Are you searching for dog kennels in Colorado?
Below are 10 organizations that offer overnight boarding facilities.
1. Double J Pet Ranch
Looking for a soothing, relaxing boarding experience for your dog? Double J Pet Ranch sounds like the place for you! Operated by Shannon and Jason, a happy, dog-loving couple, it’s a modern, safe facility where your pet can feel at home.
Built on a spacious ranch with plenty of outdoor areas, it’s the perfect opportunity to let loose and get active, especially for dogs that don’t get enough exercise every day because they live in a smaller apartment or in the city.
The kennel area is modern and bright, with outdoor runs built for those hot summer days. Clean, secure and with gentle music playing all day long, it’s the ultimate comfortable holiday spot. Overnight boarding costs $30 a night, but if you’d also like to make the best use out of the great outdoors, it’s an extra $20. Worth every penny to see those ears flopping in the ear with excitement, and it’s great for mental wellbeing also!
Use the contact page to get in touch or inquire about visits. You are more then welcome to book a tour of the place if you’re unsure yet. The owners can also tell you about any prior requirements when you e-mail or call.
2. Sunrise & Woodmen Kennels
Owned and operated by a huge family of pet groomers, trainers and generally pet lovers, Sunrise and Woodmen are two separate kennels that have both been in operation for nearly 30 years. Over the decades, they’ve managed to build a spectacular reputation, and all the services they offer in the safe and healthy kennels simply speak for themselves.
The facilities can be used both for daycare and overnight boarding, depending on your needs. There’s also a fully equipped grooming salon on-site, training and show handling classes, as well as a brand new, private doggie park where pets can enjoy playtime off the leash.
Daycare rates start at $18 a day for smaller breeds, with $5 extra if you fancy treating your pooch to a nature walk. Overnight boarding is only $20 in comparison (same size), so don’t hesitate to leave your pooch for a sleepover – they’re having so much fun, they don’t want to go home yet!
Prior requirements: All dogs need to be in good health and vaccinated against Kennel Cough. More tips for first-time kennel users can be found here.
Visit the contact page for all the necessary details, and book your visit at Sunrise & Woodmen today.
3. Rocky Mountain Kennels
Based on a beautiful, homely ranch in Longmont, Rocky Mountain provides an open zone for your pooch to run around, relax and have the best time.
The premium quality kennels are a stress-free environment, where every dog gets an equal amount of love, attention and respect. The overnight boarding suites are perfectly climate-controlled, while the secure play yard accommodates different breeds, sizes and activity levels. They’ve really thought of everything, haven’t they? Less sociable pets can also count on a lot of understanding from the staff, who will do their best to not make them feel left out and isolated.
The daily rate for daycare is $20, while the boarding offer is tailored to your individual needs and the length of your dog’s vacation time. If your dog is staying at Rocky Mountain between 1 and 14 days, the daily rate will be $32. If you’re interested in special packages, look here.
Prior requirements: Before you book with Rocky Mountain, fill out the agreement. You will also have to provide vaccinations records, which state that your dog is protected against Bordetella, Rabies and Distemper.
If you’re going away, make sure to contact the kennels as soon as possible. You can also reserve online.
4. Canine Campus Dog Daycare & Boarding
Inspired by their late beloved pet Saede Mae, Tom and Joelle founded Canine Campus to further profess their love for animals and provide them with care and fun experiences. The boarding facility, based in Colorado Springs, has been winning awards and gaining recognition among locals since 1999.
As a home away from home, it’s mostly directed at owners, who cannot provide enough playtime and games on a day-to-day basis. At Canine Campus, there’s plenty of space, toys and happy staff, ready to assist your pooch on a fun-filled, completely safe doggie kindergarten day.
Overnight boarding facilities are far more superior than a standard dog kennel. Instead, your dog would have a private dorm room and music will help him/her go to sleep. In the morning it is hours of supervised fun and games with those dogs who have come for daycare. To give you an idea of initial prices, the fee for an overnight stay in a private dorm room and access to play fields for the whole day is $38.00 and $68.00 if you want to board 2 dogs in the same dorm room.
Prior requirements: Before Canine Campus can accept your dog for boarding, they must go through a temperament test to rule out any negative or aggressive behaviours. A copy of current vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella is also required.
5. The Grateful Dog Pet Boarding
If you have more than one dog you need to find a boarding facility for, the Brighton-based The Grateful Dog may be a good option for you. They accommodate all breeds and sizes, but go out of their way especially for little doggie families, so that brothers and sisters are not separated during their holiday. Whether that’s during playtime or naptime, at The Grateful Dog families stay together.
All dogs are welcome to use the large, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities, which are heated and cooled when needed. Exercise during the day is provided twice, and you care be sure all of the special needs will be catered for by the experienced owners, who live on site.
Visits can only be booked by appointment, only on specific days and times, which you can find here. A standard size kennel costs $26 a night, while a medium is only $6 more. If your dog is sharing with a sibling, you get 50% off on the second pooch!
