Do you live in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, or another city in the state of Missouri?
Do you need somewhere to board your dog while you’re away on vacation, or business?
Below you’ll find 15 top providers of dog boarding in Missouri.
1. Almost Home Kennels
This idyllic dog boarding facility is in Schemmer Rd, Wright City. It was founded in 2001 by Linda Cates, who has extensive experience in pet grooming and boarding. At Almost Home Kennels, you’ll find a sprawling, fenced acre-wide outdoor play area for dogs. There are blanketed play yards, a lounge adorned with daybeds, and a separate area for your pet’s feline buddies.
Prior Requirements: Almost Home Kennels requires your dogs to have had their Bordetella, DA2PP-L, canine influenza, and rabies vaccinations. In addition, dogs must be spayed or neutered if they’re old enough.
The daily boarding rate is $27 no matter the size of your dog, with each additional dog costing $25. Find out more about Almost Home Kennels by checking the contact details located above their site here.
2. Summit Pet Care
If you’re in Lee’s Summit, you’ll find this dog boarding business that’s been around for at least 27 years. Summit Pet Care has the capacity to take care of all your pet dogs — it houses more than 100 dog kennels. Furthermore, it has sprawling exercise yards and an on-site veterinarian.
Prior Requirements: Dogs must have vaccinations for rabies, Bordetella, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvo at least 72 hours before your desired appointment. Bring the necessary health records if your pet has medication or special needs.
The boarding rate depends on the size of your dog, how many dogs you’ll bring, and whether you want them in indoor or outdoor runs. It costs $26 to board a single dog with a maximum weight of 40 lbs. Do you want to make a reservation? You can submit one here.
3. Rocky Top Kennel LLC
It was Rocky Top Pets business owners and couple Russ and Tammy Howlett who founded this pet boarding service in Waynesville, Pulaski Country, way back in 2001. By 2010, ownership of Rocky Top Kennel was given to their daughter, Jessica, who manages the facility until now with her husband Mike.
Rocky Top Kennel LLC offers standard kennels and the bigger-sized luxury suites. There are indoor and outdoor variants for these types — and the outdoor version is larger in both cases. In addition, there’s a toy dog room for dogs weighing no more than 15 lbs. Exit baths, nail trimming, grooming, and playtime sessions are offered for an additional cost.
Prior Requirements: Remember to bring proof of your dog’s Bordetella, DHPP, and rabies vaccinations. Apart from these, the service also requires your pets to have preventatives against ticks and fleas.
Rates start at $22 and go up to $40 a night for single dogs — and they implement multi-dog pricing to help you save on bringing in several of your pets. You can contact Rocky Top Kennel LLC here.
4. Creekside Pet Center
Jacob Brummet and his wife Amanda founded Creekside Pet Center with the aim of giving those in Columbia and central Missouri, in general, a top-notch pet care facility. They offer 4×4 and 5×8 kennels along with luxury suites adorned with TVs, plush beds, and security webcams.
Prior Requirements: You must present a record of your dog’s vaccinations to prove that they don’t have out-of-date vaccinations. If you want to reserve boarding spots in the future, you would have to leave a copy of the record. Likewise, dogs must have flea preventative.
The general boarding rate is $37 but it gets much lower for any additional dogs. You may download the dog registration form here and learn more about Creekside Pet Center by contacting them here.
5. South Paw Acres
Faye Nowell founded the facility in Columbia in 2001. The business has a license from the Missouri Department of Agriculture and has an area of 1.5 acres. Apart from numerous trees for natural shade, South Paw Acres has two climate-controlled buildings to provide maximum indoor comfort for your dogs.
Prior Requirements: South Paw Acres requires an initial pet evaluation to see how your dog behaves with other pets. This costs $10 but comes with a day of daycare. Like other dog boarding facilities, you must bring a vaccination record of your dog.
The overnight boarding rate is $40 for the first dog and $37 for the second dog. If you want to avail their services, check out the application process here, which includes contact information as well.
6. Adams Animal Inn
Adams Animal Inn is one of the oldest dog boarding facilities in Missouri — it’s been around since 1974. This family-owned business offers indoor and outdoor kennels, which get additional heating during the colder seasons. There are also green yards for pets to play around and exercise with other dogs. Plus, the facility offers laundry, grooming, and cleaning services.
Prior Requirements: Dogs should have current vaccinations for Bordetella, parvovirus, rabies, distemper, hepatitis, and leptospirosis. Ensure that your dog is free of fleas and ticks if you don’t want to pay for flea treatment tablets.
Boarding rates vary by dog size, with small dogs costing just $14 a day — making this one of the most affordable boarding facilities in Missouri. Want to know more about Adams Animal Inn? Check this link to know their address, business schedule, and other contact details.
7. Bark Street Style
Bark Street Style a fairly new business in Osage Beach, but its owner Theresa Hubble has at least 27 years of relevant experience to manage it well. The kennels are located indoors inside a climate-controlled building. Here, the pets can run around and jump to their heart’s content. Dogs are grouped depending on age and size, among other factors.
Prior Requirements: Your dog must have Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies vaccinations. Moreover, you must pay for treatment if your pet has fleas or ticks.
Rates start at $30 for one dog but the smallest dogs are charged only $20 per night. Your dog gets a free bath if they stay for at least five nights. As boarding requires reservations, it’s better to check the contact details listed at the upper and lower sections of their official site.
