With daytime and overnight boarding for cats and dogs, our veterinary team in Laguna Beach will treat your pet like family and offer a home away from home. 

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Your Pet's Home Away From Home

Do you have to go out of town and leave your pet at home? We understand that this can be a stressful experience. Our team at Canyon Animal Hospital would like to put your mind at ease. 

We offer complete general daycare and overnight boarding services to all of our patients, so your pet will get the love, attention and care they are used to. Our friendly staff looks forward to welcoming your pet.

Medical Boarding for Cats & Dogs, Laguna Beach Vet

Boarding: A Typical Day

Dogs

Before eating breakfast, the dogs venture outside to our outdoor run for some fresh air. Staff will clean, disinfect and restock their kennels with fresh linens while they are outside. 

The dogs who stay with us are walked regularly, depending on their physical capacity and ability. 

Your dog will be supervised during his or her stay with us, both on walks and while they are resting. Dinner is served in the evening, and then we go for one last walk before bedtime.

Cats

Your cat will be fed according to their needs and your specifications, ensuring they keep the same routine as they do at home. 

We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties, including snuggles, pets and play (if they'd like these). During the day, litter boxes are checked, disinfected and cleaned. 

We also change linens and clean your cat's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separate from our dog boarding area to ensure that your kitty is safe and comfortable while staying with us. 

FAQs About Pet Boarding

Our entire staff loves animals and enjoys giving our boarders all the love and attention possible while they're here. 

Below, you'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Canyon Animal Hospital in our FAQs. 

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
    • A Separate boarding area for cats
    • Outdoor play area
    • Daily walks
    • Grooming
    • 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 can 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 other factors. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

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  • What do you feed animals that don't have their food?

    For pets that are not on a special diet, we can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. An additional fee may apply. 

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