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Dog and Cat in Pet BedMerrifield Animal Hospital offers boarding for dogs and cats so that you can leave your pet in total comfort at our full service kennel. Download our pet boarding form here.

At Merrifield Animal Hospital, we try to make your pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your pet can be an anxious time for you and your special friend.

Our boarding facility provides a comfortable and relaxing home away from home for your pet when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.

We pay special attention to assure your pet is safe and comfortable.

Canine Options*

  • Our Deluxe Kennel is perfect for multi-pet families!Standard Kennel — Great for one dog
  • Deluxe Kennel with Run — Our larger, deluxe option (perfect for multi-pet families!) features a raised cot and leash walks 3x per day

Feline Options*

  • Standard Cage
  • Cat Condo (multi-level, with cubbies to hide in)

*Bedding and food provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

The Extras

  • "Stay and Play" Package
  • Spa Treatments— Let us pamper your pet before he/she goes home
    • Bath
    • Nail Trim
    • Ear Cleaning
  • Update Vaccines During Your Pets Stay (veterinarians on site)
  • Pets with Special Medical Needs Welcome (extra medication administration fee applies)
Our boarding guests enjoy the following amenities:
  • Immaculately Clean Cages and Runs
  • Owner Visits and Tours of the Facility
  • Outdoor Leash Walks
  • A Clean & Comfy Atmosphere
  • Fresh Bedding & Daily Housekeeping
  • Spacious Kennels
  • Individualized Care
  • Convenient Hours
We also offer peace of mind:
  • Attentive Staff
  • Individual Playtime
  • Extra Treats
  • Daily Veterinary Observations
  • Veterinary Medical Services if needed
  • All the Comforts of Home!

Boarding Requirements & Policies

  • Dogs must be current on the following vaccines – Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella, as well as a 6-month Fecal Test.
  • Cats must be current on the following vaccines – Rabies, Distemper (FVRCP), and Feline Aids/Leukemia (FIV/FeLV) Tests, as well as a 6-month Fecal Test.
  • Pets arriving without proof of current vaccinations will be vaccinated at the owner's expense.
  • All pets must be free from Internal and External Parasites.
  • All pets must be on a monthly flea preventative. If your pet has not had an application of flea preventative applied within the last 4 weeks, we will need to apply one upon arrival. Pets entering the hospital with external parasites (fleas or ticks) will be treated appropriately at the owner's expense.
  • Checkout time is 12:00 pm (noon) Monday through Saturday. If you pick up your pet after 12:00 pm, you will be charged for an additional day of boarding.

Boarding Drop Off / Pick Up Hours

We offer convenient drop-off and pick-up times to fit your busy schedule

Monday–Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Please feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at (703) 560-6207 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!