Dog, Cat, Bird, Exotic & Small Pet Boarding
by Skilled Kennel Technicians

Pet Boarding

Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic offers a boarding facility equipped to house dogs, cats, reptiles, pet birds, and small mammals. Both veterinary and kennel technicians monitor boarders throughout the day, and dogs are walked outside on a leash regularly. A veterinarian is alerted immediately for any concerns. We encourage you to bring your pet’s favorite toys, treats, and food.

Guest reservations for boarding are required—holidays are especially busy so schedule early. To expedite the check-in process, you may print and complete our boarding form in the comfort of your home prior to arrival:

Boarding Requirements

If you have never boarded with us, we require a copy of the following in advance of the arrival date for all boarding guests.

Must be current for the following vaccines (three-year vaccines accepted for DAPP and rabies, if the proper vaccine/booster protocol has been performed):

  • Rabies—One-year and three-year vaccines accepted; check with your local city for specific requirements regarding the rabies vaccine
  • DAPP (distemper, adeno virus, parafluenza, and parvo virus)—Either one- or three-year vaccine
  • Bordetella—Annually
  • Leptospirosis—Annually
  • Canine influenza (H3N8)—Annually
  • Intestinal parasite screen (stool)—Required every six months

Must be current for the following vaccines:

  • Rabies—Annually
  • FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia)—Annually
  • Feline leukemia/FIV test—All cats must test negative for FELV/FIV prior to boarding, discuss the annual leukemia vaccine with your veterinarian
  • Intestinal parasite screen (stool)—Required every six months

Pet Birds
We require yearly testing for pet birds boarding with us. Birds tested prior to boarding are housed in our “Boarding Aviary.” If your bird has not had the required testing, we can perform these tests while your bird is boarding with us; he or she will be temporarily housed in our “Observation Aviary.”

  • Intestinal parasite screen (stool)—Annually
  • Chlamydophila—Also known as “parrot fever” or psittacosis, spread by a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia and other serious health problems among humans
  • Avian blood profile—General blood work to check for signs of infection, anemia, and other serious health concerns not detected in a physical exam
  • Psittacine beak & feather disease (PBFD)—African Grey parrots, Cockatoos, Eclectus, and Lovebirds are required to have tested negative for PBFD

We have a limited number of large macaw cages available, so early reservations are advised. Bring several of your bird’s favorite toys, your bird’s dry diet, and any special treats you wish him or her to have during the stay. We do provide ZuPreem Fruit blend pellets, seed mix, and fresh vegetables when available, unless you specify otherwise.

Reptiles & Small Mammals
There is currently no blood work required for boarding, however an intestinal parasite exam is required every six months. In addition, an annual physical exam by a Summertree veterinarian is required within a year of boarding.

We have a limited supply of small enclosures available for reptiles and small mammals. Please notify us if we need to provide the enclosure when you make your reservation. We do recommend bringing any special lights, heating elements, enclosures, food, and treats your pet may require during his or her stay.