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We are so proud of our facility and our service to animals. This is our home, and we treat all our guests like family!


What to do prior to Boarding

Contact Us Call us at 815-459-9580 to discuss your Drop Off and Pick Up dates. We charge $40 per night/per dog.  $22/per night/per Cat or Guinea Pig.  Additional fee’s will apply if Medication is needed or Grooming is requested during the stay.

Payment methods accepted include Check, Debit, and all major Credit Cards.

CLICK HERE to fill out our new client intake form.

Vaccinations REQUIRED TO BOARD to be current during your pet(s) stay and administered at least 3-5 days prior to arrival at our facility:

  • Rabies
  • DHLPP. (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

Vaccinations that are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:

  • Canine Influenza

Proof of vaccinations (or vaccination reminders) can be emailed to us at [email protected].

Drop Off Day

Reduce Food and Water

Do not feed your pet 4 hours prior to boarding. Reducing water intake during those 4 hours will help them transition into the kennel without an upset stomach.

What to Bring

Please bring the proper amount of food needed for the length of stay. Bring the pets current diet for them to feel the best while they are here.
*We DO NOT allow raw food of any kind*

If your pet is on medication, please bring this in the labeled bottle provided by your Veterinarian or Supplier so we can read instructions, dosage, etc.

Any other items from home that are essential to your pet's well being. Erickson's Kennels only allows Nyla Bones in the kennels. No Rawhides, Greenies, or treats that are not easily digestible.

*We will provide blankets, food/water dishes for your pet’s needs. We clean/launder on a daily basis.

Extra Services

-GROOMING, additional fees will apply.
-Additional PLAYTIME, additional fees will apply.
-Transportation to and from a Veterinarian, $100

Pick Up Day

Your furbaby missed you!

Give as much attention to your pet as possible. He/she missed you! Pets have a tendency to overeat and drink when excited. This will cause an upset stomach.

Helpful tips when returning home:

  • Give a bowl of ice instead of water. (This will slow water intake)
  • Do not feed him/her right when you get home. (Let them settle down first. Then feed a normal amount of food. Do not overfeed.
  • Stay away from rich treats until the next day when his/her regular routine is back in place.
  • Erickson’s Kennels recommends the use of Nyla Bones for chewing treats. Hint-rub some flavor on it to get them started. We use hot dogs or peanut butter-they LOVE IT!

First time boarding?