Are you a dog owner who lives in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings or another city in South Dakota?
Do you want to place your dog at an overnight boarding facility while you’re away from home?
Below you’ll find 12 top providers of dog boarding in South Dakota.
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Located at 46573-269th Street, in Sioux Falls, Smoken Dakota Kennel’s state of the at facilities provide boarding services for all sizes, and most breeds of dogs. This overnight boarding kennel has climate controlled, 4 x 6 indoor rooms in their “Cove” section. Your pup is taken outside to the playground where a pool and climbing obstacles are available, 4-6 times per day. Smaller pups can hang out in the “Cabana”, which is a dedicated space for small dogs that are 15 pounds and under. Petite pups go out 4 times a day. Music is piped into the “Cove”, and movies are played in the “Cabana”. Indoor facilities are climate controlled. Contact them at 605-254-1337 or use the following link https://www.smokendakotakennels.com/contact.aspx, for more info and detailed pricing for overnight stays. They also have online reservations at https://sdk.gingrapp.com/front_end/index.
Pre-Requirements: Visiting canines must be vaccinated for Rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP. Guests also need to be on a current flea and tick prevention programs and have results from a negative fecal sample 2 months prior to stay.
This 20-acre boarding and training kennel is located at 21026 Pleasant Valley Road, in Sturgis, South Dakota. They have a large communal play area for dogs to exercise and play, and they provide 24-hour care to their furry guests with expert care. The South Dakota Canine Centre LLC welcomes pups with special needs and difficult dogs with behavioral issues. Their price for overnight stays is $25 per day. Contact them for more information on accommodations, pre-requirements, and training options available with your pooch’s stay at 605-561-0249 or using their contact link at https://southdakotacaninecenter.vpweb.com/Contact-Us.html.
The Paws Pet Resort is a kennel with a difference. They donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. Check out their mission page for details on charitable giving https://www.pawspetresort.com/mission. While your pup is visiting, your pet will enjoy the luxurious accommodations and lots of exercise. They have a 1400 square foot indoor play room for inclement weather, a bone shaped pool, and K9 grass that is hygienic and safe for playful pups. While staying at Paws Pet Resort your dog will get 5 outside play times per day. Potty breaks start early in the morning usually around 6:30 AM and the last outing is around 9-9:30 PM. VP Rooms cost $54 per night and have chandeliers, TVs, webcams, and you can even remotely press a button to dispense your pet a treat! Other rooms available include small dog 4×6 rooms for $33 per night, medium dog suites that measure 4×8 for $38 per night, and 9×8 rooms for larger dogs that are $42 per night. Other options available at an additional cost include, snacks, one on one playtime, outdoor walks, pool time, group play, extra cuddle time and special meals. This kennel will accommodate special need pets including unaltered pets and restricted breeds for an additional $20 a night. These pets get personalized one on one attentional and play, and are housed separate from other visiting canines. Staffordshire Terriers and Pit Bulls must be part of the special separate program due to insurance restrictions. You will find them located at 7121 S Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls. Use the following link to make reservations and get contact info https://www.pawspetresort.com/reservations.
Pre-Requirements: All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella at least 2 weeks prior to their stay. Canine Influenza and Lepto vaccines are highly recommended. Email vaccinations records to http://Vaccinations@PawsPetResort.com 2 weeks prior to boarding. You are encouraged to bring your own food in premeasured portions, in sealed containers or baggies with feeding instructions.
Located at 365 Cimarron Drive in Box Elder, South Dakota, this boarding kennel provides separate private suites for your pet. Only dogs from the same home are kept together, if desired, and have contact, for the safety of all guests. Suites feature 4×6 feet of indoor space with a connecting 4×8 outdoor run. One indoor or outdoor play session is included per day with your dog’s boarding fee, and additional play times, walks, and cuddle time can be added on for an additional fee. Check out their list of thing to do and pack at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EvRGIOvysK-qM-cjIHjTTCDb3hV59PqYRQTi3By8k7c/edit. The price is $24 per day for first dog and $21 for additional dogs sharing the same suite. $5 for additional play time, $6 for accompanied play and cuddle time and $7 for adventure walks. Contact them at 605-923-7000 or at http://almosthomepetresortandspa.com/reach-us.html. Online booking and forms are available at http://almosthomepetresortandspa.com/how-to-book.html.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs must be current on their Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations.
The Resort has 2 acres of fenced property with playgrounds where your dog can enjoy safe play outdoors. There is also a 5600-square foot indoor facility which is climate controlled with heated floors. Your dog will enjoy a well-appointed private sleeping room with a raised bed and lots of activities during the day. Activities include fun with pools and sprinklers, treats, one on one play time, group play time, cuddles, belly rubs and chasing bubbles! Custom programs are set up to meet each dog’s needs and appropriate group or individual play time is arranged. You can even make arrangements for staff to take your pup on nature walks. You can find them located at 27246 SD Highway 115 in Harrisburg, South Dakota. Contact them at 605-743-5824 or using their contact page at https://www.theresortbysdk.com/contact.aspx for pricing. Online reservations can be made at https://sdk.gingrapp.com/front_end/index.
Pre-Requirements: All dogs must be current on vaccinations within 5 days of their stay. Vaccinations required are DHPP, Rabies, and Bordetella. Dogs must also provide a negative fecal exam at least 2 months prior to their stay and be on a Flea and Tick prevention program. Medications are administered free of charge provided they are provided in pill pockets, there will be a small charge otherwise. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age, males must be neutered, and female dogs must not be in heat.
