With our overnight boarding for cats and dogs, our Lafayette veterinary team will treat your pet like our family and provide a home away from home while you are away.
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 St. Francis Veterinary Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease with our pet boarding services.
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.
We provide a fenced yard for pets to walk around in, multiple sizes of run for different pet sizes, temperature controlled boarding areas, and spacious and private kennels which are perfect for pets who don't react well to other cats or dogs.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, your dog will venture outside for a short walk and some fresh air with one of our vets 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 3 times a day.
In the evening, dinner is served, and then we have one last walk before bedtime.
We keep cat and dog boarding areas separate from one another to reduce stress on your pet. 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.
Medical Pet Boarding
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians in the course of their stay with us, who will administer any medications or care your beloved pet requires. We will keep medicine administrations and care to the same schedule you keep at home.
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 are passionate animal lovers at St. Francis Veterinary Hospital. Our whole team loves giving each and every one of our boarders the love and attention they deserve during their time with us.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at St. Francis Veterinary 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:
- Special diet accommodations
- temperature-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Daily walks
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- 24/7 monitoring
- Outdoor play area
- Do you offer daycare boarding services?
We offer daytime boarding services for pets. When you need to travel somewhere and either don't want to, or can't leave your pet alone and unmonitored for the say, our veterinarians are more than happy to help.
For a small fee, we can care for your pet while you do what you need to do, and then you can reunite with them at the end of the day!
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
We have a large boarding facility and are able to accommodate a number of animals at once if we are given 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 may vary based on the duration of your pet's stay with us, their size and any special requirements they might have for veterinary care. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Each pet is special and have unique needs. In order to prepare your pet for their stay with us, we will go through the following steps:
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to book, and to speak with us about any details we will need to know about you and your pet boarding needs. A team member will be more than happy to coordinate your booking with you.
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 completely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before they stay with us. The trial stay involves a full day of daycare where we are able to take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they'll be a good fit.
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.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide Purina EN pet food.