For our canine boarders, we offer air-conditioned indoor runs filled with natural light from a number of skylights. The dogs enjoy fresh air in our outdoor kennels and are exercised on a daily walk. Each pet is provided with a blanket and a cot to create the most comfortable environment away from home.
For our feline boarders, a luxury cat townhouse awaits each pet, providing the finest accommodations available. Each unit consists of five levels for your cat’s climbing pleasure, a ventilated lower level with a litter pan, and a comfortable four-post bed.
As pet owners ourselves, we know and understand the importance of our special family members. Let our caring team provide the comfort, security, and fun for your pet, and provide you with peace of mind.
Gardner Animal Care Center’s Boarding Facility welcomes dogs and cats from throughout central Massachusetts and serves the areas of Gardner, Fitchburg, Worcester, Leominster, Athol, and Rindge and Keene, NH.
Hours of Operation
*Open for drop off/pick up on Sundays and Major Holidays 12-2
Boarding for Dogs
Boarding for Cats
Dogs: DHLPP, Rabies, and Intranasal Bordetella – For Canine Cough – which includes Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine parainfluenza, and canine adenovirus
Cats: FVRCP, Rabies
We recommend that pets are on a form of flea and tick control as well as heartworm preventative. Pets with fleas/ticks will be given a mandatory treatment of Frontline (cost based on dose per weight).
We also require proof of a negative fecal sample within the past year of the date of the boarding for our feline patients. For canine boarders, the negative fecal sample needs to be within the last six months of the time of boarding or daycare.
Very Important Pets (VIP) Program
While your pet is staying at Gardner Animal Care Center, we offer a variety of in-house services for pet boarders:
- Grooming/Nail Trims
- Physical Exam by a Veterinarian
- Annual Vaccinations
- Fecal (Internal Parasite) test
- Heartworm and tick-transmitted diseases test
- Refills of Heartworm and/or flea and tick control
Boarding Medical Policy
Canine Cough Release Form
Our Very Important Pet program can be tailored to meet the likes and needs of your pet. While you are away, allow us to spend some quality, one-on-one time with your pet each day so we can show them just how special they are or dogs can also participate in group doggie daycare!