Appointments & Questions


New Clients Welcome!


Boarding Facility at Spoon River Animal Clinic

Are you planning a vacation? Need to go out of town on business?

If you need to travel and can't take your pet along, why not plan to have your best friend stay with us? Your dog or cat can enjoy the best possible care in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Our highly trained kennel attendants will feed, nurture, and lavish attention on your pet while you are away. We provide personal services, such as brushing and cuddling, and supervised outdoor playtime for a happy and healthy boarding experience.

At the end of your dog's stay, we will treat him or her to a complimentary bath! Our relaxing baths remove dirt, debris, and doggie odor for a fresh and healthy coat. Your dog will return home looking and smelling great! If your dog needs a nail trim or anal gland expression, we can also perform these services for a fee.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your requirements for boarding?
Only active clients are allowed to board with us. That way we know each dog or cat's specific needs and can ensure a safe and comfortable boarding experience for all. We require all our boarders be up-to-date on their core vaccinations as well as the kennel cough vaccine for dogs. We also check all pets for fleas when they arrive.

Should I call in advance to book my pet's stay?
Our boarding facility is often booked well in advance, so please call early to guarantee space for your pet. If you need boarding last minute and we have space, we will gladly board your pet, but keep in mind that our facility fills up quickly.

Should I bring my pet's food?
We feed our boarders Hills Science Diet. If your pet is not on Hills Science Diet, we highly recommend bringing your pet's own food and treats because sudden change in diet can cause an upset stomach.

What if my pet is aggressive or anxious in unfamiliar situations?
If a pet is aggressive, only our doctors and technicians will handle that pet because they have experience working with all kinds of behavioral issues and know how to take care of aggressive or anxious pets. Also, keep in mind that if your dog displays aggressive behavior, we will withhold the complimentary bath to ensure the safety of our staff.

Please feel free to call us at 309-647-6800 if you have any questions about our boarding services or are ready to book your pet's stay. We look forward to making your pet's boarding experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!