Are you a dog owner who lives in LA?
Are you planning a trip and are unsure of where to leave your dog while you’re way?
Continue reading to learn about 15 top dog boarding kennels in Los Angeles.
Wagville is a boarding facility for your dog with a holistic view, where your pup can receive special services offered to make your pup’s “vacation” extra special. The highly trained and certified staff at Wagville strive to provide a complete understanding of your dog’s needs, and to provide for all aspects of your dog’s well-being including nutrition, exercise, social interaction, play, and overall health. While your dog is boarded at the facility, your pup will enjoy social interaction in the doggie daycare during daytime hours. There is indoor and outdoor space provided, and comfortable sleeping doggie beds. Staff is on site 24 hours per day.
Standard rates for a 24-hour period are $50, however, several options, including private sleeping arrangements, or sleeping with a caregiver are also available for an additional cost.
Other services that can be obtained for an additional fee include a doggie shuttle bus, grooming, massage, training, and supplies from the on-site natural pet supply store.
Prior Requirements: Wagville’s canine clients must spend a day in the daycare facility before overnight stays to adjust to the setting and minimize stress. A current flea program and medication is required. All dogs over 6 months of age should be spayed or neutered and owners need to provide documentation for up to date DDHLP, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations.
Wagville in Los Angles is located at 2400 N. San Fernando Rd. They can be contacted by phone at (323) 222-4442 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at 8652 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, between Robertson and La Cienega Boulevards, Dogwood Daycare and Boarding provides a peaceful, clean, safe boarding facility for your dog with 24 hour, on site staff, and security surveillance. They provide 12000 square feet of Indoor and outdoor space. The facility is cage free. Fees for cage free overnight boarding are $55 per 24-hour period. There is a limit of 25 dogs being kept overnight at any one time so that individual attention and a comfortable environment can be provided for your dog. Pet owners should bring their own food and treats so that there is minimal disruption to your dog’s regular routine. Your pet’s personal bedding and toys are also recommended. Baths are available for an additional fee.
Prior Requirements: Dogwood Daycare and Boarding does not accept all breeds of dogs due to insurance restrictions. Boxers, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, or any dog that is deemed to show aggressive tendencies cannot be accepted. Dogs staying at the facility must be older than 4 months of age, and spayed or neutered, if 6 months of age or older. Current flea treatment is required as well as proof of Bordetella, DHPP and Rabies vaccination.
Call (310)559-3647 to schedule a pre-boarding interview and tour of the facilities or email email@example.com for more details.
This Los Angeles boarding facility is centrally and conveniently located downtown at 1320 South Ground Avenue, Los Angeles. The indoor facility has soft rubber mats for indoor play and exercise, and boarded dogs are treated to at least two outdoor walks per day in a small group with compatible dogs. During your furry friends stay, your dog will enjoy play with other well socialized dogs in the daycare area, and overnight accommodations on elevated doggie beds. Private rooms for overnight stays are also available for an additional fee. There is 24 hour trained staff on site to provide supervision, and after hours pick up is available. Additional training services and grooming are available on request at additional expense. You have the option to provide your own food, or purchase high quality food on site. Security and fire systems are in place, and webcams are available to keep tabs on your Fido’s daily fun.
Prior requirements: All dogs are required to undergo a socialization assessment and owners will need to complete a questionnaire prior to their stay. Canine visitors must be currently vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella. Dogs must also be spayed or neutered.
Prices for overnight bordering vary depending on length of stay and the size of dog but range from $30 for a small dog on a multi night stay to $60 for large dogs on a short-term stay. Private accommodations for overnight stays are available at additional cost.
Contact (213) 747-3649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For dogs who enjoy the outdoors, and a little scenery, check out Glen’s Dog Inn which is conveniently located off the 405 just minutes from LAX. This boarding facilities has been in business for over 12 years with dedicated and experienced staff. The property is tree shaded with well fenced, secure play yards where dogs can play individually or in small groups. Dogs are allowed to choose whether they want to socialize or have some alone time. Ground cover is pebbled which is easier on your pup’s paws and joints. Dogs have indoor sleeping facilities that are well ventilated. Owners can bring their own food or choose the special diet provided, which consists of tuna and kibble, to prevent intestinal distress in visiting pooches. Pick up, drop off, and visitation is by appointment only. Prices are $35 per day with discounts for multiple dogs.
