Boarding & Grooming


Boarding at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

Roaring Brook Kennels is the perfect home away from home for your pet.  We have provided thousands of pets in the Farmington Valley with a safe, comfortable stay for more than two decades.  We treat every pet like our own and our spacious facility is designed to meet all of your pets’ needs.

We are committed to making sure your pet is comfortable and well cared for when staying with us.  Roaring Brook Kennels offers spacious indoor/outdoor boarding areas, special geriatric units for older pets, a cattery, and a small/exotic animal room.  Each housing unit is climate controlled and full of comfortable beds and blankets for your dog or cat.

Every pet at Roaring Brook Kennels is fed Iams food.  If your pet has special dietary needs, we are happy to fulfill any special requests, or you may provide us with a supply of your own dog’s specific food or treats.

At Roaring Brook Kennels, we pride ourselves on our attention to cleanliness.  Kennels are stripped, disinfected and supplied with fresh blankets, clean beds, and fresh water bowls every day.  We take great pride in maintaining a clean, healthy facility and this sets us apart from other boarding facilities in the area.

We want your pet’s stay with us to be as stress-free and fun as possible.  Your pet’s visit is fully customizable.  We offer individual walks through our grounds, one-on-one playtime sessions with our caring staff members, and all day play in our Doggie Daycare facility.

Because our boarding kennel has a tendency to fill up rather quickly, and especially during major holidays and school vacations, we ask kindly that you make reservations for your pet’s stay as far in advance as possible.  We take reservations up to 2 months in advance.  Roaring Brook Kennels serves pets throughout the Farmington Valley area, including Canton, Hartford, West Hartford, Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Burlington, Torrington, Plainville, and Bristol.  Please call us at 860-693-0603 for prices and information.



Roaring Brook Kennels maintains a separate boarding area just for cats.  Your feline companion has different needs than dogs, and our sound-proof, temperature controlled room for cats ensures all cats have a safe, stress-free stay.

We offer a variety of kitty condos that can be customized to fit your cat’s needs.  A standard condo provides a secure, warm environment that fits most cats.  Should your cat need a little more room to explore and be extra comfortable, we can provide a double or triple cat condo with shelving for sleeping and jumping.

We provide all feline guests with a high-quality diet, but you are welcome to bring in your cat’s favorite food or treats, especially if they require a special diet.

Our friendly staff also gives each guest plenty of play time and attention.  Climbing poles, toys and cushioned chairs, just like the ones at home, are all available for our boarding guests.  Please call us for more information.





A grooming session with the professional groomer at Roaring Brook Kennels will leave your pet looking and feeling great.  No matter what your pet’s individual needs are, our grooming staff will give your pet plenty of personalized, one-on-one attention.  We work closely with our clients to understand the needs of each pet, and our highly trained staff can work with any pet.

Roaring Brook Kennels offers an extensive range of grooming services, from breed clipping and styling and cat grooming to specialty shampoo and condition treatments to dental maintenance.  Our groomer frequently attends seminars, trade shows and continuing education classes, and is at the cutting edge of the latest pet grooming styles and trends.

Please call us at 860-693-0603 for more information about our grooming services or to set up an appointment for your pet.