Boarding at The Center will be comfortable, stress-free and quiet to ensure your pet has the best experience during their stay. Our housing consists of spacious, individual, state-of-the-art suites of varying sizes—each with private air ventilation & drainage. Dog-friendly guests will have the opportunity to play with others during the day and those who prefer to keep to themselves may experience private outside playtime with our Hospitality Team.
30 Square Feet
2nd pet – $20
39 Square Feet
2nd pet- $25
43.75 Square Feet
2nd pet – $28
3rd pet – $19
61.3 Square Feet
2nd pet – $35
3rd pet – $24
NM King Size
177 Square Feet
2nd pet – $39
3rd pet – $26
*Full day of Day Care an additional $18 for boarding pets
Your dog may be dropped off any time after 6:30 am seven days a week. A half day of doggie day care is any time period up to 5 hours. Your pet must be picked up no later than 7 pm. Dogs not picked up by 7:15 pm will be safely boarded overnight and owners will be charged a boarding fee.
The Center requires all first-time day care dogs to be interviewed with their pet parent. Our evaluation will ensure your pet’s success and allow you to tour & meet our team. Please call 505.255.PLAY(7529) to schedule an interview.
To reserve a suite, you may call 505.255.PLAY(7529) or click here.
You may bring your pet in any time the day of your scheduled arrival. The Center opens at 6:30 am. Please see our boarding cancellation policy.
Reservations during holidays require a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit.
Holidays: New Year’s Day | Easter Sunday | Memorial Day | Independence Day | Labor Day | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day
Early check-outs during our holiday dates will be charged for the entire stay.
Check-out is at 10:00 am for all pets on the day of their scheduled departure.
If a later time is desired, we offer VIP check-out. An additional $25 fee will be incurred if your pet checks-out after 10:00 am. Full payment is due at time of check-out. Pets not picked up before closing will incur same nightly suite charges for each unscheduled night’s stay. Pets will only be released to authorized persons listed on each pet’s profile. In the event you are unable to check-out your pet, you may designate another responsible party. The identity of this individual must be communicated in advance by the owner and claiming party will be required to present a valid form of identification.
VIP check-out secures your room until 6:00pm for your added convenience.
Pets with VIP check-out departing after 10:00 am will incur a $25 day charge per suite. Full payment is due at time of check-out. Pets not picked up before closing will incur same nightly suite charges for each unscheduled night’s stay. Pets will only be released to authorized persons listed on each pet’s profile. In the event you are unable to check-out your pet, you may designate another responsible party. The identity of this individual must be communicated in advance by the owner and claiming party will be required to present a valid form of identification.
Non-holiday deposits are refundable if your reservation is cancelled 24 hours prior to your scheduled check-in time. Refundable deposits will be returned to your charged credit card. Deposits ($50) for holiday periods are non-refundable.Altering existing reservations is not recommended and can only be done if space allows.
In the event we are at full capacity, you may place your pet on our waitlist and we will contact you if boarding becomes available.
All pets boarding at The Center must have been vaccinated for Parvo/Distemper; 3 rounds for puppies under 6 months (1 or 3 year vaccine accepted), Bordatella every 6 months & Rabies (1 or 3 year vaccine accepted).
Vaccination records may be emailed to [email protected]. Your pet’s records must be received in advance of your first stay & be updated as necessary.
To maintain your pet’s diet, we encourage owners to drop off what you normally feed them.
Please bring only enough pre-measured food to cover your pet’s stay. Your pet’s food container must list their name and feeding instructions (amount, delivery preferences, etc.). Additionally, your container must include the appropriate-size measuring cup or pre-measure baggies of kibble. Pets that do not arrive with their kibble, or run out during their stay, will receive a high-quality food for $3/meal. If your pet stops eating or begins to lose weight during their stay, you will be notified.The Center feeds twice daily and may deliver a treat at nap time. For dogs that need to be fed separately, we recommend purchasing two suites, as we cannot guarantee your pets will be separated at feeding.
The Center’s Hospitality Team is trained to administer most veterinarian prescribed medications your pet requires, with the exception of injections.
Please convey your pet’s medication needs when making your reservation. As required by the USDA, medications must be in their original container from your veterinarian/pharmacy and be clearly labeled with your pet’s name, veterinarian contact details and dosage. There is no charge for administering prescribed medication, non-prescribed medication, or supplements. The Center cannot guarantee that your pet ingests these medications.
The Center reserves the right to refuse any pet that is not up to date on vaccinations or shows signs of illness or injury. Any pet that shows evidence of fleas or ticks will be given a medicated bath at the owner’s expense.
With your pet’s best interest in mind, all owners with dogs age 9 or older will be asked a series of questions (examples below) to determine if overnight boarding will meet their needs & provide maximum comfort. Based on our conversation, our team may recommend alternatives to residing at The Center.
- Is your pet independently mobile?
- Does your pet have any debilitating medical conditions?
- Does your pet have incontinence issues?
- Does your pet have any special needs?
If your pet requires emergency medical attention, The Center reserves the right to transport them to a veterinarian of our choice and/or administer medicine and/or give other advisable attention within The Center’s reasonable and sole discretion and judgment at the owner’s expense.
During your pet’s stay at The Center, all approved items they arrive with will be documented & kept together.
All belongings must have your pet’s first & last name on them. Although we will do our very best, The Center cannot guarantee that all personal items will be returned upon check-out—so please keep all non-replaceable possessions at home.
For safety, your dog’s collar will be removed during their stay. For enrichment, you may provide a durable chew toy or purchase a frozen stuffed Kong for your pet. Flat beds & blankets are welcome, but to protect your pet’s safety, easily-destructible or digestible toys such as stuffed animals, stuffed bedding, tennis balls, rope toys and small play items are not permitted.
For increased safety & easy identification, your pet will be fitted with a disposable collar upon arrival. They will also receive a fleece bed and a toy for their comfort & enjoyment. Collars & leashes will be returned upon pick-up. Boarded pets will be fitted with a plastic collar & slip lead upon arrival. Each pet’s collar & leash will be stored throughout their stay and returned to your pet at pickup.
The Center offers canine guests the option of receiving a Brush, Bath & Blowout. Please see pricing below.
Brush, Bath & Blowout
- Short Hair, 20lbs or less $25
- Long Hair, 20 lbs or less $35
- Short Hair, 21 lbs & over $45
- Long Hair, 21 lbs & over $55
Grooming is not offered at The Center, but we are able to suggest highly reputable groomers our shelter has partnered with for years.