Boarding

When you have to be away overnight, let your dog enjoy a fun-filled vacation at Animal Loving Care. Your pet will enjoy our homey accommodations and a slumber-party style night — crate-free, with canine friends, on a cozy cushion or in bed with a human caretaker. Boarding dogs also get walked on leash and daycare is included in the daily rate.

Our facility is set up for your dog to spend the night cage-free in bed with our overnight staff member, on a comfy dog bed, or in a separate suite space if they prefer to be a bit independent. If your dog is trained to sleep in a crate at night or simply prefers it, we do have crates available. During especially busy times, such as over the December holidays, we may select shy, sensitive or nervous dogs to spend the night at an insured staff member’s home rather than in the facility; this helps us to ensure the dog’s comfort and reduces the demand on our overnight staff. Similarly, on nights when we have two or fewer dogs booked for boarding, your pup may spend an overnight at a staff member’s home and return to our facility in the morning.
Boarding dogs are given a 15-20 minute walk in the evening and let out into our backyard several times throughout the day with the other dogs who are in for daycare. If you would like your dog to be given a mid-day walk, you may request one for an additional $10 per day.
Plan to bring your dog in with a collar and leash/any walking equipment you use as well as regular food and any medications. You do not need to bring bowls or toys as we do not share these items and have plenty of our own. You are welcome to bring a small comfort item such as a blanket if it will make your dog more comfortable, but do be advised that other dogs may try to use it, too!
We strongly recommend against changing your dog’s food and like to keep them on their regular diet to prevent any digestive troubles. In the event of an emergency, we do have American Journey (salmon) kibble in stock.
The best way to see updates on your dog’s stay is to follow us on Instagram or Facebook(let us know if you have a handle that we can tag you in when we post your dog’s photo!). Please be patient: If you don’t see your dog in our photos right away, it doesn’t mean your dog is not enjoying his or herself — just that we’re focusing on taking good care of your furry friend! You can also feel free to check in by phone or email if you are not on social media and we will get back to you with an update.
In the event of illness or injury, we always contact you and/or your emergency contact immediately to advise you of the situation and to make decisions about next steps. Should your dog need urgent medical care, Animal Loving Care does have a working relationship with a 24 hour emergency vet. For less pressing matters, we will seek your counsel on whether you would like us to bring your dog in for a vet visit at your expense.
No, we do not. We find that cats are most comfortable in their homes and offer in-home visits where we can feed, change litter, and play with your cat.
  1. Leash/any walking equipment such as a harness or specialty walking collar that you use
  2. Any medications your dog takes or may need during the stay
  3. Enough food/treats for the duration of the stay (+ one day in case of delays).
  4. Your pup, wearing a comfortable collar that he or she can remain in for the duration of the stay.
Optional: Comfort item that you’re not worried about being shared
To ensure the safety and health of your dog and our other guests, we have the following requirements:
  • — Dogs must do well with other dogs and humans. If your dog has any history of aggression towards humans or other dogs, ALC is not the right fit for your pup as we do not separate our canine guests.
  • — Dogs must be three months of age or older and on course with all required vaccines. Dogs must be spayed or neutered by 7 months of age.
  • — Dogs must be vaccinated for rabies, distemper, parvo, parainfluenza, and hepatitis, (DHPP, DA2P, or equivalent) and bordetella. The canine influenza vaccination (H3N2 & H3N8) is recommended, but not yet required.
  • — Dogs should be in good health. Upon admission, all dogs must be free from any communicable conditions.
  • — Dogs must have been in your care for at least three weeks prior to attending daycare/boarding.
  • — Dogs must be brought to ALC with a collar they can wear for the duration of their stay.
  1. Sign up as a client in our scheduling system, PetExec.
  2. Schedule an evaluation for your dog. If you're interested in daycare, this is a day trial. If you're interested in boarding, this is an overnight trial. You can request either via PetExec or by emailing us.
  3. Get us your dog's vet-provided vaccine record by uploading to PetExec, email or faxing it to us, or bring the record with you when you come in for your pooch's trial.

Daily Rates

Small to Medium Size
$65-$70

Large Size
From $75

2 dogs from one household
$100 (2 small to medium), $110 (1 large, 1 small/med), $120 (2 large)

Dogs requiring special attention / puppies under one year
From $75

Special Holiday

(Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day. etc.)
Add $20 to total

Trial
(new customers)
$40 

Additional Details

Boarding bookings must be confirmed by e-mail. Final price will be pro-rated based on total time from pick up to drop off. At least 50% up front payment required. A cancellation fee applies for less than 72 hours (3 days) notice.

CANCELLATION FEES FOR BOARDING*:

1 to 3 day booking: One day amount
4 to 7 day booking: $100-$150
8 to 14 day booking: $200
Cancellation fee on holidays: 1 week before: 80% of total 3 days before: 100% due
*Fee will be applied as credit toward owner’s account and may be used for future boarding. Credit expires one year from the date cancellation fee is paid.

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First time? Please register in our system before making your request.