Cat & Dog Boarding Services
We know that it can be stressful to leave your pet while you are traveling, especially if they aren't feeling well or recovering from a procedure. At Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic, we want to help ease your worries.
We can provide our existing clients and cat and dog patients with comprehensive general boarding services, and medical boarding services for pets that are suffering from a medical condition which standard boarding centers might not be able to accommodate.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, we take the dogs outside for an outdoor run and fresh air before breakfast. While the pups are outside, we clean and disinfect their kennels as well as stock them with fresh linens.
Depending on your dog's physical ability, we walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular schedule.
Your dog will also be supervised on a regular basis—both during walks and while they are resting. In the evening, we serve them dinner and take them for one last walk before bedtime.
We will feed your cat based on your specifications and their requirements, to make sure their routine stays the same as it is at home.
Every day we give all the kitty's one-on-one interaction (if they want it!) which will include play, pets, and snuggles. Periodically throughout the day we also check, clean, and disinfect their litter boxes.
On top of that, clean your kitty's room and refresh their linens daily. Our cat boarding area is kept separate from the dog area to help your kitty feel safe and relaxed while they stay with us.
Our expert veterinarians and staff will supervise your pets as well as, administer their medications and watch over them closely. Your pet will be given all of their required medications on the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We are true animal lovers, and our entire team loves providing our boarders with all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.
Browse the answers to our FAQs below to learn more about boarding your pet at Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic.
If you have any more questions about our cat and boarding services, please contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We have everything your pet will need for a fun, safe, and recuperative stay, including the following amenities and accommodations:
- A separate boarding area for cats
- Individual space for each pet
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Daily walks
- Outdoor play area
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
We have a large facility and are can accommodate multiple pets at once, if you give us enough notice.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
The fees for our boarding vary depending on the duration of the stay, the size of the pet, and special medical requirements. However, our pricing is competitive and affordable, you are welcome to contact us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
You need to drop off or pick up your pet during our regular office hours. We recommend making reservations, especially during holidays and summer weekends. At these times, we recommend calling us 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chances that we will have a spot available for your pet.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: Please bring enough of your pet's usual food to last the complete duration of their stay.
Medication: If your pet takes any medication, please bring it so our staff can administer it.
Toys: If your pet has a favorite toy or two, bring them along.
- What if my pet needs to take medication?
We will be happy to give your pet their medications while they are staying with us.
- Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?
Yes, you are welcome to call us throughout your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you using the emergency contact information you provide us with.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Every animal is different. To prepare for your cat or dog's stay with us, take the following steps to make sure that we can meet their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to schedule a place for your cat or dog, and to give us details about your pet and their 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: Set your pet up for success
On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are several things you can do to help reduce any stress your companion might feel.
Spend some extra time with your cat or dog before their stay, and make sure they get lots of vigorous exercises to help them feel calm. When you get to our facility, stay calm, be cheerful, and confident about the separation.