A Home Away From Home
We understand that it can be stressful to leave your pet when you go out of town – especially if they are ill, or when they are recovering from a procedure or surgery. At Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital & Hospitality Center, we want to help put your mind at ease.
We offer daycare, overnight boarding and medical boarding services for pets with conditions that standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate.
From our spacious canine suites, to our sea-side kitty condos, our Thornton pet boarding facilities offer comfortable accommodations for guests of any size.
Each boarding suite is furnished with comfortable bedding and is kept clean and sanitary to ensure our guest’s health and comfort. We are proud to offer high-quality boarding services for pet from Thornton and across the Denver CO area.
When your pooch takes part in our daycare program they will be treated to a day filled with exercise, play, positive social interactions with other dogs, and loads of love and attention from our daycare staff.
A Typical Day For Boarding Pets
Our canine boarding guests enjoy 3 mandatory off-leash exercise sessions daily, including a late-evening romp to ensure a good night’s rest.
Our sociable canine guests are also welcome to join our daycare playgroups for a minimal fee.
Your dog will also have supervision throughout their entire stay with us – during off-leash exercise and while they rest. In the evening, dinner is served, and then we have one last walk before bedtime.
Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements, 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.
Additionally, 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 relaxed and safe while they stay with us.
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians in the course of their stay with us. We are fully equipped to ensure our guest’s medical requirements are met.
Oral medications will be administered at no charge. Injections or ear-administered medications will be administered by one of our veterinarians or technicians for a nominal fee.
Your pet will be supervised by our expert veterinarians and nurses, who will also watch over your pet closely.
We will endeavor to administer your pet's medications on the same schedule they are used to at home to ensure the most comfortable possible stay with us.
Your Pet is Our Special Guest
Our team of veterinary professionals at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital & Hospitality Center are serious animal lovers! We thoroughly enjoy giving our boarders and daycare participants all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us in our bright and modern boarding facility.
FAQs About Pet Boarding & Daycare
If your pet has never boarded with us before - or visited our daycare program - you are bound to have questions.
Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital.
If you have further questions about dog or cat boarding in Thornton, please feel free to contact us!
- How do I enroll my pet in daycare?
Here's what you need to know if you'd like your pet to take part in our daycare program:
For the safety of our guests, all daycare participants must successfully complete a temperament interview.
All pets must be up to date on the following vaccinations:
- Distemper/Parvo (DHLPP)
- Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
- Canine Influenza
**Please have vaccination history emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 303-452-7387 before check-in.**
Guests must be at least four months old and current on vaccines.
Dogs over 6-months of age must be spayed.
However, unaltered animals are welcome in our boarding facilities.
For the safety of our guests, all leashes, collars, harnesses and clothes will be removed during play time.
- 7:00am - 9:00am
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm
**Drop-off and Pick-up at the door on the west side of the building (follow signs).***
- Doggy Daycare - $30 Full-Day
- Doggy Daycare - $18 Half-Day
- Doggy Daycare 10 Day Play Pass - $266
- Day Boarding - Same as Daycare or Play Pass Price
- Daycare while Boarding - $16 Full-Day or $8 Half-Day
- 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 of different sizes
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Individual space for each pet
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Outdoor play area
- Daily walks
- Ample daily playtime with staff
- Special diet accommodations
- Is there a discount for boarding multiple animals at once?
Yes! We are happy to offer a 20% discount for family members sharing accommodations. This discount does not apply if animals require separation for feeding, safety, or comfort during their stay
- Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?
We have a large facility 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.
- 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.
Below are our standard charges for boarding at our Thornton facility.
- Tranquility Suite (3' x 4') – $43/Night
- Court Yard Suite (4' x 6') – $48/Night
- Pirate’s Cove Suite (4' x 6') – $48/Night
- Foothills Suite (4' x 6') – $48/Night
- Rocky Mountain Suite (7' x 8') – $56/Night
- Daycare While Boarding – $17/Day (May be split into 1/2 days)
- Day Boarding - Same as Daycare Price ($32/Day or $26/Day with Daycare Pass)
- Medical Boarding - Rate dependent on specific needs
- Cat Suite – $27/Night
- 10 Day Play Pass – $282
20% Discount for family members sharing accommodations. This discount does not apply if animals require separation for feeding, safety, or comfort during their stay.
A one-night deposit and 48-hour cancellation notification (1 week cancellation for holiday reservations) are required for all boarding reservations.
- 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.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: Guests are also welcome to bring their own food, otherwise, we offer our guests Science Diet for breakfast and dinner. A healthy, low-allergen treat, served with an entertaining toy, for an afternoon snack is also available upon request for a low additional fee.
We cannot accept raw or freeze dried food for our guests. Pets must be on a diet that is free of raw or freeze dried ingredients for 14 days prior to being admitted for their stay or group activity.
Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.
Toys: From comfortable bedding to toys, our guests are provided with their every need during their visit to our suites. For sanitary reasons, we discourage guests from bringing bedding or toys from home.
- What if my pet needs to take medication?
We will be glad to administer your pet's medications while they are with us. Oral medications will be administered at no charge. Injections or ear-administered medications will be administered by one of our veterinarians or technicians for a nominal fee.
- 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.
- 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 to coordinate your booking.
Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. 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.
- What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?
You are welcome to bring your pet's own food, otherwise, we offer our dogs and cat's staying with us Science Diet for breakfast and dinner.
A healthy, low-allergen treat, served with an entertaining toy, for an afternoon snack is also available upon request for a low additional fee.
Please note that we cannot accept raw or freeze dried food for our guests. Pets must be on a diet that is free of raw or freeze dried ingredients for 14 days prior to being admitted for their stay or group activity.