Medical Dog Daycare

We Keep Those Tails Wagging!

When you bring in your dog for daycare, you can be confident in knowing that your dog will be taken for walks at least 3 times per day. Ample time to stretch their legs and take care of personal business. While they are out walking, we will give them maid service, fluff their bed and freshen their water.

In order to qualify for medical daycare with us, your pet must be an existing client of ours. If your pet is not an existing client, you must book an appointment to see one of our doctors for an exam prior to your pet’s reservation.

Day Rates

Lunch service is $7 per dog

Lunch service is $7 per dog


Daycare hours are 8am – 5:00pm, any dog who isn’t picked up by 5:00pm, will be spending the night with us at our normal boarding rate. This will be in addition to your daycare charge, so do your best to pick up on time!

Single Day:


Single Partial Day:
(Up to 4 hours)


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Requirements for Daycare & Boarding

Here at Mountain View Animal Hospital your dogs’ health, safety, comfort, and happiness is our #1 priority. To ensure that your dog receives the best care we can provide, please take the time to read the following so that together we can make your dogs’ visit a positive experience.

For boarding, and to participate in daycare, dogs are required to have current vaccinations for Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella; as well as a current fecal test (ova & parasite plus hookworm, whipworm, roundworm and Giardia ELISA) within the previous 6 months.

For the safety and comfort of your dog, please refrain from bringing oversized bedding containing fillers such as foam, Styrofoam, batting and other synthetic materials. Please keep in mind the larger the bedding, the less space you are providing your dog in its boarding area. Please feel free to provide blankets or flat fleece mats that will provide comfort, are easy to launder and provide more personal space for your dogs’ sleeping area. We are happy to provide our bedding for your dogs visit free of charge if needed.

If your dog requires medication or prescription food for its visit:

We cannot legally dispense medication prescribed by an outside veterinarian, nor do we carry an assortment of prescription diets for sale. We strongly encourage clients to provide us with pre-portioned amounts of food to ensure your dog receives the correct amount for each feeding.

Please limit the amount of personal property you provide for your dog to 3 items. This does not include food, treats or medication. We suggest you bring your dogs’ favorite blanket, toy and 1 item that contains your scent ( like a worn T-shirt). These type of items will provide your dog with some of the comforts of home and help reduce any stress or anxiety they may feel. For the health and safety of your dogs, we provide stainless steel water and food bowls, so it is not necessary to bring your own.

Vaccinations / Parasite Screening

In order to have fun, all dogs and cats are required to maintain current vaccinations. However, if your dog or cat is not current on his or her vaccines, we can administer them for you when your pet arrives here at Mountain View Animal Hospital.








Fecal Ova / Parasite Test & Giardia Elisa Test

All Pets checking in at Mountain View Animal Hospital must be free of all intestinal parasites as documented by a “current” fecal examination (within the past 6 months) which includes ova and parasite testing, as well as a Giardia ELISA test, antigen testing for Roundworms, Hookworms and Whipworms; as well as direct microscopic exam for all other GI parasites.

There are many types of internal (or gastrointestinal) parasites; Roundworms, Whipworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Coccidia and Giardia. Coccidia and Giardia, along with all of the various worms’ eggs, are extremely small organisms which cannot be seen without laboratory microscopic magnification. Unfortunately, there is not one perfect fecal examination test that can accurately confirm the presence, or absence, of each one of these parasites.

Years ago, the standard fecal examination test was the “fecal floatation.” This fecal floatation test is plagued with frequent false negative results (i.e. many parasites were missed); consequently, this floatation technique was replaced by most veterinarians with the newer “fecal centrifugation” test as their standard testing protocol. Centrifugation is desirable over floatation techniques because it provides for significant concentration of the microscopic eggs and parasites. This concentration makes the eggs and parasites easier to visualize under the microscope. Easier microscopic identification means more accurate diagnosis and less frequent false negative results.

Fecal Centrifugation has one clear shortcoming when it comes to the identification of gastrointestinal parasites…Giardia. It has been shown that Giardia infections are frequently missed utilizing a single fecal centrifugation test (i.e. more false negatives). Giardia is shed intermittently, so even if your pet has Giardia, a fecal centrifugation may not be able to confirm its presence, despite the most keen eye and best laboratory equipment. This is potentially a big problem. Giardia is one of those “Zoonotic” intestinal infections that can be transmitted not only from pet to pet, but also potentially back and forth between humans and their pets (dogs and cats). In order to control this zoonotic disease, we are utilizing a relatively new, more sensitive test called the Giardia ELISA test. This test is an enzyme-linked assay which looks for a specific antigen (or protein) of the Giardia organism. Giardia ELISA testing is very specific and rarely misses a Giardia carrying animal (i.e. rarely a false negative).

If your veterinarian does not routinely run a Giardia ELISA test, please request this testing to be done prior to your pet’s stay with us. However, if it is more convenient for you, we can submit this testing for you once you pet arrives at our facility.

It may be possible that some veterinary practices do not provide, or are opposed to running this Giardia ELISA test. Please know that if that situation ever occurs, you and your pet will not be turned away. Rather, we would confirm the situation with a phone call to your veterinarian, then offer you two options: either perform a single Giardia ELISA test for you as a courtesy at no charge; or, you can elect to have your pet isolated from the remainder of the pets staying at Mountain View Animal Hospital at no additional charge. After that particular stay, in order for your pet to enjoy all that Mountain View Animal Hospital has to offer, a “negative” Fecal Centrifugation test along with a “negative” Giardia ELISA test would be required every 6 months.

I hope this clarifies our position on internal parasite control measures here at Mountain View Animal Hospital. Please direct any questions you may have to one of our doctors on staff, thank you.



We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean, happy and healthy environment for your dog or cat. If we find fleas on your pet while here at Mountain View Animal Hospital, a dose of “Capstar”, which quickly eliminates all fleas within 20 minutes and continues working for up to 24 hours, will be given immediately. One dose of Capstar is $29.

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Holidays at Mountain View Animal Hospital

At Mountain View Animal Hospital, we fill up for the holidays well in advance! And because we have a limited number of bedrooms and limited space in our daycare yards, all reservations must be paid in full at time of booking. Don’t worry, we understand that plans change and in that case, we will credit your Mountain View Animal Hospital account for the deposit you made. This credit can be used towards any service we offer, with no expiration date. However, if your plans change less than 1 week before your pet’s reservation, your deposit becomes non-refundable, as we close down reservations well in advance of most holidays.

Holidays include the following days and surrounding days: New Year’s week, President’s Day weekend, Spring Break (which includes the last week of March & first week of April), Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, 2nd half of December. **This is not an exhaustive list and Mountain View Animal Hospital can include more holidays and/or dates as we deem necessary.