Pet Boarding & Grooming

Pet boarding & grooming in Spring Lake, NC

Trust the professional and friendly team at Riverbark Veterinary Hospital Spring Lake's Pet Retreat to take great care of your pet whether it be for their grooming needs or boarding services during your next trip.

At Riverbark Veterinary Hospital Spring Lake's Pet Retreat, we’re proud to offer outstanding boarding and grooming services for your beloved pet in addition to comprehensive veterinary care.

The Pet Retreat is conveniently connected to our building's main veterinary building. Contact info for the Pet Retreat are as follows:

The Pet Retreat
130 Odell Rd
Spring Lake, NC 28390
(910) 491-2122

Boarding at Riverbark Veterinary Hospital Spring Lake's Pet Retreat

Your pet’s comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Our dedicated staff uses their knowledge of animal care to keep your pet healthy and happy during their stay.

We offer separate boarding facilities for cats and dogs so our feline friends can have a little peace and quiet during their stay.

About Our Pet Boarding Facilities

We take great pride in maintaining a clean and comfortable facility for your pet.

Our boarding area is temperature-controlled and spacious, and your pet receives frequent care and attention from our friendly, compassionate staff.

Should any medical problems arise during your pet’s stay, you can have peace of mind that our veterinarians will make sure they are treated appropriately.

Dog & Cat Boarding Requirements

All boarding guests must be up-to-date on vaccinations. If your pet requires any vaccinations before staying with us, we are happy to provide the vaccines for an additional fee.

We require dogs to be up-to-date on:

  • Canine Distemper/Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Canine Influenza Vaccine

We require cats to be up-to-date on:

  • Feline Distemper
  • Rabies

We also require our pets to have a fecal test prior to boarding with us.

Reservations are preferred, especially during holidays, but we can generally accommodate last-minute or emergency boarding needs.

Our boarding facility is open for drop-off and pick-up whenever the office is open.

Why Board Your Pet at a Veterinary Practice?

  • Medications are administered by trained veterinary staff.
  • If there is an emergency or your pet needs immediate medical care, our veterinarians and medical team are onsite for a quick response.
  • If your pet requires updated vaccinations before boarding, we can take care of those before your pet's scheduled boarding date. If possible, please allow two weeks between vaccination and boarding.
  • We offer veterinary exams or other medical services needed during your pet’s stay.

We welcome your questions about our boarding facilities and policies and are eager to discuss how we can make your pet’s stay as positive as possible.

Let us answer all your questions and put your concerns to rest. Call today to learn about our accommodations and boarding policies or to schedule your pet’s stay.

Pet Retreat Forms
Riverbark Pet Retreat Pet Care Instructions Online Form Download PDF
Riverbark Pet Retreat Master Services Agreement Online Form Download PDF

About Our Pet Grooming Services

We know that it can be challenging to find a groomer who will be gentle, take good care of your pet, and give your pet the “perfect” look.

We take great pride in providing the highest quality services to every pet that comes to us for a grooming appointment.

If you have a young puppy or kitten, let’s get acquainted early to help ensure that your pet will be comfortable with grooming throughout his or her life!

Benefits of Pet Grooming

There are many reasons to bring your pet in for a professional dog or cat grooming.

We’ve listed a few of the most important benefits below:

  • Maintains healthy skin and coat
  • Prevents ingrown nails
  • Treatment for hotspots and skin lesions
  • De-matting and de-shedding
  • Flea and tick checks and treatment
  • Medicated shampoos for dry skin and allergies
  • Keeps your pet cooler in the summer
  • They will look and smell great!

In addition to these benefits, pet grooming can also be relaxing for animals. Taking your pet to the groomer can help your pet feel great — like he or she just came back from the spa.

What to Expect

During a standard grooming and bathing appointment, your pet will be bathed and brushed, and then his or her coat will be trimmed. If your pet's nails are long, we can trim them as well.

Different pets have different needs, with some pets requiring a lot more trimming and brushing than others. We'll let you know if your pet has any special bathing needs at the start of the appointment.

How Often Should My Pet Be Groomed?

Most pets should be professionally groomed at least once annually and certain dog breeds need to be groomed far more often.

The length of time between appointments depends on:

  • Type or breed of pet
  • How fast your pet's coat grows
  • Pet’s susceptibility to matting
  • Time of year

How Can I Maintain My Pet’s Coat at Home?

Brush your pet's coat on a regular basis, but avoid excessive bathing. Bathing your pet too often can cause dry and flaky skin.

We welcome your questions about our grooming procedures and policies and are eager to discuss how we can make your pet’s next grooming appointment as happy and stress-free as possible.

Let us answer all your questions about our grooming services, packages, and prices. Call our office or request an appointment online.

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