Prior Requirements: Male dogs must be neutered, vaccinations must be current, and some dog breeds are not accepted. Contact for more details.
Glen’s Dog Inn is located at 718 Vesta Street, Los Angeles. Call (310) 673-4364 or email email@example.com for more information.
This highly rated doggie hotel offers 16000 square feet of indoor space for your visiting pup, with professionally trained staff on site 24/7. All breeds are welcome at this temperature controlled facility, with non-slip flooring for safe play. A variety of rooms and service levels are available. All visiting pups have private room accommodations. There are standard rooms and a variety of suites where multiple dogs from the same household can enjoy the company of their mates, or where individual dogs can just enjoy a little more space and luxury. Varying service levels and pricing are available for different suites which can include doggie tv, extra walks, extra playtime, and web cams. Training and grooming services are also available at an additional charge. Dog Resort North Hollywood is located at 11911 Vose Street, North Hollywood. The reservation page can be accessed by clicking here.
Prior Requirements: Vaccination information must be provided.
For pricing and requirements contact the facility at (818) 255-5551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1983, the female owned Kennel Club LAX has been recognized in numerous articles and organizations for its services. There is trained staff on site 24 hours a day, many of which are long term employees of 10 to 20 years. The property offers a state of the art program with ventilation, security, and surveillance systems, 12000 square feet of indoor space, 12,000 square feet of outdoor play yards, and even a doggie swimming pool. Tours of the facility are available. Additional transportation, grooming, and training services are available.
Contact Kennel Club LAX for pricing and pre-requirements. Contact information can be found at http://www.kennelclublax.com/contact-us/ or call (310) 338-9166.
Located in West Los Angeles, The Wags Club is an exclusive, cage free boarding resort, with 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, which includes grassy areas, shelters, pools, play equipment and private, quiet places for resting. Overnight boarding, daycare, training, and grooming services are provided. The Wags Club prides itself on providing an enjoyable, relaxing, and luxurious vacation spot for your pup. Dogs are monitored 24 hours a day, and updates and photos are posted online for owners to access.
Standard pricing for overnight stays is $45 per night, however, discounts are available. Contact the Wags Club for detailed information at (310) 473-3333 or email email@example.com. They area located at 11860 Mississippi Avenue, Los Angeles.
8. Go Dog LA
This award winning, cage free kennel, allows dogs to socialize, play, and sleep together in a safe environment, where dogs are supervised 24 hours a day. Small and large dogs are kept separate for safety. The facility has 9000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with rubber flooring for non-slip play in the indoor areas and outdoor spaces with shade, trees, pools, and play equipment. The base rate for overnight stays is $49 per night with discounts and addons are available.
Prior requirements: Current vaccinations including Bordetella are required and dogs must be spayed or neutered if more than 6 months of age. A flea/tic check will be performed prior to admittance, and all dogs should be on an active anti-flea program. Prescreening needs to be completed to ensure your pup will fit into the cage free environment. You can complete agreement forms at http://godogla.com/agreement/
Go Dog LA is located just 6 miles from the airport at 1728 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles. Contact Go Dog LA at (213)-748-4DOG or contact them online by clicking this link http://godogla.com/index.cfm/contact-us/email-us/
At Camp Best Friends (C.B.F.) dogs enjoy their own separate spaces with individualized pet care to accommodate both large and small breeds. All dogs have a private run and personal care. Exercise in a larger area is provided twice a day, with approximately 4 walks per day by staff. Staff area available on site around the clock and will accommodate special needs and requests. C.B.F. has celebrated their 25th anniversary and welcomes tours of their facility. C.B.F. is located near the 405 and 10 freeways at 1819 Pontius Avenue in Los Angeles.
Prior Requirements: Vaccinations must be up to date.
