Boarding At Kenwood Animal Hospital


Kenwood Animal Hospital Boarding

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, there's a lot to do and enough stress without worrying about the care of your beloved companion. This is especially true if your pet has a chronic or acute medical condition that requires a caregiver with veterinary knowledge and experience.


Rather than impose on a neighbor or rely on a pet sitter with little animal care training, Kenwood Animal Hospital offers veterinary-supervised boarding for your dog or cat that is affordable, safe and comfortable. Our caring, experienced staff is dedicated to providing personal attention to your pet. Any special health needs, such as medicine administration, food preparation and exercise requirements, will all be reviewed with you.


Kenwood Animal Hospital offers separate boarding areas for cats and dogs. Cats enjoy a comfortable suite, and are entertained by a variety of toys and picture windows.


Short-term dog boarding is available in indoor cages and includes two leashed walks outside per day. We also offer the following add-on services (available for an additional fee):

  • • Additional outdoor walks (up to 2 extra)
  • • Doggy Daycare, with 2- or 4-hour playdates, which allow your dog to work out some energy and supplement daily walks (2-hour playdates are also available on non-holiday weekdays)
  • • Medical boarding services for pets with specific health or other special needs
  • • Baths are available for canine boarders by request.


Boarding Fee Schedule

Regular Boarding (charged per overnight)

Cats: $29.50/night

Under 30 lbs: $41.75/night
31-60 lbs: $45.50/night
Over 61 lbs: $48.50/night
Please note: boarding fees include two walks outdoors for elimination purposes. Additional walks are available at $6.75 each. All dogs will be weighed at drop-off.

Boarding Vaccination Requirements

Proof of the following vaccinations is required when boarding your pet(s) at Kenwood Animal Hospital:


  • • Rabies
  • • Distemper (or Distemper-combo vaccine, such as FVRCP)


  • • Rabies
  • • Distemper (or Distemper-combo vaccine, such as DHPV or DHLPP)
  • • Bordatella ("Kennel Cough")


Medical Boarding

Kenwood Animal Hospital is happy to offer Veterinarian Supervised Boarding for existing clients and  pets with special needs. Surcharges as noted below are IN ADDITION to above boarding fee. Additional charges may apply according to the individual pet's required care.



(previously "Special Care")


Description: Level 1 is for pets who are stable but require extra care and supervision during their stay.
Medical Supervision: Pets are monitored and cared for daily by our Veterinary Technician staff.


Patients falling into this category include:


  • • Un-vaccinated puppies/kittens
  • • Pets with stable but chronic medical conditions
  • • Aggressive or otherwise difficult to handle pets

Geriatric or other pets requiring:

  • • Extra feedings
  • • Extra walks & bathroom breaks
  • • Twice daily medications



Description: Level 2 is for pets who are stable but require medical observation and care during their stay.

Medical Supervision: Pets are cared for daily by our Veterinary Technician staff, under the supervision of a Staff Veterinarian.


(ok to sched as appt ahead of boarding date)


Patients falling into this category include:

  • • Post-operative pets: Pets with a stable but chronic medical condition which requires monitoring for urgent medical intervention (e.g.,seizure history, diabetes, asthma, heart disease)
  • • Pets requiring subcutaneous fluid support Aggressive or otherwise difficult to handle pets ("escape artists"/pets requiring expert handler)

Geriatric or other pets requiring:

  • • Extra feeding
  • • Extra and assisted/supported walks & bathroom breaks 3-4x daily medications

* Daily hygiene management (minimal bathing/"spot cleaning")





Description: Level 3 is for pets who require close medical observation and care during their stay, in a manner similar to hospitalization (but not Intensive/Critical Care).
Medical Supervision: Pets are cared for daily by our Veterinary Technician staff, under the supervision of a Staff Veterinarian.


(ok to schedule as an appointment ahead of boarding date)


Patients falling into this category include:

  • • Pets with a (non-stable) chronic medical condition requiring daily medical intervention (e.g., treatment of pressure sores, active infection or other illness)
  • • Pets in quarantine (e.g., communicable infection, rabies quarantine, post-Radioactive Iodine therapy)
  • • Aggressive or otherwise difficult to handle pets (limited/assigned expert handler only)

Geriatric or other pets requiring:

  • • Extra feedings (tube-feeding, elevated feedings or other medically supervised feeding requirements/schedules)
  • • Extra and/or fully supported (carry vs. sling) walks & bathroom breaks
  • • Assistance with elimination 4x or greater daily medication/medication schedules

* Frequent Hygienic Bath (Please note: An additional fee of $24/bath will be applied as need)


Check-In Time


You will be asked to complete a boarding instruction form at each visit. This form may also be downloaded to complete at home ahead of time.


