What prompted the decision to discontinue boarding services?
We came to this decision after months-long deliberation and with great reluctance. In order to attract and retain talented and passionate team members in this challenging labor market, we need to offer a competitive working environment. Boarding services required us to ask staff to work or be on call on Sundays, and since we compete for talent with practices that are not open on weekends, this made it more difficult to attract and keep good veterinarians. First and foremost we are a veterinary hospital, and that means we need to have the very best veterinary staff we can.
On the bright side, with daycare returning in September, we will soon offer supervised indoor and outdoor play Monday through Friday. With the COVID puppies who have been home so long with their owners, we have seen a need for the socialization daycare provides, especially as their owners head back to work. When dogs come home from daycare, they’re also better behaved, having exerted a lot of energy during the day. That leads to better interactions with people and other dogs. We’re excited to be able to bring daycare back after two years.
Trust Cascade Hospital for Animals to keep your feline friend right at home with our closely supervised cat boarding. Our cattery is made up of condos that are completely climate controlled and noise insulated. Our guests stay in their own well-ventilated condo that is composed of one large cubby with a shelf for their food and water, and a smaller cubby that allows cats to burrow.
Pet care assistants monitor all boarding animals' appetites and urination/bowel movements, and will alert a staff veterinarian if they notice any problems. We feed Science Diet during your cat's stay (you may bring your pet's food if they are on a special diet; other varieties of food may be purchased from our office). Medications, if needed, will be administered per your instructions (please bring in the original container). All kennels are cleaned and disinfected daily.
|Overnight Boarding||$21.00 per night|
|Fur-get Me Not||$3.50 per day|
|Trip to the cat playroom||$5.00 per trip|
|Catnip toy||$4.00 each|
A contented cat in the playroom!