Pet Doctors of America offers daycare, overnight, and luxury boarding for cats and dogs in Jacksonville. We offer your pet a relaxing place to stay while you are away.

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A Home Away From Home - Cat & Dog Boarding

We know how tough it can be to leave your pet when you go out of town. This becomes even harder if they are ill or recovering from a procedure. When your pet stays at Pet Doctors of America you can rest assured that they are taken care of.

We not only offer general cat & dog boarding services, but we also offer daycare, medical boarding, and outdoor luxury runs* that go above and beyond the care provided by standard boarding facilities.

*Luxury runs are available at our Beach Blvd Location.

Cat & Dog Boarding in Jacksonville

Cat & Dog Boarding: A Typical Day

Dogs Boarding

Depending on their physical capacity and ability, our overnight accommodations include three walks a day.

Your dog will also have supervision throughout their entire stay with us – both during walks and while they rest. Dogs are fed according to your instructions.

We require an exit bath if your dog stays more than 3 nights. All of our exit baths include 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, nail trim, ear cleaning, and brushing.

Luxury Runs - These runs have indoor and outdoor components. On nice days we can leave the patio open so the dogs can go outside onto the enclosed patio.

Cats Boarding

Your cat will be fed according to your specifications, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.

We provide daily one-on-one interaction with kitties (if they want it!) including play, snuggles, and pets. Litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected periodically throughout the day.

We refresh linens and clean your kitty's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog area to ensure your kitty feels safe during their stay.

FAQs About Pet Boarding

We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.

Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Pet Doctors of America.

If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!

  • What accommodations and amenities do you have?

    We've got everything your pet needs for a fun, recuperative and safe stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:

    • Climate-controlled kennels
    • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
    • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
    • Individual space for each pet
    • Separate boarding area for cats
    • Outdoor luxury runs*
    • Daily walks
    • Grooming
    • Ample daily playtime with staff
    • Special diet accommodations

    *Luxury runs are available at our Beach Blvd location.

  • Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?

    We have large facilities and are able to accommodate several animals at once, provided you give us sufficient notice.

    Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.

  • If my dog or cat is sick how will you care for my pet?

    Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians and nurses, who will administer medications and watch over them closely.

    Any required medications will be administered to your pet on the same schedule they are used to at home.

  • How much does pet boarding cost?

    Boarding fees vary based on the duration of the stay, the size of the pet, and special medical requirements. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.

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  • What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?

    All pets must be dropped off or picked up during regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.

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  • What should I pack for my pet?

    Food: We provide food for pets staying with us. However, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of the stay.

    Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.

  • What if my pet needs to take medication?

    We will be glad to administer your pet's medications while they are with us.

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  • Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?

    Yes, feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide.

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  • How should I prepare for my pet's stay?

    Each animal is different. To prepare for your pet's stay with us, we'll take the following steps to ensure that we can meet their unique needs.

    Step 1: Contact us to get started

    Call us to book, and to discuss details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be happy to coordinate your booking.

    Please note that, pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility.

    Step 2: Book a trial stay

    We want to be absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. The trial stay consists of a full day of daycare where we can take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the pack.

    Step 3: Set your pet up for success

    On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce any stress your pet may feel.

    Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and make sure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, stay calm, cheerful and confident during the separation.

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  • What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?

    For pets that are not on a special diet, we can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. An additional fee may apply. 

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Other Boarding Options


Daycare is a great alternative to leaving your pet home alone, or if you’re hosting a party or moving. Our daycare accommodations include three walks a day in our fenced yard.

We understand that every pet has unique needs. We strive to accommodate everything we can and make your pet feel at home during their stay with us. If your pet has a special request, don’t hesitate to ask!

TLC Package

We also offer a TLC package, which includes extra walks and extra playtime.

In addition, the TLC package includes a daily picture sent to you via text or email so you can see how much fun your pet is having with our caring staff!

*Additional fees apply.

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