When your dog is dropped off for boarding, he will receive a quick exam prior to being placed in our kennel. This helps us to maintain the healthiest, cleanest, and safest environment for our guests.
We feed our boarders a prescription gastrointestinal diet called Purina EN. Feeding time typically occurs once daily at 8am although twice-a-day feedings are available at no additional cost. While owner diets are accepted for and additional $2*/daily dispensing fee, they are not preferred unless medically necessary. Owner-provided meals must be pre-measured and pre-bagged per meal to ensure proper feeding.
All blankets and food/water bowls are provided by our clinic.
Any required medications must be brought in their original containers and be accompanied by current prescription dosage. Medication administering is charged at a flat $2*/day.
We require specific vaccines and tests be up to date. If necessary, we can update at check-in. Mandatory vaccinations include: Dogs • 1 or 3 year rabies • 1 year distemper/lepto combo OR current 3 year distemper plus current 1 year lepto • 6 month bordetella • negative stool check within the past 12 months
Cats • 1 year rabies • 1 year distemper • negative feline leukemia test (for indoor-only cats) • 1 year feline leukemia vaccine (for outdoor cats) • negative stool test within the past 12 months
If your pet is seen by a different veterinarian, we will require documentation of vaccinations.
Housing for our boarders varies depending on species and size, including the following: • Small dogs (20 pounds and under) board in our 27″x27″x27″ ward of cages. • Larger dogs board in our 8’Dx8’Hx3’W suites of partitioned epoxy floor runs. • All cats board in our treatment room.
Boarders remain in in their assigned accommodations, but have access to our fully enclosed, roofed, chain-link pens during cleanings when weather permits. Cleanings occur three to four times daily for 10 to 15 minute stretches.
Playtime at the Animal Care Center in Plainfield
The Animal Care Center in Plainfield is the only KVS hospital to offer playtime for pets with our trainer. Pet parents can choose between unlimited 30 minute private ($12*) or “playmate” ($10*) sessions.
While this feature is currently available only at the Animal Care Center, we will be offering it at the Animal Care Center in Shorewood in the near future.
We also offer 30 minute and two-hour ACC play sessions for pets. Dogs are boarded prior to and following these sessions.
* Prices subject to change at any time.
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then we have placed over 14,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. Our doctors mended mutilated limbs and cured many illnesses so that these animals could get a second chance at good lives. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 8 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and two in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 14,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.