Dog & Cat
and Cat Boarding
Preparing for Your Pet's
I offer boarding services for cats and small- to medium-size, quiet dogs. During the
boarding period, your pet stays at my home. A sunny, comfortable room is available for your pet's
exclusive use during their stay, should that be preferable. During their stay with me, I will:
- Play with your pet
- Provide morning and evening dog walks
- Provide any vitamins (as required)
- Administer any medications (as required)
One-Family-at-a-Time Dog and Cat
I don't like to do mass pet boarding. I prefer to board only one or two dogs or
cats at a time from the same pet guardian. There are several reasons for this which I feel are very
- It ensures a clean, comfortable environment for your pet, and keeps the potential
for spreading illness between animals to a minimum.
- It increases the amount of personal attention and one-on-one time I am able to devote to your pet. In
addition to increased play time, daily walks are with your dog exclusively, not several dogs at
- Having many other animals in the environment adds to the potential for stress.
Some pets become nervous, anxious, or depressed if they're not accustomed to being in this
situation. Too much interaction with other animals can sometimes exhaust smaller pets. In some
cases, especially if a pet has no place to retreat, this can affect their eating and take a toll on their
In general, I like to keep the number of stressors potentially affecting your pet to a minimum. Your
pet is already in a new environment, and unlike us they don't understand what's going on. My
goal is to provide a safe, low-stress situation which is as close to what your pet is used to as possible.
Because I only do one-family-at-a-time boarding, it is especially important that you call ahead to check availability and ensure that I am able to
accommodate your schedule.
If your dog or cat is boarding with me for the first time, I generally like to recommend an overnight
or one-day trial prior to the regularly planned boarding dates. The trial is free, and
will provide an indication of how good a fit this will be and how well your pet is likely to take to
their new environment while you're away.
Prior to your leaving, I ask that you provide these items for your pet's stay with me:
- Doggie pads (for dogs)
- Vitamins and/or medications (as required)
In the unlikely event that your pet needs to receive any immediate medical attention during
their stay with me, I also ask that you have an account set up with a veterinarian. Before you
leave on your trip, please provide me with the name, address, and phone number of your