Resort

Seneca Hill Animal Resort & Spa in Great Falls, VA

Welcome to Seneca Hill’s Five-Paw Resort

Since opening its doors more than a decade ago, Seneca Hill has been the premier place for boarding in the Washington Metropolitan Area. We’ve been rated by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook’s “Vets’ Favorites,” and repeatedly named one of the “BEST” places for boarding in the Washingtonian. Seneca Hill is the perfect home-away-from-home for pets. The resort offers luxury accommodations at competitive prices, with specially designed health and safety features. Our professional staff is dedicated to making your dog or cat feel pampered and relaxed.

Schedule your pet’s next getaway by calling (703) 420-7083 now.

To provide expert care and loving attention for each guest, the resort has one host for every 10 guests. Our hosts help every canine guest enjoy four daily walks and a daily play session of at least half an hour in the outdoor exercise yards—complete with play equipment and real grass (we also have indoor playrooms in case of inclement weather). Our feline guests also enjoy daily play sessions and exercise periods in the new cat playroom with a TV, cat trees, easy chairs, and big window views of the outside.

Caring for All Your Pet’s Needs

At Seneca Hill, there are no additional charges for walks, administering medication, play periods, or custom diets, and all our resort hosts and supervisors are attentive to owner’ special requests.

Our guests are treated to top-of-the line Purina EN dry and wet diets and Milkbone snacks (or home brought diets, if you prefer). Purina EN is a low-residue diet specifically selected by Seneca Hill’s medical director for use in the resort. In addition to being very palatable, it is especially suited for sensitive stomachs.

The resort is particularly focused on any special needs your pet may have, and our supervisors are specifically trained in medication administration. In the event of a medical emergency, there is an AAHA-accredited full-service veterinary hospital on the premises.

World-Class Amenities

While they’re visiting the resort, all our guests are invited to enjoy our spa amenities, including the Vanity Fur Salon. Our canine guests are also invited to enjoy an energizing swim at the Seneca Hill Aquatic Center.

If you’re in a rush checking in and need to pick up some last-minute food, treats, toys, or other items for your pet, a quick stop at our boutique will make that task easy and enjoyable!

Canine Accommodations

Our canine guests have a choice of three extra-large accommodations— Estate Suites, Club Suites, and Cottages.

All rooms include:

  • Piped-in, soothing music
  • Raised sleeping accommodations with cots and fleece bedding
  • Four daily walks
  • Daily play period
  • Daily healthy snacks
  • Meals (Purina EN or home brought diets)
  • Medication administration, if needed
  • Frequent housekeeping services every day

In addition, the different suites include:

  • Estate Suites
    • Approximately 105 square feet of space
    • Two rooms that are perfect for families with multiple pets
    • Raised sleeping accommodations with toddler beds and fleece bedding
    • Outside window
    • Color TV
  • Club Suites
    • Approximately 70 square feet of space
    • Raised sleeping accommodations with toddler beds and fleece bedding
    • Outside window
    • Color TV

The costs for the rooms are as follows:

  • Two-room Estate Suites: $110.25 daily, plus $65.10 for each additional guest
  • Club Suites: $94.50 daily, plus $57.75 for each additional guest
  • Cottages: $78.75 daily, plus $52.50 for each additional guest

Feline Accommodations

The resort’s feline guests are pampered in our brand-new Cattery with its specially designed Cat-O-Miniums. The comfortable two-room Cat-O-Miniums, with windows to the outside world, keep our feline guests happy and stress-free.

Frisky friends also have plenty of room to relax and play in the new Cat Playroom. For more of that at-home feeling, our feline guests can use the window perch to watch outside activity around our bird and squirrel feeders. They can also watch TV, chill out on easy chairs, or simply enjoy scratching all the cat trees.

Two-room Cat-O-Miniums cost $50.40 daily. This cost includes:

  • Daily play periods
  • Meals (Purina EN or home brought diets)
  • Medication administration, if needed
  • Frequent housekeeping services every day

The daily cost for each additional guest is $36.75.

Resort Health & Safety Features

Our state-of-the-art facility was designed with special features that help assure the safety and well-being of each Seneca Hill guest.

