At Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital, we will make your pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your pet can be an anxious time for you and your special friend.

Dog and Cat in Pet BedWe feed, nurture and lavish attention on your pets when they stay with us. Our highly qualified kennel attendants provide tender loving care — such as brushing and cuddling — and supervised outdoor playtime to keep them happy and active.

We offer several options including floor-to-ceiling indoor runs for our boarders. (If you are interested in a run, be sure to make your reservation in advance, because they book up very quickly!) We take your animal on outdoor walks at least twice daily.

Diabetic dogs and cats, and any other animals that require more special medical attention are boarded upstairs in the hospital, where our technicians and veterinarians provide more direct treatment and care.

Our goal is to make your pets' stay with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

We provide them with warm, comfortable blankets and a constant supply of water. We use Science Diet "Sensitive Stomach" food, a low-residue, bland maintenance diet to minimize digestive issues.

If your pet is on any special diet, we encourage you to bring your pet's favorite food.

And, of course, we administer your pet's medications as directed. Just be sure to bring them in their original containers.


We now offer dog daycare from 7:45 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Call us directly at 401-624-6624 for more information.

Walking (Boarding Service)

We know that exercise is a critical component of your pet's health. While your pets stay with us, we make sure that their exercise needs are met. We take each pet on a fulfilling walk-on-a-leash twice a day.

Additional walks are available if you make arrangements with our staff.

Boarding Requirements

  • Dogs must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), and Canine Influenza
  • Cats must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper (FVRCP) and Rabies Vaccine
  • All pets must be free from Internal and External Parasites

Please feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at (401) 624-9984 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

Boarding Hours & Drop Off / Pick Up Policy

Our kennel is open from 7:45 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm, Friday, and 7:45 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Boarders must be dropped off and picked up during these times.