Climate-Controlled Boarding

VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital offers comfortable boarding that features large indoor and outdoor runs for your dog's comfort. The kennels are temperature controlled to give that just like home feeling. Your dog will be given time in the runs - three times daily Monday - Friday and twice daily on Saturday and Sunday. Additional "play-time" is also available for a nominal fee and can be arraigned at check-in. We offer spacious individual cages and a constant supply of water. Should you have two dogs that enjoy each others company, usually we can kennel them together.

Staff - Our dedicated kennel staff is fully trained to provide for all of your pet's needs during their stay with us. Out hospital has a doctor and technicians working 24 hours a day, seven days a week should your pet become ill during its stay. We take pride in our medical team and hope that it will provide you with additional peace of mind.

Making Reservations - Contact our friendly reception staff to make the proper arrangements or to ask any questions that you might have. All pets being boarded MUST be current for all vaccinations, bi-annual fecal exam, and examined within the last year. This must be current two weeks prior to reservation drop-off date. For any non-client boarders we ask that proof of the requirements to be provided prior to the boarding reservation.

All dogs must have current rabies, distemper, kennel cough and canine influenza vaccines, fecal and exam. Lyme vaccines and heartworm test and preventatives are also recommended but not required.

Dropping Off Your Pet - When the drop off date arrives, please bring your pet into the kennel to be checked-in. At that time we will ask for an emergency number should the need to contact you arise during your pet's stay. You will need to provide feeding instructions and a pick-up time. Please also note any behavior or medical issues that your pet may have. If your pet is on ANY medication please bring its original container. Each container should be labeled as to the type of medication and proper dosage to be administered. Keep in mind that certain medical conditions may require hospitalized boarding, which is available for a slight up-charge. Also, please mention medication requirements to the reception staff when arranging reservations.

Picking Up Your Pet - Please provide a pick-up time when you drop off your pet. If possible, please notify us of any changes or delays in your schedule. Your pet will be ready to be picked-up after 11:00am Monday - Saturday and 12:00noon on Sunday. We ask that you do no come before these times so that we have time to give your pet a bath.

What to Bring
Bedding & Toys: We ask that you leave any of your pets' bedding and toys at home. We have plenty of towels, blankets and toys that we will provide.

Food: We ask that you bring your pets' food from home and to provide feeding instructions. Please make sure that it is in a sturdy container clearly marked with your pet's name!

Additional Services
Baths: Your pet is provided with a bath on the scheduled day of pick-up. If your pet requires a special shampoo or you do not want your pet bathed, please inform the kennel attendant at the time of drop-off. Other Services include: nail clipping, ear cleaning and anal sac expression at an additional fee.

Play Periods: For an additional fee, your pet can be taken out up to 2 more times in our large fenced in play yard, for 5, 10 or 15 minutes each. Toys are provided and our play period attendant plays with your pet.

Medical Services - Medical problems and elective surgeries can be scheduled during your pet's stay. Also, if a problem should arise while your pet is our guest, it will be brought to the attention of a veterinarian at Old Marple. Your pet will be examined and treated appropriately. Our hospital offers 24 hour emergency care.


Off Season - Labor Day thru 2nd Friday of June

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm

High Season - 2nd Friday of June thru Labor Day.

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm


Off Season - Labor Day thru 2nd Friday of June

Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 11 am - 2 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 2 pm

High Season - 2nd Friday of June thru Labor Day.

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 2 pm

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