For further information on daily rates call (310) 473-8585 or use the online contact form at http://www.campbestfriends.com/contact-1
10. West LA Dogs
This 14000-square foot facility has indoor and outdoor play space and is located centrally in West Los Angeles near the 405 and 10 freeways. West LA Dogs staff are offered training at the Cesar Milan Dog Psychology Centre and can provide knowledgeable personal care to your furry friend. Separate areas are provided for large and small dogs, and access to indoor space is always accessible. The standard fee is $45 per night for cage free or kennel accommodations. Private rooms and multi dog discounts are available at different rates.
Prior Requirements: Dogs must be vaccinated, and neutered or spayed. Unaltered dogs can be accommodated but for an extra charge. Dogs will be checked for fleas, if fleas are found, you will be notified, and your dog given flea treatment for an additional fee. Dogs must also pass a 3-hour temperament test in order to mingle with other canine companions. There is a $5 fee for this assessment.
11. Chateau Marmutt
Established in 1999, your furry friend will enjoy a stay at Chateau Marmutt, located near West Hollywood, Beverley Hills, and the Sunset Strip. Trained staff is on site and vigilant 24 hours a day, and dogs are grouped according to size and temperament, so small dogs can feel safe and larger dogs can really romp!
The standard overnight stay fee is $60 per night. Other services available for your canine companion include a shuttle service, grooming, and a pet boutique on site.
Prior Requirements: Dog owners are advised to bring a collar, leash, and food. Prior to admission you should complete their form and email the admission form and vaccination records to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out their contact page for address and phone number by clicking here.
12. K9s Only-West
At K9s Only you can choose from the opportunity to have your dog play with other socialized, appropriate, playmates or just receive human attention, for Fido’s that are not so friendly with other dogs or prefer not to mingle. The first K9 location opened in 2006, and the Los Angeles location opened in 2011. The kennel is owned and operated by a professional dog trainer, and offers many services to vacationing pups. Standard and luxury suites are available depending on your pooches needs. All visiting canines receive 4-6 potty breaks a day, and owners are encouraged to select additional services such as playtime, walks, swimming, grooming or massage for an additional charge.
K9s Only-West is located at 2040 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles and can be contacted at
Prior Requirements: All vising dogs must be current on vaccinations, current on flea treatment, in good health, and should be altered, or have a breeders certificate or special exemption.
13. Sandlot K9
This metro LA training and boarding service is a great spot for your pup to vacation with many daily activities available including basic and advanced training, grooming and playtime. The philosophy of Sandlot K9 is that socialization and activity are key to a dog’s well-being. Activity, play, and grooming are provided to make sure your canine companion is occupied in body and mind, and content during his or her stay. Activities provided at the Sandlot K9 are designed to help your dog adjust, reduce stress, and improve health. Small dogs and puppies are kept in a separate group from larger more boisterous dogs to ensure safety. It is located at 2202 S Figuero Street, Los Angeles.
Call for pricing, Sandlot K9 has a lowest price guarantee. Contact information is available by clicking http://www.sandlotk9.com/contact-us/
At K9 Loft your dog’s safety is the primary concern. Clean, comfortable, and safe facilities are provided and webcams are available so you can check out how your furry friend is doing. Tours of the facility are available. Fees are $65 per night, $70 per night for holidays, and multi dog and night discounts may apply. Your pooch will enjoy daytime play in the indoor facility, and a private individual sleeping location at night. The Echo Park facility is located at 2170 W Sunset Boulevard. Call (213) 484-6006 for more information.
Prior Requirements: A vaccination upload form can be accessed at https://www.k9loft.com/vaccines/
15. Urban Dog
Located at 1909 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, Urban Dog has been in business since 1996. Webcams are available so you can keep an eye on your furry friend while your pup is visiting at Urban Dog. Animal CPR trained staff are available to provide expert care to your pup. Urban Dog strives to provide a comfortable, environment for your canine companion while you are away, and comfortable bedding is provided. Pet walking for an additional fee can be arranged, and is highly recommended. What pooch doesn’t love to go for a walk! Dogs can sleep in crates, or in kennel runs, either alone, or with housemates whatever suits your furry friend.
Prior Requirements: All dogs must be met and evaluated prior to acceptance at the facility. Forms can be downloaded at http://urbandog.com/sign-us-up/ and should be brought in person, with proof of vaccination to the facility with your pup prior to boarding. All visiting canines must be flea free.
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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!