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Boarding for Pets

With our doggy daycare, medical boarding and overnight pet boarding services for small companion animals, our Irvine veterinary team will make your pet feel welcome and comfortable while you are away.

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A Home Away From Home

We understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet when you go out of town – especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Irvine Pet Hospital, we want to help put your mind at ease. 

We offer complete general cat and dog boarding services, as well as medical boarding for pets with conditions that standard boarding facilities may not be able to handle.

We're also happy to provide boarding for birds and bunnies, among other exotic animals. Or you can utilize our daycare services if you find yourself at work more often than you'd like.

Dog & Cat Boarding, Irvine Vet

Pet Boarding: A Typical Day


Before breakfast, the dogs go outside for their morning walk and for some fresh air. Their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and restocked with fresh linens while they are outside.

We walk the dogs who live with us on a regular basis, depending on their physical condition and ability.

Your dog will be supervised throughout his or her stay with us, both on walks and when they are resting. Dinner is served in the evening, and then we go for one last walk before bedtime. 


Your cat will be fed according to your instructions and their needs, ensuring that they follow the same routine as they do at home.

We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties, including play, snuggles, and pets (if they want it!). Throughout the day, litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected.

We also change the linens and clean your cat's room on a daily basis. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog boarding area to ensure that your kitty is comfortable and safe while staying with us.

Medical Boarding

Our expert veterinarians and nurses will look after your pet and administer medications while keeping a close eye on them. Any medications that your pet requires will be given to them on the same schedule that they are used to at home.

FAQs About Pet Boarding

We're big animal lovers, and our entire staff enjoys giving our boarders the love and attention they deserve while they're here.

Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Irvine Pet Hospital.

If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!

  • What accommodations and amenities do you have?

    We have everything your pet requires for a relaxing, enjoyable, and safe stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:

    • Climate-controlled kennels
    • Indoor, individual boarding accommodations, with both standard kennel and larger “runs”
    • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
    • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
    • Separate boarding area for cats
    • Outdoor play area
    • Daily walks
    • Grooming
    • Ample daily playtime with staff
    • Purina EN Gastrointestinal Diet fed to your specifications at no extra charge, or any diet you provide.
    • Special diet accommodations
  • Are there additional services available?

    Yes. When you drop off your pet simply let our staff know if you would like us to provide your pet with any of the following fee-based services:

    • Medical administrations
    • Professional grooming or bathing
    • Additional long walks for high energy dogs
    • Nail trimming
    • Kong Toy Treats – filled with yummy peanut butter or your pet’s special diet
    • Extra-long walks are available for your dog. Please let us know if you would like to schedule your pet for this service.
  • Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?

    We have a large facility and can accommodate multiple animals at the same time if you give us enough notice.

    We may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together depending on the circumstances.

  • How much does pet boarding cost?

    The cost of boarding varies depending on the length of stay, the size of the pet, and any special medical needs. However, our prices are reasonable and competitive, and we invite you to request a quote.

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  • What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?

    During regular office hours, all pets must be dropped off or picked up. Reservations are strongly advised, particularly during the holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend calling two to three weeks ahead of time to ensure that a spot is available.

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  • What should I pack for my pet?

    Food: We provide Purina EN Gastrointestinal Diet free of charge 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 if you prefer.

    Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.

    Toys: You may bring your pet’s own bedding or toys from home but please do so at your own risk as personal items may get misplaced or chewed up.

  • What if my pet needs to take medication?

    While your pet is with us, we will gladly administer their medications.

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  • Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?

    Yes, you are welcome to call us for updates during your pet's stay. We will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide if there is a problem.

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  • How should I prepare for my pet's stay?

    Each animal is unique. We'll take the following steps to ensure that we can meet your pet's specific needs during their stay with us.

    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

    Before committing to an extended stay, we want to make certain that we are a good fit for your pet. The trial stay is a full day of daycare during which we can assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the rest of the pack.

    Step 3: Set your pet up for success

    There are a few things you can do on the day you drop your pet off with us to help reduce any stress your pet may be experiencing.

    Spend some extra time with your pet ahead of time, and make sure they get plenty of vigorous exercise to keep them calm. Maintain a calm, cheerful, and confident demeanor when you arrive at our facility.

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  • What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?

    For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide Purina EN Gastrointestinal Diet fed to your specifications, or you may provide us with your pet's regular diet.

    If you wish to provide your pet with a special treat, for an extra charge we are happy to provide your dog with Peanut Butter Kong Treats.

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