Boarding

Boarding Your Pet at Elm Point

We are proud to offer the region’s premier boarding facility for both dogs and cats. When you are planning to be away and cannot take your pet along, consider taking advantage of our boarding options. To make reservations call 636-757-7350.

  • We have staff available at Elm Point 24/7 where their attitute and appetite as well as their urine and bowel movements are monitored.
  • Your pet can enjoy our beautiful and exceptional boarding facilities with spacious runs!
  • Brand new Luxury Boarding Suites
  • Your dog will have access to our secure and supervised outdoor exercise courtyard! All dogs are walked 4 times per day, and if they enjoy having playmates, they will get the opportunity to socialize with some of their fellow boarders with the same size and temperment.
  • We provide bedding, toys, bowls, (litter boxes), and food for your pet, but you are welcome to bring items from home.
  • Your pet will experience our loving staff!
  • Want to give your pet a chance to adjust to our facility before their overnight stay? Consider making a reservation for Day-Boarding (see below) beforehand so your pet will be able to meet the staff and see where they will be.
  • If available, your pet can be groomed, trained, or seen for an exam during their stay.

Kennel Supervisor


Becky Bax started Elm Point Animal Hospital as our Kennel Supervisor in February of 2017 and has 8 years of experience in the animal care field. She received a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing with a Minor in Biology from Missouri State in 2014. She has extensive experience at a local animal shelter, working as a member of the canine staff and as volunteer coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and of course, anything related to Harry Potter (she is a Ravenclaw). She has two dogs at home, Kenzy (a Collie mix) and Lindy (a Border Collie mix).

Standard Boarding

Our standard boarding offers your pet a happy and safe place to stay while you are out of town. We have three different sizes of runs. Large is for our giant breeds; it gives them ample room to spread out and relax. The medium runs are perfect for your average size dog. Our smallsize is our canine condos. Sometimes the small dogs will get overwhelmed being in a large run, the canine condo offers a small and comfortable space that is perfect for their compact sizes. For additional four dollars each, you can have your dog upgraded to our VIP playtime where your pet can enjoy some additional time outside and individual time with staff.

Luxury Boarding

GIve your pet a the deluxe treatment in our Luxury Boarding! You personally can pick the kennel in which your pet will be staying. Many of the kennels have a window to see outside, so your pup will be in a room with a view. With less dogs in Luxury, your pet will enjoy a quieter setting. Dogs in our Luxury Kennels also enjoy an additional walk per day in complarison to those in our Standard Kennels for a total of 5 walks per day, Each day of the week, there is a different enrichment activity in which your dog can partake, such as playing with puzzles and enjoying a peanut-butter treat. Every night, your dog will be tucked in with a bedtime story from a dog-themed book from our Luxury Library. While booking your pet for our Luxury Kennels, if available, your pet can receive a free upgradeed spa package upon request.

We have 2 areas of Luxury: Music Luxury and TV Luxury.
Music Luxury:
  • Your dog will listen to relaxing music specifically desgined to calm them.
  • Half of the kennels come with a window to see outside with 12 kennels total available.

TV Luxury:
  • Your dog can enjoy watching dog-themed movies, such as 101 Dalmatians and Homeward Bound: An Incredible Journey.
  • All kennels come with a window so your pooch can see outside with a total of 5 kennels.

Guidelines for Pet Boarding

  • To ensure the safety of our kennel attendants and other boarders, Elm Point Animal Hospital reserves the right to refuse boarding services to pets that might create dangerous situations. Dogs or cats with a history of biting or clawing will not be allowed to board at Elm Point. You are required to disclose any behavioral issues or problems of your pet at the time of check-in.
  • You may bring washable blankets and towels for your pet. Stuffed pet beds are discouraged as these cannot be properly sanitized.
  • For your pet’s protection, all vaccines for both dogs and cats must be current. Please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors for a physical examination and to administer any past due to vaccines prior to your pet boarding with us.
  • We require that all dogs are current for Bordetella (a kennel cough vaccine), Rabies, Distemper and Canine Flu.Boarding Area
  • If you wish to supply your own pet diets we will follow your feeding instructions.
  • All pet medications must be administered by one of our Certified Technicians. Medications must be brought in their original containers with prescription labeling and will not be mixed with feedings

Boarding Amenities and Fees

Regular Boarding Amenities

  • Standard run or kennel with blanket
  • (We do not accept reservations for a specific runs or kennels)
  • Daily feedings per your instructions
  • Walked 4 times per day
  • Sanitizing of kennel daily (more if needed)

Regular Boarding Fees For Dogs

  • Overnight Boarding – $26.00 per day
  • Doggie Daycare – $15.00 per day
  • Daycare is for pets being dropped off between 7 am and picked-up by close of the same business day.

Drop Off and Pick Up Policies

  • Boarding hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Please allow at least 15 minutes for check in or pick up.
  • Boarders are charged a full day regardless of when pet is checked in.
  • All boarders must be checked out by 12 p.m. to avoid being charged for any additional day of boarding.
  • We offer Sunday pick-up between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • There is an additional fee to medicate your pet while you are gone, and also for the special care required for our diabetic guests.