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Boarding for Cats & Dogs

With our overnight medical boarding for cats, dogs and exotic pets, our Baltimore veterinary team strives to provide a home away from home while your pets relax and recover.

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We treat your pets like family

We know it can be difficult to leave your pet - especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a surgery or procedure. At Falls Road Animal Hospital, we want to help ease any concerns. 

Whether your pet will be staying with us for doggy daycare, overnight kennel boarding, cageless boarding or medical boarding, he or she will be in loving and experienced hands.

Our expert veterinarians and nurses will supervise your cat, dog or exotic friend(s). We administer medications and watch over them closely, caring for any medical issues that arise. 

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Boarding for Cats & Dogs, Baltimore


Some people wake up in the morning and dread going to work, but not the folks at For Pet's Sake Kennel.

For them, work is one of the best parts of their lives, because they spend their days pampering dogs and cats.

Our staff love spending time with your four-legged friends.


  • Kennel Boarding

    At for Pet's Sake Kennel, we require dogs to be up to date on their exams and vaccinations to ensure all animals stay safe and healthy during their stay.

    Dogs must be up to date on:

    • Wellness exam
    • Vaccinations for: DHPP, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza, Bordetella, and Rabies
    • Annual fecal parasite exam
    • Year-round heartworm, flea and tick prevention medication
  • Doggy Daycare

    Located inside For Pet’s Sake, we have 4 indoor playrooms to accommodate different sizes and personalities, a large outdoor fenced yard connected to the daycare, an agility course, and wading pools in summer.

    After breakfast, your dog will go down to play in daycare for 6 to 7 hours for a full day and 3 hours for a half day. Then they will return to their cage before dinner.

    If it’s your dog’s first time, he or she will be evaluated before being placed with the group. To add daycare to your dog’s boarding stay, let us know when you drop your dog off for boarding.

    Daycare is available for boarding dogs at a reduced rate. There are 2 options: full day and half-day.

    Our Staff

    We have daycare assistants who are here to play and look after the dogs around the clock. Some of our former assistants have gone on to work as veterinary assistants and have been accepted to internship programs with the Maryland Zoo.

  • Cageless Boarding

    Your dog will spend the day in daycare with our daycare assistants and other dog friends and then get a room to himself overnight. Our assistants are teamed with our emergency doctors and technicians to give your dog the ultimate fun and safe boarding experience.

    Daycare during the day is provided by our Doggie Daycare experts and includes medication administration, our kennel food (Hill’s Sensitive Stomach) or your dog’s food from home, a kennel bed or your dog’s bed from home, and a bath.

    All dogs sleep separately, are fed separately, and provided “alone time” after they eat. This is to prevent health problems that may occur if they were to play right after eating.

    Our Cageless Boarding services are in high demand and space must be booked ahead of time. To reserve space for cageless boarding, call us.


  • Cat Care

    Our feline guests are cared for by our trained staff with love. Your cat will receive medication and/or food according to their requirements and your specifications, to ensure their routine is consistent with their experience at home. 

    We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties (who want it) including pets, snuggles, and play. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned and disinfected periodically during the day. 

    Additionally, linens are refreshed and your kitty's room is cleaned each day. Our cat boarding area is physically separated from the dog area to ensure your feline friend feels safe and relaxed while they are with us. 

  • Kennel Boarding

    At for Pet's Sake Kennel, we require cats to be up to date on their exams and vaccinations to ensure all animals stay safe and healthy during their stay.

    Cats should be up to date on:

    • Wellness exam
    • FVRCP
    • Rabies vaccinations

Download Boarding Forms

Download the appropriate form, complete it and bring it with you on drop-off day.

New Patient Registration Form

Healthy Pet History

Pre-Boarding Dog Checklist

Pre-Boarding Cat Checklist

FAQs About Pet Boarding

Our staff are serious animal lovers, and we love giving animals all the care and attention they need while they're staying with us. 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from other pet owners who have used pet boarding services at Falls Road Animal Hospital.

If you have questions about boarding that aren't answered here, please feel free to contact us!

  • What accommodations and amenities do you have?

