Let’s face it: Great Danes are huge dogs. As such, you might want a boarding kennel that specializes in Great Danes. This will help ensure your Great Dane has acconomdations large enough, as well as playmates that are comparable in size.
Below are providers of overnight boarding for Great Danes from the United States, the UK and Australia.
1. Daynakin Great Danes LLC
Located between Lynden and Ferndale in Washington, the business initially started breeding Great Danes in 1974. Currently, it provides boarding services for large and giant dog breeds.
In terms of facilities, all animals are allowed to play and exercise within five fenced acres under permanent supervision, so they do not spend much time indoors. However, at night, all dogs sleep inside the house, and it is recommended that you bring their own blankets and toys. Although they are not often used, spacious kennel runs are also available. The establishment does not have any additional fees for exercise.
All dogs need to be up-to-date with their vaccinations (including Bordetella), and the aggressive ones are not accepted. You will have to contact them directly if you want to know their rates, and you can do so by accessing this page.
2. Selmalda Great Danes
Based in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, Selmalda Great Danes is a kennel specialized in Great Dane care.
Each dog benefits from an indoor sleeping area that is comprised of a raised bed, vet bedding, and access to an outdoor covered run. All kennels and chalets are climate-controlled, but extra heat can be required by the owners. Fresh water is available permanently. Although they provide several types of meals, you can also bring your own food, especially if your dog is on a special diet.
Each pet needs to have a valid vaccination certificate that includes the Kennel Cough and the annual booster vaccination. The price is $16/day for a single dog, $26/day for two dogs, and $35/day for three. The Christmas and New Year periods require an additional fee of $20.
You can contact them here for reservations or inquiries.
3. DFW Great Danes
A breeder of Great Danes, the DFW establishment is located in Springtown, Texas, and it also provides dog boarding services.
These services are only available for Great Danes and other medium to large breed dogs, and they all have to be friendly and healthy. Due to the fact that they welcome intact males, females in heat are not accepted. Each dog is hosted in their home and crated overnight, and all of them are taken on regular leash walks – if you prefer, your pet will also be allowed to play with dogs of the same age.
The owners have to bring proof of the Rabies vaccination and any flea/tick treatment that needs to be administered. Thus, they do not accept dogs that are infested with parasites.
The rate is $25/day, but their August update shows that they do not accept any more boarding dogs at the moment. If you would like to inquire about changes that may have occurred in their schedule, you can reach them here.
4. Riverside Kennel Pet Resort
Founded in 2005 in Forth Worth, Texas, Riverside Kennel has a small staff of animal lovers that provide boarding services for dogs of all sizes.
The units are situated indoors, where music plays continuously in the background. The average temperature is 70 degrees, irrespective of season. As they have several outdoor areas available for running and playing, the dogs are allowed to go outside at least four times a day. In this manner, they can socialize, take potty breaks, and get some fresh air – if your dog is not sociable, though, they still make sure that it has spent some time outside individually.
According to their website, their super large rooms, which cost $42/day, can fit two Great Danes or multiple dog families. For a full list of the prices, you can access this page.
In order to be accepted, your dog needs to be up-to-date with the Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations.
5. The Pet Palace
Founded in 2003, The Pet Palace is an establishment located in Webster, Texas, and it provides boarding services for Great Danes, as well as for other dog breeds.
Their facility follows a typical hotel structure, so they have climate-controlled units with raised beds and fresh water, along with room service and soothing background music. Blankets, food, bowls, and leashes are provided as well, and each suite has 3 toys available. They have discounts for extended stays, for military and elderly dogs, and for dogs who share the same accommodations. Pets that are hosted indoors are taken out for potty breaks 3 times a day.
The website does not contain any details regarding prices or requirements, so, if you are interested in finding out more about The Pet Palace, you can contact them here.
6. Animal Lodge
Located in Perkasie, Philadelphia, Animal Lodge has over 20 years of experience in the dog boarding field, having hosted breeds that range from Chihuahuas to Great Danes.
As they do not identify with the “traditional” kennels, all dogs are housed in spacious and well-lit indoor/outdoor units, where blankets, fleece and elevated Kuranda beds are provided. Although the facility is climate-controlled, the dogs spend plenty of time outside as well, whether it’s for potty breaks or for playing and socializing.
The rate for medium to large dogs (26-100 lbs.) is $24/day, while the rate for extra large dogs (over 100 lbs.) is $26/day. You will have to bring a copy of your dog’s current vaccination record, which needs to include DA2PP/DHPP or Titers, and Rabies. Also, you are welcome to bring up to 2 toys and food.
For more information, you can contact them here.
7. Applewood Pet Resort & Spa
Based in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the Applewood Resort has an experience of over 20 years with pets, and it provides, among others, both boarding and hospital services.
In terms of boarding, each dog is provided with a climate-controlled room that can come in different forms – a standard room is available in three sizes (with the 4’x8’ one of $43/day being ideal for dogs which weigh over 40 lbs.), while suits, which also come in three sizes, include television and premium bedding as well. They can be located indoors or outdoors, and the level of comfort you want determines their final price.
All dogs need to be vaccinated against Bordetella, Rabies, and Distemper/Parvo. You are allowed to bring food and treats, and, if your dog is under medication, you have to bring that as well.
For more information, you can enter their website or simply contact them here.
8. Pampered Pets Inn
A pet resort located in Mooresville, North California, Pampered Pets Inn is experienced in dog care for breeds that range from the miniature ones to Great Danes.
In terms of boarding, they provide individual climate-controlled suits with heated floors, spacious glass-fronted suits, family accommodations, elevated beds for larger dogs, daily wellness checks, quality diets, and many other facilities. The dogs attend supervised play sessions, which are organized in small groups and take place in one of their five 25,000 square feet yards.
Each dog needs to have up-to-date vaccinations, to be spayed or neutered, as long as it is older than 6 months, and to be able to wear a leash or a collar. Furthermore, they also have to be on flea/tick medication, and to be non-aggressive.
For more information regarding the prices, you can contact them here.
9. Riverside Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Riverside Boarding Kennels and Cattery is an establishment situated near Okehampton, Devon, and it provides boarding services for dogs of all breeds, including Great Danes.
The pets are hosted in individual climate-controlled kennels, which include both beds and bedding. However, you are allowed to bring your own, especially if your dog tends to be anxious. Each morning, they are taken out for potty breaks at 7.30 AM, and then they go for a walk half an hour later. This happens within one of the three paddocks available, which have sizes between 3/4 an acre to 2 1/2 acres. Then, the dogs have breakfast, rest, and go out for a walk again at 3 PM. The activities that follow are similar.
When it comes to prices, you will have to pay £15/day for a single dog, £25 for two dogs, £35 for three, and £45 for four of them. However, the costs reach £16/day for a single Great Dane.
All owners need to provide a certificate of vaccination for their dogs. If you need any additional information, feel free to contact them here.
10. Wey Farm Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Founded in 1977, Wey Farm is a family run and operated business located in Surrey, England.
In terms of dog boarding, they have upper and lower kennels, where the upper ones are used in order to accommodate large and small breeds. For instance, Great Danes have more spacious grass runs reserved, while Pugs are housed in kennels with concrete runs. Their lower kennels can host up to 40 dogs, and the only thing that differentiates them from the rest is the thick walls built between all the units. The dogs are allowed to play in four of their fenced grass paddocks, as well as in several gravel runs. If you want yours to be walked individually, you will have to pay £10-£15.
You are not allowed to bring any bedding and toys, but food for your dog is welcome. They also administer all types of medication, except insulin injections.
You will have to pay £25.00/day for Great Danes. If you would like to make a reservation, you can contact them here.
11. Good Doggie Day Care
Good Doggie Day Care was founded by JoAnne Garrett in the Baltimore area, and it now provides boarding services to dogs that range from puppies to Great Danes.
In terms of boarding activities, the establishment has 16 indoor play areas available, along with three double fenced yards. The indoor areas are climate-controlled, so they can be used during both winter and summer. Unlike the ‘traditional’ kennels, they host the pets in welcoming suites, where each has its own bed and toys. Sofas and stuffed chairs are also available for dogs to relax in. The ‘Quiet Area’ is one of the friendliest places where your dog can spend time, as it has soft lighting and background music.
In terms of prices, you will have to pay $58/day for the first dog and $40/day for the second one. All pets have to be socially trained.
If you want to find out more, you can reach them here.
12. Beechwood Trails Pet Lodge
Located in Southern Douglas County, Colorado, this pet lodge provides boarding services for both small and giant dog breeds.
Here, dogs are never mixed – each one spends quality time in a climate-controlled, clean space, while listening to music, as they are separated by solid walls built between the runs. All of the dogs are taken outside three or four times a day, depending on your boarding package of choice. Run sizes are appropriate for boarding giant breeds as well, so, if you have one or more Great Danes, they can be housed in the same unit.
The prices vary from $21/night to $28/night for one dog – the last option includes an 8’x6′ accommodation and four visits outdoors.
All dogs that are fully vaccinated and at least 4 months old are welcome here. For reservations, you can reach them online.
13. Serenity Pet Resort
Based in Perth, Australia, the Serenity Pet Resort is a family owned and operated business which provides boarding services for Great Danes and other dog breeds.
They have two separate wings where small and large pets are hosted, so that all of them can feel comfortable and safe. Each dog has its own sleeping area and exercise run, while kennel sizes vary from 24 ft x 6’6″ft to 21’4″ft x 6’6″ft. The runs are separated by brick walls and have been tiled for hygiene purposes.
The average price per night is $27.50, but it reaches $33 during the holidays. However, discounts are available for FIFO workers, multiple dogs, and for stays of over 30 days. All pets need to have their C5/C6 minimum, as well as current worming and flea monthly treatment.
If you have any questions, you can contact them here.
14. The Paw House
The Paw House is also located in Perth, Australia, and it was founded by Leigh and Claire, two spouses with a combined experience of over 45 years in the field.
They currently have 30 kennels, which are separated into two blocks – the first block has climate-controlled brick and iron units, where large and giant breeds can easily be hosted, while the second block was specifically designed for extra large dogs and family groups. All kennels have a trampoline style bed, a blanket, fresh water, a bowl, and one or two toys. However, Futon Beds are available for dogs with special needs. With 14 exercise areas, the dogs enjoy playing outdoors at least twice a day.
The rates are $28/day for a single dog, $48/day for two dogs, and $66/day for three of them. Any vaccination needs to be administered at least 10 days before boarding.
For additional information, you can contact them here.