A Home Away From Home
We understand that leaving your pet when you go out of town can be stressful, especially if they are sick or recovering from a procedure or surgery. We want to put your mind at ease at Critter Creek Veterinary Hospital.
We offer complete general boarding services to all of our patients, as well as medical boarding for pets with medical conditions that standard boarding facilities may not be able to handle.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Before breakfast, the dogs go outside to our outdoor run for some fresh air. Their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and restocked with fresh linens while they are outside.
We walk the dogs who stay with us regularly, depending on their physical capacity and ability.
Your dog will be supervised throughout his or her stay with us, both on walks and when they are resting. Dinner is served in the evening, and then we go for one last walk before bedtime.
Your cat will be fed according to your instructions and their needs, ensuring that they follow the same routine as they do at home.
We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties, including play, snuggles, and pets (if they want it!). Throughout the day, litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected.
We also change the linens and clean your cat's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog boarding area to ensure that your kitty is comfortable and safe while staying with us.
Medical Boarding in Lincoln
Our expert veterinarians and nurses will look after your pet and administer medications while keeping a close eye on them. Any medications that your pet requires will be given to them on the same schedule that they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Critter Creek Veterinary Hospital.
If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We've got everything your pet needs for a fun, recuperative, and safe stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- A separate boarding area for cats
- Outdoor play area
- Daily walks
- Baths (Dogs Only)
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
We have a large facility and can accommodate several animals at once, provided you 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 vary based on the duration of the stay and special medical requirements. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
All pets must be dropped off or picked up between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and between 8:30 am-11:30 am on Saturday.
There is no pick-up or drop-off on Sundays or holidays.
We recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide food for pets staying with us. However, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of the stay.
Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.
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.
- 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.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Each animal is different. To prepare for your pet's stay with us, we'll take the following steps to ensure that we can 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 coordinate your booking.
If requested, we are happy to provide you with a tour of our facility.
Note: Pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility. If a pet comes in with fleas we will treat it immediately at the cost to the owner.
Step 2: 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.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet.
Please download and fill out our boarding form before your pet's stay with us.