    Everything your pet needs for a fun, recuperative and safe stay is here. We offer the following amenities and accommodations: 
    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
    • Agility course
    • Wading pools (in summer)
    • Climate-controlled kennels 
    • Separate boarding area for cats
    • Individual space for each pet
    • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
    • Special diet accommodations
    • Daily walks
    • Grooming
    • Lots of daily playtime with staff
    • Outdoor fenced yard connected to the daycare 
    • 24/7 monitoring
  • Can I tour the doggy daycare?

    Call us at 410-337-3595 to arrange a time to take a tour of the daycare. Tours are given 7 days a week but are by appointment only.

  • How will my dog be evaluated for doggy daycare?

    When a dog is placed in daycare at Falls Road for the first time, the evaluation is ongoing. We measure how your dog behaves with people, toys, and other dogs.

    We observe your dog interacting with one dog, then see how it reacts to a larger group. We decide as a group how well we think your dog will get along with our existing daycare dogs. You will be contacted mid-day to let you know how your dog is doing.

  • What are your requirements for doggy day care?

    Dogs must be at least 16 weeks old to attend daycare, and be neutered after 6 months of age.

    Dogs must be up to date on:

    • Wellness exam
    • Vaccinations for: DHPP, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza, Bordetella, and Rabies
    • Fecal parasite test every 6 months
    • Annual heartworm test
    • Year-round heartworm, flea and tick prevention medication
  • What are your breed restrictions for doggy daycare?

    We do not allow Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes, Rottweilers, or Rottweiler mixes in doggy daycare.

  • Is there a discount for boarding multiple animals at once?

    Yes. We provide discounts to pet owners who board more than one pet at a time with us. 

  • Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?

    Provided we're given sufficient notice, we're able to accommodate several animals at once in our large facility. 

    Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (feline/feline or canine/canine) together. 

  • How much does pet boarding cost?

    Boarding fees will vary based on the duration of the stay, any special medical requirements and the size of your pet. However, our pricing is competitive and affordable, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote. 

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  • What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?

    All pets must be dropped off or picked up during our regular office hours. We recommend making a reservation, especially for summer weekends and holidays.

    During these times, it's recommended that you call 2 to 3 weeks in advance to reduce the chance that your pet may not have a place to stay. 

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  • What if I need to drop off earlier and pick up later?

    24 hour drop off and pick up is available! This must be approved ahead of time, and there is an additional charge of $12.

  • What should I pack for my pet?

    Food: Food (Purina EN) will be provided for pets staying with us. However, feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last for the duration of their stay. 

    Medication: Does your pet take any medication? Bring it along for our staff to administer. 

    Toys: Your pet will probably love a favourite toy or two to play with while they are here. Feel free to pack these as well. 

  • What if my pet needs to take medication?

    We will be happy to administer your pet's medications while they are with us.

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  • Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?

    Yes, feel free to call us and check in for updates during your pet's stay. If there is a problem, we will contact you using the emergency contact information you provide. 

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  • How should I prepare for my pet's stay?

    Just like their humans, every 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 and make their stay a happy one.

    Step 1: Contact us to get started

    Call us to book, or complete the form on this page to provide details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be in touch to ensure your pet is eligible for boarding, and to coordinate your booking.

    Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. To stay at our facility, pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of ticks and fleas.

    Step 2: Book a trial stay

    We want to be absolutely confident that we are a good fit for your pet prior to an extended stay. Our trial stay consists of a full day of daycare, where we'll take the time to assess your pet's temperament and ensure they fit in with the pack. 

    Step 3: Set your pet up for success

    On drop off day, there are a few steps you may want to take to help reduce any stress your pet may be feeling. 

    Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and ensure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, remain cheerful, calm and confident during the separation.

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  • What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?

    We provide Purina EN pet food for pets that are not on a special diet. 

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  • What distinguishes your medical boarding services from standard boarding services?

    Our complete medical boarding services cater to pets with a medical condition or disease that requires medication and/or monitoring that standard boarding facilities may not be equipped to accommodate.

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  • Are there doggy daycare internship opportunities?

    Internships are available on a limited basis for college students. Priority is given to Animal Behavior majors and those pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Call us at 410-825-9100 x221 for more information.

Caring for Pets in Baltimore

Falls Road Animal Hospital accepts new clients to our specialty services and 24/7 emergency services.

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Contact (410) 825-9100