A Home Away From Home
We understand how difficult it can be to leave your pet while you go away, especially if they are sick or recovering from surgery. Our team at Rabun Animal Hospital has years of experience taking care of each animal's unique needs.
We provide complete general cat & dog boarding services for all of our patients, and medical boarding services for pets with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
We are also equipped to take care of exotic pets such as birds, rabbits, and other small mammals.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, the dogs are brought outside for a run and some fresh air before breakfast. When your pup is outside, we will clean and disinfect their kennel as well as stock it with fresh linens.
Based on your dog's physical capacity and ability, we will take them for a walk on a regular schedule and supervise them during their entire stay with us – both during walks and when they rest.
Your cat will be fed according to your specifications, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.
Litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected throughout the day. And if your kitty would like, we will spend quality time with them offering snuggles and playtime.
Additionally, we clean your kitty's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separate from the dog area, so your kitty feels relaxed and safe.
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians and nurses, who will administer medications and watch over them closely. Any required medications will be administered to your pet on the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders 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 Rabun Animal Hospital.
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
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
- Is there a limit to the number of pets 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, 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 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 them with high-quality pet food designed for their breed-specific needs.
Exotic Pet Boarding
We offer boarding services for exotic pets of Rabun County. The vets at Rabun Animal Hospital know that your exotic pet has very specific needs so if you are going away, trust that we will take care of your exotic pet in a way that meets their unique needs.
Our boarding services are available for exotic pets such as birds, rabbits, ferrets, and other small mammals.