Special Needs

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

Seasonal Needs

Changes in the outdoor temperature at every season will require you to make seasonal adjustments to the temperature and humidity controls for your reptile or amphibian. Because the tolerance ranges for herptiles are small, you’ll need to keep track of the temperatures in your enclosure and make adjustments each season to make sure your animal remains comfortable year round.

Herptiles are also light sensitive. Depending on their natural activity cycle (diurnal, crepuscular or nocturnal), you may need to adjust their cycles for daylight savings time. Simply reset the timers on your lamps to match daylight hours with your pet’s daylight activity schedule. Herptiles will adjust to the one-hour change without much difficulty.

Power Failures

Given the extreme sensitivity most reptiles and amphibians have to temperature and lighting, owning one of these animals as a pet demands that you be prepared with power back-up systems in case of power failure. A power outage of one day could be enough to cause hypothermia (excessively cold body temperature) or hyperthermia (excessively hot body temperature) for some herptiles. You may want to build an insulation layer around your enclosure to help maintain heat in case of power failure. For smaller animals, the heat packs commonly used for camping trips can supplement environmental conditions to keep your pet warm during a power failure. However, most pet owners are prepared with either a propane heater or back-up generator to ensure their pet’s safety. Surge protectors are also recommended as standard equipment for use with regular heating and lighting elements.


Some reptiles are too large or anxious for travel. Other smaller creatures may be included in your travel plans, but should only occur if necessary. Changes in environment, activity cycles, temperature and lighting are particularly stressful for reptiles and amphibians. If you have to travel with your pet, you will need to recreate its natural environment as closely as possible. That means you must be able to control the temperature, light and humidity in whatever traveling cage you use. For many people, this makes traveling with a herptile impractical — and pet sitters invaluable! If a move is mandatory, be sure to talk to your veterinarian and read up on techniques that can make the travel as stress-free as possible for your 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