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Pet Boarding

Interested in Dog Boarding at the new SportsVet facility?

SportsVet’s boarding facility features new, solid-walled runs with glass doors, raised orthopedic beds, and a fenced outdoor play area for walks. SportsVet also offers the option of standard runs or luxury suites to maximize your pet’s comfort during their stay. We go above and beyond to ensure your pet feels "at home" during their time with us.

Accommodations your pet can expect during their stay: 

  • Daily room service, sanitized bowls, and fresh, cozy bedding.
  • Routine feeding and medication administration.
  • Spacious, private runs to relax.
  • Piece of mind. We have a Veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Technicians on site 24/7.

Standard Boarding PackageLuxury Boarding Package

Boarding Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are there specific pick-up and drop-off times for boarding?

Monday - Friday: Check-out time is before 11:00am. Any pet picked up after 11:00am will be charged for an additional night. Check-in time begins at 12:00pm each day. 

Saturday: Drop-offs and pick-ups are between 8:00am-12:00pm only.

Sunday: NO drop-offs. Pick-up time is between 4:00pm-5:00pm.

  • Can I bring my pet's bedding and toys?

Due to safety and sanitary limitations, we cannot accept any personal belongings (i.e. beds, blankets, etc.). SportsVet will provide all the necessary bedding to keep your pet cozy and comfortable. Rawhides, bully sticks, and other consumable bones are not permitted as they pose a choking hazard.

  • What kind of food do you provide?

All canine guests are served Purina EN to decrease GI problems your pet may have while boarding. If you prefer to bring food from home, please prepare each meal in the appropriate serving size in separate Ziploc bags, and write your last name on the labeling section. We cannot accept large containers and bags of food due to storage space.

  • My pet has medications, will you administer these during their stay?

We will provide a qualified staff member to administer oral and/or topical medications for an additional fee. Guests requiring specialized care are handled on a case-by-case basis and should be planned prior to drop-off. All medications must be provided by the owner and clearly labeled with written instructions, the pet's name, type of medication, reason for medication, dosage, and administration schedule.

  • How far in advance should I book my pet's stay?

Boarding reservations are first come, first serve. We recommend that you book your reservation as soon as you know the dates you will need for your pet's stay. Especially during holidays and long breaks, it's always best to book your reservation well in advance to secure your spot.

  • What is Capstar and why is this necessary?

Checking each pet for live fleas is not a sure way to know there aren't any fleas present. To protect all pets coming into our facility, we administer Capstar to everyone. This is a safe, fast-acting oral flea medication. It can be used in both dogs and cats, and is safe for puppies and kittens. Any live fleas on a pet will be killed in as little as 30 minutes after administration. The medication is metabolized very rapidly and will be out of your pet's system within hours with no lasting effects. This is our way of knowing for certain that every animal entering our facility is free of fleas.

  • Is there a discount if my dogs stay in the same run together?

For families boarding more than 1 pet in the same run/room, a discount of up to 30% will be applied to the additional pet's boarding fee. SportsVet Animal Medical Center's boarding policy does not permit multiple pet family members to board together if there is any sign of food aggression or aggression towards each other. This is to protect the staff and other members of their pet family.

  • What does a playtime entail?

For weekend boarders, we offer individualized play sessions on Saturday and Sundays. A trained staff member will spend quality one-on-one exercise time with your pet in the climate-controlled indoor play area or outside in the securely-fenced, specially designed canine environment. There is an additional fee of $20/day for this service.

  • When is payment due?

Boarding fees are collected upon pickup. Failure to pay entire balance will results in your pet(s) no longer being welcome at our facility. During holidays and events, we require a credit card number to hold your reservation. Your card will be charged a set rate per reserved day if you cancel less than 48 hours in advance.

  • How much is boarding?

Prices vary based on the length of time, type of reservation, and other accommodations that you choose to include. Please call us and we'd be happy to provide you with an estimate for your visit.

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General Practice Hours

We're open 24/7 for emergency care. The following hours are for scheduled appointments:


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


Open 24 Hours for Emergency Care