Do you worry about your small pet when you're away?
If so, then you have found the right place, we are gentle and kind in giving your small friend the care and attention they deserve, we are here to
provide boarding and loving care for your small animal friend so that you can relax while your pet enjoy their time. Our aim is to provide a happy and stress free stay for your pet in a calm, caring environment.
Your pet will be housed indoors in our spectacular “Fuzzy Butts Cottage”. This cottage is kept cool in summer but snug in winter. For all our fuzzy
butt nocturnal friends this environment is kept quiet to enjoy their daytime naps without any disturbances.
Fuzzy Butts are housed in individual custom created cages, these are safe, secure and roomy with hidey-holes for the shy and retiring. Your pet
will arrive to find it's home fresh, clean, ready and waiting for it with plenty of soft, warm bedding and somewhere for it to hide away to feel safe ifit's feeling a bit shy. Fuzzy Butts will be continually monitored throughout their stay, we know how important it is to observe small animals for any subtle changes in behavior that could indicate any distress.
Playtime and activitie time is set aside each day for one-on-one interaction with our caretakers for cuddles and lots of fun for all, including a
leg-stretch and a roam within the cottage for those with a desire to explore. Each pet has the opportunity for a free-range exercise-ball to run
around within the cottage. We provide cardboard box mazes, tubes, exercise-balls and hiding places to make life more interesting.
Food and Water
We offer home grown herbs, and supply quality species appropriate foods, if this is not the usual diet we ask that you bring along your usual one,
each cage is equipped with a water drip bottle.
Large deck covered atrium floor, great for exercise balls
Bright spacious individual cages with personal sleeping quarters
Pellet-mix full of protein, fiber, carbohydrates appropriate for each species
Fresh feeder insects with vitamin supplements for our insectivores
Water bottles with fresh spring water daily
Hygiene: Cages are cleaned and freshened as needed, each cage is disinfected between friends.
Hedgehogs: Hedgehogs are insectivores so we offer mealworms, hornworms, silkworms, earthworms and the occasional
pinkie mice. Both dry and moist food is provided such as Mazuri, or Insect Eater Diet and small amounts of beta-carotene
rich veggies and eggs, a vitamin supplement is added to their feed.
Hamsters: We provide a quality hamster food mix complete with all the minerals, vitamins and nutrients these omnivores
require. In addition, carrot, lettuce, sunflower seeds, peanuts and cabbage are fed. A well-rodent vitamin supplement is
added to their feed.
Gerbils: We offer a complete gerbil food bursting with delicious, nutritious ingredients, like alfalfa, pumpkin seeds, and
carrot. It includes protein (for growth), carbohydrates (for energy), fiber (for digestion) and vitamins and minerals (for healthy
bones and teeth). A well-rodent vitamin supplement is added to their feed.
Fancy Mice: We offer a complete mouse food bursting with the best combination of clipped or rolled oats, mixed corn, laked maize and dried crushed peas. Dog biscuits give the mice something extra to gnaw on and are quite nutritious. Root
crops such as carrot, turnip and swede are good and filling. Occasionally a bowl of bread soaked in mice milk provides
a welcome change being a good source of vitamin B and calcium. A well-rodent vitamin supplement is added to their feed.
Fancy Rats: We offer a complete dry rat mix full of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, oils, vitamins and minerals, this gives them extra nutrition and provides good exercise for their teeth. A well-rodent vitamin supplement is added to their feed.
Degus: We offer a mixture comprising of 25% chinchilla diet of alfalfa, yucca extract. 25% guinea pig diet of timothy hay
based pellets. 25% rabbit diet of barley, rosemary, dandelion leaf, and 25% rat diet of whole brown rice, oat groats, and wheat
bran complete foods. Carrots, sweet potatoes, other vegetables are given as treats. A well-rodent vitamin supplement is added
to their feed.
Jirds: We offer a mixture comprising of 50% hamster diet and 50% gerbil diet complete foods. Favorites are sunflower seeds
digestive biscuits and raisins. A well-rodent vitamin supplement is added to their feed.
Chinchillas: We offer a complete pellet ration that has an exciting mix and texture bursting with delicious, nutritious
ingredients, like alfalfa, yucca extract, timothy hay, and rose hips which is low in fat and high in protein and fiber to keep peak
condition. This is augmented with a supply of fresh hay to provide essential roughage. Chewing on pieces of untreated, wooden bfacilityes and pumice cubes is something they love to gnaw and helps to keep their teeth nice and short. Supplemented with
fresh water daily.
