A Home Away From Home
We know that it can be a bit stressful to leave your pet when you have to go out of town. This goes double when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Animal Medical Center, we are here to help put your mind at ease.
We provide complete general boarding services for all of our patients, and medical boarding services for pets with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, the dogs staying with us venture outside for some fresh air before breakfast. While they are outside, we clean and disinfect their kennels and stock them with fresh linens.
Depending on their physical capacity and ability, we walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular schedule.
Your dog will also have supervision throughout their stay with us, including during walks and while resting. In the evening, we will provide dinner and take them for one last walk before bed.
Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.
We provide the kitties with daily one-on-one interaction time (if they want it!) including play, snuggles, and pets. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected periodically during the day.
Additionally, we refresh your kitty's linens and clean their room daily. Our cat boarding area is kept separate from the dog area to make sure your kitty feels relaxed and safe while they stay with us.
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians and nurses, who will administer medications and watch over them closely. Your cat or dog will be given any required medications on the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
At Animal Medical Center, we're serious animal lovers. Our whole team loves giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they are staying with us.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about the pet boarding services we offer at our animal hospital in Murfreesboro.
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:
- Daily walks
- 24/7 monitoring
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- A separate boarding area for cats
- Outdoor play area
- Special diet accommodations
- Individual space for each pet
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- 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 specific circumstances, we may be able to board canine family members together, and likewise for feline family members.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
Our boarding fees will vary based on the length of your pet's stay with us, as well as any special medical requirements they may have. That being said, our pricing is affordable and competitive and our vets encourage you to get in touch with us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
All pets who are boarding with us must be dropped off or picked up during our regular hours of operation. Reservations are required. During busy times such as holidays and summer weekends, we encourage owners to contact us well ahead of time to make sure a spot will be available for their cherished companion.
- 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?
Absolutely! Feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If we run into any issues, we will contact you through the emergency contact information you provide us when checking your pet in.
- 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 certain that we will be a good fit for your pet before any extended stay with us. This trial will consist of a full day of daycare where we will take time to assess your pet's temperament and ensure they fit in nicely 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 can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. An additional fee may apply.