Are you a dog owner based in Tennessee in the southeastern region of the United States?
Do you need comfortable accommodation for your dog for a few days, or longer while you take a vacation?
Below you’ll find 15 top providers of dog boarding in Tennessee.
Dog lovers Mike and Christy are the new owners of SouthPaws in the city of Nashville, TN. The pet care center has been around since 2008, with Melissa currently serving as the general manager of the 9,000-square-foot facility. Here, dogs are grouped not only according to size but also by their behavior. SouthPaws only offers the best kennels, and there are even huge ones for your dogs to stay in together.
Preboarding Requirements: SouthPaws requires up-to-date vaccines for Bordetella, distemper, and rabies. Likewise, there’s an evaluation process wherein the staff will check how your dog is doing. If your pet is over seven months old, he should already be neutered or spayed.
The boarding rate is $45 a night. The longer the duration, the more affordable every night becomes. So if your dog will stay for at least 10 nights, you’ll only have to pay $41 per night. You can book online whether you’re a new or old customer — and you can also send SouthPaws a message.
2. Pawsitively Purrfect
Husband and wife Brad McCurry and Rachel established Pawsitively Purrfect in Nashville, TN, in 2013 with the hope of providing the best services to pets. They always prioritize safety and comfort whether your dog is in there for grooming or boarding services. However, Pawsitively Purrfect currently only accepts dogs under 35 pounds, and family boarding should not exceed 35 pounds as well.
Preboarding Requirements: The boarding facility requires current shots for Bordetella, DHPP, and rabies. Your pet should be friendly to the other boarders, and it must be spayed or neutered. Also, your dog should have undergone both leash and kennel training.
If it’s your first time availing the boarding service here, the single boarding rate costs only $28 per day. The regular price, on the other hand, is $35. Only two dogs can stay together for $60 a day. You can book an appointment and check contact details on their site.
3. Hilltop Pet Resort
For residents of Mt. Juliet City, TN, they can visit the Hilltop Pet Resort, which is managed by people with more than 20 years of pet care experience. The indoor area is climate-controlled to keep your pets comfy no matter the season. And apart from the indoor/outdoor runs, there are multiple exercise yards as well.
Preboarding Requirements: Your dog should have up-to-date vaccines for Bordetella, canine influenza, distemper combo, and rabies. If your dog is exempted from having any of these vaccines, you must give a letter from your veterinarian stating the case.
There are multiple boarding types for your dog to stay in. The Villas are perfect for small dog breeds who want access to their outdoor runs. This will cost you at least $30 a night. Moreover, the Premium runs are best for active dogs and start at $36 a night. You may call, fax, or email Hilltop Pet Resort.
4. The Pampered Pooch
This local full-service pet care business in Brentwood, Nashville, TN, has an experienced staff to keep your dogs satisfied during their stay. The climate-controlled boarding facility at The Pampered Pooch is well-maintained. Besides, your pets can run around and play all day in indoor and outdoor play areas.
Preboarding Requirements: The Pampered Pooch will only accept your dog if he has current shots for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies. He must also be three months of age or older. If you have a female dog, she must be spayed.
Boarding rates cost $40 a night whether your dog is big or small. If you’re bringing in another dog to stay in the same kennel, it will only cost $30. Note that here’s a $25 penalty for not showing up. Call The Pampered Pooch for reservations.
5. Beckwith Farms Pet Retreat
Jan and Keith Baines are the owners of the Beckwith Farms Pet Retreat in Mt. Juliet City, TN. It took them several years to arrange everything, but their customized barn is now ready to accommodate dogs and cats alike — and with them are three staff members who love caring for animals as much as them.
Preboarding Requirements: You must present proof that a veterinarian gave your dog up-to-date vaccines for Bordetella, parvovirus, DHLPP, and rabies. If your dog has a flea infestation, you’ll have to pay for the treatment.
Each dog gets his bedding in his private indoor kennel in the temperature-controlled facility. A small kennel will cost you $27 a night but a second dog can stay in the same area for just $13.50. The medium kennel has indoor/outdoor runs and starts at $32. Fill out the reservation form or give the staff a call.
6. Creature Comforts Kennels
Creature Comforts Kennels in the town of Smyrna, TN, was founded by Stacey in 2013. She has a ton of experience in the pet industry, as she worked in Premier VetCare way back in 2004 and at a pet boarding facility even before that. Here, your pet won’t have to worry about anything. If there’s a medical emergency, the staff can immediately contact a veterinarian.
Preboarding Requirements: Dogs should have current vaccinations for Bordetella, rabies, and distemper or parvovirus. You may also have to pay for flea treatment if your pet has an infestation.
There are small, medium, large-sized kennels, and potty runs at Creature Comforts Kennels. If you want a bit more for your dog, there are premium suites. Also, there are turf yards for playing. Take a good look at the boarding agreement form and send an inquiry regarding the boarding rates.
7. Greymont Kennel
Greymont Kennel in the city of Fairview, TN, currently has Jessica Penuel as its general manager while Dillon serves as the kennel technician. Apart from having a 24-hour staff, the kennel facility also offers pick-up and drop-off services, dog grooming, and dog training. Dogs boarding here will surely enjoy the nature trail, the outdoor run, and temperature-controlled indoor area.
Preboarding Requirements: Greymont Kennel accepts pets that have up-to-date vaccines for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies. Your dog must be 16 weeks old to get in.
Unlike other boarding facilities, the rates here are charged per day — not per night. It will cost you $32 for one dog a day and $27 for every additional dog. There’s also a mandatory $15 bath fee to have your dog cleaned before leaving. Check the location or send a contact form if you’d like.
