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Boarding for Pets

With our overnight boarding services for dogs and cats, our San Roque Pet Hospital veterinary team will treat your pet their home away from home while you are gone.

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A Home Away From Home

We know that it can be a stressful prospect to leave your pet when you leave home. This goes doubly if they are ill or recovering from a procedure. Our Santa Barbara veterinary team wants to help set your mind at ease.

We are proud to provide comprehensive general boarding service for each and every one of our patients, including pets who require care that standard boarding centers may not be able to accommodate.

Medical Boarding for Cats & Dogs, Santa Barbara Vet

Boarding: A Typical Day


Every morning, dogs staying with us venture outside for some fresh air before their breakfast. While outside, their kennels are disinfected, cleaned and stocked with fresh linens.

We walk our dog boarders on a regular schedule, depending on each pup's individual energy and ability.

Your dog will be supervised by our team, both during walks and while they rest. In the evening, dinner is served, and then we have one last walk before bedtime.


Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.

We provide all kitties staying with us with daily play, snuggles, and other interactions. We will also check their litter boxes, clean and disinfect them throughout the day,

Additionally, we refresh linens and clean your kitty's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog area to ensure your kitty feels relaxed and safe while they stay with us.

FAQs About Pet Boarding

At San Roque Pet Hospital, we're serious about loving pets. and our whole veterinary team enjoys giving all of our boarders the attention and care they deserve while they stay with us. 

Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at San Roque 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 fun, recuperative, and safe stay with us, including accommodations and amenities:

    • Climate-controlled kennels
    • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
    • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
    • Individual space for each pet
    • Separate boarding area for cats
    • Daily walks
    • Bathing
    • Ample daily playtime with staff
    • Special diet accommodations
  • Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?

    We have a large boarding facility and are able to accommodate several animals at once if you are able to give us sufficient notice.

    Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.

  • How much does pet boarding cost?

    Boarding fees may vary based on the duration of the stay, the special medical requirements your pet has, as well as their size. We welcome you to contact us for  a quote.

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

    All pets must be dropped off or picked up during regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.

    Please schedule a drop off or pick up time so that one of our animal care attendants can discuss your pets care with you.

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  • What should I pack for my pet?

    Food: We provide pets who stay with us with food. However, if your pet has their own regular food that you would like to send with them for the duration of their say, you may do so.

    Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer. Medications must be properly labeled and arrive in their original packaging. 

    Toys: If your pet has a special toy or two, bring them along.

  • What if my pet needs to take medication?

    We will be glad to administer your pet's medications while they are with us.

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

    Yes, feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide.

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

    Each pet is different. To help prepare you for your pet's stay with us, we will take the following steps to make sure that we are able to meet their unique needs. 

    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 to coordinate your booking.

    Please note that, 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

    We want to be certain that San Roque Pet Hospital is a good fit for staying with us. So, we encourage you to bring them in for a trial stay. 

    This trial stay will consist of a full day with us where we are able to take the time to get to know your pet's needs, assess their temperament and make sure they'll fit in.

    Step 3: Set your pet up for success

    On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce any stress your pet may feel.

    Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and make sure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, stay calm, cheerful and confident during the separation.

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New Patients Welcome

At San Roque Pet Hospital, we are always accepting new patients. Our veterinary team is passionate about keeping and making your Santa Barbara pets well. Get in touch with us today to join our veterinary family.

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