Animal Inn

Boarding at Animal Inn


Animal Inn is a dog and cat boarding facility and grooming salon located at Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital. We provide the highest level of care and service to all our customers and their pets.

Our pet boarding facility was designed with your pet's comfort, health and safety in mind. Our upscale accommodations are designed to promote serene sleep and sweet dreaming. With each night of boarding, we provide plush beds and unlimited room refreshes. Your dog will be fed as you instruct us, using your own pet food or our supply of premium pet food. Medicine will be administered by our professional veterinary staff. Your dog will receive two to three play times per day, indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

Cats are also welcome to board at Animal Inn. Working with feline specialists, we have devised the ideal environment for our feline guests. Our intimate kitty condos provide plenty of space, privacy, and comfort. Of course, our cat care specialists know just how to give kitty cuddles, which are included with every cat boarding stay.


Your pet's well-being is a top priority at Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital. Their health and comfort will constantly be attended to and monitored during your pet's entire stay. We have many experienced pet care professionals as well as veterinarians on premise.

Boarding Policies

Proof of current vaccinations is required by the time of boarding.

We require that all guests have current Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations, as well as fecal tests showing no intestinal parasites.

All-Day and Half-Day Doggie Daycare at Animal Inn

With our Day Care program, your pooch can enjoy a fun-filled day or half-day of supervised play and the opportunity to hang out and socialize with our pet care specialists.

Grooming Services


The Medical Importance of Grooming Your Pet

There's a lot more to pet grooming than making Fluffy look fabulous. The important thing is to keep your dog or cat clean and healthy.

Grooming is an important part of preventive medical care, and regular grooming will help prevent serious medical problems—not to mention make your pet look, smell, and feel better. By having your pet groomed regularly, you can help detect skin infections and growths before they become a problem.


Dogs require regular bathing to keep their skin and coat healthy, and brushing between baths will get rid of tangles and mats. We recommend brushing your cat weekly to decrease the number of hairballs it ingests. Longhaired and senior cats should be brushed more often to prevent mats from forming. Mats on dogs are painful and can cause skin infections, and matted hair around the hindquarters is especially painful and dangerous. Take a peek at your pet's bottom every now and then to make sure it isn't matted or infected. A foul smell signals trouble. With dogs, scooting is often a sign that there is a problem.


In general, your dog's nails are too long if you can hear his tap-dancing on your floor. For dogs and cats, long nails can get caught in carpet or cause them to slip. On some pets, nails curve around and grow into the feet, causing pain and infection. Regular trimming is an excellent alternative to declawing — and reupholstering your couch.


Ear cleaning is important in preventing ear mites and infections, and pets with hairy ears need extra attention. Healthy ears do not have an odor and look clean, and anything different should be examined right away.


Keep the hair around your pet's eyes clipped short enough so it can see properly. Long hair that dangles into the eyes can cause irritation or damage the cornea. Also, matter that collects in the corners of eyes should be cleared away regularly (for some pets, daily) so the debris doesn't create sores.

Grooming at Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital


Shore Haven Veterinary Hospital is happy to offer full-service grooming by our experienced master groomer and bathers. Every breed of dog is different, so the grooming for each pet is unique. We can recommend a grooming routine for your pet so you know exactly what to look for and how often.

If you have a young puppy, acquaint him or her with grooming early to ensure an easy process from the start!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

East Haven Office


7:00 am-7:00 pm


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7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm



(203) 693-8838