Flying Squirrels/Sugar Gliders: We offer a variety of nuts, seeds, fruits and both dry and moist foods like Mazuri and
Insect Eater Diets such as mealworms, hornworms, silkworms. A variety of fresh veggies and the occasional treat of hard boiled
egg adds a bit of protein to their diet, a supplement of calcium cuttlebone and vitamin D3 is provided in the cage with water in
a shallow open bowl.
Ferrets: These carnivores require regular high levels of dietary protein and fat to develop strong muscles, healthy bones and
to prevent illness with a negligible need for carbohydrate and fiber. We provide a complete dried food that contains all the
nutritional requirements your ferret needs. Ferrets are fed throughout the day eating small frequent meals, this is due to the
fact that they have an extremely short digestive tract and food passes through within 3-4 hours.
In every ferret cage is two no-drip water bottles, under each water bottle we keep another bowl with water
to catch the drips so the cage blankets stay dry.
1 Ferret per night litter-pan ................. $24.00
2 Ferrets per night litter-pan ............... $36.00
3 Ferrets per night litter-pan ............... $42.00
1 Small Fuzzy Butt per night aquqrium/cage .................................. $20.00
2 Small Fuzzy Butts per night aquqrium/cage ................................ $30.00
3 Small Fuzzy Butts per night aquqrium/cage ................................ $35.00
1 Large Fuzzy Butt over 12in. per night aquqrium/cage ............... $24.00
2 Large Fuzzy Butts over 12in. per night aquqrium/cage ............. $36.00
3 Large Fuzzy Butts over 12in. per night aquqrium/cage ............. $42.00
EXOTIC POCKET PETS
Please place boarding request as far in advance as possible due to limited space.
Reservations are required for all our boarders Dragonfly Exotic Boarding facility is very popular. If you must cancel your reservation, please do soat least 48 hours prior to the drop-off date.
Drop-off and pick-up times for boarding (except for Saturday’s & Major Holidays)
Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED NO DROP-OFF/PICK-UPS
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED NO DROP-OFF/PICK-UPS
Sunday 10:00am - 4:45pm
We are closed every SATURDAY and Major Holidays, there are no tours on Saturday or Holidays.
ALL PETS MUST ARRIVE IN A CARRIER THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH US
If different drop-off/pick-up times conflict with boarding hours please ensure that you have made special arrangements in advance so that we
Again, you can email us with boarding concerns or changes or contact Dragonfly Exotic Boarding directly by
Grooming & Hygienic Shampoo
After a day of lots of fun and play, we’ll send your pet home looking their best and smelling fresh, we offer a selection of grooming
and bathing services through our grooming salon and can schedule an appointment for you before your pet’s departure.
We schedule grooming and nail trimming appointments for your pet
Wednesday through Friday
Small Mammal Vaccines:
In order for your Pocket Pet to board with us, we require a licensed veterinarian exam within the last year with a clean bill of health, a fecal
test with no parasites seen is also required, your pet friend can have no changes in health since the last examination.
6 to 9 weeks old
Stool sample to check for intestinal parasites
First canine distemper vaccination if the vaccination history of the mother is unknown
9 or 10 weeks old
12 or 13 weeks old
14 to 16 weeks old
we require that you maintain a year-round treatment for fleas in order to protect our cottages from any contamination
and thus protect all of the pets. Ferrets with unwanted additional pests will be treated and fees charged to the owner.
Medications will be provided by the pet owner in the original container, appropriately labeled with the veterinary information and directions.
Dosages will not be changed from the veterinary instructions without written approval from the prescribing veterinary doctor/veterinary office.
There is a $2.50 administration fee for all medications prescribed by a veterinary doctor this fee is per administration.
The exception to this fee are vitamins and supplements that can be mixed in the food.
For Those Special Fuzzy Butt Needs: Please feel free to discuss any special requirements with us when you make your reservation - we will do
everything in our power to make sure your pet is taken care of and provided for. The following are special needs that we can accommodate:
Medications & Supplements
Special meal preparation
Extra feeding times
Food from home
Water from home
Treats from home
Special handling care
Dragonfly Exotic Boarding welcomes all healthy pocket pets.
Because the facility is our home, we do ask that you adhere to our business hours and respect our privacy.
We appreciate and require our time off also.