Clarke County Animal Hospital offers affordable indoor, climate-controlled boarding facilities to pet owners in the communities of Oak Grove, Jackson, and Thomasville, Alabama. When you have to be away from home and need someone to look after your beloved pet, come to Clarke County Animal Hospital where there are people you know and trust. We will treat your pet with tender care as if it were our own because when your pets board with us they are family.
Our qualified and kindly veterinary assistants will provide your pet with individualized, personal attention including lots of hugs and pats during the week as well as on weekends and holidays. All dogs have time to play and attend to business in our well maintained 2-acre outdoor exercise area 2 to 3 times per day. Our staff also monitors the appetite and urination/bowel movements of each boarded pet, and Dr. Sellers will be alerted if any abnormalities are noted.
If your pets need medication or a special diet, just bring it when you drop off your pets, and we will make sure they get it. If they are on a prescription food that we sell here at the clinic, we can also feed them that. Otherwise, we feed all boarders Purina O.N.E.. We suggest that if your pets are accustomed to a different food, that you bring it with them to avoid G.I. upset.
Dogs and cats are kept warm and comfy with blankets and towels for beds. If your pets have any special toys or blankets, you may bring them as long as the blankets are clean and the toys are not deemed hazardous.
All animals staying with Clarke County Animal Hospital must have had a physical exam by our veterinarian within the last year. There are no exceptions to this rule! Dogs must be current on all vaccines, including Bordetella. Cats must be current on vaccines also. This is for the protection of your pets and for the protection of our hospitalized patients. Animals must also be free of fleas and other parasites. If your pet is found to be carrying fleas or other parasites, appropriate treatment will be administered at the owner's expense.
Dropping off and picking up on weekends and after hours will not be possible unless it is an emergency. In the case of an emergency, Dr. Sellers is the only person who can take the animals in or release them.
Reservations are not required, but they are recommended due to limited kennel space. Boarders with reservations will naturally get taken in before those who do not have a reservation. Reservations during the busy holiday seasons do book quickly, so we highly recommend calling in advance at these times.
No two pets of different owners are ever put together; just seeing other pets causes many to become excited which can lead to problems. The constant barking at other pets can cause sore throats, tonsillitis, bronchitis and other issues. Be aware that the temperature and humidity in our clinic may be a little different from your home. Just as with humans, any change in the environment can create problems beyond our control.
Your pet may also have been in the "incubation period" of some infectious disease when brought into our clinic for boarding. Signs of disease do not develop for several days after exposure to an infectious agent. Even though you assume the pet is healthy- and even though we examine your pet upon arrival, it is impossible to detect many problems until the pet starts to show clinical signs. Any change in normal routines of the pet can result in "stress." Any form of stress can weaken the pet's immune system allowing some hidden disease it has been incubating to become apparent, resulting in a sick pet.
Please be sure to read and print out the Boarding Release Form at the bottom of this page. Make sure you fill the form out completely and bring it in when boarding your pet.
You are welcome to call and check on your pet at any time while they are boarding in our facility. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (251) 275-8911.
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