Pet Boarding


your pet’s home away from home

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, there is a lot to do and enough stress without having to worry about who is going to take care of your beloved companion. This is especially true if your pet has a chronic or acute medical condition that requires a caregiver with veterinary knowledge and experience.

Rather than impose on a neighbor or rely on a pet sitter with little animal care training, Critter Doctor Hospital in Kirkland, WA offers veterinary-supervised boarding for your dog or cat that is affordable, safe and comfortable. Our caring, experienced staff is dedicated to providing personal attention to your pet. Any special health needs, such as medicine administration, food preparation and exercise requirements will all be reviewed with you.

Boarding Your Pet at Critter Doctor Animal Hospital

Critter Doctor Animal Hospital has a safe, clean, secure environment, indoors and out, in which your pet can play, exercise and socialize. Kitty condos give your feline companions room to roam, with openings between cat condos when space permits and cat posts to climb and explore. Our Kirkland pet boarding facilities are complete with safe, quiet and extra-large cages in a specifically designed area that give your cats and dogs the space they need. 

Kirkland Luxury Pet Hotel: For additional luxury, we have just added a new Kirkland cat-friendly facility, our “Cool Cat Pad,” where your kitty can lounge comfortably in a cozy window seat, explore the far reaches of space on our new aerial kitty bridge or sprawl out down below in the “living room.”

Canine Comfort: Your canine companions will enjoy spacious dog runs complete with non-slip floor pads and access ramps to keep older pets stable and comfortable.

Critter Doctor Animal Hospital has kitty condos, dog runs with non-slip flooring, and ramps for elderly pets, as well as an enclosed play area. Optional exercise programs are available for a small fee.

Additional Services

Pet Spa Time
We offer your pet the full pet boarding experience while at Critter Doctor Animal Hospital in Kirkland. You may add on extras for your pet, such as bathing, brushing and nail trimming. Your pet will return home freshly pampered!

Pet Play Time
Daily scheduled pet play time can be added for a small fee. Your dog can get extra attention and exercise in Critter Doctor’s fully enclosed outside yard, or your cat can enjoy supervised play in our kitty play area.

You are welcome to bring your own food if your pet is on a special diet. Toys and personal items are welcome to help make your pet as comfortable as possible.

Reservations are required for all pet boarders.

Required Vaccinations for Boarding

We require that all boarding dogs and cats be current on the following vaccinations:


  • Rabies
  • DHPP
  • Bordetella


  • Rabies

Please vaccinate your dog or cat prior to the check-in date. If that is not possible, we can provide needed vaccines the day of check-in.

If your pet has been vaccinated at another facility, we must have a copy of the current vaccination record in our file (preferably prior to check-in) or your pet will be required to have those vaccines re-administered through our hospital. It is your responsibility to make sure your veterinarian has faxed this record to us and that we have received it.

In order to ensure a parasite-free and a flea-free veterinary facility, we require animal fecal exams for all boarders and administer Capstar (a flea-prevention pill) to all dogs and cats.

In order to protect the well-being of the pets in our care, we reserve the right to refuse any pet for boarding that may have a contagious illness or other problems.

Caring for pets and their people.

At Critter Doctor Animal Hospital, expect exceptional care and service for your furry friends.


11828 Slater Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

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