Boarding for Pets

With our overnight boarding for cats and dogs, our Berkeley veterinary team will treat your pet like our family and provide a home away from home while you are away.

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Our Boarding Facility will reopen June 15th 2021!

California’s pandemic lockdown will be lifted on June 15th. Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital is excited to announce our boarding facilities will reopen at 8am on the same date so we can take care of your precious pet family while you travel.

Reservations can be made beginning Monday May 3rd.

Please call 510-848-5041 for more information and reservations.

A Home Away From Home

We understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet when you go out of town – especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease.

We provide complete general boarding services for all of our patients, and medical boarding services for pets with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.

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Medical Boarding for Cats & Dogs, Berkeley Vet

  • Our Boarding Requirements
    • Each pet staying with us must be current on the following vaccines:
      • Dogs Annual Rabies, Canine Influenza, Canine Distemper/Parvo Combination & Bordatella
      • Cats Feline Distemper Combination and Rabies
    • All animals must have been examined by one of our staff veterinarians within the past year of their boarding stay.
    • Should any pet become ill, their condition will be assessed, the owner will be contacted if at all possible, and they will be treated accordingly at the owner’s expense.
    • We will not accept medications that are not in their original prescription bottles for our kennel patients. State regulations require that all medications be in their original containers with the original labeling.
    • All pets are checked for fleas upon arrival. It is very important that we maintain a clean and parasite free environment for your pet(s) and others. If your pet is found to have fleas, they will be treated at an additional cost to you. Dogs will receive oral Nexgard and Cats will receive topical Cheristin.
    • Exotic animals cannot be boarded without prior arrangements.
    • Any animal who is ill or in need of specialized medical services will be placed on "medical boarding" and be boarded with the critical/hospitalized patients and cared for by the general practice technical staff.
    • The hospital cannot be held responsible if your animal becomes ill/injured while boarding, including contagious diseases such as kennel cough. Every attempt will be made to contact you to inform you of the issue prior to providing necessary treatment for your pet. You are responsible for the expenses for the treatments provided.
    • A deposit to cover the anticipated period of boarding may be required for new or extended stay boarders. Full payment is expected at the time of your animal's release.
    • All emergency situations will be treated appropriately by our highly skilled doctors and staff.
  • Our Boarding Packages

    BOARDING

    Includes:

    • Three walks (dogs), two playroom s(cats)
    • Two meals (am/pm)
    • Two treats (late am /late pm)
    • CANINE $63.00 per night
    • FELINE $57.75 per night

    BOARDING WITH MEDICATION

    Includes:

    • The same as Standard Boarding PLUS:
    • Medications administered during stay
    • CANINE $73.50 per night
    • FELINE $68.25 per night

    MEDICAL BOARDING

    Includes:

    • Tailored to our geriatric and medical  needs pets
    • Veterinarian examines your pet upon admission for boarding
    • Monitored 24 hours a day by one of our Veterinary Technicians/Assistants
    • Medications administered by a Veterinary Technician/Assistant
    • *DIABETIC PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS MEDICAL BOARD*
    • CANINE/FELINE $131.25 per night
    • EXOTIC $131.25 per night

    DAY MEDICAL BOARDING

    • $78.75 per day

    TLC PACKAGE

    • Two additional walks or playrooms per day
    • Brushing out and 10 min massage (once during stay)
    • Additional $26.25 per day

    ADDITIONAL ITEMS

    • Frosty Treats $5.25
    • Stuffed Kong Toy $5.25
    • Cat Nip Mouse $5.25
       

Boarding: A Typical Day

Dogs

Each morning, the dogs venture outside to our outdoor run for fresh air before breakfast. While they are outside, their kennels are 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 dog 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 one last walk before bedtime.

Cats

Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements, to ensure their 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 pets. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned and disinfected periodically throughout the day.

Additionally, we refresh 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.

Medical Boarding

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

We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.

Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Berkeley Dog & Cat 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
    • Grooming
    • Ample daily playtime with staff
    • Special diet accommodations
    • 24/7 monitoring
  • Is there a discount for boarding multiple animals at once?

    Even the best of friends need some alone time, so every pet gets their own kennel to relax. There are no discounts for multiple family members boarding, but upon request we can organize playtime together for friendly family pets (canine/canine or feline/feline).

  • 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.

  • What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?

    All pets must be dropped off or picked up during regular office hours (8am to 6pm). Reservations are mandatory. For bookings during holidays and summer weekends 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. Please check the boarding pricing for our boarding with medication or medical boarding options.

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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: Check Boarding Requirements

    Make sure your pet is up-to-date with all required vaccinations and was seen by one of our veterinarians during the past 12 months. View our boarding requirements above for more information.

    Step 2: Contact us to get started

    Contact 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 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 own food?

    For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Formula for both cats and dogs in dry and canned form.

    However, if your pet has their own preferred food we recommend you to bring a supply of that so they can keep to their usual diet.

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