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Small Animal and Bird Boarding Services

Welcome to Our Small Animal and
Bird Boarding Services


Welcome to Mountain Pets, your trusted destination for top-notch small animal and bird boarding services. Below, we present an outline of the exceptional care and amenities we offer to ensure your pets' comfort and well-being. If your pet has unique requirements not mentioned here, please reach out to us, and we'll gladly explore how we can accommodate their needs.


Boarding Amenities

Cage Provided or Bring Your Own:  You have the flexibility to choose between our provided cages or bring your own if it's more suitable for your pet's comfort.


Private Room in Home:  Our safe and serene environment provides a private room within our country home, ensuring your pet's tranquility.

Daily Cage Cleaning:  We maintain cleanliness with daily cage cleaning, including water and food dishes, promoting a hygienic space for your pet.

Feeding and Supplementation:  Your pet's dietary needs are met with meticulous care, including two daily feeding sessions, water, treats, and necessary supplements.

Individualized Care Needs:  We're dedicated to fulfilling your pet's unique care requirements, ensuring their health and happiness throughout their stay.

Our Services Include:

Cage Options: We offer plastic-free housing, including a spacious MidWest double-story Critter Nation cage (63"H x 36"L x 24"W) and two Oiibo glass cages (35'"L x 22"H x 18"W) suitable for small mammals or reptiles. We currently do not have bird cages. Check out our small animal and bird boarding photo gallery page for more pictures.


Safe and Quiet Environment: Our home provides a secure, peaceful, and private room for your pet's comfort.


Wellness Checks: Regular visual wellness exams are conducted multiple times a day to ensure your pet's health.


Thorough Cleaning: We perform daily cage cleaning, maintaining water and food dishes to guarantee a clean and inviting space.


Nutrition and Care: Your pet's dietary needs are met through twice-daily food preparation, feeding, watering, and treats. We're experienced in administering supplements and medications as needed.


Playtime: For bunnies and Guinea pigs, supervised playtime is offered in a larger playpen outside their cage. Clipped flight feathers allow birds to enjoy outdoor time.


You Provide:


- If desired and appropriate, you can bring your pet's familiar cage.

- Birds should come with their own cage.

- Please bring bedding, liners, linens, water bottles, food bowls, hay bags, hideouts, exercise wheels, chews, treats, and their regular food.


Pet Types Included

Our boarding services cater to the following small animals and birds:

- Rabbits

- Guinea pigs

- Gerbils

- Hamsters

- Rats and mice

- Lizards

- Other Reptiles (excluding venomous snakes)

- Large and small parrots, cockatoos, cockatiels, parakeets, finches, and more.

Sorry, we cannot accommodate the care needs of ferrets, chinchillas or cats in our home. Nor can we care for hedgehogs and sugar gliders, as they are illegal to posses in Pennsylvania.

Inquiry and Booking Process

1. Review Rates: Estimate boarding costs by visiting our Rates page for boarding cost estimates


2. Contact Us: To inquire about our boarding services, you have several convenient options:

   - Call or text us at 814-321-5977.

   - Email us at

   - Click on the CONTACT button to complete an online service inquiry.



When making an inquiry, kindly provide the dates for your boarding needs and basic information about your animals including species, number of animals, number of cages and any special accommodations needed. Boarding stays can be as short as one night, multiple days, or weeks. 

3. Phone Appointment: We'll begin by scheduling a phone conversation. This call will allow us to collect essential information about your pets and answer any additional questions you may have regarding our services and facilities.

4. Submission of Documents: Should you decide to board here, you will be required to complete an intake form about you and your pets, carefully review and sign the terms of boarding, and provide your pets most recent veterinary records if available. After receiving and reviewing these documents, we will send an invoice of estimated service cost for a 50% deposit to secure your booking.

4. 50% Deposit to Book Boarding Reservation: 

Once we receive the 50% deposit, your pets boarding reservation is booked. We are thrilled to embark on this journey with you and your furry friend, and we look forward to providing the highest level of care during their stay at Mountain Pets.

Deposits are fully refundable if the booking is canceled 30 days before the service start date. For cancellations made 29 to 8 days before the service start date, deposits will be held as credit for future bookings. However, deposits will be nonrefundable and not held as credit for cancellations within 7 days of the service start date. 

5. Drop Off and Pick UpAppointments for drop off and pick up must be made in advance and can be scheduled during these time frames: M-F 9am to 6pm; Saturdays 9am-11am and 4-6pm; and Sundays 11am-12pm and 5-6pm. Pick up/drop off is available for an extra fee.

6. Payment: For your convenience, we offer various payment methods, including online payment with any major credit card, as well as cash or check made out to Mountain Pets LLC. A final invoice for services will be emailed toward the end of the service period and is due on or before the day of your pet's pick-up.


If you have any further questions or are ready to begin the onboarding process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

A brown bunny sitting on a woman's lap getting petted
A green and yellow parakeet perched in front of it's mirror
Two Guinea pigs on a home floor eating carrot slices
A brown mouse's head peeking out of its hideaway
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