Do you live in the eastern U.S. state of West Virginia and need somewhere to board your dog for a few days, or longer?
Below you’ll find 10 top providers of dog boarding West Virginia.
Have you tried dog boarding before and left feeling disappointed? Well, the House of Hounds facility with a cage-free policy may be the game changer for you then!
Established in 2006 and offering doggie daycare and cage-free boarding in Charleston and Nitro, House of Hounds strives to create a natural, warm-feeling habitat for visiting dogs, so they do not feel restrained, trapped or homesick in any way.
Starting at $35 per night, your pooch can enjoy a large open space to play and rest with their new friends, a safely fenced outdoor park, comfy beds, and even a dog beach house where mellow, relaxing music will be played. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
Prior requirements: All furry guests must be spayed/neutered without exception. For your dog’s digestive comfort, provide your own food and snacks.
A temperament test needs to be passed before your dog can join in the fun at the House of Hounds. The cage-free environment is not for everyone, hence the initial evaluation. For more information, please familiarise yourself with the company’s policies.
Founded in 1993 by a dog-loving couple, Ron and Denise, the Winding Road Kennel in Parkerburg has been the home away from home for many local dogs. Their personal approach and a strong aim to provide each dog with the companionship they need, has made their boarding facility well-liked by both dog parents and their fur babies.
What’s more, they have really thought of everything, so all you have to do is drop your dog off and keep a brave face on when you say goodbye. The dog boarding price is standard for all shapes, breeds and sizes, and for $28 it includes private runs, one-on-one playtime, three exercise slots a day, tasty Purina meals and so much more! For extra pampering needs, there are groomers on-site, who will tend to every matted or brittle hair.
Prior requirements: The facility must receive your dog’s shots records before boarding. Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccinations need to be up-to-date.
Visit the contact page for details on how to make a reservation. If you’re a first-timer, you’re more than welcome to bring your dog for a tour of the place!
Ran by an experienced dog trainer Joe, the Creekside Kennels is a saviour for busy dog owners of the small community of Winfield. The peaceful country location will surely make up for any big city hustle your dog has to experience on a daily basis, and provide them with a stress-free, healthy holiday they need.
The large facility is comfortable and climate-controlled, with plenty of outdoor adventures available on the doorstep. Runs, hikes, even a little summer day dip in the creek – it’s called Creekside Kennels for a reason after all! The pricing is also very reasonable, with a daily rate of $26 per dog.
For that price and such glorious location, any nature-loving dog will definitely thank you for profusely in cuddles and kisses.
Since it’s a small, one-man business, it’s best to call or e-mail Joe directly for any information on reservations, medical requirements, etc. You can find his contact details on the homepage.
A little closer to the city of Fairmont, is this dog boarding facility, boasting not only three decades of experience in animal handling and a veterinary recommendation, but also a unique way of running their kennels.
The owners live on-site, and instead of treating their business strictly professionally, they like to bond with their guests and truly get to know them – dogs make for the best return customers! Accent on Pets likes to prioritise health, happiness and plenty of personalised care, which is something every owner wants for their pet.
With only large-sized runs, you can be sure your dog won’t get overwhelmed by new acquaintances and will adapt much quicker. Blankets, toys and treats will be provided, and for your peace of mind the facility is fully climate-controlled and supervised day and night.
Prior requirements: A proof of current vaccinations is the only thing you must bring with you.
Contact the kennels today if you require more information, or would like to discuss any special needs or quirks your dog may have. The staff will be happy to assist you in making the best possible choice for you and your darling pet.
Do you tend to get annoyed with additional, unexpected, or even worse, hidden costs when it comes to boarding facilities? Don’t worry, so do we! That’s why we’ve selected the Mountaineer Pet Care Center to join our list, as their ultimate, all-inclusive offer might be of interest to you.
This luxury facility in Morgantown has been in operation for the last 30 years, giving the locals a spa and a hotel for dogs they can always rely on when leaving town. Don’t let the word ‘luxury’ scare you – considering the standards offered, $45 per day is still a reasonable price most customers can splurge on their beloved four-legged companions every once in a while.
Within that cost, your dog will be able to have all the fun, love and exercise they deserve, with meals and treats included. The standard indoor suites are very peaceful and constantly supervised, so it may be a good idea for less sociable, timid doggies. Playtime in a large yard is scheduled for minimum six times a day, so your dog will be tired and happy, with a solid guarantee of a good night’s sleep.
Prior requirements: For a detailed description, please visit the policies page on Mountaineer’s website. Most importantly, you must have the proof of your dog’s current vaccinations.
For opening hours, contact details and directions, visit the contact page. You can inquire about various services and boarding options, as well as make a reservation if you’re sure this is the place for you!
