Boarding for Cats & Dogs
A Home Away From Home
With our overnight boarding for cats and dogs, our West Chester veterinary team strives to provide a home away from home while your pets recover.Request Appointment
We treat your pets like family
We understand how difficult it is to leave your pet while you are away. We at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center would like to put your mind at ease. Our priority is to keep your pet happy and healthy, and to provide them with exceptional service and attention during their stay with us!
We treat them like they are our own and cater to their specific needs to ensure they have the best vacation possible.
If they need medications, our expert kennel and technician team can administer them. Our caring, professional team helps custom tailor a vacation unique to the needs of your pet. With options for every size, age, and personality, this is an experience they will never forget.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Before breakfast, the dogs go outside to one of our two walking yards for some fresh air. Their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and restocked with fresh linens while they are outside.
We walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular basis, depending on their physical capacity and ability. We also have the option of playing one-on-one.
In the evening, dinner is served, and then we have one last walk before bedtime.
Our trained staff provides loving care to our feline guests. Your cat will be fed and given medication according to your specifications and their needs, ensuring that their routine is the same as it is at home.
We provide one-on-one interaction with kitties (who want it!) on a daily basis, including play, snuggles, and pets. Throughout the day, litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected.
We also change the linens and clean your cat's room on a daily basis. Our cat boarding area is separate from the dog boarding area to ensure that your kitty feels relaxed and safe while staying with us.
Our knowledgeable veterinarians and nurses will administer medications and keep a close eye on your pet. Any required medications will be given to your pet on the same schedule that they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We're serious animal lovers, and we love giving animals 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 West Chester Veterinary Medical Center.
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
- One-on-one playtime
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
- Is there a discount for boarding multiple animals at once?
Yes. We offer a discount when you board more than one pet at a time with us.
- Is there a limit to the number of animals 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.
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 special medical requirements. 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, it is recommended that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to lessen the chance that your pet may not have a place to stay.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide food (Purina EN) for pets staying with us. However, you should 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 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, or fill out the form on this page with details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be in touch to ensure your pet is eligible for boarding, and 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 absolutely 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.
- 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.