If you will be having an agent drop your pet(s) off, please be sure to send a completed boarding form with them, or provide them with other detailed care instructions for your pet, as well as a note (signed/dated by you) designating that you authorize them to provide all care instructions, including emergency treatment authorization.


If you plan to have an agent retrieve your pet(s) from boarding, please be sure to advise us of such, and we would be happy to help coordinate payment options with you directly to expedite pickup.


Please note that Kenwood Animal Hospital does not have on-site overnight staffing. The Hospital, Doggy Daycare and Boarding facilities are not open to the public on Sundays. Staff does not retrieve voicemail messages, and is not permitted to admit or discharge patients on Sundays under any circumstances.




Kenwood Canine Clubhouse:
Doggy Daycare

Doggy Daycare is an excellent opportunity for your dog to escape the daily tedium of being left at home alone while you're at work. Let your dog experience the fun of frolicking and socializing with other dogs. For dogs suffering from separation anxiety, visits to doggy daycare will help resolve destructive behaviors. For couch potatoes, it's a great way to knock off some extra pounds! And unlike a trip to your local park, you can rest easy in the knowledge your dog is working out his or her energy in a safe setting, away from risks such as street traffic, or miscellaneous items left on the ground by careless humans.


All dogs are under constant supervision while playing. Toys are provided for their enjoyment.


Be pleasantly surprised at your dog's calm demeanor after returning home from a visit to the Canine Clubhouse. We guarantee you'll like the results, and your dog will LOVE it. Daycare Packages are available at discounted rates, and a first time trial of Doggy Daycare is free!


All dogs are evaluated for temperament and sociability, to be sure they're a good fit for the playgroup, and that they will benefit from the exercise and experience. All dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed/neutered to participate in group play.


Supervised Playdates are available for baording dogs in increments of 2 hours ($16.50/daily session) or 4 hours ($29.50/daily session). Daycare packages may also be applied toward boarding playdates.


Daycare is available for boarders every day of the week; however, weekend and Holiday Daycare sessions consist of 2 hour playgroups ONLY.


Medical or Special Care boarders may be evaluated by staff and allowed to participate in Daycare on a case-by-case basis.



What To Bring

Please be sure to label all personal items with your pet's name and your last name.

  • • Vaccine and any other pertinent medical records (if performed elsewhere).
  • • Your pet's regular food (and treats!) if they are on a special or prescription diet, have any food sensitivities, or may otherwise do best with their food. Otherwise we feed a standard diet (bland low residue diet for dogs, chicken and rice diet for cats - both available in canned or dry formulation). A variety of prescription diets may also be available for purchase.
  • • Your harness, and advise us whether your dog requires harness walks ONLY. Also, please let us know whether your dog is used to having the harness on at all times, or if it should be removed between walks. (Please note: Kenwood Animal Hospital is not responsible for failure of owner-provided equipment.)
  • • Your pet's medications and/or supplements as well as instructions on how these are to be administered during their boarding stay.
  • • A well-loved toy, but preferably not your pet's favorite, as it may be misplaced during daily bedding changes. Anything that smells like home, such as a worn t-shirt, can be comforting for your companion while they're away from their home and people!

What Not To Bring

  • • Pet beds, pillows or favorite blankets. We have a bounty of comfy bedding, and using our own will prevent your favorites from being misplaced in the laundry during daily bedding changes.
  • • Rawhides, Greenies or other chewy treats, as these could be a potential choking hazard.
  • • Bowls, as we have stainless steel bowls available that we sterilize between uses.

Additional Services

Kenwood Canine Clubhouse offers more than just daycare! Please inquire about the following:


  • • Shuttle bus service for pick up and delivery of dogs to and from daycare
  • • Routine grooming tasks, including: nail trims, anal gland expression, and brushing and coat maintenance.
  • • Training reinforcement
  • • Daycare in conjunction with boarding
  • • Discounted daycare package rates
  • • 2 or 4 hour playdates to let your dog work out some energy and supplement daily walks during their kennel visits
  • • Veterinary checkups while your dog spends the day playing!
  • • Annual exam
  • • Vaccines
  • • Microchipping
  • • Annual Heartworm and Lyme disease tests