A Home Away From Home
We understand that it can be stressful to have to leave your pet behind if you need to go out of town — especially when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery, or if they are ill. At Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital, our team wants to help ease your worries.
Choose from our complete general pet boarding services (which are available to all of our patients) or medical boarding services for pets with conditions that standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
Dog & Cat Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, the dogs head outside for an outdoor run to enjoy some fresh air before eating breakfast. Kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and stocked with fresh linens while they are outside.
Dogs who are physically able will be walked by our staff on a regular basis.
Your dog will be supervised throughout their entire stay with us — both during walks and while they are resting. Dinner is served in the evening before the dogs are taken on a final walk before they go to bed.
Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements to make sure their routine mimics their time at home as closely as possible.
The kitties receive daily one-n-one interaction (if they want it), including pets, snuggles, and play. Litter boxes are checked, disinfected, and cleaned periodically during the day.
We also refresh linens and clean your cat's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog area to ensure your kitty feels safe and relaxed during their time with us.
FAQs About Pet Boarding in Stockton
Everyone at Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital is a serious animal lover, and our entire team enjoys caring for and lavishing attention on your pets during their stay with us.
Here are some frequently asked questions other clients have had about our pet boarding services.
If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
At our facilities, you'll find everything your pet needs for a safe, fun and recuperative stay, including these accommodations and amenities:
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Special diet accommodations
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Individual space for each pet
- Daily walks
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- What time am I able to drop-off or pick-up my pet?
Check-in and check-out time is 12pm.
- What is required to for my dog or cat to board at your facility?
Dog are required to be current on the following vaccines: DHPP, CIV, Bordetella, and Rabies as well as dewormer.
Cats are required to be current on the following vaccines: FVRCCP, FELV, Rabies as well as dewormer.
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
Our large facility can accommodate several animals at once, provided you give us sufficient notice.
We may be able to board family members (feline/feline or canine/canine) together, depending on the circumstances.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
The size of the pet, duration of the stay and special medical requirements are a few factors that determine boarding fees. That said, we do offer affordable and competitive pricing. You are welcome 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 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, and to discuss details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be happy to 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 Hills Science Diet, a veterinarian approved, quality pet food.
Medical Boarding for Dogs and Cats
Our expert veterinarians and nurses will supervise your pet, administer medications and watch over them closely. Any medications that may be required will be administered to your pet on the same schedule they are used to at home.