Boarding Policies and Procedures
  • We happily provide boarding accommodations for dogs of all sizes, cats, and pocket pets.

  • We provide bowls, blankets, and bedding for your pet to feel more at home. Personal items should remain at home.

  • All dogs are walked at least three times daily. More walks are done depending on kennel volume.

  • All kennels are cleaned at a minimum of twice a day

  • All staff members are trained to monitor our boarding animals throughout their stay with us. Dr. Martin is alerted of any potential problems. These include a poor appetite, abnormal bowel movements, or any other issues that may arise.

  • If your pet should become ill while boarding, LSAH will treat your pet as authorized by you at admittance on your boarding form. Please be sure to provide a contact number, and we will attempt to contact you prior to any treatment.

  • Upon pick up, a technician will be happy to review your pet's progress during his/her boarding stay with us by using our camper cards.

  • Sometimes our furry friends can get stressed out after boarding away from their humans for too long! If your pet returns home, and doesn't seem themselves, please never hesitate to call us with any questions regarding your pet's stay with us.

Boarding Charges

Boarding is charged per calendar day, regardless of the drop off or pick up time during normal business hours.

Dogs- Kennels are $18 per calendar day 

Dogs- Runs are $26 per calendar day 

Cats- is $14 per calendar day per cat

Holiday Boarding

On federally recognized holidays, the clinic is closed. We have trained kennel technicians that will come during closed dates to take care of all boarders. During these dates (listed below) there is an additional fee of $10 per animal. 

New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day,       Thanksgiving, & Christmas.

Flea control

All incoming boarders are given a capstar to help control fleas and ticks within the hospital. There is no charge for this capstar application. Learn more about capstar and other available in clinic preventatives here.


All animals must be current on vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first day they are dropped off for boarding

      Cat requirements: Rabies and FVRCP
      Dogs requirements: Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella

If animals are not current, they may still board with us but they will be required to have appropriate vaccines updated at time of drop off.

All animals staying at Lone Star Animal Hospital must have a current exam on file (seen within the last 12 months) with a LSAH veterinarian.

If your pet needs an exam with one of our veterinarians, a discounted, $25 boarding exam fee will be applied.

Food and Treats

Food and Treats must be individually bagged per day into separate meals. If large bags of food are brought in, clients will be asked to separate into individual bags before leaving.

This ensures your pet is not over or under fed throughout their stay with us.

Additional Fees

Additional fees of $5 per day will be incurred for adding additional feeding times, or use of kennel food, should you forget to bring your pet's normal food.

We happily care of pets needing special medications for a charge of $5 per day of medications no matter how many times those medications are needed.