Dog Boarding in Big Rapids, MI

You can't always be with your pet—or take them with you! Sometime work or a holiday calls you away, but your pet still needs the same loving care and attention throughout your absence. At Riversbend Boarding we strive to be your pet's home away from home. Our dog boarding facility in Big Rapids, MI is on Northland Drive, only a short distance away from our animal hospital, and is fully dedicated to boarding, so you can expect the warmest of welcomes for your pet.

Does your dog need cozy lodgings while you are away? Consider Riversbend Boarding in Big Rapids, where every pet is a valued guest. Located at 10565 Northland Drive, this facility is exclusively dedicated to offering quality boarding for various breeds of dogs and cats.

Our facility is devoted exclusively to boarding. Therefore, we can provide a comfortable, spacious environment where pets can relax, stretch their legs, and also enjoy one-on-one time with our caregivers. If your pet takes medications or needs professional veterinary monitoring, our team can easily accommodate them as well. Call us at (231) 796-8786 to book your pet's stay!

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Cat and Dog Boarding: What You Need to Know

Our aim at Riversbend is to make sure your pet feels at home and well-loved while you are away. Experienced team members and veterinarians maintain the pet boarding facility, and they expertly attend to your pet's needs daily. We accommodate primarily cats and dogs, but can also look after some birds and pocket pets. If your pet suffers from ongoing health issues, they will receive their medication as prescribed throughout their stay. Furthermore, here are a few additional reasons you should bring your pet to board with us:

  • We walk your dog 3 times a day to meet their exercise and energy needs.
  • We maintain a pest-free, climate-controlled environment so your pet is comfortable and itch-free.
  • All pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations in order to stay with us.
  • Each guest has their own bedding and dishware, which are all frequently cleaned.
  • We suggest you bring food from home, but if not, pets are fed a well-balanced, veterinarian-recommended diet.
  • Veterinarians and team members monitor pets daily and can administer medications and perform regular check-ups as needed.
  • Additionally, you are welcome to send your pet with their own toys and treats to make them feel more at home.
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We Make Your Pet Feel At Home In Our Boarding Facility

A veterinarian is always available for consultation at our pet boarding facility and will handle mild cases in-house. However, in the event your pet suffers from a medical emergency, our hospital is nearby to take the call. We'll be able to safely and quickly transfer your pet to our animal hospital for full treatment and more comprehensive care.

Learn more about our boarding facility and how we can make your pet feel right at home by contacting us today.

Cat and Dog Boarding Requirements

In order to take advantage of our boarding services, your pet(s) must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations and testing.

Dog Boarding:

  • Rabies, DHPP (distemper-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus), Leptospirosis and Bordetella vaccinations
  • Annual negative fecal test for parasites

Cat Boarding:

  • Rabies, FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia) vaccination
  • Annual negative fecal test for parasites

Please call (231) 796-3507 today with any questions regarding the boarding requirements to ensure a smooth check-in process.

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Amazing staff that truly care about the animals they are caring for.

- Amy E.

Thank you so much for getting Duke in on such short notice. Dr Scott was great and so was everyone else. Highly recommend to anyone.

Debra C.

Very professional and very sweet people! Always do everything they can for you and your pet. You can tell they truly care about animals.

Autumn D.

Everyone we have interacted with has been so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping us take care of our fur babies!!

Elise G.

The entire staff is very kind and caring. I've been using Riversbend for 15 years and they have helped through all kinds of good, and bad, situations with my animals.

Tracy C.