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Dog Boarding

Looking for a safe place to board your pet?

Why not leave them in the care of qualified professionals and give yourself peace of mind?

Why should I board my dog at Barriefield Animal Hospital?

We have a great boarding staff, who have the support of our registered technicians and licensed veterinarians. Boarding can be stressful for an owner and a pet, especially if the pet senses anxiety from their loved ones. We can make this process less stressful for everyone. Our team monitors your pets very closely throughout their stay. Anything concerning that arises while your pet is boarding is brought to the veterinarian’s attention, and we will then contact you if necessary. This is especially important for pets with chronic medical conditions requiring monitoring or medication.

What are the admission requirements?

All pets must be up to date on vaccines at least 10 days prior to boarding at our facility. If you are a non-client boarding with us, we require a signed vaccine certificate from your veterinarian before we make a reservation. If you are a regular client, we will double check your pet’s vaccine status before we book your reservation. Dogs are required to have Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus (DHPP), Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations. All dogs are required to be on intestinal parasite prevention and veterinary approved prescription flea/tick medication starting a minimum of 14 days prior to admission. A negative fecal test within the last 12 months. Should you have any questions regarding these policies please contact the office directly.

What is the cost of dog boarding?

Prices vary based on kennel size. We offer discounted rates for two or more pets staying in the same kennel. We provide medium (3×4 foot), large (4×6 foot) and extra large (5×11 foot) kennels. Our medium kennels have the extra comfort of heated flooring. All of our kennels are in a single row, so no animal is facing another, and there is no height restriction. You are welcome to bring your dog’s bed and toys or other comforts of home. We will also provide warm blankets and stainless-steel food and water dishes.


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Last updated: September 28, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital