B o a r d i n g

Our pets are our family members; we understand that, and are committed to caring for them and loving them when you can't.

Your dog or cat will be housed in our boarding facility, and will be fed, exercised and entertained just like they are at home. Maybe even more!

We can accomodate any length of stay, ranging from a one-day "doggie day care" visit to longer term stays.

Our boarding policies have been put in place to ensure the safety of our boarders, and the ease of use of our services. We appreciate our client's' support and understanding.

All dogs must have current vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella (Kennel Cough). All cats must have current vaccinations again Rabies and Distemper.

Clients should be prepared to spend a few minutes filling out paperwork when they drop their pets off, regarding the pet's temperament, habits, and general health. On this form you will also specify what food he eats and how often, and what medications he gets, and how often. You are welcome to bring food from home, or else we will feed them our own high-quality food.

Pets may be checked into or out of our facility during normal business hours. On Saturday and Sunday we offer pick-up and drop-off times betwee 9-9:30AM and 5-5:30PM. We are sorry that it is NOT possible to pick-up or drop-off outside of these hours on the weekends. Our employees have many boarders to tend to, and we want them to be able to enjoy their weekends too. For your pet's safety, we absolutely NEVER leave the facility unlocked.

Please note: all pets being dropped off on the weekend MUST be up-to-date on vaccinations, as the doctor will not be available to examine them and administer vaccines.

Soon after the pet has been dropped off, the assistant will give him a brief exam. We are most concerned with seeing that their skin is healthy, they are free of fleas, and that they don't have any respiratory problems. If any significant problems are observed, we will notify you by telephone. Any animal with evidence of fleas will be treate at the owner's expense.

During your pet's stay, he will be monitored routinely by our kennel staff. Dogs are let out into our fenced-in yard about 4 times/day. Weather permitting, dogs in the runs will be given outdoor access during the day and when staff is present. At the end of the day, they will be restricted to the indoor.

These additional boarding services are available for an additional fee:

Walk Around Town: Your pet is treated to a 15-minute long walk around town. This is one-on-one with our kennel staff, or if he has a friend staying at EVC, they can go together.

Play Time: If your dog is a particular fan of fetch, or brushing, or anything else, we'll be happy to endulge for 15 minutes. This is an opportunity to give your friend some extra special attention in your absence.

Doggie Sundaes:A special treat for your pup during their boarding stay!

Please call to inquire as to current boarding fees.


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Our mission is simple: to enrich the lives of our clients and their pets.


In case of emergency, please call the office phone, or call the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Center at (515) 294-4900. At this time we are only able to provide emergency services for established clients.