Are you a dog owner who lives in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo, or another city in the state of North Dakota?
Are you taking a vacation, or a short business trip and need someone to look after your dog while you’re away?
Below you’ll find 15 top providers of dog boarding in North Dakota.
1. Haugen Ranch Kennel – Butte
Located at 2431-3rd Avenue NW, Butte, North Dakota this boarding kennel offers pick-up and delivery for boarding dogs within the city limits of Minot. They provide large heated kennels and have a large 30 x 30-foot outdoor kennel for fresh air and exercise during your pets stay. Dogs are also walked three times a day for additional activity. Their base price is $15 per night with discounts for longer stays, and multiple pups. Contact them at 701-240-2006 or click the following link http://www.haugenranchkennels.com/contact_us.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs staying at the kennel must be vaccinated with 7 or 5-way annual vaccination as well as Rabies and Bordetella.
2. Stay and Play Pet Resort – Grand Forks
This boarding facility provides a “recreational haven” for pets with playtime, walks and personal attention. They have 74 guest rooms which feature raised beds and sheep-like mats and have radiant in floor heating and air conditioning. Relaxing music is piped in for canine guests. There are also 8 larger luxurious suites available that are furnished with beds. Guests are treated to a complimentary bath after 5 nights of stay. They are located in the Red River area at 7254 South Washington Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on 2.5 acres of wooded land. Kennels cost $27 per day and larger suites are $40 per day. Contact them at the following link https://www.stayandplayresort.com/contact-us/ for more information.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs staying at the resort must have DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordetella vaccines. A guests Information checklist must be completed prior to drop off. All dogs visiting the establishment must be people and animal friendly.
3. Overton Country Kennels – Overton
With their location close to the Minot Air Force Base, the Overton Country Kennels caters to local military personnel on leaves and deployments. They are located just north of the Air Force Base at 19701-16th Street NW Glenburn, North Dakota. They allow for 24-hour drop off and pick up service, and can provide pet pick-up and delivery for a small fee. They have a new 4900 square foot facility that has heated floors and air conditioning. Kennels are separated by panels in both indoor and outdoor areas. Regular size kennels are 5 feet by 5 feet at a cost of $18 per night. Larger kennels are 5 feet by 10 feet in size, and cost $23 a night. Discounts for additional dogs sharing accommodations from the same family are available. Contact information is available at http://ockennels.net/contact-us.
Pre-Requirements: Commercial dog food should be provided by the dog’s owners for their stay. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations including Rabies and Bordetella, and should be on a current flea and tick prevention program. They are unable to accommodate Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, or Chow Chows or aggressive dogs.
4. Kate’s Kennel – Casselton
The owners of Kates Kennel have been in business caring for dogs for over 30 years. Their facility was fully renovated in 2004 and has spacious, clean, indoor and outdoor runs, that are climate controlled. They are located at 3451-159 Avenue SE in Casselton, North Dakota. The property is situated on 10 acres or rural property. Boarded dogs have their own private kennels with access to a private outdoor run. You can arrange for walks, grooming, and playtime in the large fenced enclosure for an additional cost. Their base price is $18 per day. Contact them at 701-347-4176, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the following link, https://www.kateskennels.com/contact-us.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs visiting Kate’s Kennel must be vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella. Vaccinations must be given at least 72 hours prior to your pups visit.
5. Eddie and Barkus – Fargo
Located at 3060 Thunder Road Fargo South with an alternate location at Harwood Country-Club, Eddie and Barkus provides an ideal boarding experience for overnight guests. Overnight kennels are climate controlled with sound deadening ceilings and soothing music for your pup to fall asleep to. Staff are Canine CPR and First Aid trained vet techs and pre-vet students. Your pup will enjoy indoor and outdoor play during the day in the daycare program while boarding overnight. Walks, extra playtime, transportation, and grooming are available at an extra cost. There are webcams available to check out all the fun your furry friend is having while you are away! The cost for an overnight stay is $15, plus the cost of daytime activity which is $25 per day. Contact them at the following link http://eddieandbarkus.com/32_contact.php#pagebox1a.
Pre-Requirements: Puppies must be a minimum of 16 weeks of age and have completed their series of vaccinations. A behavioral assessment needs to be performed before stay. All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper, and all doggie vacationers over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered.
