We offer limited boarding for our established patients here at Fairmount Animal Hospital.  If you are not an established client,  please call us.  We ask your cooperation in making reservations early, especially during holiday weeks, as space tends to fill up quickly.  We can provide medical services for your pet while they are here.  We can also trim their nails, express their anal glands and/or give them a bath at your request.  After making your boarding reservation please fill out our Boarding Sheet online by clicking here: Boarding Intake

                                                                                                             Fear Free Certified

We understand that boarding your dog or cat can be very stressful, not only on you, but also on your pets.  Steps taken to alleviate or prevent the stress you pet can endure while away from home include: 

  • We separate dog and cat environments completely, including separate entrances.
  • Several of our staff members are Fear Free certified - an extensive certification program that provides training on recognizing signs of fear, anxiety, and stress in our pets and how to resolve these issues through different handling techniques, changing a pet's environment to fit their needs, using interactive puzzle or treat dispensing toys to improve their emotional well-being, etc.
  • We play calming, clinically stress-reducing music for pets, continuously throughout the day.
  • We release Adaptil pheromones into the air to help reduce stress in our canines and Feliway pheromones to help reduce stress in our felines.
    • Adaptil mimics the pheromone mother dogs emit after giving birth to help their puppies feel calm and secure - no matter their age, dogs will recognize this pheromone.
    • Feliway mimics the facial pheromone cats create when rubbing their cheeks against objects when they feel comfortable. This pheromone marks their territory as safe and secure.
  • We monitor/record weight, exercise, eliminations, and physical and emotional health daily. Our veterinarian team is intimately involved with day-to-day care and immediately notified of any problem, big or small.


Boarding Admission Hours*

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am

No admission on Sunday

Boarding Discharge Hours*

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm-5:00pm

*No admission or discharge on New Years Day,  Easter,  Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Boarding Requirements for Dogs

Current Rabies Vaccine, Kennel Cough Vaccine, Distemper Vaccine and a negative fecal sample within the year. Please bring your pet's food with them to eat while they board as switching their diet can cause GI upset.  We supply the dishes, blankets and TLC!  Dogs are individually walked a minimum 3 times per day unless other requests have been made.

Boarding Requirements for Cats

Current Rabies Vaccine, FVRCP Vaccine (upper respiratory vaccine) and a negative fecal sample within the year. Please bring your pet's food with them to eat while they board as switching their diet can cause GI upset. We supply the dishes, blankets and TLC!  


We require all medications to come in their originally prescribed bottles or packaging.

To make a Boarding Reservation

Please call (315) 468-3446 and ask for our Boarding Manager or you can e-mail us: 

After making your reservation please fill out our Boarding sheet online by clicking here: Boarding Intake

Kennel Stress   

Some dogs and cats love going to the kennel, others not so much.  A boarding kennel environment can be stressful for pets who have never been kenneled before or pets that finds a cage/run restrictive.   Whether staying at a boarding kennel is going to stress your pet depends entirely on his or her personality and level of socialization.  

Signs of kennel stress in cats include:

decreased appetite

lack of urination/defecation

dilated pupils

inability to sleep 


Signs of kennel stress in dogs include:


excessive barking, pacing, jumping


decreased appetite


refusal to go to the bathroom outside due to unfamiliar surroundings

cage aggression to different walkers

Please know our boarding staff will try to do everything we can to make each pet’s boarding visit less stressful as possible. It is our goal to make sure each pet is safe and has a clean cage and blanket along with fresh water and food daily. 


Fairmount Animal Hospital is committed to providing prescription foods that are safe, effective and backed by the manufacturer.

Have your pet's prescription food shipped right to your door!


With our PetDesk app you can request appointments, get reminders, and have all of your pet's information in one easy to use app!

Our app holds your vaccination history, appointment history, and lets you know when its time for that next check up or shot.