No confined spaces, being shoved from one corner of the run to the other, and no extra fees for some real outdoor time – this is what Grooming Room & Pet Suites of Kearneysville believe in and practice, to make dogs’ time away from home truly enjoyable and spread a kinder word on dog kennels.
All pet guests at this unique facility have their daily routines, which are safe, healthy and include plenty of personal attention. Pets can enjoy a calm, stress-free atmosphere, created by experienced carers, who treat every pooch as they would their own. The playtime is always supervised, so dogs can run freely in the large, sunny yard. The kennel suites are properly cleaned and built for your dog’s convenience, so you can rest assured they’re having a delightful holiday.
The rates are extremely affordable, with only $20 per day for a single dog. If you have more than one, you can count on a discount! The owner Kim is also an experienced groomer, so if a hairstyle change is in order, you can book one as an add-on service.
Prior requirements: Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations are required. Be prepared that this facility only takes payments in cash! When you drop off your dog, you will also be asked to fill out and sign the boarding contract.
You can request more information via the online form, or simply call the facility and they’ll be able to assist you. The immediate contact details can be found there as well.
More and more boarding facilities are now switching from runs and cages to much cosier, more comfortable suites and bedrooms, and this is one of them.
Play & Stay Pet Camp with two locations in Wheeling and also Ohio, is a fun kennels concept for pets that enjoy their home comforts and get fussy when they’re compromised – here they won’t even feel the change!
Creative games and yummy treats will make even the grumpiest of dogs want to participate, and the dog-loving staff will be happy to tailor the experiences to your dog’s needs and personality. The beautifully designed bedrooms have a glass front wall, so that your dog can enjoy the outside even when they’re busy resting. No crates – only love, care and plenty of activities.
The overnight boarding starts at $36 for smaller dogs, which you can make even more special by purchasing additional spa treatments for a pampering touch. This place really has a lot of potential, so bring your dog for a visit and see how they like it!
Prior requirements: An up-to-date proof of standard vaccinations is a must!
Here you can find out how to contact the facility, create a customer account and book your first visit.
8. Pet Rated
To some dog boarding facilities, the word ‘kennels’ simply does not apply – the team that run Pet Rated in Thomas, like to think dogs are just furry guests in their home, who they can accommodate and show around the beautiful surroundings.
Instead of playing in a fenced yard, all four-legged visitors are taken on two trail walks a day, off-leash. Depending on the weather, that can include swimming in creeks, frolicking in the snow or meeting other animals in the forest. If that makes you feel a little anxious, you may wish to purchase a GPS collar to keep things super safe!
When it’s time to rest, dogs can find their own spot and make themselves comfortable. For dogs that are now afraid of new people and spaces, this might be the perfect option for a holiday adventure. Boarding at Pet Rated costs $30 per 24 hours.
Contact the facility directly for information on requirements and appointments.
A true dog expert – the owner of the Philippi-based Chiodo Kennels – has been training dogs and taking professional care of them for over 20 years, which truly speaks for itself. Although training is not included in her boarding offer, your dog can gain a lot from being with Kathy and learning obedience, as well as other good dog skills on her watch.
At Chiodo Kennels, dogs of all breeds and sizes are boarded for only $20 per day, which includes lodging, exercise and care. Under Kathy’s careful eye, your dog will be able to spend plenty of time outdoors, listen to their instincts and just be themselves. Upon returning to the clean, warm, and ventilated kennels, they’ll be able to unwind and rest before another active day.
Prior requirements: Up-to-date Bordetella and Rabies vaccines are required. Only cash/check payments will be accepted.
On the contact page, you can find precise directions on how to find the facility, as well as Kathy’s phone number and e-mail address. For individual pricing on training classes, if you’re interested, also contact the owner directly.
Owned and ran by veterans, this kennels is a place filled with love and appreciation for animals, where they can truly feel at home.
The beautifully restored facility is located in Morgantown near the Cheat Lake, and boasts not one, but fifteen (!) exercise yards where dogs can run and play to their hearts’ content. The building can fit over 30 dogs, and depending on their size and energy levels, provide them with appropriate lodging. The staff at Mountain Laurel pay close attention to your dog’s physical and emotional well-being, so that they’re too busy and happy to feel homesick – all of that for only $25 per day.
Prior requirements: All dogs must be fully vaccinated against DHLPPC, Bordetella and Rabies. There’s also a boarding contract your must sign prior to the check-in. If your dog has issues with aggression or is disabled, inform the facility and they will be able to cater to those special needs.
Are there any other providers of dog boarding in West Virginia you’re aware of? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!
Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.