Boarding for Dogs and Cats

Why should you board your pets with Petvacx?
Because we are not a large boarding facility, our guests are showered with lots of attention from every member of our staff. Our private doggy dens and a cozy cat room ensure that your pet can relax while you are away. When you choose to board your furry family members at Petvacx Animal Hospital, we will treat your pets like our own.

Boarding at our hospital provides your pet with comfort, care, and safety; it also gives pet parents like you peace-of-mind to know that skilled veterinary technicians and assistants are caring for your cat or dog. Our doctors are also on-site to provide any medical care. We know how difficult it can be to be away from your fur-babies, so if an e-mail address is provided, we will send you photos and updates to ease your mind and heart.

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​​​​​​​Our boarding services include:

  • Outdoor walks, four times a day (Monday-Friday), except for three a day on Saturdays/Sundays, for all dogs staying with us at no additional cost.
  • Daily playtime sessions for all cat boarders.
  • Clean, spacious kennels housed in our hospital boarding facility.
  • On-site supervision by our licensed veterinarians and trained veterinary technicians.
  • Photo updates via text/email while your pet is boarding.
  • Required veterinary services/ grooming (bath, nail trims, anal gland expressions) can be performed while your pet is staying with us.

When your pets are in our care, you can count on us to treat them with the same love and compassion you would give to them at home!

Boarding requirements:

  • We kindly ask all of our boarder pets to be up to date on their vaccinations and intestinal parasite screen/fecal flotation test. Please inquire about additional information if your pet's vaccines are overdue or needing to be done for the first time.

Canine requirements: Rabies, canine distemper, leptospirosis bordetella, canine influenza (H3N2+H3N8), fecal test

Feline requirements: Rabies, feline distemper, fecal test

**If this will be your pet’s first time receiving the vaccinations required for boarding, a vaccine booster will be required 3-4 weeks after the first vaccination excluding Rabies and Rabies PureVax.**

If your pet is due for any of the following, the additional charges will be applied.

**Prices are subject to vary- for confirmation on cost give our office a call** (updated April 2024)
Feline/canine rabies $30
Feline pureVax rabies $47
Feline/canine distemper $30 (Fe- FVRCP)-$35 (K9-DHPP)

K9 leptospirosis $28
K9 bordetella $35
K9 influenza bivalent (H3N2+H3N8) $62
Intestinal parasite screen / fecal floatation test $51

Additional** elective preventive care and services:

Heartworm 4DX blood test $68
Heartworm prevention (ask for pricing)
Lyme vaccine $69
Nail trim $25
Ear cleaning $25
Anal gland expression $25
Home Again microchip implant $50
Bath (ask for pricing)

  • All of our boarders need to be up to date on a flea/tick preventative. If they are not currently taking any flea/tick prevention we can administer a dose during boarding at the owner's expense.
Exemption- Over the counter Hartz topical and collar are NOT accepted as flea/tick preventions.

  • Pet parents are welcome to bring their pets food (wet or dry food) if your pet is on a special diet, we kindly ask that you provide enough food for the duration of your pet's stay. We feed both our canine and feline boarders dry Purina EN Gastroenteric at no additional charge. If you would like to purchase any additional food please mention it to our receptionist.
  • We provide all bedding for your pets, if you would like to bring any toys we ask you to please limit it to no more than 3 toys. Rubber toys (rubber bones, rubber balls, Kongs, etc) are preferred. Petvacx is NOT responsible for lost or damaged items while boarding.

Call 301-838-9506 or email for more information or to book your pet’s next staycation!

Pick up and drop off times:

All boarding pick ups and drop offs must fall within the times listed below, to ensure that we do not have too many dogs and cats in our facility at the same time, and to give our staff time to adequately prepare boarding areas for new arrivals.
**Should you not be able to pick up or drop off during the designated time, please inform our reception team and we can consult on accommodations**

Drop off/pick up on weekdays (Monday- Friday)

AM hours: 9 AM- 12 noon

PM hours: 2 PM-4 PM

**If you would like to drop off your pet outside of these PM hours there may be an additional $100+ late check in fee for any drop off past 4 PM- 5 PM, must have approval by kennel team as well**

Drop off/ pick up on weekends (*Saturdays ONLY):

9 AM- 12 noon

For grooming requests during boarding:
If you would like your dog bathed the day of pickup, please schedule pickup between 11:30 AM and 12:00 noon. This allows for
proper drying of your pet. Otherwise your dog will be bathed the day prior to pickup.

Boarding rates:

Our boarding fees are charged per day, not per night or hourly.

Dogs: $55 per day

Cats: $30 per day

Special care and handling - additional $15 per day

Medical boarding avaliable for pets needing daily medications or treatments- please call for pricing

Holiday​​​​​​​ boarding fee- additional $30 per day

Holiday boarding fee will be applied to the following: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

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