Tender Care Animal Hospital


(309) 266-1182

300 E. Courtland


(309) 243-1755

9809 St. Route 91

Boarding Your Pet at Tender Care Animal Hospital of Peoria

Let Us Take Care of Your Pet While You're Away

Pets are like children. They require individualized care, nurturing, and attention. Our highly qualified kennel attendants do the same with your pet while here. We provide tender, loving care, such as brushing and cuddling. To keep your dog stimulated, happy, and active, we offer supervised playtime in our outdoor exercise yards and in our indoor playgrounds. An enclosed playroom with climbing tower is available for our feline guests. Our private dog kennels, equipped with radiant heated floors, are housed in an air conditioned area with plenty of sunlight.

As stated above, our kennel is climate controlled, including radiant heated floors for the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Food is included in the cost. We use a combination of Prescription Low Residue dry and Hill's I/D canned. The dry/canned combination makes it more palatable and gentler on their digestive system. Each run contains a drop down bed. Your pet will have access to our play yard or walked outside a minimum of four times daily. During the time outside, their kennel is cleaned and sanitized.

Professional grooming is available at our facility. These services are separate from the kennel and are by appointment only.

Due to loss and damage, we will no longer accept personal pet food bowls, bedding, and/or crates. Beds are available to rent from Tender Care

All-Day Play Option

Unlike many other boarding businesses, dogs who stay with us have the option to be in Doggy Daycare during the day. This helps reduce stress, eliminates boredom, and prepares them to rest peacefully all night long. Of course, you can request extra nap time, which can be especially important for puppies and older dogs.

Please note that we can only accept dogs for the All-Day Play option who won't bite or snarl at other dogs in the daycare environment. Each dog will be temperament tested before attending daycare. If you're not comfortable with your dog being in All-Day Play, we can still provide boarding services with daily walks, play time, potty breaks, and one-on-one cuddle time. See our Doggy Daycare Policies for more information.

Large Boarding Suites

When you go to a hotel, you don't want your room to be cramped. Your dog feels the same way! That's why our boarding suites are very large and amply fit dogs of all sizes, including multiple dogs from the same household. Even our smaller suites are very spacious and allow your dog to "stretch their legs."

We even have a quiet ward for those pets that require additional peace and quiet. We have appropriately called our quiet ward "Grandma's Place".

Boarding Facility

  • Large kennels to fit every size dog and cats
  • Your pet will enjoy playing in our fun and interactive environment
  • Professional managers and on-site veterinarians
  • Five outdoor play areas
  • Dedicated areas for large and small dogs to play
  • Large indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Indoor climate controlled rooms
  • Radiant heated floors and huge skylights for natural light

Pick Up / Drop Off Times

Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am
Sunday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Pick Up Only)

Boarding Fees


Up to 50 lbs. - $26.00/night
51-100 lbs. - $27.00/night
Over 100 lbs. - $32.00/night

Feline (All weights)



Up to 25 lbs. - $8.00/visit
Over 25 lbs. - $8.50/visit

Capstar is a chewable pill used in the prevention of fleas. It is a per visit requirement in our facility during the months of April through November if using a topical flea preventative.

Ala Carte

We understand that all pet needs are not the same, so additional ala carte services are available for those pets that need a little extra attention.

Bed Rental

We offer several options of bedding such as a water repellent orthopedic bed that we recommend for arthritic pets. Please ask about all of our bedding options.

Administration of Medication(s)

Oral $2.00/day
Injection $3.00/day
Medications and dosage information must be provided at the time of check in.


For specialty breeds that tend to mat or for the pet that just likes a little extra attention, our staff would be happy to brush them as you request.


$6.50/15 minute session
You bring the toys (limit 2) and we will provide the fun or attention for those that need a little "one-on-one".

Clean-up Bath

At the end of your pet's stay, our kennel staff will have your pet bathed, brushed, and ready to return home. Complimentary bath is included with a reservation of three or more nights of boarding.

(Prices subject to change.)

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