- About Our Facility
Welcome to Fort Meade Family Pet Care Center
The Family Pet Care Center’s goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your pet. Our facility offers boarding and doggie daycare, and we can accommodate all dogs. Our kennels are indoor/outdoor and feature self-watering bowls. We also feature fenced-in yards for your pet to exercise and socialize with other dogs. In case of emergency we have access to a veterinarian 24 hours a day. Our warm and inviting facility will make this your pet’s "home away from home.”
- Registration and Boarding Forms
Instructions: Please fill out and return to the Family Pet Care Center
- Boarding Policies
Boarding reservations are taken no earlier than three months in advance.
All boarding reservations require either a VISA or MasterCard to hold the reservation. Any cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the reservation. Cancellation made less than 48 hours will result in a $50 fee. This policy applies to “no shows” as well.
A $50 deposit is required for all federal holidays.
On the date of reservation, you may check your pet in at any time during normal hours of operation. No check-ins or check-outs will occur on federal holidays.
Dogs: Bordatella, rabies, distemper. Fecal Exams must be done every 6 months and read negative on the paperwork. Dogs testing positive will not be able to use our services.
For the safety of our dogs, no pets will be admitted without required vaccinations. No exceptions.
- Available Services
Our “Doggie Daycare” may solve the problems resulting from separation anxiety or it may be the outlet needed to release excessive or pent-up energy. In either case, “Doggie Daycare” is an opportunity to provide additional exercise and socialization with other pets. Call the Family Pet Care Center for information.
All dogs must be at least four months old to be boarded. Any female dogs that are in heat are not permitted to be boarded at the facility. Our facility features indoor/outdoor runs. The indoor section of the run is climate controlled by a 24-hour heating and cooling system. The outdoor section of the run is covered to provide shade in the summer and protection from the elements. All runs are constructed with aluminum bars, rather than chain link fencing, to minimize the potential for injury. Each run is equipped with an automatic water dispenser to ensure pet’s thirst is always quenched. All pets will be fed a high quality diet; however, owners may bring preferred food. An additional fee will be charged for extra preparation such as heating, grinding, or cooking. All food and medication brought in must be in a sealed, plastic container.
Cat boarding and grooming is not currently offered at our facility. We hope to offer these services again sometime in the future.
A La Carte Services
In order to provide our guests with a more enjoyable experience and to truly make the Fort George G. Meade Family Pet Care Center a “home away from home,” these additional services are available.
- Outside Playtime* - $5
Do you want your pet to burn off some extra energy? Sign up for one of our two additional outside play time options. Pet can enjoy twenty minutes of free time in one of the center’s yards or one-on-one playtime with a member of our staff.
* Included in the price of boarding are two 45-minute playtimes.
- One-on-One Walks - $5
Does your pet need of a change of pace or a little extra exercise?
Sign up for one of our one-on-one walks. This five-minute stroll with
one of our professional staff members allows pets to explore the world
Upgrade to a 20-minute walk - $5
- K9 Couch Time - $5
Does your pet need extra love and attention when away from home?
Sign up for our K9 Couch Time. Your pet will relax on our couch as one of
our caring staff members spends 20 minutes focused on your
- Pet Rewards
Keep your pet busy with one of our Pet Rewards!
- Kong Treat - $1.50
A chew toy filled with creamy peanut butter
- Ice Pup Cool Down - $1.50
A refreshing treat to help beat summer heat
- Frosty Paw’s Ice Cream - $2
A very special summer treat your pet is sure to enjoy
A La Carte Services (PDF)
- Boarding and Day Care Pricing
Canine Per Night K9 / up to 20 lbs. $29 K9 / 21-40 lbs. $30 K9 /41 lbs. and up $31 Extra Large Run $33 Unneutered Male Dogs $2 extra
Pets not picked up by 1 p.m. are charged another half day fee. When sharing a run, additional dogs will be charged at a rate of 20 percent lower than the largest dog.
Miscellaneous Boarding Charges
Service Fee Administering Medication $1.50 per administration - shots not allowed Emergency Veterinary Service $10 transportation fee - Medical fees billed by Vets Individual Playtime $5 / 20 minutes
Outdoor play for at least 20 minutes with our staff. Your pet will have their choice of balls, frisbees, or other toys. Owner may also bring their pet's favorite toy.
Additional fees may apply if dog is on a special diet and owner does not provide enough food.
Day Care Charges
Service Fee Doggie Day Care $19 per day / $90 for 5 days Doggie Day Care - 10 Pack $160
Doggie Day Care is available Monday through Friday.
*Please call the Pet Care Center to register.
*Prices are subject to change. Please call The Pet Care Center to confirm.
- Dog Training Classes
- Beginner Dog Training Classes - $172
- Six-week, basic obedience class that covers the following commands: Heel, Sit, Stand, Down, Stay, and Come & Place
- Intermediate Group Class - $117
- This class bridges the gap between beginner and real-life obedience.
- In-kennel Training - 30 Minutes ($19), 60 Minutes ($39.35)
- Dogs enrolled in Daycare or Boarding at the Family Pet Care Center can sign-up for 30- or 60- minute training sessions. Program duration can be as short as one day of training up to several weeks in length, depending upon your training goals.
- Beginner Dog Training Classes - $172
* The facility is open. Go to Reopening Schedules page (link above) to see reopening policies and procedures.
*** New Vaccination Requirement ***
We require the Canine Influenza H3N8 and H3N2 in addition to other required vaccinations (Bordatella, rabies, distemper).
For the safety of our dogs, no pets will be admitted without required vaccinations.