Shady Spring Pet Retreat

Exotics Lodging

Shady Spring Boarding Kennels Exoctic Pet Boarding Carroll County Maryland

We are extremely excited to now accept exotic animals for lodging here at Shady Spring Pet Retreat! We will gladly accept the following animals at our facility:

  • Chinchillas
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Gerbils
  • Hedgehogs
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Turtles
  • Tortoises
  • Frogs
  • Snakes
  • Most Reptiles Including: Iguanas/Beardies/Skinks/Anoles
  • Birds (Case by case basis, however Parakeets, Finches and Cockatiels are OK)


The State of Maryland requires all Ferrets to have current Rabies and Distemper vaccinations to lodge. These vaccinations expire every year.

Other Requirements

All pets will need to come equipped with the following (as necessary):

  • Safe Enclosure
  • Necessary Lighting
  • Heating
  • Food (Sealed Containers)
  • Water Bottles
  • Misters
  • Medications
  • Any Special Instructions for Care
  • Snake owners may bring killed, frozen prey only