Choosing Your Pet

The veterinary staff at Warm Hearts Pet Hospital is pleased to offer boarding services to all of our patients. We understand the emotions attached to leaving your pet while you are away. We try to relieve the anxiety associated with boarding by providing a large, state of the art facility with a warm and inviting atmosphere while also keeping your pet's health and well being a top priority. Our goal is to take the worry out of your travels.

The benefits of boarding at our facility include:

  • Each pet is supervised and cared for by a member of our highly trained veterinary staff
  • Should an emergency or illness arise, treatment is readily available
  • All pets are fed Purina EN or owners may bring special diets


  • Overnight- $14 per catominium

Canine Boarding:

  • Small Kennel: $12.50 per night
  • Medium Kennel: $15.00 per night
    • $10.00 per each additional pet in the same kennel
  • Run: $20.00 per night
    • $10.00 per each additonal pet in the same kennel
  • Large Run: $25.00 per night
    • $10.00 per each additional pet in the same kennel
  • Extra Large Run: $25.00 per night
    • $10.00 per each additional pet in the same kennel

Reptiles and amphibians can make fascinating pets. Some look as ancient as dragons. Others turn all kinds of colors. They are relatively quiet and odorless compared to other animals, and they offer a variety of choices related to their size. With some of these species, like carnivorous snakes, you can even miss an occasional feeding without doing any harm. Cleaning is only required about once a week. Many reptiles also respond to people, so you can make a real connection with your pet.

Choosing a reptile or amphibian does require some initial effort and expense to create a suitable environment. Because they can’t regulate their body temperature, most reptiles need enclosures that accommodate more than one environment, such as both water and land. This means they may need a relatively larger container to live in. To survive in captivity, reptiles must have precise temperature and lighting controls. Before selecting a specific species, it is important to research the ecosystem of the animal’s native environment. You will need to reproduce this environment on a smaller scale to create a livable enclosure.

Understanding the nature of a prospective reptile pet is an important part of the research you need to undertake before making a selection. Reptiles vary in terms of how much they can be handled or trained. Some are easy to handle; while others require protective gear and some are mostly just for viewing. Some reptiles and amphibians can be trained to have some predictable behaviors — such as non-fussy eating habits, staying in defined areas when outside their enclosures, or responding to human touch — while others simply won’t change their basic natures.

Generally, smaller reptiles are more manageable choices for novice pet owners. Corn snakes, king snakes or ball pythons are good snakes for beginners because of their gentle natures and manageable diets and environments. Leopard geckos make a good beginner lizard because they are smaller in size, insectivores, relatively calm and do not require special lighting. But be prepared — healthy reptiles and amphibians have life spans that can last 10 to 20 years. A serious commitment is required if choosing a reptile for a pet.

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Warm Hearts Pet Hospital

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM