sooner. If you know that you will no longer need your reservation or need to change the times or dates, please contact the hospital as soon as possible so that we may provide that spot to another pet and prepare more accurately for the day. There is no penalty or charge for canceled, rescheduled, or extended reservations.
Have a question you don’t see an answer to here? Visit our Contact Us page with your question via email or by giving the office a call!