Boarding for Pets
When you leave your pet in our care, our Scottsdale vet clinic treats them like family and provides a home away from home while you are away with our overnight boarding services.
Pet Boarding in Scottsdale
When you have to be out of town, it can be stressful to have to leave your pet – especially when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery, or if they are ill. At Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital, we want to help ease your worry.
We provide complete general boarding services for all of our patients, while offering medical boarding services for pets with medical conditions that standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Depending on their physical ability and capacity, the dogs who stay with us are walked on a regular schedule, usually 3 times a day.
Your dog will also be supervised during their entire stay with us – both during walks and while they rest. Dinner is served in the evening and dogs are taken for one last walk before bedtime.
For the safety and comfort of our feline guests, we maintain a separate boarding area for cats. This area has windows overlooking the reception area, and each cat's "condo" is individually ventilated. Our feline guests are fed twice a day and litter boxes are cleaned a minimum of two times a day.
Your cat will receive food according to your specifications and requirements, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.
For kitties who want it, we provide daily one-on-one interaction including pets, play, and snuggles.
Our expert nurses and veterinarians will administer medications, supervise your pet and watch over them closely. Any necessary medications will be provided on the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We're serious animal lovers here at Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital - our entire team enjoys giving our boarders all the care and attention they deserve while they're here.
Here are some FAQs we've received from clients about our pet boarding services.
If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
When it comes to arranging a safe, recuperative and fun stay for your pet, we've got you covered. Here are our amenities and accommodations:
- 24/7 monitoring
- Cozy, comfy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Daily walks
- Special diet accommodations
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Do you offer any discounts for boarding?
We offer a discount for pets that board with us for 30 or more consecutive days. We also offer a discount for multiple pets staying in the same accommodations. For more information about our boarding discounts, please contact us.
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
Our large facility is able to accommodate several animals at once, provided we are given sufficient notice.
Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (feline/feline or canine/canine) together.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
Based on your pet's size, the duration of his or her stay, and any specific medical requirements, boarding fees will vary. That said, our pricing is competitive and affordable. We invite 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 within our regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for peak times such as summer weekends and holidays. During these times, we recommend that you call 2 to 3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Medication: Bring along any medication your pet will need - our staff can administer this.
Food: While food is provided for pets that stay with us, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last for the duration of his or her stay.
Toys: Does your pet have 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 - please feel free to call us for updates during your pet's stay. If there is a problem, we will contact you using the emergency contact information you provide.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
While each animal is different, you can take some basic steps to prepare for your pet's stay with us. This helps us to ensure that we can meet their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to schedule, and to discuss details about your pet and his or her boarding requirements. A member of our team will be happy to to coordinate your booking.
Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. To stay at our facility, pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks.
Step 2: Book a trial stay
Before you bring your pet for an extended stay with us, we want to be absolutely sure we are a good fit. A trial stay will involve a full day of daycare where we can take the time to ensure your pet fits in with the pack and assess his or her temperament.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
There are a few steps you can take on the day you drop your pet off with us. Practicing these will help to reduce any stress your pet may feel due to separation.
Before dropping your pet off, spend some time with them and ensure they get vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm when you arrive. During the arrival process and separation, stay cheerful, calm and confident.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide Hills Sensitive Stomach and Skin pet food.