Need a home away from home for your cat or dog while you're away? Do they need to recover from surgery? With our overnight pet boarding services, our Citrus County veterinary team will treat your furry friend like our own.
A Home Away From Home
As fellow pet owners, we understand leaving your pet to go out of town can be stressful – especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a surgery or procedure. At Dunnellon Animal Hospital, we want to help reassure you.
We offer complete general pet boarding services for all of our patients, and medical boarding services for pets with conditions that standard boarding centers may not be able to accommodate.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, dogs are taken outside to our outdoor run for fresh air before breakfast. During their outside time, their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and stocked with fresh linens.
Depending on their physical capacity and ability, dogs are walked on a regular schedule.
We also supervise dogs throughout their entire stay with us – both during walks and while they rest. Dinner is served in the dog boarding area in the evening, and we take one last walk before bedtime.
Your cat will be fed according to their needs and your specifications, to ensure their routine stays as close as possible to their normal routine at home.
Kitties get one-on-one interaction (if they want it!) including pets, play, and snuggles, We check, clean, and disinfect litter boxes periodically throughout the day.
We also refresh linens and clean your kitty's room daily. The cat boarding area is separate from the dog's area to help your kitty feel relaxed and safe during their stay with us.
While our facility is not staffed overnight, we are equipped to keep pets in hospital if you are not able to medicate them at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Dunnellon Animal Hospital.
If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We've got everything your pet needs for a fun, recuperative and safe stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Outdoor play area
- Daily walks
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
- Is there a discount for multiple days of boarding?
If you board your pet for a consecutive 10 days in a row or more, you will receive a 10% discount at the time of check out.
- 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 you give us 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 pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility. ALL pets must be up to date with parasite prevention (dogs must be on both flea and heartworm prevention, and cats must have at least flea prevention).
Dogs must have been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, BORD, and FLU vaccines, and have a fecal and heartworm check. Cats must be vaccinated for Rabies, FELV, and FVRCP, and have a fecal check.
Step 2: Book a one-night optional trial stay
We understand that you may want to be absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. You may choose to board for one night to see how your pet does with us, but this is optional - not required.
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.
New patients are always welcome.
We look forward to meeting your precious pet at Dunnellon Animal Hospital.