836 Chemin Metairie Road, Youngsville, LA 70592


Dog and Cat Boarding: Your Pet's Home Away From Home

Big trip planned?  Maybe spending a long weekend in New Orleans or a long, lazy week in Destin.  While vacations are relaxing, choosing the right boarding facility can be downright stressful. We’ve been boarding the pets of Youngsville, Lafayette, and Broussard for over 21 years.  At Loftin Veterinary Hospital  in Youngsville, we offer a variety of kennel types for our doggy and kitty friends. Each guest receives individual attention from our pet-loving kennel staff. Meals are served two times per day, and water is always available. Boarding includes daily room service as well as outdoor play time for dogs only.

Great news: If you have more than one dog, Loftin Veterinary Hospital offers shared-kennel discounts for each additional pet sharing accommodations. Sorry, dogs and cats cannot share accommodations for safety purposes.

Follow the bones to learn everything you need to know about boarding with Loftin Veterinary Hospital:



What To Pack


Boarding Requirements

Our Amenities

  • Veterinary Supervision
  • Daily Room Service
  • Meals Provided (House Diet of Hill’s Science Diet Maintenance)
  • Outdoor Play Time 3 Times Per Day For Dogs Only (2 Times on Sunday)
  • Attention From Our Pet-Loving Kennel Staff
  • Doggy Guests Receive A Complimentary Bath With Every 2+ Night Stay
  • Large, Fenced Play Yard
  • Climate-Controlled Facilities


What To Pack

  • We are happy to provide Hill’s Science Diet Maintenance food; however, if you pet requires a special diet, please provide it in a clearly labeled bag.
  • Bedding and toys are discouraged since they can be lost or damaged.
  • Any special written instructions are helpful.
  • Prescription medications should be provided in clearly labeled prescription bottles.  Please fill out and return Medication Administration Form

Medication Policy

Pets requiring more than one prescribed medication will be charged an additional $3/night. Dogs requiring prescribed injections will be charged an additional $5/night.

Dog Prices

up to 25#     $16/night

26 – 35#        $17/night

36-50#           $18/night

51+               $19/night

Day Rate      $10/day

Note: Dogs requiring  more than one prescribed medication will be charged an additional $3/night. Dogs requiring prescribed injections will be charged an additional $5/night.

Great news: If you have more than one dog, LVH offers shared-kennel discounts for each additional dog sharing accommodations. LVH also provides a complimentary bath on the scheduled pick-up date. (Complimentary bath provided for dogs boarding 2 or more nights)


Cat Prices



$10/day rate  

Note: Cats requiring  more than one prescribed medication will be charged an additional $3/night. Cats requiring prescribed injections will be charged an additional $5/night.


Vaccine Requirements for Dogs and Cats

DOGS – DHPPC, Rabies, Bordetella (canine cough)


We strongly encourage:

  • Vaccinations be given 2-3 weeks prior to boarding
  • Monthly flea and tick prevention
  • Yearly heartworm tests and Proheart 6 injection every 6 months

Vaccine Policy

  • All vaccinations must be administered by a veterinary office and proof of vaccinations must be presented 10 days prior to your reservation.
  • Vaccines administered by owners or breeders will not be accepted.
  • Here’s a great way to save time: veterinary procedures are easy to schedule while your dog is boarding. Update vaccinations, Proheart 6 injections, dentals, and any other surgical procedures.

Talk about having your faith restored in humanity. We recently rescued a cat someone dumped off in a bag. He needed to be tested for infectious disease, neutered and vaccinated. These guys were SO amazing. I told them what happened and they didn’t try to get me to pay for all kinds of things I didn’t need like every other vet clinic I called. They knew it was urgent we get him seen quickly and money was tight. They were so kind and understanding. We just moved to this area and I know who we’ll be taking all our pets to from now on. Great job vet clinic I’ve been to in a long time and certainly in this area.

Joy G.

Google Review

Have been going to Loftin for nine years, and i've noticed the caring attitude that is pervasive with the entire staff. My dog Qtip, who is quite a nervous Nellie, loves to visit Loftin. They take care of all her needs, from boarding to bathing.

Christopher G.

Google Review

Amazing care while still affordable. The techs and doctors care for my dog and cats like they are their own. One of my cats got sick very suddenly as I was heading out of town, so they boarded him and called to update me as his condition changed. So glad I found them! Never going anywhere else in the Lafayette area!

Kaylee P.

Google Review

While visiting with my son in the Youngsville area, my dachshund, Wolfe, fell head-first from a bed. I was very concerned because he couldn’t raise up his head, and he had difficulties walking. Dachshunds are known for incurring back injuries. So, I read and considered reviews online for several local vets. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to have access to the best of Houston TX veterinary clinics, and I hoped to find the same kind of care in the Lafayette area. I chose Loftin Veterinary Hospital, and I am glad that I did. Dr. Michel is a patient and thoughtful man. In a word, brilliant. I left the clinic feeling secure that Wolfe was expertly diagnosed, the treatment adequate to his needs, which means that the costs were fair.

Meira E.

Google Review

We found a puppy wandering around school. She was cold, wet and shaking violently. I brought her to another veterinary clinic in town to ask if they would watch her for the day and vaccinate her. I was treated so poorly by the receptionist that I just turned around and walked out (some people just aren't a good fit for the job that they do).

I searched for another clinic near school and found Lofton. From the moment I walked in, I was treated like they actually wanted to help me and the little puppy. I felt empathy, compassion and kindness. They knew how desperate I was and they totally exceeded my expectations.

Claire R.

ARCA Eagles

So this is my very first pet and she is like my baby , as nervous as I was today about her surgery to get fixed the nurses and vets here were super nice and helped me be calm through it all now my little Gracie is spending the night so they can keep an eye on her and I get her back tomorrow! I cant beleive I thought about checking out other places! This is deff the place to go!

Harley C.

Facebook Review


Proudly serving the pets and people of Youngsville, Lafayette, and Broussard since 1997

Loftin Veterinary Hospital

Loftin Veterinary Hospital
836 Chemin Metairie Rd, Youngsville, LA 70592, USA