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Boarding Services

A Veterinary-Supervised Stay

At Aardvark, we are a veterinary-supervised facility committed to taking care of your pet as if they were our own.  

Our climate controlled facility is available 365 days per year to serve all species, canine, feline, exotic, avian, and other pets such as ferrets, guinea pigs, and rabbits. 

We offer species specific boarding areas so that your animal feels safe and comfortable during their stay with us. 

Aardvark Boarding is different.  While we are a traditional boarding facility,  we also offer medical boarding for those pets who need a little extra care. Whether it be due to chronic health issues, recovering from surgery or illness, a medication that needs monitoring, (such as insulin), or age,  

our on-site veterinarian and specialized team of experienced veterinary support staff are fully equipped to accommodate all of your pet's special needs.

 
Cute Dog

Canine Boarding

At Aardvark, we welcome all breeds and ages.  Our climate controlled indoor kennel as well as multiple outdoor play areas provide a safe and

healthy environment for our boarders.

For our older guests or guests with special needs we have a full-time veterinarian on staff as well as a number of veterinary technicians that can administer medications and keep a close eye on any chronic conditions. We also offer hospital boarding for those for whom the kennel environment may not be appropriate. 


Guidelines & Requirements

  • All dogs must be free of parasites (fleas/ticks). All dogs are inspected upon entry to our facility, and if parasites are found they will be treated with Capstar and Revolution at an additional cost to you.

  • All dogs must have a negative fecal test within last 3 months.  A copy of testing is required. 

  • Must be a minimum of four months old.

  • All dogs must be in good health - no coughing, vomiting, or diarrhea at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

  • All dogs must be on a leash and wearing a collar. If using a retractable leash, it must be in locked position at all times.

  • All dogs must have current PA state dog license on file with us. The PA dog warden does check all kennels regularly, and if your dog does not have a current license you will receive a citation with fine.

  • All dogs over 1 year old must be spayed/neutered.

  • All dogs must have the following vaccines up to date:

    • Rabies

    • DHLPP 

    • Leptospirosis

    • Bordetella

    • Corona
    • Canine Influenza
    • Lyme Recommended

  • All medications must be in original containers with dosing instructions.

Helpful Suggestions

  • On your day of boarding or prior, please complete the Daycare/Boarding Application form and the Pet Care Release form. You can either print them from this website or pick them up at our facility.

  • Please provide bring current proof of vaccinations, proof of current negative fecal exam, and rabies certificate with you as well as a current PA dog license certificate prior to arrival.

  • We do recommend that you bring your dog's own food. Package it in a clearly marked container with your dog's name and feeding instructions.

  • We will provide your dog with bedding to sleep on but if you choose to send a bed, please make sure it is washable. 

Temperament Testing

In order to ensure the happiness and well-being of our guests, all dogs desiring to participate in group activities must undergo a temperament test. Only after successful completion of evaluation will they will be allowed to join our play group during the days they stay with us. In the event that a dog does not pass our testing, they will not be allowed to participate in our group program.  However, they are always welcome to stay and board with us and have individual or one-on-one play time.

Daily Activities Packages

  • Group Play – This package is designed for your social pup, as a tired dog is a happy dog. Your pet will spend the day playing with other pups.

  • Individual Play – This package is designed for the individual pup. Your pet will receive two extra bathroom breaks and two 20 minute playtime sessions and a Kong toy in the afternoon.

  • One-on-One – This package is designed for the older or special needs pet. Your pet will receive two extra bathroom breaks and two 20 minute snuggle/play sessions.

Cat Portrait

Feline Boarding

Cats are boarded in a separate, quiet room and receive daily individual attention.


Guidelines & Requirements

  • All cats must be free of parasites (fleas/ticks). All cats are inspected on entry to our facility, and if parasites are found they will be treated with Capster and Revolution at an additional cost to you. We also require a negative fecal sample within the last 3 months.

  • Must be a minimum of four months old.

  • All cats must be in good health - no coughing, vomiting, or diarrhea at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

  • All cats must be in a carrier.

  • All cats must have the following vaccines up to date:

    • Rabies

    • Distemper

    • Feline Leukemia

  • All medications must be in original containers with dosing instructions.

  • As cats can be finicky, make sure to bring their regular food in a well-marked container with their name and any instructions.

Feeding Guinea Pig

Exotics...and More Boarding

At Aardvark, we offer unique services; exotics pet boarding. Exotics are boarded in a separate, quiet room and receive daily individual attention. 

We welcome exotics, avian, and small pets such as ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits...and more.  Boarding pets must provide their own cage or exotic habitat, bedding, food, and all other supplies needed for their stay.