Safe & Reliable Care
We know that the process of having to leave your pet behind when you need to leave home can be stressful. This goes doubly when your pet is recovering from a serious illness or a surgical procedure.
At Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital we want to be able to offer you as much peace of mind as possible. We are able to provide comprehensive medical cat and dog boarding services for those who require specialized overnight medical care or who are recovering from procedures.
You can depend on our experienced team to provide your pet with a safe, comfortable home away from home while they relax and recover.
Pet Medical Boarding: A Typical Day
Medical Boarding for Dogs
Dogs spend most of their time in private, climate-controlled kennels with soft, clean bedding.
We will administer your dog's medications according to their requirements and work to make sure that their routine is as close to their regular one as possible.
During your dog's stay, we will monitor them for any changes to their condition as well as signs of anxiety, stress or fear. Our vet will be sure to address any concerns that arise.
Dogs will also get short walks courtesy of our staff, to enjoy the fresh air and an opportunity to go to the bathroom.
Medical Boarding for Cats
We will take special note of any requirements or specifications you have for your cat's care when you meet with us. We make it our aim to provide your feline friend with a seamless transition from home into our care.
During your cat's time with us, we will feed them and administer their medications as required to try and mimic their at-home routine as closely as we possibly can.
Our staff interacts with the cats daily, providing play, snuggles, pets and enrichment activities. We check, clean and disinfect litter boxes periodically and throughout the day.
FAQs About Medical Boarding for Pets
At Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital, we are serious about loving pets. Our team loves to provide medical boarding to pets to encourage their recovery, keep them healthy, and shower them with all the love and attention they deserve.
Read our FAQ for answers to common questions get about medical boarding for cats and dogs at our hospital.
If you have any further questions about medical boarding in the Los Angeles area, please contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We offer all the services your pet might need for a recuperative, safe, and enjoyable stay at our Los Angeles hospital, including the following amenities and services:
- Special diet accommodations
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Privacy/hideaway spaces
- Individual space for each pet
- Separate boarding area for cats
Privacy hideaways or curtains give dogs the solitude they need as they recover, and they'll enjoy the accompanying music and enrichment.
Our cat boarding area is separate from the dogs, and each cat has special padding and blankets to relax on, along with calming music, privacy curtains, hiding spots and separate sleeping and litter box areas.
- Is my pet supervised during their stay?
Don't worry, your pet will be closely supervised by our team of professional veterinary staff. During your pet's stay with us, we will consult with you about their schedule, administer any medicine and treatment they require and make sure to monitor them closely to help them stay healthy and comfortable.
If necessary, we will contact you regarding any concerning changes in medical condition.
- How much does medical pet boarding cost?
Fees for medical boarding of dogs and cats vary by duration of stay, special medical requirements, and your pet's size. However, our pricing is both competitive and affordable. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a quote.
- When should I drop off and pick up my pet?
Pets should be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours (between 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays and on weekends when our vet is available). We recommend reserving a spot in advance.
If you want the best chance for a spot, we advise that you contact us 2-3 weeks before the desired start date to ensure a spot will be available.
Please prepare to spend at least 10 minutes at our animal hospital during drop-off, as you will need to complete a boarding consent form for your pet's boarding session.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We provide all pets staying with us with food. However, do not hesitate to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of their stay.
Medication: Please bring all medications in their original vials, clearly labeled with your pet's name, dosage and instructions included.
Please do NOT bring these items - we will provide sanitized: toys, bedding, blankets and food bowls.
- What is the process for administering medication?
During your pet's stay with us, one of our qualified veterinary staff will administer their medications based on the dosage and schedule you specified during your check-in with us.
- Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?
Yes, do not hesitate to contact us during your pet's stay for any updates. Rest assured, though, that if there is any problem, we will contact you promptly for information or updates about your pet's condition.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Every animal is special. To prepare for your pet's potential stay with us, we will take the following measures to make sure that we can provide for their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to book a spot and go over any important details about our services and your pet's needs. A member of our team will be happy to organize the booking with you.
Please note that pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and parasite prevention medications. They must be free of fleas, ticks and parasites to stay at our facility. They also require a negative fecal test within the past 12 months.
Due to the nature of our accommodations, we also do not accept unaltered dogs. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the office directly.
Step 2: Set your pet up for success
When dropping off your dog or cat with our team, there are a couple of things you can do ahead of time that will help to ease the transition for your four-legged friend.
Make sure you spend extra time with them before dropping them off and give them some hearty exercise. This will help ensure that they are calm when they arrive to us. When you bring them into our hospital, stay calm, confident, and upbeat during the separation.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
For pets that are not on a special diet, we provide premium food intended to meet their nutritional needs.