Gold Collar Academy & Resort

Dog and Cat Lodging

Jones Bridge Animal Hospital's Gold Collar Academy and Resort has a state of the art lodging facility where dogs are provided with suite-style lodging rooms, and cats have their own cozy space. Our facility has an atmosphere of being a home away from home with cots and blankets, fresh water and meal times that model how owners feed at home. Pets can also participate in our optional TLC package that includes play time with other lodging dogs and staff members. Cats enjoy time in our spacious catio, boasting a multi-level cat tree and large window to the outside world. Pets also enjoy classical music during their stay with us, helping to promote a calm environment. As always, every pet gets personal loving care.

All the lodging rooms at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital are temperature controlled, disinfected twice daily and provide easy interaction with staff members for each lodging pet. It is our goal to keep the environment as peaceful as possible. Although dogs communicate through barking, they are rewarded with praise when resting calmly or being quiet.

We feed our canine guests Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal Low Fat, which is an easy-to-digest food to ensure that there is no stomach upset resulting from abruptly changing your pet's diet. Feline guests enjoy Science Diet Sensitive Stomach brand cat food. If you feel more comfortable, you may bring your pet's current diet from home. The staff at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital asks that you pre-measure each meal in individual bags for consistency in your pet's diet.

Due to the potential for loss or destruction, we do not accept toys from home while lodging. We have many toys available for your pets to play with while staying with us!

All lodging dogs are required to have current Distemper, Rabies, Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza vaccines, as well as an up-to-date fecal exam. All cats are required to be current on Distemper and Rabies. If you are not a current client, printed records must be provided before-hand or at the time of lodging. An exam and vaccines can also be scheduled to be administered with our veterinarians while staying with us.

Jones Bridge Animal Hospital is open for pickup and dropoff Monday-Thursday from 7am-8pm, Friday from 7am-6pm and Saturday from 8:30am-1pm and, with prior arrangements, Sunday from 5pm – 5:45pm. Bath and toenail trims can be done upon request the day of pickup. If your pet is scheduled for a bath, pick up time is anytime after 4pm.

KinderbarkenKinderbarken Program

From 7-16 weeks of age, all puppies go through a general socialization period. During this period, it is very important that owners take the opportunity to socialize their puppy to as many new and varied stimulants and situations as possible.

At the Gold Collar Academy and Resort, we create positive, mild and gentle experiences for new puppies in our unique Kinderbarken program. By exposing puppies to new stimulants at their own pace and in a rewarding and safe environment, our Kinderbarken classes help your new companion learn to adapt to objects and situations that they will encounter on an everyday basis, including:

  • Other dogs and puppies
  • Strange noises
  • New sights and sounds
  • New people/strangers
  • Tunnels and toys
  • Umbrellas
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Being outside/inside
  • Different surfaces

Dog LodgingOur Kinderbarken classes are led by Mitchell Zahariades, veterinary technician, and Jason Aird, gold collar resort manager. Classes consist of playtime and exposure to new experiences each week. All enrolled puppies must be current on vaccinations appropriate for their age.

The Furternity (Enrichment)

At Jones Bridge Animal Hospital, we want to help meet all of your dog's health needs by providing opportunities for both physical and mental fitness. Our Furternity program offers socialization with other dogs and staff members, playtime toy fun and mental stimulation that helps release tension and build confidence. Exercise is a key component in helping your dog both mentally and physically. Our Furternity classes are for dogs who are 16 weeks of age and older and are offered Monday-Friday. We offer a variety of Furternity packages: Full day: $26, Half Day: $19, 5 days: $125 (save $1/day), 10 days: $230 (save $3/day), 20 days: $440 (save $4/day). All dogs must be current on their age-appropriate vaccinations.


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Lodging Accommodations

Canine Guests

For our canine guests, we offer unique and superior accommodations that are safe, secure and size appropriate. Each lodge is climate-controlled and cleaned daily. Our guests receive daily walks and listen to classical music while staying with us.

Our rates vary and are dependent upon your lodging selection. Please be aware there is a $25.00 deposit fee per pet to hold a lodging reservation.



Azalea Hall

Dogwood Hall/Bath Hall

  • Bedding
  • Nutritious, quality meals
  • Fresh water
  • Two daily walks
  • Classical music

Nightly Lodging Rates:

Canine:

  • <50 lbs (1st Guest) $26.99
  • <50 lbs. (2nd Guest) $23.74
  • 50.1-100 lbs. $28.07
  • >100 lbs. $30.23

TLC Package: $11.00 (Two 30-minute outdoor playtimes)

Daily Administration of Medications $3.60

Magnolia Hall/Azalea Hall
(in addition to Dogwood Hall/Bath Hall services)

Private Suites, Windows on a 1st come, 1st served basis
Two 30-minute playtimes in one of our four outdoor areas
Medications administered daily (if needed)

Nightly Lodging Rates:

Canine Suite +/- window (1st Guest): $47.53

Canine Suite +/- window (2nd Guest): $38.88

Feline Guests

As with our canine guests, we offer our feline guests quality services and amenities to make their stay with us comfortable, safe and secure. Each feline guest enjoys climate-controlled lodging complete with comfortable bedding and daily housekeeping and litter changes.

For an additional cost, your cat may participate in TLC and spend time in our spacious Catio lounging on a multi-level cat tree. Large windows with ledges provide views of birds dining at bird feeders.

Nightly Lodging Rates:

Feline (1st Guest) $22.66

(2nd Guest) $19.42

TLC Package (Catio Time with Cat Tree) $11.00

Additional services include bathing, toenail trims and comb outs.