Our pet resort includes:

  • 24 heating and air conditioning units to provide year-round comfort with complete air changes every 5 minutes
  • Ultra-violet lights in all ducts to kill odor-causing and other airborne bacteria
  • No gutters or exposed concrete to better eliminate bacteria and odor collection areas
  • Security cameras inside and outside the building help keep all of our guests safe
  • On-site personnel in the building on a 24/7 basis, even when the building is not open to the public
  • All exits equipped with double or triple doors
  • Emergency power generator available to keep Seneca Hill running in the event of a power outage

In addition, two maintenance teams use power floor scrubbers with antibacterial washes to clean the resort from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day. Our maintenance teams never use high-pressure hoses for cleaning, helping our guests stay relaxed.

Resort Admission Requirements

To keep all guests happy and safe, each canine and feline applicant must meet certain admission requirements. Additionally, we recommend that guests be on a monthly heartworm prevention regimen and be treated with a monthly flea and tick control product.

Our canine guests must:

  • Be spayed or neutered if they are older than nine months.
  • Receive a current, per the manufacturer, rabies vaccine at least two weeks before admission. If your dog is less than one month overdue, we can administer a rabies vaccine on admission. Puppies must be vaccinated by 16 weeks, but it is not necessary to have a two-week waiting period.
  • Receive a DHPP vaccine at least two weeks before admission and ensure it is current, per your veterinarian. If your dog is less than one month overdue, we can administer a DHPP vaccine on admission. Puppies must be current in their series of vaccine injections. Vaccination titers done within the past year showing protective immunity for Distemper virus and Parvovirus are also acceptable.
  • Receive a Bordetella vaccine at least five days, but not more than six months, before admission. This also applies to puppies. If your dog is less than one month overdue, we can administer a Bordetella vaccine on admission.
  • Undergo a fecal examination that comes back negative within one year of admission to be completed at least 48 hours before admission.

Please let us know if your dog has special circumstances, such as medical reasons why your dog is not vaccinated or if your dog is an intact male, so that we can accommodate your special situation.

Admission Requirements for Feline Guests

All feline guests must:

  • Be spayed or neutered if they are older than nine months.
  • Receive a rabies vaccine at least two weeks before admission that is current per the manufacturer. If your cat is less than one month overdue, we can administer a rabies vaccine on admission. Kittens must be vaccinated by 16 weeks, but it is not necessary to have a 2-week waiting period.
  • Receive a FVRCP vaccine at least two weeks before admission and have it be current per your veterinarian. If your cat is less than one month overdue, we can administer an FVRCP vaccine on admission. Kittens must be current in their series of vaccine injections. Vaccination titers done within the past year showing protective immunity for Calicivirus, Herpesvirus, and Panleukopenia are also acceptable.
  • Have a fecal examination come back negative within one year of admission. This must be completed at least 48 hours before admission.

Please let us know if your cat has special circumstances, such as medical reasons why they are not vaccinated or if your cat is an intact male, so that we can accommodate your special situation.

Resort Hours

Please allow at least 10 minutes to check in.

Check-in and check-out hours for our resort are:

  • Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For early check-in and late check-out, the charge is $44.10 per dog and $22.05 per cat.

The resort is closed to the public on the dates below. There is a $126.00 charge per pet checking in or out on:

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Resort Reservations

A resort reservation requires a deposit, which is refundable if the reservation is canceled with seven days’ notice.

Non-holiday reservations require a two-day deposit, and the following holiday periods require a three-day deposit:

  • Easter/spring break
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • July 4th weekend
  • Labor Day weekend
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas/New Year’s

Learn more by calling (703) 420-7083.

Real Stories

From Real Owners
  • “Love this place, and so do my little guys!”

    - Christine Isakson
  • “I have complete confidence in them.”

    - Mickie Stalcup
  • “Dr. Welsh is AWESOME”

    - Lisa Toohey

What Makes Us the Right Choice for Your Pet?

Striving to keep your beloved pets healthy and happy
  • Wide Variety of Services

    Seneca Hill is a family-owned, state-of-the-art pet care facility where veterinarians, technicians, resort hosts, and doggie daycare specialists, grooming stylists, swim instructors and trainers are all committed to excellence in pet care and client service.

  • Award Winning

    Our veterinary hospital consistently won the highest rating from WASHINGTON CONSUMERS’ CHECKBOOK and has repeatedly been voted one of the “BEST” veterinary hospitals in the WASHINGTONIAN magazine.

  • AAHA- Accredited

    Our AAHA-accredited hospital is ranked among the best veterinary hospitals in the nation. This accreditation is an honor that only 5 percent of veterinarian hospitals around the nation receive. 

Come Visit Us

We look forward to working with you to keep your pets healthy and happy!