8. Nashville Tail Blazers
Devin Komline owns Nashville Tail Blazers in Nashville, TN. The goal of this 8,000-square-foot pet care center is to help pet owners take great care of their dog, which is why there are daycare, boarding, and even in-home services. There are 14 sizable kennels, with each dog having access to the 4,000-square foot outdoor area for hours of fun and swimming in the puppy pools.
Preboarding Requirements: Nashville Tail Blazers will only accept dogs that have also been daycare clients in the past. Furthermore, there’s a $50 consultation to help the staff learn more about your pet, with the form available online.
The boarding rate is already inclusive of daycare service and costs $50 a night. Any other dog you bring will cost you $30 each. However, there are certain holidays when the rate increases by $15. Give the staff an email or call for any questions.
9. Richland Animal Clinic
Dr. Terry Brockman built the veterinary clinic in the city of Nashville, TN, in 1989. She has a certification in veterinary acupuncture and works alongside numerous veterinarians and licensed vet technicians. Here, dogs stay have plush beddings in spacious kennels, and there are also different-sized runs.
Preboarding Requirements: You must inform the staff early on if your dog has a special diet or in need of medication. Dogs are also required to have shots for Bordetella, distemper, and rabies. Check if your pet is free of any ticks or fleas as well if you don’t want to pay additional expenses.
Do schedule an appointment online to know the boarding rates, and download the appropriate forms for boarding and new customers. Don’t forget the contact details.
10. River Dog Inn
Are you in Memphis City, TN? If you are, you and your dog are in for a treat. Head on over to River Dog Inn, a 12,000-square-foot pet care facility owned by Kath Kabel. While the center has premium suites, there are also traditional dog kennels offered here. Plus, there are fenced years and you can see how your dog is doing through a live webcam.
Preboarding Requirements: A record of vaccines from your veterinarian is necessary. You can hand over a physical copy or email soft copy earl on. Also, your dog must have current shots for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies, and should have a flea preventative.
It costs $30 per day for a single dog to stay in a large kennel. Any additional pet you bring with him to the kennel will require $25 each. Thankfully, the rates already include daycare services. You can schedule a tour of the place or make a boarding appointment online. Contact details are indicated at the upper and bottom sections of the website.
11. Paw Paw’s Pets
Another fantastic boarding facility in Memphis City, TN, is Paw Paw’s Pets, which is owned and operated by Rebecca Wilson. Like some of the entries on the list, this one is pretty big with a total area of 11,000 square feet. Paw Paw’s Pets even offers pick-up and drop-off services if you’re busy with work or school.
Preboarding Requirements: If your dog is boarding for the first time, he needs to pass a temperament exam. You must also bring a record of your pet’s up-to-date shots for Bordetella, DHLPP, and rabies.
The boarding rate at a dog run is $40 per night, with additional dogs getting in for just $30 each. Likewise, a regular kennel for a single dog will cost you $30 a night. You may send an email for any questions.
12. Perk’s Boarding Kennels
Jonathan Perkins founded Perk’s Boarding Kennels in Cordova, Shelby County, TN, with the mission of providing a safe and healthy space for pets. Your pet will stay in an air-conditioned facility and he can go to the covered outdoor runs to exercise and play around — and you can even bring his favorite toy and blanket.
Preboarding Requirements: Current shots for Bordetella, DHLP, parvovirus, and rabies are required. You can send a physical copy of the vaccination record or send one thru fax.
If your dog is less than 20 pounds, he can stay for just $18 a day. If your dog is more than 100 pounds, you’ll have to shell out $20 a day. Of course, there are discounts if he’ll stay for over a month. If you want more information, send Perk’s Boarding Kennels a message online.
13. Mobley Veterinary Clinic
Mobley Veterinary Clinic is located in Nashville City, TN, and it’s been around since the 1950s. Dr. Kristen Coles Hope serves as the managing veterinarian and works with at least five other highly trained vets. Both cats and dogs are welcome here, with the latter staying in big kennels and runs of various sizes.
Preboarding Requirements: Dog must have current vaccines for Bordetella, distemper, and rabies. The staff will also check for any parasites and you’ll have to pay for treatment if any are found.
At Mobley Veterinary Clinic, the doggy residents can also have grooming and bathing for an additional cost. Check out the form for new clients and don’t forget to schedule an appointment or contact the team.
14. The Barking Spot
Dog owners in Gallatin City, TN, can go to The Barking Spot for their pet boarding needs. Previously known as The Hairy Moose, this climate-controlled pet care center offers daycare and grooming aside from its short-term and long-term boarding service.
Preboarding Requirements: There are no requirements listed on the site, but Tennessee law requires dogs to have up-to-date shots for rabies.
There are different-sized indoor and outdoor runs at The Barking Spot to accommodate your dog no matter his size or breed. If you already have an account, you can book online. If not, fill out the registration form. Check the bottom section of the site for the contact details.
15. Pet Resorts of America
For pet owners in Charlotte Pike, Nashville City, TN, there’s Pet Resort of America. It’s been around since 2001, and there are two locations beside each other: one for daycare and another for boarding. Here, the well-trained staff to keep your pet comfortable during his stay.
Preboarding Requirements: Pets should have up-to-date vaccines for Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Likewise, dogs must have no fleas or parasites. Otherwise, owners must pay for treatment.
The small single suite costs $39 a night. It’s good for a dog up to 25 pounds, and it has an indoor/outdoor run. On the other hand, the triple suite with bigger runs is available for $95.50 a night — and this is already good for up to three dogs. Go the contact section at the bottom of the website for any questions.
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