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Pet Boarding

Thank you for allowing VCA Northwest Animal Hospital to care for your pets while you are away. We provide quality, one-on-one, personal care for all the animals in our facility. All guests are fed premium quality foods during their stay with us. We can also provide blankets, if desired, for your pet’s comfort. Our top-notch kennel staff personally interacts with each and every animal under their care. Dogs in our facility are walked daily. Our cat boarding facility has been designed especially with our feline friends in mind. It is located far from our dog boarding to ensure that stress due to barking is not an issue. They can relax in a “cat condo,” stay in our window rooms with music and video entertainment, or even enjoy the comforts of our kitty luxury suite that has multiple chairs, a loveseat, and a big window.

Our kennel adheres to the highest standards regarding pet boarding facilities. We care deeply about every pet in our care and want to ensure that they have a loving and relaxing stay with us. We offer several different enrichment services to enhance their stay. Please see our enrichment services page for all offered services.


Vaccine Requirements

For your pet’s safety, we require that your pet be current on all his/her vaccinations. Please provide proof of the appropriate vaccinations by bringing a copy from the veterinarian which vaccinated your pet. We have provided a list of our requirements below. If your pet is not up-to-date on vaccinations please call our office to schedule a wellness/vaccination appointment prior to their stay.

Dogs:
    
- All dogs must be current on Distemper, Parvovirus, Canine Influenza, Rabies, Leptosporis, and Bordetella
    - Fecal parasite screening – all dogs must have a negative stool sample every 12 months

Cats:
    
- All cats must be current on Feline Distemper & Respiratory Virus (FVRCP), Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies
    - Fecal parasite screening – all cats must have a negative stool sample every 12 months.

 

Fees

Dogs:
    - 
$36.00/day per dog

Cats:
    - Cat Condo: $28.00/day
    - Cat Condo with window view: $34.00/day
    - Cat Luxury Suite: $58.00/day - Additional cat in luxury suite: $32.00

Administer Medication:
    - Add $7.00/day per guest
    - Diabetics - Add $16.00/day per guest

Doggy Day Care:
    - $18.00 per 4 hours of playtime
    - $28.00 for all day

We also have two different Doggy Day Care packages available:
    -  $265.00 for a 10 day package 
    -  $510.00 for a 20 day package 

 

Check In/Check Out

Please allow 30 minutes to check in your pet. For your convenience we open at 7:00 AM, Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 AM on Sunday. To speed up check-in time, please fill out forms prior to arrival. They are available at the front desk or on the Client Forms page of our website.

If you are boarding with us for the first time, please arrive no later than 2 hours before closing (no later than 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday; 1:00 PM on Saturday; or 11:00 AM on Sunday). If you have a special need regarding check-in times, please call ahead to arrange this.

Please note that prepayment for boarding services may be requested at check-in.


Helpful Hints

An instruction sheet (in large type or written letters) on your pet pertaining to individual habits, dietary considerations, medications, exercise, emergency procedures, emergency contacts, etc., allows us to provide more personalized care for your pet.


Medical Services

Many pet owners find that while their pet is boarding, it is a convenient and logical time to have medical services performed. Teeth cleaning, lump removal, spay/neuter, nail trims, etc., can all be arranged during their stay. We will take care of all the post-operative care!

We will also administer medication your pet requires while boarding for an additional fee.


Bathing/Grooming Services

We recommend your pet be bathed or groomed prior to going home. Our grooming department is excellent at sending your furry friend home clean and fluffy with their nails trimmed and their ears cleaned.


Medical Care During Boarding

Although we do everything possible to make your pet comfortable, boarding can be somewhat stressful, especially for excitable and high-strung pets. While most pets sail through this event, others may not eat or eliminate as regularly as in their home setting; others bark or meow more. Some pets have diarrhea from all the excitement. While most of these symptoms require little or no treatment, occasionally a pet does require medical care. Our doctors will attempt to contact you or your emergency contact. If we are unable to reach you, we will proceed with the care as deemed appropriate for your pet, and you will be charged for these services unless you specifically request otherwise in your instruction sheet.


Diet / Feeding Time

We feed Royal Canin and Purina premium digestive diets to the pets in our care. Fresh water is provided continuously. If your pet requires a special diet while staying with us, we will be happy to feed the special diet which you provide.


Personal Belongings

We provide blankets for your pet during their stay. No need to bring any of these items from home. Any personal belongings which must be brought should be clearly labeled and placed into a bag which has your name and pet’s name marked on the front in large letters. We ask that you please not bring large stuffed beds, rawhides, or bones, as these are difficult to monitor safely.

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