1305 Parkway Drive

Zionsville, IN 46077

(317) 873-1833

Dog Boarding Guide

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Boarding at Zionsville Animal Hospital: Come and See the Difference!

There are many circumstances that require leaving your family pet in the care of others while you travel; going on vacation, business trips, or family emergencies can create a dilemma. It’s not always convenient to take your pet with you (most hotels don’t allow pets), and having your pet with you can restrict your activities and be stressful to your pet as well. Pets often run off when they find themselves in an unfamiliar environment, which can turn your trip into a nightmare. Well-meaning friends or family members might be willing to help, but don’t always have the time or skills to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being.

Put your mind at ease by placing your beloved pet in a professional cat and dog boarding facility at Zionsville Animal Hospital. Our knowledgeable and compassionate boarding kennel staff will provide your family pet with loving care, and keep them calm, safe, and healthy during your absence.   

Here at Zionsville Animal Hospital, our focus is the health and well-being of your furry family member – we do everything with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind. If you are still trying to find the best cat and dog boarding facility, we can help point you in the right direction. Read on to learn what to look for in a quality kennel.

Cat and Dog Boarding: What Makes a Great Kennel?

We know you have high standards when it comes to your pet’s care, and so do we. The following list is a guide to how things are done at Zionsville Animal Hospital, and will help you decide where to board your pet.

Appearance and Sanitation of the kennel:

Following regular daily clean-up procedures, the kennel should look (and smell) neat and clean. The kennel should be free of feces, dirt, bad odors and parasite infestation (fleas, ticks, flies, etc). The kennel personnel should follow stringent disinfecting procedures to prevent transporting contagious agents (bacteria, viruses) into the kennel.

Exercise and Play Equipment:

Make sure there are play areas, indoor runs, and outdoor places to keep your cat or dog well exercised and happy.


It is common for pets to search for their owners when they’re gone for any period of time. Most pet sitters are inexperienced when it comes to security, and though well-meaning, might not be totally reliable. A great cat and dog boarding kennel, by contrast, is designed with security in mind, with strong fencing and secure gates. Inform the kennel operator if your pet is skilled at escaping, so that they can put extra precautions in place. Since cats are proficient climbers and jumpers, their facilities must always be covered. We are confident Zionsville Animal Hospital is one of the safest places you can leave your pet while you are away.


Your pet’s sleeping area should be separated from other boarders by dividers, so that they can feel calm and secure while they sleep. It is important that pets are not exposed to harmful chemicals, sharp or small objects they could swallow, or surfaces that can be slippery when wet. Firefighting equipment should be available in case of emergencies.


It is imperative that pets receive frequent supervision at any good cat and dog boarding facility. Our staff is knowledgeable and professionally trained to recognize symptoms of distress or illness, so that should the need arise, veterinary assistance will be immediate.

We invite you to visit us, meet our friendly veterinary team, and check out our pet boarding area. You will see for yourself that Zionsville Animal Hospital is one of the best places in town for cat and dog boarding.Zionsville dog boarding

If you have any questions about boarding your dog or cat in Zionsville, please call us at 317-873-1833 today.

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For info on cat and dog boarding at our other 2 hospitals in Indianapolis, see below:

Dog Boarding at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th St.

Dog Boarding at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at Crooked Creek.