Boarding Retreat

Boarding Retreat

We understand that it can be stressful to board your pet when you travel. Here at NOVA Pets we ensure your pets are comfortable, safe, active, and receiving the personal attention that they have at home.

Pick up and drop off times:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

So, how does boarding work?

We require that each boarding guest is up-to-date on the vaccinations and tests mentioned below. Since each pet has unique needs, we take pride in developing a meaningful bond with your pet in order to effectively cater to their individual requirements. All first time pet boarding guests will need to schedule a Meet & Greet so that you may see the facilities and meet with the doctor.

Please allow 10-30 minutes for the Meet & Greet and to complete the following:

– Tour of boarding and day camp facilities
– Admission and disclosure forms
– Boarding activity report
– Payment of service



Canine Boarding:

We are proud to offer spacious atrium-style plexiglass suites for all dogs. When you drop off your dog, you will fill out a boarding form to choose between a standard room or a luxury room. Standard rooms range in size from 20-40 sq/ft, and include a minimum of three walks per day. Luxury rooms range in size from 30-50 sq/ft with a window view, premium bedding, a minimum of four walks per day, one-on-one pampering and dog safe ice cream treats. You will also be able to choose additional activities and indulgence options for your pet as well, including:

-Doggie day camp
-Group play
-Ice cream treats
-Extra walks
-Bathing, clipping, and grooming
-Vaccines and routine checkups
-Dental care
-Prescription and dietary needs


  Dog and Puppy Boarding Requirements:
– Rabies
– Canine Distemper
– Bordatella (6 month vaccine)
– Intestinal Parasite Screen (1 year)
– Monthly Flea Preventative Treatment

Due to the daily cleaning requirements in our boarding facility, we ask that you do not bring your dog's personal items such as bedding and toys. NOVA Pets Boarding provide comfortable bedding for your dog as well as toys to keep them entertained.
We also no longer provide food unless there is an emergency and your dog runs out of food. We understand boarding is overwhelming for your dog and switching up their food can cause more confusion, and upset stomachs. Please provide your dog's own food for their stay with us.


Feline Boarding:

Our feline-exclusive boarding condos and play area are located on a separate floor from the canine boarding suites. The cat condos are 10 sq/ft each with ample room to move around comfortably. Additional condo space is available if you would like to give your feline friend more stretching room. You may also choose play and grooming options as well.

  Cat and Kitten Boarding Requirements:
– Rabies
– Feline Distemper
– Monthly Flea Preventative Treatment

We also strongly recommend:
– Bordatella (6 month vaccine)
– Intestinal Parasite Screen (1 year)



Avian and Exotic Boarding: 

NOVA Pets prides itself on being an all-inclusive animal facility. We have available boarding options for birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other exotic animals! While we offer various housing options for all animals, we do recommend bringing your pets personal travel enclosures to keep them more comfortable while in our care.

Avian Boarding Requirements:
– Negative Psittacosis Test
Psittacosis is a contagious avian infection. Since Psittacosis is transmissible from birds to humans, NOVA Pets requires proof of a negative Psittacosis test prior to boarding.

Exotic Pet Boarding Requirements:
Although we welcome all exotics to our boarding retreat, only ferrets are required to be up-to-date on certain immunizations:


NOVA Pets Health Center strives to be an example in the care, comfort, and cleanliness throughout our facility.

Thinking about boarding your pet in the near future? Make an appointment to tour our facility with one of our care specialists. During this time they can answer any questions that you may have. We understand that traveling can be stressful so we work with our clients to ensure complete ease of mind when it comes to your pets.

If you have any questions about our boarding services, please give us a call at (703) 378-9791 or make a reservation through our website today. You may also make reservations through the PetDesk Application that you can download onto your phone for your convenience.

Please, click here for our boarding and day camp policies.  


Nova Pets Health Center

3935 Avion Park Court, Suite A102

Chantilly, VA 20151

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Clinic: (703) 378-9791
Fax: (703) 997-7786
Email Us


Sunday Closed

Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm