The Facility 

Stay! @ Central is a boarding, play school, grooming and training facility right next door to our AAHA accredited veterinary practice, Central Animal Hospital.  It offers 5,000 square feet of indoor space and numerous outside play yards dedicated to keeping your canine and feline companions safe, sound and happy. 

Learn more about the services we offer:


Our Location 

We are located at 2192 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 

The Stay! lobby is located in Building B, our new hospital building.


Our Hours

Monday – Friday : 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Meet the Team

 Hospital Affiliation

Stay! @ Central is affiliated with Central Animal Hospital.  CAH is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and is the oldest small-animal medical facility in Memphis.  

The staff of Stay! have been trained to recognize basic signs of medical distress and to notify management or medical staff that a guest may need medical attention.  Our goal at Stay! is to, above all, provide a safe place to stay for our guests. 

A note on animal health:

Although Stay! @ Central is affiliated with an animal health facility and we follow best practices for cleanliness and animal care and handling, all animal facilities are subject to periodic outbreaks of communicable diseases.  Our goal is to make sure that all of our guests have been properly vetted for preventative vaccines and for parasite control.  Unfortunately, many of the diseases we seek to avoid are not always preventable or avoidable. 



Reservations for boarding are required. Play school reservations are requested but not required. Make your reservation request here. 


Pick-up and Drop-off Boarding Times*

Open 7 days a week. Sundays we offer pick-up only between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

*Hours may vary during holidays. 


Play school Hours

Play school is available Monday thru Friday during regular Stay! hours of 7:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m. Learn more about Play at Central! 


Requirements for Boarding, Grooming and Play school:

  •  Current on all vaccines, or provide a clearance letter from your veterinarian
  •  A pre-screen interview is required for play school