At Chisholm Trail Pet Clinic, we offer limited boarding services to our clients with a canine-only boarding area. Our staff is experienced in handling your best friend in a Fear Free manner. We have multiple kennels of different sizes, as well as six 4'x5' runs. All kennels and runs are housed indoor and are climate controlled. They are cleaned multiple times a day, and of course, given fresh food and water.
What if my dog gets sick while boarding?
As we interact with our boarders all throughout the day, we would take note right away if there were a problem. We have staff members at the clinic seven days a week, so we would be able to alert our veterinarian right away of any issues that might arise. The owner would be contacted and a course of treatment would be discussed.
Will my dog get exercised or socialization while boarding?
We offer owners a playtime option in our spacious, fenced play area during your boarding admission consultation. You can sign up for and pay an extra fee your dog(s) to be taken out and interacted with one on one by an employee. We also offer an option for owners to purchase a Kong for their dog and have a yummy peanut butter filled treat during their stay.
What type of diet will my dog be on while boarding?
Dogs boarding at our clinic are fed a Royal Canin Veterinary Diet unless otherwise directed by the owner. We recommend bringing your own food if your dog has a sensitive stomach or is on a special diet. This way, you can ensure there is no disruption and that they won't get an upset tummy if their diet is changed too frequently.
Should I bring anything special to drop off with my dog while it is boarding?
If it makes you feel more comfortable, you're welcome to bring a bed or a comfort item like a blanket. You don't need to bring food, water bowls, or anything like that.
How far in advance should I schedule a boarding reservation?
A couple of weeks notice is preferred to ensure you can book a spot. We have very limited boarding space available as we are first and foremost, a vet clinic. If you are planning to board during a holiday season, Spring Break, or Summer break, we highly encourage you to book your reservations as far in advance as possible.
What vaccines are required for my dog to board at your clinic?
All dogs that board with us are required to be current on their Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordatella vaccines.
What time can I drop off/pick up my dog for boarding?
Our drop-off and pick-up times are between 9am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10am-1pm on Wednesdays and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Please remember to allow 15 minutes for weigh and check-in when you drop your dog off for boarding.
How long will my dog be left alone?
We have an active clinic, so we're in and out of the boarding ward all the time during the day. They will be cared for multiple times a day. If the kennel gets dirty, we'll clean them out, we'll fill water bowls, and feed them as you direct. There is no one here overnight because we're not a 24-hour facility. But right before we leave, we make sure everyone's kennels are clean and everybody has what they need before locking those doors securely for the night.
Is there anything else I should know about boarding my dog?
Your dog's in good hands, and we will care for them as we would for our own pets. We will make sure all their needs are met and that their kennels are clean and sanitary. We love dogs, and we'll take great care of yours!