6. Trails End Stables and Pet Boarding – Dickinson
This dog boarding kennel has a twist, it is also a horse stable! This family horse ranch always has someone around, so there is always someone on site to look out for your pup. Dogs boarding at the facility enjoy heated indoor runs with access to their own private outdoor runs. They are open 7 days a week, and flexible on when you pick up and drop off your pet. Their price is $15 per night, and additional dogs from the same family sharing accommodations are only $10 per night. You will find them located at 1990-38th Street SW in South Heart, North Dakota. Contact them at 701-495-3721 or email mailto:email@example.com for more information and pre-requirements.
7. Antelope Creek Acres – Dickinson
This working farm with grass fed beef and pork products also provides dog boarding services. They are located at 11080-47th Street SW, Dickinson, North Dakota. They have three different sized indoor kennels available that connect to outdoor space, and multiple dogs from the same family can share a kennel. Choose from XL 8×6 feet kennels, or 6×6 or 4×4 kennels with matching outdoor spaces. For pricing and pre-requirements, and to find out more contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 701, 509-0189, or check out their contact page at http://antelopecreekacres.com/contact/. You can also reserve online at https://antelopecreekacres.gingrapp.com/front_end/index.
8. Sheyenne River Kennels – West Fargo
Choose from 4×6, 4×8, or 8×8 kennels depending on the size of your dog, or dog “family”. Your dog will be safe and sound in their private climate controlled kennels with in floor heating, air conditioning, and an air exchange system. Three to four times a day your pup will get to go out alone, or with other canine family members, to one of their thirteen, 10×30 foot outdoor play yards, weather permitting, for 20-30 minutes, so your furry friend will get exercise and fresh air, and a chance for a “potty’ break. Dogs that are not from the same family are never mixed for your pet’s safety. They are located at 1149 Center Street, West Fargo, North Dakota. You can bring blankets and toys, and your own food, or a dry diet can be provided by Sheyenne River Kennels. Medication is administered free of charge. Grooming services are also available and can be arranged at an additional charge. Their base price is $30 per night with reduced rates for additional “pack” members. Contact them at 701-356-0990, email email@example.com, or use the following link http://www.sheyenneriverkennels.com/contact-us/2610449.
Pre-Requirements: All visiting dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella, at least 10 days prior to their stay.
9. Unleashed Grooming, Boarding and Dog Day Care- Bismarck
With over 18 years of experience caring for dogs, the owners of Unleashed offer daycare, grooming, and overnight boarding for your canine companion. They are located at 1525 East Broadway Avenue, and can accommodate both small and large breed dogs. While staying overnight, boarders will participate in the daycare activities so your dog should be well socialized to participate in group play with other dogs. Their prices are $25 per night for a large 8×5 foot kennel, and $22 for a small 4×5 foot kennel, additional dogs from the same family sharing a kennel are only $10 per dog. Complete the waiver from at
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Pre-Requirements: Up to date vaccinations including Bordetella are required prior to boarding and dogs must have no history or current signs of aggression, so they can participate in the daycare play groups.
10. HomeStead Kennels – Hillsboro
This small kennel only has openings for six overnight boarding canines at a time. The limited size means you will want to book ahead to ensure there is space for your furry friend, but also allows for personalized care of your canine companion. They are located rurally on a farm g just off 1st Street SE, between 162 Avenue SE, and 161 Avenue SE, in Hillsboro, North Dakota. They have a large, wood fenced, play space next to their refitted barn, and an open kennel plan so dogs can be supervised easily throughout the day. They also provide grooming and doggie daycare services. Their base price is $22 per night. Call them for more information on care, facility, and pre-requirements at 701-430-0460 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Fetcher’s -Fargo
Does your high energy Fargo Fido love to run? No problem, at Fetchers they have a football field sized grass area where your pup can really romp! They are located at 3521-39th Street S, in Fargo, North Dakota and provide boarding, daycare, grooming, and training services. With five fenced play yards, complete with obstacles and play equipment, and a focus on activity and socialization, your dog will be sure to enjoy the stay. Dogs are divided into appropriate playgroups by size and temperament to promote confidence, safety, and fun. Private packages for dogs that need one on one interaction with a handler, and need to be kept separate from other dogs is also available. They also have an indoor play space for inclement weather. Kennel sizes are 2 by 2 foot for small dogs, and 4 by 8 foot for larger dogs and multi dog families. You can bring your own food or arrange for meals at an additional cost. The cost for overnight boarding is $15 plus $24 for full day daycare. You can also purchase walks around the adjacent neighborhood at $8 for a 15-minute stroll. Contact them at 701-936-9536 or use the following link https://fetchersfm.com/contact-us/. You can book online at https://fetchersfm.gingrapp.com/front_end/index.
