At our overnight boarding facility for cats and dogs, our Grand Prairie veterinary team will treat your pet like one of our family and provide a home away from home while you are away.
Pet Boarding - A Home Away From Home
We understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet when you can't be home – especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Carrier Animal Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease.
Our Grand Prairie animal clinic provides complete general pet boarding services for all of our patients, and medical boarding services for pets with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to handle.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Each morning, the dogs venture outside to our outdoor run for fresh air before breakfast. While your dog is outside playing, their kennel will be cleaned, disinfected, and stocked with fresh linens.
Depending on their physical capacity and ability, we walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular schedule.
Your pup will also have supervision throughout their entire stay with us – both during walks and while they rest. In the evening, dinner is served, and then we have a final walk before bedtime.
Your feline friend will be fed according to your instructions and their requirements, to ensure that your cat's routine is the same as it is at home.
We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties (if they want it!) including play, snuggles, and pats. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned and disinfected periodically throughout the day.
We will also refresh your pet's linens and clean your kitty's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog area to ensure your kitty feels relaxed and safe while they stay with us.
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians and nurses, who will administer medications and watch over them closely. Any required medications will be administered to your pet on the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
Every one of our veterinary professionals is a serious animal lover and enjoys giving the pets that board with us all of the attention and care they deserve.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Carrier 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?
We have a large facility and are able to accommodate several animals at once, provided you give us sufficient notice.
Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
Boarding fees vary based on the duration of the stay, the size of the pet, and special medical requirements. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome 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 during regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be 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?
Yes, feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Each animal is different. To prepare for your pet's stay with us, we'll take the following steps to ensure that we can meet their unique needs.
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
We want to be absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. The trial stay consists of a full day of daycare where we can take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the pack.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce any stress your pet may feel.
Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and make sure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, stay calm, cheerful and confident during the separation.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide our standard house pet food.