Are you planning to spend some time away from home? River Road Animal Hospital’s pet boarding can accommodate cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets (and a few exotic pets!) and we provide loving care and everything necessary to make your pet’s stay a pleasant one.


To board, cats must be at least four months old and current on their distemper/upper respiratory and rabies vaccinations. Cats are fed Science Diet either canned or dry. If you prefer to bring your own food and treats, you are welcome to do so. They stay in comfortable cages in a quiet room and get a litter box, soft blanket, and lots of care at our location.


Dogs must be at least four months old and fully vaccinated against distemper/parvo, bordetella (kennel cough), and rabies, and have a negative fecal sample done within the last year. Our large dog area features roomy cages for small dogs, lots of runs for medium and large dogs, and double-sized runs for giant dogs. All dogs get to romp around the exercise area three times daily under supervision. Covered outside runs allow dogs to enjoy fresh air throughout the day when the weather is warm. Dogs are fed Purina EN but you are welcome to bring in your own food and treats. We cannot accept blankets, beds, or toys from home because these are easily soiled or lost. We give every one of our canine friends a comfortable blanket and plenty of affectionate attention when they come for our pet boarding services.


Rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs may stay in our regular cages, but other exotic pets need to stay in their own cages. All exotics must come with their own food and bedding. Ferrets must be current on their distemper and rabies vaccinations.


If your pets are on medication, our qualified vets and technicians will administer it as prescribed. The technicians check all borders several times a day, and our doctors are on premises should any problems arise.


Advance pet boarding reservations at River Road Animal Hospital in Puyallup are required. For more information, please call us today. We look forward to having your pet stay with us.

Pet Boarding Pick-Up/Drop-Off Times

  • Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 3pm