Little Paws Pet Resort | Yakima, WA

Boarding Restrictions

Puppies and Kittens: All puppies and kittens must have completed their puppy/kitten series of vaccines before they can stay with us. All dogs over seven months of age must be spayed or neutered due to the open play format of daycare.

Once they have completed their vaccines, we would love to have them! Bringing them in for boarding or daycare is a great way to expose them to different sights, sounds and activities. This makes for a more relaxed and social pet and takes the stress off of them for future boarding stays!

Older pets: Although we do not place an upper age limit on the pets we accept for boarding, we ask that you consider your older pet's special needs. Some older pets have a harder time being away from their home and family and will stress harder than younger pets. We encourage you to find in-home care for your dogs over 12 years and cats over 14, just for their comfort. If you do need us to care for them, we will do everything possible to help them relax and enjoy their stay. Our private suite is a good option for older dogs that may not be comfortable with sleeping in a kennel.

Breeds we can't accept: We evaluate each dog individually. Due to local laws we cannot accept Pit Bulls.


Aggressive or feral animals: Some pets are timid and don't warm up to strangers. We can usually work with these animals and love on them with minimal problems. However, some animals are far too aggressive and pose a danger to our staff and other boarding pets. We cannot accept a cat or dog that has a history of fighting or aggression with people. If, after you have checked your pet in, we find that it is too aggressive for us to handle, we will let you know so that you can make other arrangements. If you are unsure how your pet will do in a boarding or daycare situation, we welcome you to stop by for a meet and greet so we can evaluate his or her temperament. You are welcome to leave your dog for a free two-hour assessment so we can get a better idea of how he or she will do in this environment.

Female cats that are in heat or pregnant: Pregnant cats need to be boarded at a veterinarian office where they can be monitored and have medical attention if needed.

Pets recuperating from medical procedures: Your vet's office is the best place to board your pet if they have recently had surgery or have stitches.

Pets with serious medical conditions: If your pet requires frequent veterinary attention or has medical problems that make it difficult to be around other pets, then your veterinary office is the best place to board him or her. Examples would be seizures, paralysis, serious cardiac, kidney or liver disorders.

Pets exhibiting signs of, or who have recently been diagnosed with a contagious disease. This includes: dogs who have been diagnosed with Parvo or cats who have been diagnosed with Panleukopenia within the past six months, and pets that have exhibited signs of upper respiratory infection or kennel cough within the past two weeks.