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Boarding and Bath

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Let us be your pet's "home away from home!" We provide a comfortable, fun and safe place for your dog, cat or exotic family member to stay while you are away. Our climate-controlled boarding facility is bright and friendly with plenty of natural lighting, on-site medical staff, specially designed ventilation system, and lots of love and attention from our Pet Care Specialists.

Dog Boarding

Our aim is to make your dog's stay as enjoyable as possible. We encourage you to bring your pet's favorite bed, toy or food so that he feels at home. Soothing music, designed specifically for dogs is playing 24 hours a day to help your dog relax. Adaptil, a dog appeasing pheromone, is provided to help calm and relieve anxiety.

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  • Extended stay/overnight accommodations
  • Convenient day boarding
  • Kennels for small to giant breeds
  • Supervised playtime throughout the day
  • Pictures/updates texted to you at no additional charge
  • Kennels are cleaned and sanitized morning and night
  • Fresh and comfortable bedding provided
  • Large play yard with agility equipment







Cat Boarding

We understand that most cats don't like to leave the security of their home. As a certified Cat Friendly Practice, we understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner. We offer a quiet, cat-only room that plays soothing music to promote a calm environment. Feliway Spray, a veterinarian approved pheromone, is readily used to help reduce stress and anxiety.

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  • Extended stay/overnight boarding
  • Convenient day boarding
  • Multiple size cages to enhance your cat's comfort
  • Fresh litter and bedding provided morning and night
  • Cat "houses" in each cage to provide a sense of security
  • Pictures/updates texted to you at no additional charge
  • Lounging areas and toys are abundant throughout the room





Exotic Boarding

We haven't forgotten about your well loved exotic pets! When you are away, we are here to provide your pet with the love and care that they would receive at home from you. We welcome you to bring their normal diet and specific instructions so that we can mimic the routine they are used to.

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  • Extended stay/overnight boarding
  • Ample space to bring along your pet's habitat
  • Cleaned and fed morning and night or as instructed by you
  • Quiet and temperature monitored room to meet your pet's unique needs






Bathing Services

Regular bathing for cats and dogs is important for a healthy coat and skin. Our bathing room is equipped for dogs of all sizes and coat lengths. Our veterinarian approved shampoos and conditioners will leave your pet clean, soft and smelling fresh. Your pet's bath will include an ear wipe out to remove build-up, shampoo and conditioner, and a ten minute brush out session. We can bathe your pet during its boarding stay or we have drop off appointments that work with your schedule. Additional services are available during your pet's bath appointment. Download and complete our Bath Admission Form or complete the online form in the Patient Center.

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  • Veterinary recommended shampoo and conditioner chosen based on your pet's coat
  • Ear wipe out
  • Ten minutes of brushing (additional time can be requested)
  • Add on services: Teeth brushing, toenail trim and anal gland expression
  • Convenient drop off and pick-up times






Please call (815) 756-8925 to make your boarding reservation today!


Boarding Policies

To ensure a positive boarding experience for every pet, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with our boarding policies prior to your pet's stay with us. If you have any additional questions on our policies, please contact us to discuss them.

Reservations: Reservations are required if you want to board your pet. Our space can fill up quickly, especially on Holiday weekends. If you know you will be going out of town, we encourage you to call and make a reservation right away. If you need to cancel a reservation, please notify us 3 days prior to your check-in date. A timely cancellation will help us accommodate another client that may be waiting for a boarding space.

Vaccinations and Health Requirements: For the safety of all pets, we require that vaccinations and fecal tests be brought up to date 5 days prior to check-in. Required vaccinations for boarding are: DHLPP (Distemper), Rabies and Bordetella (Kennel Cough.) We must also have a record of a negative fecal exam. If you need to update your pet on any of these requirements, please request an appointment.

Drop off and pick up times:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Diet: We provide Science Diet Sensitive Stomach for cats and dogs during their boarding stay. However, please feel free to bring your pet's own food and feeding instructions and we will happily adhere to that.

Medications: Our staff is trained to administer oral medications as well as injections. We ask that you bring the medications in the original package and complete the "Medication" section on the boarding intake forms.

Belongings: Although we do provide comfortable bedding for your pets, we welcome you to bring any personal items that you think would bring your pet extra comfort and happiness while you are away. We just ask that you label all items clearly with the first and last name of your pet.

Safety: We understand that when pets leave the comfort of their homes they can become nervous. We make every effort to make their experience as fear free as possible. However, we reserve the right to refuse services or ask you to pick your pet up if it shows aggression to the point where we believe it could harm our staff.


  • "Everyone was just wonderful to my ferrets. I so appreciate the pictures I received from you during my time away. I felt very comfortable leaving them with you. Made my vacation all that much more better! Thank you so much!!"
    S. Grippo
  • "I loved getting the picture of Marple during her stay and to see her happy and running about."