Your pet’s home away from home in Nokomis, FL

Our Pet Resort is veterinary supervised and staffed by highly trained animal care specialists to offer you peace of mind and assurance that if something happens while you are away, we know what to do. We use low stress handling and Fear Free® techniques to provide a calm and relaxed environment for your pet during their vacation with us. From calming pheromones to soothing spa music, we will do whatever it takes to provide your furry family member with relaxed place to stay. And if your pet is still showing signs of fear, anxiety, or stress during their resort stay, their veterinarian is always nearby for further consultation. We pay particular attention to the individual needs, preferences, and personalities of your pet and care for them as if they were our own.

Optional Services

As an added feature of your pet’s resort experience, daily playtime sessions are available with one of our animal care specialists. Our specialist will spend one-on-one time with your pet doing whatever they enjoy most, whether that be playing with their favorite toy in our courtyard or staying inside, cuddling, and getting lots of pets.

Available Services
  • Veterinarian exams and consultations 
  • Vaccine administration    
  • Dentistry
  • DNA testing
  • Baths
  • Nail trims
  • Anal gland expression
  • Sanitary shaves and lion cuts
Complimentary Nurse Exam

A complimentary exam by a veterinary nurse is included with Pet Resort stays. Exams include an overview of your pet’s ears, eyes, skin, mouth, nose, weight, coat, and body condition. Our nurse will also check their heart rate, temperature, respirations, dental grade, and pain level score. If anything of concern is found, it will be referred to one of our veterinarians for further review. Veterinarian services will be charged at usual rates and discussed with you in advance, unless you instruct us otherwise.


Canine Requirements

  • Rabies vaccine
  • DHPP vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Semi-annual intestinal parasite screening
  • Parasite-free

Feline Requirements

  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccine
  • Semi-annual intestinal parasite screening
  • Parasite-free
Admission Policy

Please allow 15 to 20 minutes to admit your furry family member to our resort. Telling us when you plan to arrive will save you time checking in. Our animal care specialist or veterinary nurse will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork needed to ensure your pet’s care and safety. All resort guests must be up to date on the above vaccinations and services.

Going Home

Letting us know the time you plan to pick up your pet will allow us to gather their belongings, complete your pet’s bath, and prepare a resort report card or doctor’s discharge instructions more efficiently.

Check out time is 1 pm. A late check-out fee will be applied for resort pick-ups after 1 pm.

Weekend and holiday Pet Resort departures are available by special appointment from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Late check-out fees will apply. Please ask us for more information.

Canine Accommodations

Our remodeled Bark Boulevard has 10 large runs with top-of-the-line Kuranda Dog Beds®. Our small Wanna Walk suite offers a combination of small, medium, and double-wide enclosures in a quieter, cozier setting. In both locations, our canine resort guests receive four bathroom breaks per day in our enclosed, shaded courtyard. Soothing spa music and the use of pheromones throughout our resort provide a Fear Free® boarding experience. We recommend bringing your dog’s own food to prevent any GI upset caused by a sudden change in diet. If you do forget your dog’s food or they run out during their stay, we are happy to provide them with Hill’s Sensitive Skin and Stomach dry food, which is fairly bland to help prevent an upset stomach. 

We also recommend bringing a blanket from home, to provide your dog with a comforting scent while they enjoy their vacation with us. Even if you don’t bring a blanket for them, we have plenty of comfortable bedding for them to use during their stay. If you elect to have additional playtime for your dog, they will enjoy more one-on-one time in our courtyard. Our trained animal care specialists are able to administer daily medications and alert our veterinarians to any issues that they may notice during your dog’s stay with us. Additionally, all dogs that stay for seven nights or more may receive a complimentary bath before they go home.

Feline Accommodations

Our cat ward, Cat Alley, provides a separate, quiet space for our kitty boarders. A large window that overlooks our clinic treatment area provides visual stimulation during their stay. Pheromone diffusers and calming music in Cat Alley help reduce stress and anxiety and provide a Fear Free® boarding experience. As cats are notoriously picky, we do recommend that you bring your cat’s own food with them. This will also help prevent any GI upset caused by stress or switching foods suddenly. We also recommend bringing a blanket, towel, or small cat bed from home to provide them with a familiar scent while they are in their home away from home. Additional playtime is available for our feline resort guests and is done in a quiet room with lots of toys.

Exotic Boarding

We also have a small suite called Discovery Lane with small and medium enclosures so that we can board mixed-species families in the same area if requested. Depending on availability we may be able to accommodate exotic pets, including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, sugar gliders, and chinchillas in this area. Please contact us for availability and more information for boarding your exotic pet. It is important to note that we require housing, bedding, food, and food dishes to be provided by the owner when boarding an exotic pet with us.

We proudly care for pets in Nokomis, FL and beyond!

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Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sat: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sun: Closed


720 N. Tamiami Trail
Nokomis, FL, 34275

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