A Home Away From Home
We know how stressful it can be when you have to leave your cherished pet when you go out of town – especially if they are sick, or are recovering from a surgery or procedure. Our caring team of vets at Heart of Georgia Animal Care wants to help ease your mind.
We offer all of our patients' complete general pet boarding services, and medical boarding for pets that have conditions standard boarding centers might not be able to accommodate.
Pet Boarding: A Typical Day
Every morning, all dogs staying with us go outside for an outdoor run and fresh air before breakfast. While they are outside, we clean, disinfect, and stock their kennels with fresh linens.
Depending on your pup's physical capacity and ability, we will take them for a walk on a regular schedule.
Your dog will also be supervised during their entire stay with us – both during walks and while they rest. We serve dinner in the evening and take them for one final walk before bedtime.
We will feed your cat following your specifications and their requirements, to keep their routine the same as it is at home.
We give all kitties daily one-on-one interaction time (if they want it!) including play, snuggles, and pets. We also check, clean, and disinfect their litter boxes periodically during the day.
We also refresh linens and clean your kitty's room every day. We keep our cat boarding area separate from the dog area to make sure your kitty feels comfortable and safe when they stay with us.
Your cat or dog will be supervised by our knowledgable veterinarians and nurses, who will administer your pet's medications and watch over them closely. We will administer the medications your pet requires following the same schedule they are used to at home.
FAQs About Pet Boarding
We are true animal lovers, each member of our team enjoys giving our boarders all the care and attention they deserve while they are staying with us.
See the answers to our FAQs (frequently asked questions) about our pet boarding services at Heart of Georgia Animal Care in Milledgeville.
If you have any more questions about boarding your pet at our facility, don't hesitate 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:
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Climate-controlled kennels
- A separate boarding area for cats
- Daily walks
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Outdoor play area
- Special diet accommodations
- 24/7 monitoring
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
Our facility is large and able to accommodate several animals at the same time if you give us sufficient notice.
Depending on the circumstances, we might be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.
- How much does pet boarding cost?
The fees for our boarding services vary depending on the duration of the stay, the size of your pet, and special medical requirements. However, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and you are welcome to contact us for a quote.
- What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?
All pets have to be dropped off or picked up during regular hours of operation. We highly recommend making reservations, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we suggest calling us 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 happy to administer your pet's medications during their stay 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?
Every animal is different. To prepare for your cat or dog's stay with us, we'll take the following steps to make sure we can meet their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to schedule, and discuss details about your cat or dog and your boarding needs. One of our team members will be happy to coordinate your booking.
Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. 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 absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. The trial stay consists of a full day of daycare where we can take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the pack.
Step 3: Set your pet up for success
On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are several things you can do 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 own 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. An additional fee may apply.