Prior requirements: Current vaccination records showing immunity to Bordetella, Rabies and Parvo are required. Make sure to also familiarize yourself with the facilities’ calendar, as they may be closed on the nearest holiday.
Call at (303) 659-0676 and book a visit today.
6. Boarding & Beyond
If you only want what’s best for your dog (and who doesn’t?), you have to give Boarding & Beyond a try.
Located in Aurora, it’s a place designed with comfort, safety and interaction in mind. The experienced, certified staff will make sure your dog is well-exercised, rested and groomed to perfection, so by the time you get back from your holiday they can tell you theirs was way better! If you’re a concerned parent, you can always take a look at the webcam and watch your four-legged friend having the time of their life!
The boarding suites look really cosy and not cage-like at all. Toys, treats and bedding are obviously provided, together with three exercise sessions a day and plenty of personal attention and care.
The daycare rate is $28 per dog, while 24h dog boarding is $41. Professional grooming services and additional playtime activities can be booked separately.
Prior requirements: All dogs are obliged to have current Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations.
If you’re interested, you can book a meet and greet at Boarding & Beyond and check it out for yourself (and your pet!). If you’d like to reserve, you can do so here – or simply contact the facility, they’re waiting to hear from you!
7. Happy Tails Dog Ranch
With an Instagram account full of smiling muzzles and waggling tails for testimony, this truly is a happy place for dogs. Based in Berthoud, Happy Tails is located on a huge property, where all the guests can roam freely. The indoor kennels have been incorporated into a renovated barn, which gives plenty of space to relax and nap after all the running around.
Included in the basic rate, your dog will get four hours of playtime everyday – in the summer, that may even include a waddling pool and resting in the shade. For a good balance of active and resting time, there’s plenty of naptime included in the daily schedule as well. The staff make a real effort to get to know the dogs’ personalities and only pair them with playtime partners they will definitely get along with.
A full day of daycare costs $24, while staying overnight is $36. There’s plenty you can add to the standard amenities, e.g. cuddle time, snacks, grooming and training.
Prior requirements: Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccinations are required with no exceptions.
You can get in touch with Happy Tails via contact page. Reservations can also be made online.
8. Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables & Kennel
You may recognise this facility as dedicated mainly to horses, however Stockton’s Plum Creek also offers dog boarding. Located in Littleton, the kennel has big indoor runs and plenty of qualified staff that work with all sorts of animals every single day.
Fully licenced, spacious and temperature-controlled, it’s most definitely a safe place to leave your pooch at if you live in the area. You can choose the size of the runs yourself ($35 for large, $30 for small) and decide if you wish to add any extras, such as gentle grooming, treats or more outside play if your dog is the outdoorsy type.
Prior requirements: All dogs need to have a proof of vaccination against Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella before coming to stay at Stockton’s Plum Creek.
Visit the contact page to find necessary details.
9. Rover’s Ranch Kennel
Competitive rates are what Rover’s Ranch prides itself on, so if your monthly budget covered your own holiday but the dog’s will have to be on a cheaper side, head straight to Fort Collins, Colorado.
Rover’s Ranch is a smaller kennel that offers both short and long-term boarding, as well as daycare and grooming services. Play yards are super spacious and separated, so that the big woofers don’t trample the smallest four-legged visitors. Bedding, toys and meals are also provided and included in the fees, but should you wish to bring your own, you are more than welcome to do so.
The boarding rate is $27 for smaller dogs and $32 for larger ones. Discounts and special packages apply to owners of multiple dogs – the more, the merrier! If you’re after daycare, it’s $17 for a full day of fluffy fun.
Prior requirements: All dogs are required to be on vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper, Kennel Cough and Leptospirosis.
You can find contact details on the website’s homepage. Make sure to book a space as soon as you’ve decided, places are limited!
10. Aspen Meadows Pet Resort
All the ladies of Aspen Meadows are true pet lovers and simply can’t wait to take care of your fur baby too. A homely, cosy looking boarding facility in Colorado Springs, Aspen Meadows has everything your dog may need while joining them for a day of fun, a grooming session or an eventful sleepover.
Boarding can be booked for minimum two nights, and there’s a possibility to schedule a free assessment day where dogs can play at the daycare centre and see if they enjoy it. Kennels come in four different sizes, at prices ranging $27 to $92 – depending on the dog breed and the kennel standard you requested. All amenities are included in the price, but food. You’re more than welcome to bring your own.
All the boarding guests and daycare visitors are given an opportunity to play and exercise twice daily, and the abundance of toys and playground attractions guarantee boredom will be the last thing on your pup’s mind.
Prior requirements: All dogs need to be vaccinated against Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella before entering the property.
If you’re interested in a trial day, call or e-mail Aspen Meadows. You can find their details on the contact page.
Do you know of any other dog kennels in Colorado? 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.