Small Animal Boarding

Small Animal Boarding

At Misty Pines we offer small animal boarding and exotic pet boarding for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, ferrets and more. Our comfortable accommodations make our smaller guests feel right at home. We provide a quiet atmosphere with a friendly touch. Our Pet Caregivers will professionally care for your pet and ensure that he is healthy and happy. Remember, we care about your pet too!

We provide tables for cages and aquariums but do not provide bedding, food, litter or treats for small animals and exotics. Cages or aquariums must be provided for these boarders along with food, bedding, litter and waterers. 

Grooming services are available Monday – Saturday. You may schedule a bath for when your pet is lodging with us. We also offer appointments for a thorough brushing and nail trim. Spa options are available if you would like to treat your pet (and yourself!) to an extra soft, shiny and great smelling coat. Please schedule your appointment at the time you book your lodging reservation to ensure we have an available appointment.

Please complete our Boarding Request Form to submit your requested boarding dates.

Small Animal Boarding Rates

All small animals are $22 per day per pet.

Checkout time is 11 a.m.
There will be no charge for the departure day
for pets checking out by 11 a.m.

* Administering medications and/or supplements is $1 per application. For example – If your pet takes 2 medications and/or supplements twice a day, the charge is $4 for that day. Please also note that if your pet is on a medication that is in pill form and it does not take it well, we may not be able to ensure that your pet ingests the pill.


You must provide vaccination records, via email, fax, postal mail or bringing them to our office, prior to your pet’s check-in date. 

Our Fax number is 412-367-7387 (PETS).

Vaccination requirements are different for each pet and determined by your vet.

We may be unable to accept pets with certain medical conditions in order maintain a clean and healthy kennel.

Helpful Small Animal Boarding Tips

Plan ahead! Boarding is a very popular service, and we tend to book up quickly. Plan to reserve your pet’s space as soon as you are aware of the dates you need. 

You are welcome to request a pre-check-in to expedite the check-in process. Be prepared to supply vaccination records, an emergency number, and instructions for feeding, and grooming.

Separation from you and being in a new environment can sometimes produce stress in your pet. Stress can result in lowered immunity and resistance and sometimes even temporary changes in behavior.

Do not feed your pet at least four hours prior to boarding. This will minimize the possibility of having an upset stomach. Because exercise and eating habits can change, some pets gain weight while at a kennel, while others may lose some.

Please be sure to inform us of any behavior or medical problems that your pet may have such as allergies, medications, separation anxiety, fear of thunder, history of epilepsy, etc. You are financially responsible for any veterinary care required for your pet. All information which may help us care for your pet is pertinent.

All pets must be free of internal and external parasites, and must not have been exposed to any contagious disease. If any fleas are found, your pet will be bathed at your expense. For the sake of all pets in our care, we reserve the right to deny boarding to any pet lacking the required vaccinations, any pet that appears to be behaviorally unsound or any pet that may have been exposed to contagious disease or internal or external parasites.

To keep your pet safe please arrive with your pet in an appropriate crate or carrier.

Understanding the Environment

At Misty Pines, we pride ourselves on superior pet care and personalized attention to all of our guests. Rest assured that we will do our best to make your pet’s boarding as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Being away from home can be stressful for any pet. Eating and elimination habits can change in a new environment. We ask that you inform us of any special needs or medical problems that your pet may have. Any information that may help us care for your pet is important.

Now That Your Pet Is Home

When your pet is picked up, he will be very happy to see you. Remember that your pet may take time to adjust to being home again, just as he took time to adjust to being boarded.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your pet’s visit. As your pet care provider we want to help.

Misty Pines Pet Company Policies and Procedures

To help make your pet’s boarding a pleasant and relaxing experience for everyone, Misty Pines has instituted the following procedures:

Pick-up and Drop-off By appointment only.
Mon – Sat: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays
A 5 day notice is required for ANY changes or cancellations.

Misty Pines requires a credit card to hold all reservations. Cancellations or changes to reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to the check-in date or a $95 fee will be charged to the credit card on file.

You must provide food for your pet. Please put it in a labeled airtight container (tupperware or Ziploc).

It is possible for items to be misplaced during your pet’s stay. Please label any belongings and keep your pet’s favorite possessions at home.

Please be prepared to take your carrier with you. A daily fee of $5 will be charged if storage is necessary. (Cages and aquariums your pet will stay in while boarding not included)

Payment is due upon pickup. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.