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When you must be away, you want to leave your pet with a reliable, responsible caregiver. Our pet boarding facility offers cozy, comfortable boarding with staff that is committed to treating your dog or cat like family. Check out our Boarding Brochure.  You are welcome to take a tour between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.


For dogs, we have 14 inside runs, nine outdoor covered runs, and a fenced-in play area. Dogs that stay with us are boarded in one of our indoor runs.

Once daily, your dog is let out to one of our outdoor runs while his or her main run is cleaned and disinfected. Weather permitting, your pet is taken outside to our play yard twice daily for time to romp and enjoy the outdoors. Our kennel staff observes them closely while outdoors, to ensure there are no escape artists and to monitor bodily functions. If your dog has a favorite toy to play with outside, feel free to bring it and let the staff know you want your pet to have one-on-one attention.


Our boarding cats are kept in cages in a cozy laundry room, much like they might have at home. They are observed and talked to often, as the kennel staff frequents that area to wash and fold laundry. Litter boxes are cleaned regularly. Cat cages are cleaned and disinfected daily.


Disease control is paramount in our boarding facility. As a veterinary hospital, we are particularly equipped and knowledgeable about your pet’s health. Rocklin Road Animal Hospital safety regulations require current vaccines against the common communicable diseases for all of our boarded pets. If you have your vaccines done somewhere other than at our clinic, please be prepared to show us vaccine records or provide us with the hospital name that vaccinates your pet. We also require treatment for external parasites (mainly fleas) if we see that your pet needs this.


It is our goal to communicate clearly with each client. Consequently, allow 15–30 minutes to check-in your dog or cat for boarding, especially if you are new to us or your pet has special needs or instructions. We will ask you for an emergency phone number where we can reach you or, if you are unavailable, a person that can make decisions for your pet. If you would like updates, feel free to call us anytime during your animal’s stay.

We encourage you to bring your pet’s food, feeding instructions, toys, blankets, and so on. We only ask that you label each item, so we know who it belongs to when we launder it. We also warn you that some of your bedding may go home soiled if we haven’t had time to launder it the day you pick up your pet.


We offer bathing services by our kennel staff, so your pet is sent home clean and smelling sweet. If you board your pet for four nights or more, the bath is complimentary.

We also offer professional grooming by Janice Wagg, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Inform our staff at the time you make boarding arrangements that you would like your pet to be professionally groomed, and we can schedule a grooming with Janice before you pick up your pet. Visit our Pet Grooming page for more information about that service.


  • We are not a 24-hour facility, and your pet will be alone during the night.
  • We are closed for drop-off and pick-up on the six major holidays, as well as Friday after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas.
  • Pick up and Drop off hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.  On Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Sunday pickup is available by appointment only from 9:00 am to 9:15 am.