A Home Away From Home
We understand how stressful it can be to leave your pet when you travel – even more so when they are ill or recovering from a procedure or surgery. We at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital want to assist you in putting your mind at ease.
We provide comprehensive general cat & dog boarding for all of our patients, as well as medical boarding for pets with conditions that standard boarding facilities may be unable to accommodate.
New Boarding Clients
Please take the time to download, print and fill out our boarding intake form. Be sure to bring the completed form with you to our hospital.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Each morning, before breakfast, the dogs venture outside to our outdoor run for some fresh air. Their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and restocked with fresh linens while they are outside.
We walk the dogs that stay with us on a regular schedule, depending on their physical capacity and ability.
Additionally, your dog will be supervised throughout their stay with us – both on walks and while they rest. Dinner is served in the evening, and then we take one final walk before bedtime.
Your cat's food will be prepared according to your specifications and their dietary requirements, ensuring that their routine is identical to that at home.
We provide daily one-on-one interaction with cats (if they desire it!), which includes play, snuggles, and pets. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected daily.
Additionally, we change linens daily and clean your cat's room. Our cat boarding area is separate from the dog boarding area to ensure that your cat feels comfortable and secure while staying with us.
Our expert veterinarians and nurses will closely monitor and administer medications to your pet. Any medications that are required will be given to your pet on the same schedule as they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We are true animal lovers, and our entire staff takes pride in providing our boarders with the attention and care they deserve while they are with us.
For answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital, please read our FAQs.
If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We have everything your pet requires for a pleasant, restorative, and secure stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- A Separate boarding area for cats
- Daily walks
- Bathing and nail trimming
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Special diet accommodations
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
We have a large facility and can accommodate multiple animals simultaneously if you give us adequate notice.
We may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together depending on the circumstances.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
Boarding fees vary according to the length of stay, the pet's size, and any special medical requirements. Having said that, our rates are reasonable and competitive, and we invite you to contact us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
All pets must be delivered or picked up during normal business hours. Reservations are strongly advised, particularly during the holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend calling 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure a spot is available.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide food for animals that stay with us. Please bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of your stay.
Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.
Toys: If your pet has a special toy or two, bring them along.
- What if my pet needs to take medication?
We will be glad to administer your pet's medications while they are with us.
- Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?
Yes, you may contact us at any time during your pet's stay for updates. We will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide if there is a problem.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Each animal is unique. We'll take the following steps to prepare for your pet's stay with us to ensure that we can meet their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to book, and to discuss details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be happy to coordinate your booking.
Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. Pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility.
Step 2: Book a trial stay
We want to be certain that we are the best fit for your pet before committing to an extended stay. The trial stay is a full day of daycare during which we can assess your pet's temperament and ensure he or she fits in with the pack.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
There are a few steps you can take on the day you drop your pet off with us to help alleviate any stress your pet may feel.
Spend additional time with your pet beforehand, and ensure they receive a vigorous exercise to keep them calm. When you arrive at our facility, maintain a calm, cheerful, and self-assured demeanor throughout the separation.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their food?
We can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for your pet's size and breed if they are not on a special diet. A surcharge may apply.