Large or small, your pet has a home in Hope’s large boarding facility while you are away.
The holidays will soon be in full swing, and many people will be traveling! Due to staff shortages, we are limiting boarding and requiring a reservation for all boarding animals. Please click the link above to request a boarding space for your pet. Please remember that a request does not guarantee that we have availability. You will receive an email confirmation within 3 business days confirming availability. Please plan ahead to ensure a spot at Hope for your fur baby! In addition, please remember your pet needs to be up to date on their Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella (semi-annually) and Influenza vaccines when boarding. We love taking care of your pets!
The boarding facility at Hope Animal Clinic is one of the largest in central Alabama. With 84 runs; 107 small, medium, and large cages; 18 private suites; and 28 cat condos in our climate-controlled facility, we offer a comfortable, safe place for your pet to stay while you are away. We feed only high quality Purina EN dog food and Hill’s Science Diet cat food and provide fresh water. If your pet prefers or requires its own food while staying with us, we gladly feed food brought from your home. Whether your pet is young and healthy or older with medical concerns, our dedicated staff is trained to provide the care your pet needs.
Most large dogs board in our runs where they rest on vented decks, keeping them off the floors. For smaller dogs, a clean folded towel lines their cage for greater comfort. Our suites also include a fold-down bed and a private television. Our canine guests are walked twice daily except for those boarding in our private suites; these dogs are walked three times a day. All dogs are released into walk areas. We have found that releasing dogs as opposed to leash walking them encourages urination and thereby reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
Our canine boarding rates include a 1/2 priced bath with 3 days boarding or a free bath with 5 days boarding when staying in a run or cage. When staying in a Suite, a bath is free after boarding 3 days. Canine boarders may also request doggy daycare play time for an extra fee during their stay.
Our feline guests enjoy a quiet stay in our cat only room. In this private boarding area, kitties can move through our connected cat condos to satisfy their curiosity or just to find a cozy place for a nap. Either way, they all enjoy the freedom of movement these expandable condos offer. For extra large cats, we provide an open cage for their comfort.
Our kennel staff cares for boarding pets 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Drop-off and pick-up are available Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m, except on holidays. We offer discounts on multiple pets boarding together. All other pet services such as grooming, spaying, neutering, and vaccinations can be taken care of while your pet stays with us.
During peak boarding times, we require a $25 deposit that will go toward the boarding amount. This deposit is refundable if the reservation is cancelled 48 hours prior to the boarding date.
Frequently asked questions at Hope are often related to optimal methods of administering medicine. Here are some methods to ensure safe and stress-free medication tolerance for your pet.