Our dog kennels allow every dog have free access to an indoor and outdoor space.
Sleeping Bags are Optional
Thornwood is a premier boarding facility in Ada, Michigan. We are one of the few dog boarding facilities offering connected, individual indoor/outdoor runs allowing your pet much greater space and opportunity for exercise. There are 58 kennel units available, constructed of wood and spacious enough to accommodate up to two large dogs in the same kennel should you be a multi-dog family. The outdoor runs are concrete divided by chain-link fence. We offer boarding at Thornwood Vet Clinic to both clients and non-clients.
Dogs – $46/night for non-clients, client discounted price is $38/night
Special Services for Canine Boarders
We offer a few optional services for your dog when they board with us at Thornwood. We offer daycare to boarding dogs for ½ day sessions at a cost of $25. Walks are $16.
Dog Walks While Boarding
If your dog would like additional exercise we offer outdoor walks on our private 1/2-mile trail circling the Thornwood Campus. Your pet will get plenty of fresh air and exercise and may even get an introduction to our cattle (safely through the fence of course). These walks last approximately 20 minutes.
Boarding Vaccine & Fecal Policy
Our goal is to provide a happy, safe, and disease-free stay for all our boarding, grooming, and daycare guests, and our employees. Pets who do not have a documented negative fecal cannot participate.
Must be current for:
- Bordetella (required every 6 months)
- Fecal (required every 6 months)
- Canine Influenza
Pets Overdue for Vaccines or Fecal Check
Vaccines and fecal checks can be done during the stay for pets with previous records (past vaccine and fecal records less than 1-year past due).
Pets grossly overdue (> 1 year past due) or never vaccinated or fecal checked must be inoculated and have a clean fecal prior to drop off. Rabies must be given 3 weeks prior to boarding, grooming, or participating in daycare. Pets who do not have a documented negative fecal cannot participate.
There will be an exam fee for non–clients or pets who are not current on their health exam in order to update vaccines.
Puppies under 4 months of age must be appropriate within their vaccine series and have a documented negative fecal prior to boarding
Fleas and Worms
Dogs discovered to have fleas or internal parasites while boarding will be treated at the owner’s expense (this is pre-authorized by the Boarding Release) and a $40 disinfection/cleaning fee will also be assessed.
Drop off and Pick up Time
Boarding drop-off and pick-up times are Monday – Friday 8am-6pm. Weekend drop-offs and pick-ups are available but must be pre-arranged and pre-paid during normal office hours.
Once pre-arranged, Saturday drop-off and pick-up times are 8am-10am and 5pm. Sunday is 5pm only.
Required Paperwork for Boarding
A boarding release form is completed before clients and non-clients stay at Thornwood. For your convenience, the form is available for download here.