Country Oaks Animal Hospital & Kennel
1412 Belcher Road
Palm Harbor, FL
Boarding Services at Country Oaks
Country Oaks Animal Hospital also has a large boarding facility that accommodates dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, birds and other pets. The various species are placed in different areas to maximize their comfort and feeling of well-being. Young puppies are also typically housed separate from the adult dogs so they are not distressed by the adults barking. Sometimes getting everyone in the perfect spot requires a bit of juggling!
The cat section has over-sized cages for bigger kitties or for two cats to stay together during their visit. We also have cat condos that can be added to the larger spaces to give them a hiding spot, a separate area for their litter box and a shelf to sit on above it all. The cats really seem to like this setup.
The rabbits, ferrets, birds and guinea pigs (and other small mammals) generally come in their own cages as this seems to help them feel more comfortable while they are away from home. Please bring your usual bedding material and special food items. The small pets are often a bit sensitive to change and we like to keep everything as much like home as possible. Fresh veggies or greens daily really brighten a rabbit's day!
There are many different sizes of accommodations for the dogs. Dogs may share runs unless they are just too large for that to be comfortable. In that case, we can board the big kids across from each other so they can still see each other allthe time. Family dogs are taken out to exercise and play together (unless we are instructed otherwise). This allows them time to socialize and play while you are away. The grass exercise yard is very large and securely fenced with solid six foot tall PVC fence. The dogs seem to love the newly expanded play yard and have plenty of room to stretch their legs. They are supervised at all times in the yard, but are not leashed so they may run and play to their heart's content. Please let us know if they especially like to play Frisbee or chase balls. If you would prefer they have some extra exercise, we offer extended leash walks around the pond on the acreage behind our facility also. This is very popular! Our play & exercise yard is quite spacious >>>>>
Our goal is to provide a comfortable home away from home. You may bring
personal beds, blankets, towels, toys and comfort items for your pets. We do ask that they be labeled with your name (or the pet's name) as we do an awful lot of laundry! If the item becomes soiled right before you pick up, we may not be able to clean it before they go home.
Feel free to bring your own food and we will feed per your instructions. Diet change can increase the risk of loose stools, so we are happy to offer your preferred food at mealtimes. We provide a low residue prescription food for all our boarding dogs that do not come with their own food. Please advise us if your pet has an dietary sensitivities so we do not accidentally give any food or treats that might aggravate their allergies. If they have serious food allergies, please bring your hypoallergenic diet & treats from home.
Country Oaks Boarding Kennel also offers various Pampered Pet options to make your pet's stay even more pleasant. We want all our guests to have a great visit with us, whether it's for two days or two weeks!!.
Pampered Pets Packages for Cats
Pampering options include over-sized accommodations with a cat condo, daily brushing & TLC, daily playtime and various combinations of pampering services in packages.
Pampered Pets Packages for Dogs
Pampering options for the dogs include a nightly dessert of Yoghund (frozen yogurt made for dogs), a dessert & brushing package, extra exercise & playtime with pond walks or extra playtime and combinations of these services. Yoghund frozen yogurt is not only a nice treat for the dogs, the healthy active bacteria in the yogurt help improve digestion and reduce the risk of loose stools that can occur when pets are away from home.
We offer kennel tours any time during our regular business hours, so please just ask at the front desk. We do require that all immunizations be current and the pets must be free of internal and external parasites to stay here, for everyone's protection & safety.