With large exercise areas and two indoor climate controlled facilities Cathy’s Country Kennel offers your pup a clean comfortable place to stay with safety and exercise. They are located 8 miles north of Pierre, South Dakota at 29567-201 Street. The rate is $19 per night and arrangements to pick up and drop off your dog should be made by appointment. Contact information is available at http://www.cathyscountrykennels.com/contact.html.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs must have current vaccinations including Bordetella. Bring your pet’s records prior to their first stay. You are encouraged to bring your dog’s own regular food, however, meals can be provided if required.
Spearfish Groom and Board was established in 2005, they have a veterinary technician on call, and are located only 1.5 miles from the nearest veterinary clinic, at 214 Evans Lane, Spearfish, South Dakota. You are welcome to bring toys and blankets for your pups stay, and your own food if you wish. Your dog will stay in a 14×4 foot indoor climate controlled space. There is also a larger suite available, double the size, for an additional fee, and smaller suites for little dogs that have private outdoor potty areas. Raised beds are available for non-chewing pups upon request. Dogs are allowed outside 4 times daily for potty breaks and playgroups for well socialized dogs can be arranged. They also provide a full grooming service on site. Their overnight boarding fee is $18 per day, the large suite is an additional $10 per day. Contact them at 605-642-3236 or using their contact link at https://www.spearfishgroomandboard.com/contact-us.html. Forms for download can be located at https://www.spearfishgroomandboard.com/documents.html.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs must be vaccinated at least one week prior to their stay for Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella.
A brand new, 3000 square foot boarding facility, provides 46 climate controlled kennels for overnight boarding. Kennels are 5 x 6 foot for $25 per night or 10 x 8 foot for $35 per night. Visiting canines receive three, 20-minute exercise sessions each day. You can bring your own food or food can be provided for $5 per day. Medication can be provided for $5 per day, and pick up or drop off services within a 20-mile radius are available for $15. They are located at 40706-144th Street in Conde, South Dakota. They have a veterinarian on staff to provide care if necessary. Contact them at 605-385-0225 or use their contact page at https://coteauviewkennels.com/contact.
Pre-Requirements: Puppies under 6 months need to have received all Parvo vaccinations prior to stay. All dogs must be vaccinated for Bordetella, Rabies, Distemper and Parvo.
Canine Country Club was established by Mark and Kayce Engen in 2014 with the mission to treat your pet like one of their own family. They are located at 1900 W 8th Street S in Brookings, South Dakota. They have indoor kennels and outdoor play yards with over 10 000 square feet of space for your dog to receive attention and exercise to meet their needs. The kennel also provides a daycare program and grooming services. Their price is 0.92 per hour with a minimum one day stay. Unaltered pets cost $1 per hour. Discounts for multiple pets, and extended stays are available. Contact information can be found at https://www.caninecountryclubsd.com/contact.
Pre-Requirements: All visiting canines must be vaccinated for Rabies and Distemper as well as kennel cough and a monthly Flea preventative must be in place.
Stop on by for a tour anytime at this doggie daycare and boarding facility located at 3401 Cambell Street, Rapid City, South Dakota. They offer private 8×5 suites for unaltered or dog aggressive dogs, or pups that are senior and prefer privacy, and large kennels in the daycare area for pups that enjoy play and the company of other furry friends. Private kennels have glass front doors and toddler beds, and dogs are let out at least 3 times per day with a minimum of 1 play period. Your dog will have fresh water at all times, and soothing music is played to promote relaxation. Medications are administered for no extra charge. Contact them at 605-415-4123 for detailed pricing on overnight boarding. Dog’s participating in group play programs will need to undergo a behavioral evaluation at a cost of $10. Forms and reservations can be accessed at http://www.safehavenpetresort.com/Forms.html and http://www.safehavenpetresort.com/Reservations-.html.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs must be vaccinated for Bordetella every 6 months and have their DHLPP and Rabies shots.
With 2 large indoor play areas outfitted with non-slip mats and 4 fenced outdoor play areas with pet safe artificial turf, your dog will enjoy play and exercise in a safe environment. Tours of their facility are available and they have no breed restrictions. Dog Days is located at 4060 S Grange Avenue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They provide a variety of options for dog boarders. Their Just Like Home Suites are $56 per night, and are private suites with raised cushioned beds and some have windows looking out. Semi Private Kennels range from $33 to $45 per night depending on the size of your dog. There are a limited number of these kennels in each room to provide a quieter environment. Standard Kennels range from $28 to $42 per night. All boarders receive administration of medications, playtime, love, cuddles and belly rubs. Find contact information and forms at http://sfdogdays.com/contact/ or call 605-275-3643.
Pre-Requirements: Owners must provide proof of vaccination for Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. Bordetella vaccinations should be provided every 6 months, and at least 7 days prior to stay. Canine guest must be treated for Heartworm, be on a Flea control program, be at least 6 months of age, and spayed or neutered.
Your dog can receive obedience training while boarding at Mountain Plains Kennel. This 5200-square foot facility located just south of Newell on Highway 79, provides indoor kennels with heated floors and plenty of outdoor space for overnight boarding. They will customize a boarding package with training and activity to meet your pups needs. Contact them at 605-892-5555 for options and pricing or email MountainPlainsKennel@gmail.com.
Pre-Requirements: Dogs staying at the kennel must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella.
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!