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General Information

Comfort & Care

As a service to our clients and patients, Creve Coeur Animal Hospital provides exceptional quality boarding for your pet in an enclosed facility that is attached to the hospital.  

The kennel area is on a separate heating and cooling system from the rest of the animal hospital, with a high volume air turnover and heat recovery system. This ensures that we are exhausting stale air and bringing in fresh air at a high rate of exchange, keeping kennel air fresh and clean. For your pets’ comfort, we have two dog rooms, a separate cat room, and a separate rabbit and exotic room.  Whether your pets’ stay is just for one night or for weeks at a time, the personal attention they will receive is unmatched in the St. Louis area!

Guests are monitored daily by thoroughly trained team members to ensure their comfort during their stay. Appetite, attitude, and elimination of urine and stool are noted and the veterinary doctors on staff address health issues as needed. As always, routine medications are given at no additional charge to you, a benefit rarely offered by other boarding facilities. Pets with diabetes or other chronic diseases are closely monitored and clients are contacted at the earliest detection of any health concern.  For more information on pet boarding for specific types of animals, please select from the navigation above.

Kennel Health and Safety

For the health and safety of our guests, we require that each boarding pet is current on his or her annual wellness examination and has been examined by a CCAH veterinarian.

New patients need to be examined at least 3 to 14 days prior to boarding depending on vaccine history.

All cats must be current on their FVRCP and Rabies vaccines and all dogs must have a current negative stool exam and be current on their DHPP, Rabies, Canine Influenza (either strain), and Bordetella vaccines. Additionally, all dogs must be receiving a monthly heartworm preventative to prevent common intestinal worms. Similarly, all dogs must be receiving some form of monthly flea prevention and must pass a flea-comb exam at the time of drop-off. These measures are in place to ensure that all pets are staying in a safe and healthy environment.

Environmental Enrichments

In addition to providing a safe and healthy environment for your pets, we want your canine and feline family members to have fun! We offer TLC programs for dogs, cats, and small mammals.  Additionally, we provide environmental enrichment for all of our pet guests. These include blankets, Kongs, Kong Wobblers, Kong Treat Cubes, and balls. Dogs listen to music programs designed specifically for the canine auditory range and cats watch videos specifically designed to peak feline interests. These videos “star” gerbils, birds, fish, and the sounds of the great outdoors. Cats stay in multi-level condos so they can change their vantage point throughout the day. Also, cat owners can elect to open portals in adjoining condos so their favorite feline can really live in the spacious lap of luxury. Finally, in addition to our state-of-the-art ventilation system which continuously replenishes the kennel with fresh outside air, we also spritz the kennel with a different pleasing scent daily, to contribute to a changing and interesting environment for our pet guests.


Boarding for all animals is charged by a quarter of the day.

  • Drop-off: 3/4 of a day of boarding will be charged if the animal enters the boarding facility between 7:30 am and 12 pm. A half-day will be charged if the animal is checked in after 12 pm and before 6 pm. 1/4 of a day will be charged if the animal is checked in after 6 pm.
  • Pick-up: Animals will be charged by a quarter of the day also on the day they get picked up. Sunday pickup is from 8:00am – 9:00am and 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Please feel free to call our clinic to speak with one of our staff members if you have any questions. We will be more than happy to help you.

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