You can view and print a boarding check-in form for your pet's future stay with us! 

We make it our priority to provide your dog or cat with a clean, comfortable and safe environment while they are our guests.  Dogs stay in one of our spacious runs with clear glass fronts and solid dividers between each dog.  Dogs are let outdoors a minimum of two times per day in a secure and hygienically maintained outdoor exercise area.  Cats have 2 options; either our spacious new "kitty room", this an open room where your kitty will have room to roam.   The other option for our feline guests is a large secure kennel in a private room.  Bedding, litter box, and food dishes will be provided.  Each option is dependent on availability.  In all cases we do not intentionally allow direct contact of pets from different households.  Some very active dogs thrive most when they meet and play with other dogs on a daily basis.  We recommend a dog daycare type of boarding facility if he is one of the exuberant and gregarious type individuals.

The standard boarding rate for each night is $35.00 per dog and $35.00 per cat.  Our standard in-house diet of Science Diet Maintenance is included in this price.  Dogs from the same household that have good relations with each other may share a run together.  The cost for an additional dog in a shared run is $35.00 per dog per day. We will allow shared runs from same household dogs at our discretion based on dog sizes and temperament.

We welcome you bringing your pet's usual food to feed while staying with us.  It is fine if you do not bring food too.  We provide Science Diet Maintenance dry food as our standard in-house diet.


Personal Belongings
Clean and comfortable bedding is provided during your pet's stay.   We encourage you to leave your pet's bedding at home.  Special blankets may become soiled or torn up by your pet.  We cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged items left during the stay due to the unpredictable nature of pets while away from home.  Your pet will have clean and comfortable bedding but maybe not his "special" bedding during his stay with us.


We require written proof of a negative fecal exam (Ova Parasite with Giardia Elisa) performed by a veterinarian in the last 12 months for dog and cat guests.


Dogs and cats boarding at Lakewood need to be current with their vaccinations.  This includes the following:


  • Written proof of current rabies vaccination status.
  • Written proof of current Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus (DHP) status. Three year vaccination protocol or titer results accepted.
  • Written proof of current Bordetella status. A 6 month intra-nasal or one year injectable or oral bordetella is considered current.
  • Written proof of a negative fecal exam (Ova Parasite with Giardia Elisa).

It is important to note that vaccination for bordetella does not prevent a dog from being susceptible to developing kennel cough symptoms.  The vaccination may serve to reduce the severity and duration of kennel cough symptoms if exposed.  Fortunately, we have a small group of dogs in a very large and well ventilated area.  This has historically made the incidence of kennel cough with our boarding guests very uncommon.


  • Written proof of current rabies vaccination status.
  • Written proof of current Distemper/Upper Respiratory status.  Three year vaccination protocol or adequate vaccine titers are also accepted.
  • Written proof of a negative fecal exam (Ova Parasite with Giardia Elisa).

We strongly encourage you to have your pet's vaccinations performed a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to arrival for boarding.  This ensures that high levels of protective antibody will be in effect during your pet's whole stay.  Vaccinations performed close to or during their stay may be less effective in providing protection in the short term when it is most needed.


Written documentation showing that the basic health requirements have been met (vaccination and fecal testing) must be received and reviewed by Lakewood Animal Hospital prior to accepting any boarding reservations.


You may also have your veterinary office fax documentation to
208-772-8124 or email to prior to making your boarding reservation.


In the event that your pet is found to have external parasites including fleas or mites he will be treated with topical medication Revolution® upon discovery of the problem.  This protects other guests from acquiring parasite problems and makes your pet happier too!  There is additional cost for this product if needed to be applied. 

We want to make sure that you are aware that pets boarding with us, although in an animal hospital building, are not actually hospitalized or under direct medical supervision.  We provide clean surroundings, nutritious food and a safe environment but medical observation is not within the scope of the boarding pricing.  Our staff is trained to be observant and attentive to changes in behaviors and eating habits of the guests.  This is usually more than adequate for healthy pets.  We do not include or make any representation that constant observation and in-depth monitoring occurs during your pets stay.  If your pet has a medical condition requiring extra attention, it is most appropriate for them to be hospitalized.  Please let us know of this need so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Alternative Pet Boarding Resources:
Northwest Pet Resort
Boarding & Doggie Day Care
(208) 292-4392

Boarding & Training for All Breeds

(208) 773-3203
Seven Dog Heaven
Pet Sitting and Day Care

Ginny Campbell
(208) 640-1099

Angie's Dog House
Pet Sitting and House Sitting

Angie Hanson
(208) 620-0385

At Home Pet Sitting
Pet Sitting

Angie Pulido
(208) 818-2107