What to Bring with my pet(s) to their Boarding Stay

There are a number of items you may be considering to bring along with your pet to keep them comfortable and occupied. All belongings should be clearly marked with indelible ink with your pet’s name. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to pack.


We will not be able to check your pet in until we have a copy of your pet’s most current vaccine records on file. If we don’t have a current record of your pet’s vaccines, make sure you bring them with you. If you have requested to have your records faxed to us, please call and confirm that we have received them before checking in. If your pets are not current on vaccines, we will be happy to administer vaccines while they are boarding. It should be noted however that vaccines are most effective when administered 7 – 10 days prior to exposure. If possible, it is best to have your pet vaccinated prior to their stay.


If your pet is currently taking medication, please be sure to bring an adequate supply along. Make sure you bring the medication in its original container along with specific instructions on its administration. There is a $7 medication administration fee for 1-3 pills per pet / per day. This will be added to your pets boarding visit at time of pick up. Please advise us if the dosing has changed or if the medication will need to be refilled while your pet is staying with us. We will be happy to refill a medication, with a doctor’s approval, if the medication was originally supplied by our pharmacy. If the medication needs to be refilled by another pharmacy, you will want to have it refilled prior to check-in.


Food is included in your pet’s daily boarding rate. We feed Hill's Science Diet pet food for your dog or cat thoughout their stay. Though we are happy to provide food for your pet, you may choose to bring your pet’s own food along for consistency. Even a small amount of stress can affect the gastrointestinal system of your pet and may result in diarrhea. This is not uncommon for “first time” or “anxious” boarders.

If your pet is on a special diet of any type, you will want to bring their own food. We ask that you bring only the amount of food your pet is expected to eat during their stay and that it be put in pre-measured amounts in individual Ziploc bags. Your bags should be clearly marked with your pet’s name, your name, and the name of the food. We will ask for specific feeding instructions when you check your pet in for their stay.

Please make sure you notify us of any known food allergies.


Do your pets look forward to treat and play time like ours do?  Stansbury Animal Hospital provides toys and treats for all of our boarding pets.


There is no need to bring your own bedding. Stansbury Animal Hospital provides clean towels and blankets daily for bedding. In case of accidents in the kennel, these are easiest to machine wash and keep clean. 

    For more specific advice concerning your pet’s bedding give us a call. We’ll be glad to help.

    For you convenience you may fill out our Boarding Agreement & Consent form in advance of your arrival.  Please print, fill out completely, and bring with you at check-in.