Offering Cuddles and Playtime with Pet Boarding and Daycare
Whether you’ll be out of the house for a day or a week, Carriage Animal Hospital in Lombard is happy to care for your pet in your absence. We work to keep our boarding and daycare guests happy by providing comfortable amenities, extra love and cuddles, and a sanitary environment. We understand the challenges of leaving your pet in someone else’s care, even for a short time. Know that our attending staff members will treat your pet like one of their own and do everything possible to help them relax and enjoy their visit.
What Our Boarding Offers
Comfort, cleanliness and compassion are key aspects of our boarding services. Our goal is to make the environment as low-stress as possible and to have additional medical care available for any pet that needs it.
Our amenities include:
- Spacious kennels and dog runs
- Clean, soft bedding for all guests
- Separate boarding areas for dogs and cats
- Open play sessions for dogs to socialize and have fun
- Dogs are walked several times a day for bathroom breaks and exercise
- Cats receive individualized attention from staff members
- Kennels and runs are cleaned and refreshed daily, and fresh water is always available
We do not recommend bringing bedding, blankets or toys from home. You do need to bring your pet’s food if they are on a special diet, though we can provide food if necessary. Both food and medication should be in durable containers labeled with your pet’s name and directions. If you have instructions or requests, please let us know at drop-off.
We offer Gold, Silver and Platinum boarding packages to ensure optimal comfort for our boarding guests. See what’s included!
*If your pet has specific dietary needs or a sensitive stomach, we recommend bringing your own food from home to reduce your pet’s risk of developing GI upset.
**To participate in social play, your pet will need to have a boarding assessment exam.
Additionally, you can customize your pet’s stay further by adding on services such as extra cuddle time, peanut butter treats and dental chews.
Our Dog Daycare Program
Dogs are social animals and will almost always jump at the opportunity to spend time with other dogs and/or people. Socialization is very important because it helps to build confidence and teach dogs how to essentially “play well with others.” Unsocialized dogs can be nervous and fearful at times. Our dog daycare program in Lombard allows guests to enjoy plenty of playtime, exercise, and socialization under the supervision of an experienced staff member. Before your pet joins, we can evaluate their behavior and gradually introduce them to a more social setting.
Activities your pet can enjoy include ball playing, running and an obstacle course. We also offer rest periods and can provide meals for pets per owner request.
Requirements for Boarding and Daycare
If your pet is not a patient with our hospital they are still welcome to board with us, but we will need proof of vaccinations in the form of medical records, an invoice or rabies certificate.* Current patients must also be up to date on their vaccinations. We want to keep our boarding and daycare facilities safe for all, so we appreciate your compliance!
The following requirements include:
- Distemper (DHP)
- 6-month Bordetella
- Canine influenza (H3N2 and H3N8)
- Negative fecal sample in last 12 months
- Distemper (FVRCP)
- Negative fecal sample in last 12 months/UTD on annual deworming
*Vaccines must be updated 48 hours in advance to your reservation.
If you have any questions about pet boarding or our dog daycare program at Carriage Animal Hospital, reach out! We’re always eager to help pet parents and their companions.