Boarding for Pets
Need to find a home away from home for your pet while you are away, with people you can trust? We offer overnight and medical boarding for cats and dogs. Our Bedford veterinary team will treat your pet like our family.
Reliable Pet Boarding
We understand how stressful it can be to leave your pet when you go out of town – especially if they are sick, or as they are recovering from a surgery or procedure.
At Fine Animal Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease. We offer complete general boarding services for all of our patients, along with medical boarding services for pets with conditions that standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
Our expert veterinarians and staff will supervise your pet, administer medications and watch them closely. Any medications your pet may need will be administered on the same schedule they are used to at home.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Our dog boarding services are designed to keep your pup entertained, happy and healthy during their stay. Each morning, the dogs are outside to get some fresh air before breakfast. During this time, their kennels are cleaned, disinfected and stocked with fresh linens.
Depending on their physical ability and capacity, the dogs who stay with us are walked on a regular schedule. Your dog will be supervised throughout their stay with us – both during playtime or walks and while they rest. Dinner is served in the evening.
Our cat boarding services allow your kitty to remain independent while providing them the rest, supervision and recuperation they need. Your cat will be fed according to their requirements and your specifications, to keep their routine as similar as possible to their time at home.
Litter boxes are routinely checked, cleaned and disinfected periodically throughout the day. Additionally, your kitty's linens and cage will be cleaned daily.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
The vets and staff at Fine Animal Hospital are serious animal lovers, and the entire team enjoys giving animals who stay with us all the attention and care they deserve.
Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive about pet boarding. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We've got everything your pet may need for a recuperative, fun and safe stay, including these amenities and accommodations:
- Comfy, cozy beds and kennels for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Daily walks
- 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 are able to accommodate several animals at once, provided we are given sufficient notice.
Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
Boarding fees vary based on the duration of the stay, the size of the pet, and special medical requirements. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
All pets must be dropped off or picked up during regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide food for pets staying with us. However, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of the 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, feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Each animal is different. To prepare for your pet's stay with us, we'll take the following steps 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 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 absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. The trial stay consists of a full day of daycare where we can take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the pack.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce any stress your pet may feel.
Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and make sure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, stay calm, cheerful and confident during the separation.