8. Lakeside Boarding Kennels
This dog boarding facility is located in Colorado Road, Dixon. Husband and wife Simon and Sharron Gillam manage the facility, which utilizes unique kennel systems. The kennels have tiled floors and walls — and all have security cameras capturing both sight and sound. Furthermore, there are radios, TVs, and an HVAC system to control indoor temperatures.
Prior Requirements: You must bring a record showing your dog has current vaccinations for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and rabies. Note that Lakeside Boarding Kennels does not accept vaccinations done at home and will only acknowledge those from licensed vets.
Boarding rates start at $20 per day for small dogs weighing a maximum of 20 pounds. No matter the rate you pay, your dog will get four free walks per day. You can look at the boarding contract here, which also contains contact details at the bottom.
9. Hound Around Hotel
Residents at Kirksville, MO, have no reason to worry over their dogs being alone when they’re away. The JJ Ranch Family manages this spectacular dog boarding facility. The area is climate-controlled — kennels are air-conditioned in the summer while the floors get heating during the colder seasons. In fact, the facility has pools for your furry buddies and they all have access to their respective outdoor run.
Prior Requirements: Your dog must have up-to-date vaccinations for adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, distemper, parvo, and rabies. The vaccine for Bordetella isn’t required but it is highly recommended for the health of your dog.
Rates vary by the size of your dog. Those that weigh 30 lbs at most can stay for just $16 each day. Eager to book a kennel for your dog at Hound Around Hotel? You can send a reservation request and give them a quick call here.
10. Caroline’s Pampered Pet Motel
If you’re in Ozark, MO, you can check out this pet care facility that seeks to redefine what dog boarding can be. Instead of cages or kennels, Caroline’s Pampered Pet Motel gives your dog its own rooms. Each room has beds, air-conditioning, and a TV. Dogs that like to move around a lot can go to the playroom.
Prior Requirements: Your pet must have vaccinations for Bordetella, DPP, and rabies and you need to provide a record of those to the facility. In their registration form, it states that they will charge you for flea shampoo if your dog doesn’t have a flea preventative.
Boarding rates start at $29 for a single dog and up to $72 for five dogs in the same room. Go to their contact page here to download the right registration form for you.
11. Williamsburg Pet Hotels
Williamsburg Pet Hotels is located in Town and Country, MO. It’s a family business that’s been around for more than 50 years. Like other excellent dog boarding facilities, this one offers climate-controlled kennels. Plus, each room has an attendant to watch over your pets during their entire stay.
Prior Requirements: The pet boarding facility requires pet owners to provide a record of their dog’s vaccinations to identify any missed or outdated shots. Ensure that they had shots for bordetella, distemper, and rabies.
The starting rate is $35 for a single dog at The Pet Hotel, their smallest room. If you prefer The Penthouse Suite for your pet, you’ll have to pay $68. Williamsburg Pet Hotels offers additional services, and you can know more about them and make a reservation here.
12. WestInn Kennels
This pet care business has been around since 1997. It has two branches in Missouri: Everything Under One Woof in Wentzville, St. Louis, and K9 Bed n’ Breakfast in Dardenne Prairie. They have climate-controlled facilities and offer security and enough space for your dogs to be comfortable. You can even join one of their daily kennel tours to help you make a better decision.
Prior Requirements: You must provide a copy of the vaccination records to the facility. Likewise, the vaccines must have been given to your dog at least 72 hours before your preferred boarding date.
WestInn Kennels has the same $27 daily boarding rate for your dog no matter their size — and you only need to add $2 each day for their food. You can go to their contact page to know more about their many services.
13. Countryside Kennels
Countryside Kennels is located in Buffalo, MO, which makes it near enough to residents from nearby cities such as Springfield, Lebanon, and even Stockton. The business offers both indoor and outdoor runs, and there are premium rooms where your dogs can enjoy satellite TV. During their stay, your dogs will receive social interaction and a bedtime treat, among others.
Prior Requirements: Dogs need to have had vaccinations for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies. Countryside Kennels also changed their requirement for the Bordetella vaccine — it must now be done every six months rather than once a year.
The rate for the standard kennel is $16 a day for one dog, with succeeding dogs getting a 50 percent discount. Want to set an appointment? Go here to check their schedule and contact details.
14. Country Acres Resort
This amazing pet care facility was founded in 1966 by husband and wife Bob and Debbie Spilter. Now, it’s being managed by Greg Thompson; his wife, Nicole Thompson; his sister-in-law, Ashley Thompson; and Ruth Parrish. Your dogs will get their own beds. Plus, they all have access to a secure outdoor patio.
Prior Requirements: Your dogs must have had their annual vaccinations for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies. Country Acres Resort will also check for fleas and ticks and will charge you for the treatment if any are found.
The standard boarding rate here is $34.50 while the home suite costs $64.50 each day. You can fill up a reservation form and check their contact details here.
15. Happy Tails
Dog owners in Springfield, MO, can go to Happy Tails — a pet care facility offering daycare and boarding services. The staff always tries their best to group the dogs accordingly. There are indoor as well as outdoor areas, with the latter serving as the ultimate playground for all the furry boarders.
Prior Requirements: Vaccinations must have been done to your dog at least 72 hours before the boarding date. The required current vaccines include those for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies.
The $30 boarding rate is applied regardless of your dog’s size, with additional dogs getting a 50 percent discount. Want to schedule an appointment? You can email, call, or even fax them using their contact details listed here.
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