Boarding for Pets
With overnight pet boarding, and state-of-the-art medical boarding, our Douglasville veterinary team will treat your pet like family and provide a home away from home while you are away.
A Home Away From Home
We understand it can be stressful to leave your pet when you go out of town – especially if they are ill or recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Kay Animal Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease.
We provide complete general boarding services for all of our patients and medical boarding services for pets with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
Boarding: A Typical Day
The dogs get to stretch their legs and have some fun in the fresh air before breakfast. We also spend time cleaning their kennels, getting them disinfected and stocked with fresh linens while they are outside.
We walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular schedule depending on their physical capacity and ability.
During walks and naps, your dog will be closely monitored by one of our staff members. After dinner is served, we go for one last walk before retiring for the night.
In order to keep your cat's routine the same as it is at home, they will be fed in accordance with your instructions and their needs.
Play, snuggles, and pets are all part of the daily one-on-one interaction we provide for kitties (if they want them!). We clean and disinfect litter bins throughout the day to ensure they are always ready for use.
We also change the linens in your cat's room every day and clean it. In order to ensure your kitty's comfort and safety while they're with us, we have a separate cat boarding area from our dog boarding area.
Our veterinarians and nurses will closely monitor and administer medications to your pet while you are away. Medication will be given to your pet on the same schedule that they are used to receiving at home unless otherwise specified.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
All of our staff members are passionate about animals, and they look forward to spoiling our visitors while they're here.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Kay 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 limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
Due to the size of our facility, we can take care of multiple animals at the same time if you give us enough notice.
We may be able to accommodate canine/canine or feline/feline family members depending on the circumstances.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
A pet's size, length of stay, and any special medical needs all factor into boarding fees. Our rates are reasonable and competitive. Please contact us if you'd like a price estimate.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
Kay Animal Hospital opens its doors at 7:30 AM, an hour before our regular opening time, each day for boarding and surgery drop-offs. We ask that you bring your pet to us during this window of time when dropping them off for our boarding services.
It's best to make reservations, particularly during popular times like holidays and the summer weekends. You should book at least 2-3 weeks in advance during these times to ensure a spot is 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?
During your pet's stay, you are welcome to call us for any updates. The emergency contact information you provide will be used to contact you if there is a problem.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Every animal is unique in its own way. We'll take the following steps to make sure we're ready for your pet's stay with us.
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 coordinate your booking.
Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. Pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility.
Step 2: Book a trial stay
Before allowing your pet to stay with us, we want to make sure that we are a good match for them. The trial stay includes a full day of daycare so we can get a feel for your pet's personality and see if they'll fit in with the rest of the group.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
There are a few things you can do to help your pet feel less anxious when you drop them off at our clinic.
Be sure to spend some extra time with your pet in the days leading up to the event, and give them vigorous exercise to help them relax. Arrive at our facility calmly, cheerfully, and confidently, and remain so throughout the separation process with us.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we'll provide high-quality, nutritious pet food.
We're Always Welcoming New Patients
At Kay Animal Hospital, we can't wait to welcome you and your four-legged friend into our veterinary family. Learn more about the services we offer and the difference our care and compassion make by booking your first appointment today!