Pet Boarding that Feels Like Home

We love seeing and caring for people’s pets every day, but we also enjoy hosting them as boarding guests! Dogs and cats are both welcome to stay with us in separate, climate-controlled areas where our team will make them feel comfortable and secure. At Animal Hospital of Wilkes, we know that your pet deserves extra special care while you’re away—it’s what we would want for our own pets, too.

Reach out to us to give your pet a night of luxury!

Amenities at Our Pet Boarding Facility

To give your pet a comfortable, stable routine while they board, we provide the following:

Fresh water and clean, comfy bedding that is washed and switched out daily

Personal attention for every guest

An outdoor exercise area for visiting canines

Complimentary grooming

Administration of medication(s) to your pet on a schedule

A bland but palatable diet to prevent gastrointestinal upset

(if your pet does not require a special prescription diet)

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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Hours

You can come in any time during our regular office hours, Monday through Saturday, to either drop off or pick up your pet.

Health Requirements for Boarding

Your pet needs to be up-to-date on their vaccinations at least 10 days prior to their boarding date. If your pet is not a patient at Animal Hospital of Wilkes, please bring written proof that they are up-to-date. Please contact us if you have any questions or need to schedule your pet’s vaccinations before they board.

Because pets must have completed their distemper booster series and had their first rabies shot, we cannot allow young puppies and kittens to board.

Dog Vaccines

  • DHPP (distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza/parvo)
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis

Cat Vaccines

  • RCP (feline distemper)
  • Rabies
  • Leukemia (recommended for kittens and at-risk cats)

We recommend keeping toys, bedding, and other personal items (aside from medications and prescription diets) at home. This is to ensure that no items get lost or damaged during your pet’s stay.

Food and Medications

When you pack up your pet’s food and (if needed) medications, make sure the food is tightly sealed and medications come in their original containers. Label all containers with your pet’s name and yours, and include any additional instructions if needed.

Personal Items Policy

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