Hawthorne Animal Hospital has been known for exceptional care of pets for over fifty years. That care includes exceptional boarding options for your dog or cat. From comfortable standard cages to luxurious premium villas, you’ll find the accommodations for your precious pet second to none. Our boarding facilities are veterinarian and staff supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to offer you additional peace of mind while you are away. You can always feel safe leaving your pet in the care of Hawthorne’s professional staff.

On-site Medical Care
While staying at Hawthorne, all guests have access to the medical staff and the hospital for routine and emergency care. Our veterinarians are on the premises seven days a week. Staff is available 24 hours a day to make sure that your pet’s stay is the most comfortable it can be while away from home.

Playtimes involve one of our animal care specialists spending one-on-one time with our guest doing things such as walking, brushing and petting, playing with a favorite toy, or other specified activities that you request. Safety is a primary concern, therefore we do not offer community playtimes involving multiple guests from more than one family. Playtimes are available in 10 minute increments at an additional cost.

Admissions and Departures

  • Admissions, departures and reservations are handled seven days a week to accommodate your  busy schedule.
  • Check-in is 1:00 pm to 7 pm M-F, 1:00 to 5 pm Sat & Sun
  • Check-out is before 1:00 pm daily
  • Additional charge for early check-in or late check-out
  • Please allow 15 to 20 minutes for admission and departure
  • Admissions and departures are closed on all major holidays; however staff is here to care for our guests

Reservations are based on availability. Advanced booking is strongly recommended during summer months and around holidays.

UPON REQUEST, A bath is available on the day of departure for an additional fee. Ask the attendant for details.

All guests are required to be current on all vaccinations and an intestinal parasite exam (fecal).  We will be unable to accommodate female pets in heat for boarding.

We use a gastrointestinal low fat diet in the boarding kennels; however, owners are encouraged to bring their pet’s regular food.

Our staff can also give all daily medications while boarding, including insulin injections, oral and topical medications. A small medication administration fee is charged per day.


All accommodations are indoor, climate controlled, spacious and well lit. All canine guests are escorted outside every three hours. All guests are checked on hourly.

Feline Boarding-

Standard: Our 3’x3’ feline cages are located in a quiet room separated from our canine guests, to help minimize the anxiety of being away from home.

Condos: The kitty condos provide our feline guests with a room with a view if you so choose.  This double “room” accommodation is great for multi-cat families.

Canine Boarding-

Standard: Our standard accommodations are geared toward our small and medium sized canine guests. These 4’x3’ or 5’x3’ cages are in a quieter area away from our larger runs. The larger cage is nice for two small dogs who want to board together or for medium-sized breeds.

Runs: The canine runs provide comfort to both large and medium-sized canine guests in a 6×3 area. The runs are an area where they can easily see other doggie. The raised grate floors are also designed so they can be thoroughly disinfected daily.

Villas: Villas are spacious accommodations offering approximately thirty square feet of space. The villas also include a comfortable cot style bed.  A complimentary sparkle and shine bath is given on the day of check out to all villa guests staying a minimum of two nights or more.