Boarding

Boarding

  • We offer "bark-free" boarding.  We have large cat cages with perches and porthole doors into other compartments.  Space and season-permitting, boarders usually get to use 2 sections of cage during their stay.  Our boarding kitties have a view of the front lobby and supervise the waiting room!   During Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other high-boarding times, cats may only be given a single section of cage, but even that is more space than you'll have available from other local boarding facilities. Our prices are competitive.  You may bring food for pets with special needs/diets, or your cat can eat our "house blend".  There is no weekend drop-off or pick-up allowed as our hospital doors remain closed all weekend (caregivers come and go, but do not open the clinic to the public).  Pets are never permitted to share a cage, even housemates, but they will be able to see and speak to one another.

 


 

 

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  • What is needed for my cat to board with you?
  1. All cats must be spayed or neutered if old enough!
  2. All cats need to be in good health, current on rabies and distemper vaccines. (Remember, we are a veterinarian as well, so though any sick cats are kept in a different part of the hospital, we want your pet up to date so as to minimize any chance that they could bring home a preventable sickness.)
  3. All cats must be free of external parasites.  If your cat has any external parasites (fleas/ticks/ear mites), they WILL be treated with an appropriate product, usually Advantage Multi or Frontline at your expense since these little beasties will invite themselves onto other peoples' pets.
  4. We will board stable diabetics and other pets with stable illness who are already patients at our practice but we regret that we can not extend that benefit to non-clients.
  • WE DO NOT PROVIDE HURRICANE BOARDING! 50% of our staff staffs the county hurricane shelters and are therefore not available to care for your pets during emergency weather conditions.  Dr. Smith commutes an hour to work each day so when the water rises, the trees fall, and the power lines are down, there is an excellent chance that she will not be able to make it in to care for your pet either.  Therefore, we do not offer boarding during this time.  Onslow county offers a pet-friendly shelter at Jacksonville Commons Middle School on Commons Drive where you and your pet can be safe during storms. (Your pets at the shelter will be housed in a separate hall of the shelter and owners must remain at the shelter with their pets, but you do not have to leave your pet at home on its own during a storm).