Pre-Requirements: Puppies must be at least 8 weeks of age and vaccinated for Distemper and Bordetella to attend. Dogs 16 weeks old and up must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Email vaccination records to email@example.com. Your dog must have a well fitted collar that cannot slip off with you or your dog’s name on it. If your collar is not appropriate, a rental collar will be provided at an additional cost.
12. Bed N Biscuit Ranch – Bismarck
The Bed N Biscuit provides overnight boarding, doggie daycare, grooming and training services to North Dakota dogs at their Bismarck location. You will find their facility situated at 8700-80th Street NE Building 2. They have 4×6 kennels with outdoor runs for $30 per night, 4×6 indoor kennels for $28 per night, and 3×5 indoor kennels for $25 per night. Overnight boarders can opt to participate in supervised play groups for an additional $10, medication is administered at a rate of $5/dog/day and a bath before going home, so your handsome hound smells and looks great, is available for $18. Contact information is available at http://bednbiscuitranch.com/contact.
Pre-Requirements: All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella at least 7 days prior to their stay. Puppies must have their first round of Distemper/Parvo vaccinations at least 10 days prior to stay.
13. Boomers Boarding – Dickinson
Boomers Boarding provides dog boarding, daycare, grooming, and training services. Dogs staying overnight are housed in 4×8 foot kennels with the option of limited, or unlimited access to an outdoor run. Additional turn out exercise, twice daily, for 15 minutes play sessions in a play yard are also available. Their facility has heated floors and air conditioning so your dog will be comfortable during their stay. They are located at 1409 – 10th Avenue SE, Dickinson, North Dakota. Their prices are $23 for overnight accommodations, with $5 for play periods which will be automatically scheduled unless you specify otherwise. Meals and medication administration are $5 each, and a bath is $25. Contact them at 701-590-2129 or check out their contact link, https://boomersboardingnd.com/contact.
Pre-Requirements: Proof of vaccinations must be provided prior to your dog’ stay. Vising canines should be vaccinated for Bordetella at least 72 hours prior to visit, as well as Distemper and Rabies.
14. Pampered Paws – Pingree
Pampered Paws is located on a farm for country loving canines. It is run by a licensed Veterinary Technician who is also a dog groomer. They provide group play time for dogs that are well socialized, one on one attention, and couch cuddle time. Their day starts between 6 and 8 AM with turn out and feeding, followed by group playtime outside, dependent on the weather. During the day, your dog will be provided alternating quiet time in indoor kennels and outside time, the last potty break is usually provided around 10 PM. The indoor small dog boarding room has air conditioning and heat, and the large dog room has heat, an A/C unit, and fans for increased air flow. Pampered Paws is located at the JT Ranch at 6440-10th Street SE in Pingree, North Dakota. Price for boarding is $25 per night. Contact them at 701-652-5087 or email them at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Online reservations are available at https://www.4pamperedpawsnd.com/contact-and-find-us and forms required can be accessed at https://www.4pamperedpawsnd.com/forms-and-fees.
Pre-Requirements: Participation in group play is assessed on an individual basis, not all dogs are well-socialized for group play with other dogs. Bring your own food and any blankets or toys. Complete all required forms prior to stay. Ensure your dog is vaccinated and that records are provided. Vaccinations required are Distemper and Rabies. Bordetella and a Flea or Tick preventative is recommended. If your dog is not spayed or neutered please complete the Non-Altered Form.
15. Rovers Playhouse – Fargo
At Rover’s Playhouse, the focus is on fun with plenty of play. Dogs are divided into groups of similarly sized dogs for daily activity and sleep and eat in private crates. Senior dogs can hang out in the reception area which is a little quieter and less boisterous. Webcams are available to check out your pup’s progress. They are located at 3405 Main Avenue in Fargo, North Dakota. You should supply your own food, or meals can be provided for an additional cost. Overnight stays are $18 plus the $25 daycare rate. Extra Large Kennels are $21 plus daycare fee. Your dog also must undergo a behavioral screening which costs $25 prior to their stay, to ensure they can fit comfortably into play groups with other pups.
Pre-Requirements: Your dog must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations at least 24 hours prior to stay, and vaccinations records need to be provided. Puppies must be at least 10 weeks with their first set of shots. All dogs over 7 months must be spayed or neutered. Your dog should have an ID tag with their first name, and your last name on it.
Do you know of any other providers of dog boarding in North Dakota? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!
Laurie Haggart is a freelance writer living on a farm west of Edmonton, Alberta. She has previously worked as a veterinary assistant and currently writes pet-based web content. She enjoys rural life with her husband, grown children, dogs, cats, horses, beef cattle and one geriatric bunny rabbit!