There are no boarding facilities at The Family Pet Hospital. We will occasionally board cats for our clients only, in a last-ditch situation, and we are only able to board a maximum of 3 cats at one time. Every boarder needs to be up to date on all vaccinations, tested for Leukemia/AIDS and be free of external parasites (fleas/ticks).
Most boarders have been allowed to roam free in our treatment area and our back office, which helps them get acclimated to us and their environment. During times when we have scheduling conflicts, we will allow each animal its own free roaming time during the day. We try to limit each boarder’s cage time as much as possible; most boarders are in their cages only during the night since they cannot be adequately supervised when the hospital is closed
You must bring your pet’s own food to avoid diarrhea due to sudden diet change. We welcome toys and blankets but, if soiled, they will go into the practice laundry, so you may not get them back in the same condition you left them in. For this reason, it is important that you not bring items that you or your cat will miss terribly if lost, soiled, broken, etc. Use your judgement in what to bring and we will do our best to keep them in one piece.
Dr. Valas will also offer medical boarding at her house, based on availability, to pets with special needs or in fragile condition. Please ask her if you feel your pet would not do well in a kennel. We at The Family Pet Hospital do not recommend traditional boarding kennels and prefer in-home care for most pets. We have several businesses that we recommend – just ask!