We are an animal hospital, not officially a boarding or kennel facility. We do board and take care of certain current pets. We understand pet parents expect us to take care of their pets as if they were our own. At AHBC, pets are family.

We require reservations for boarding. Please call us at (919) 544-2226 to check the boarding schedule. We do not keep a waiting list when we are fully booked.

Everyone knows and loves Edith!

All boarding pets must have a current doctor-patient relationship with AHBC, which means they have had a full physical exam with a vet in the past 12 months.

All boarding dogs must be up to date on rabies, bordetella, and distemper-parvo vaccines. All boarding cats must be up to date on rabies and feline distemper (FVRCP) vaccines. Only a veterinarian can authorize any exceptions.

Our weight limit for boarding dogs is 50 pounds. Exceptions can only be approved by Dr. Goetz.

To board the pets of non-clients, we require a full medical history and a full physical exam with a vet. Please schedule a wellness visit up to one week in advance of when you would like to board in order to establish a doctor-patient relationship and thoroughly assess the health of your pet. Exams and any necessary medical treatments are separate charges.

We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Tuesday), and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. You can admit and pick up your pet at any time during business hours.

Our boarding charges for cats are $9.90 per day and $9.90 per night; for dogs $19 per day and $19 per night. Boarding day charges run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., night charges from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. If you admit your pet after 5 p.m., you will not be charges for that day of boarding. If you pick up your pet before 9 a.m., you will not be charged for that day of boarding.

We require 24 hours notice to extend boarding stays.

Seamus always boards with his bunny.

We will board each pet in his or her own kennel. To board any of your pets together, we require your signature on our “Boarding in the Same Kennel” wavier.

Your pet will be given his or her own food while here. We do not offer a house diet. Please bring food with you. If you cannot bring food, we will open food at a charge. Label all food with the type, quantity given, and when fed. We will confirm and record all feeding instructions when we admit your pet. We use clinic bowls for food and water; so you can leave your pet’s bowls at home.

Bring all your pet’s medications and/or supplements if applicable. All medications must be in original containers with original labels! We cannot accept medicines in plastic baggies or containers with handwritten labels. We will record all medication instructions when we admit your pet.

You may bring any blankets, beds, toys, and personal items that will make your pet happy and comfortable! We do provide blankets, beds, and leashes. We will keep your pet away from any item we deem a potential risk for foreign body ingestion. This includes but is not limited to rubber toys, tennis balls, raw hides, and chews.

We will walk all pets on two of our slip leashes. If your pet requires a special leash, please bring it with you.

We require two emergency contact names and numbers. These contacts must be authorized to make medical decisions for your pet.

In the event of an emergency, AHBC staff may not be able to call you before attempting life-saving treatment. We ask you to authorize emergency care, if any, up to a certain dollar amount. An indication of $0 for emergency treatment is effectively a “DNR”: a Do Not Resuscitate order.

If your pet requires urgent medical care, we will attempt to contact you immediately. If we cannot reach you immediately, you will treat your pet with the best, most appropriate care. If we have to leave a message, we may have to treat your pet before we receive your return call. You will be charged for treatment.

If your pet is too fractious to handle or too stressed to eat, he or she may need to go home. Your pet must be picked up by you, the pet parent, or another responsible party authorized by you.