The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Cat Boarding Facility

Choosing a Cat Boarding Facility

When it comes to choosing a cat boarding facility, ensuring your furry friend is in safe hands is paramount. Silver Maple Pet Center offers expert care and a range of services designed to make your cat's stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Choosing the right temporary cat boarding facility can make a world of difference in your cat's experience while you're away. At Silver Maple Pet Center, we understand the importance of finding a place where your feline companion will feel safe, comfortable, and well-cared-for. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you make the best choice for your cat's boarding needs.


Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cat Boarding Facility

Location and Accessibility

The location of the boarding facility is a crucial factor, especially when it comes to convenience for drop-off and pick-up. Silver Maple Pet Center is conveniently located in Des Peres, just off highway 270 and Interstate 40, making it easily accessible for pet owners in the St. Louis Area.

Facility Amenities and Environment

Consider the amenities offered at the facility. Silver Maple Pet Center provides spacious accommodations for cats, ranging from private suites to cage-free areas, ensuring a stress-free environment during their stay. Our facility is meticulously maintained to uphold high cleanliness standards, creating a healthy and comfortable atmosphere for all guests.

Staff Experience and Training

The expertise of the staff can significantly impact your cat's experience. Our team at Silver Maple Pet Center is composed of trained professionals who are passionate about animal care. They undergo regular training to ensure they are equipped to handle various needs and provide personalized attention to each cat.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prioritize facilities that have stringent health and safety protocols in place. At Silver Maple Pet Center, all cats must be up-to-date on vaccinations to protect against illnesses. We also have comprehensive emergency procedures to address any unforeseen situations promptly.


Services Offered by Silver Maple Pet Center

Cat Boarding Options

Silver Maple Pet Center offers a variety of boarding options tailored to meet your cat's needs. Whether your feline friend prefers a private nook, or room to climb, we have accommodations suitable for every personality.

Exercise and Enrichment Activities

Keeping cats active and engaged is essential. Our facility provides supervised playtime and enrichment activities to ensure that each cat receives adequate exercise and mental stimulation during their stay.

Specialized Care for Cats with Unique Needs

If your cat has special medical or dietary requirements, rest assured that our staff is equipped to handle these needs. We offer personalized care plans to accommodate specific health conditions or preferences.


Booking and Reservation Process

Availability and Booking Options

To secure your cat's spot, we recommend booking in advance, especially during busy seasons like over the summer or holidays. Silver Maple Pet Center offers flexible booking options to accommodate varying schedules.

Cancellation Policies

We understand that plans can change. Our cancellation policies is designed to be fair and transparent, allowing you to change your plans at any point without a penalty.

Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Reading reviews from other pet owners can offer valuable insights into the quality of care provided by a boarding facility. At Silver Maple Pet Center, we take pride in our positive reviews and testimonials, which reflect our commitment to exceptional service.

Recent Google Reviews
Had to kennel our reactive dog for the first time and we were worried where to take him that wouldn’t stress him out even more. The staff made sure the lobby and hallways were clear when taking him in and out to protect him and other dogs. They gave him his allergy medicine and played with him no problem. They even were able to trim his nails! My dog loved his stay and we’ll definitely choose them again whenever we kennel our dog!
Love this place!!! They take amazing care of our golden doodle and always groom him well!
The groomer was able to trim my 210 lbs English Mastiff's nails, and he doesn't cooperate at all.
Great boarding experience. Frances always comes home happy and ready to play. I can tell they really treat her well. This is my go-to kennel.
They always take the best care of my baby..and she's 15! Attention to care is absolutely amazing! 💯
Wonder resource for the pet community and busy adults. Our pups stay here when we frequently travel. We also use them for doggie daycare for single days. Very nice staff, always has been!
We have tried groomer after groomer with many bad experiences! Silver maples is amazing. So kind and friendly and they do a fantastic job! Will not be going anywhere else.
We love Silver Maple Farm, but so does our dog Sam, which is what is really important. He has spa days, day care days and even "camp" while Mom has to travel for work. He's so excited on Silver Maple Farm days that he takes his breakfast "to go" and pulls on his seat belt in the car so he can lay his head on Mom's shoulder as she drives to say thank you! Silver Maple has taken the time to know Sam. They aren't rushed when he gets tired of his nails being done so they take a break, or if he's there for several days in row boarding and needs a "break" from the other friends that's what he gets. They find him play mates based on his play personality. I can't say enough wonderful things about Silver Maple and what a difference it has made for Sam. Mom has met some other lovely parents, who are equally entralled with the level of care and professionalism.
I love Silver Maple Pet Center! My family has used them for grooming and boarding for over 15 years and when I got my own dog, I wouldn’t take her anywhere else. They know all the dogs by name. My dog Kaylee has a tendency to get anxious at doggie daycare, the vet, and other “strange” situations where she might be separated from me or around new dogs, but I never worry about leaving her at Silver Maple. I’ve attached a couple of pictures from Kaylee’s last stay in their boarding facility. Instead of putting all the dogs in the yard together, they put together small play groups of dogs with similar size and temperament. I can tell from the pictures that Kaylee is happy and relaxed. In their standard boarding kennels, each dog has their own fenced dog run, so they can come and go outside as they please. You can also get a “Villa” on the second floor where the dogs have their own couches and TVs, which would be great for older dogs or anxious dogs.

The grooming is always great too! She leaves happy and smelling like puppy shampoo with a jaunty new bandana.

Silver Maple might be slightly more expensive than other options, but their prices are reasonable and for me it’s 100% worth it for the peace of mind that comes from knowing my dog is being well cared for.

In conclusion, choosing the right cat boarding facility is essential for your cat's comfort and your peace of mind. Silver Maple Pet Center strives to provide a home away from home for your feline companion, ensuring they receive the best care possible while you're away.