Are you based in the capital city of Columbia, South Carolina?
Do you need a dog kennel to board your dog while you’re away for a few days or a longer vacation?
We’ve got you covered.
Continue reading to learn about 5 dog kennels in Columbia, SC.
1. Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort
Planning a holiday but all the hotels are pet-free? Don’t worry, as we’ve found a summer camp resort for your dog to have their own adventure! Voted Best Of Columbia Metropolitan, Wescott Acres has nearly two decades of dog boarding experience in taking care of pets while you’re relaxing.
Built on a farm, it specialises in boarding, grooming and running doggie day camps – all of that with nothing but care and love for the animals. It’s a luxury resort that invites all kinds of animals to be given proper attention and love by the nurturing, dedicated staff. For emotional comfort, the luxury suites are designed to look just like the cosy living room of your own home, so your pet might not even realise they’re somewhere else! The owner has worked all her life to rescue neglected dogs, which still remains a part of the Wescott Acres agenda. You can therefore be sure all of that affection will be transported onto your furry friend too, and their needs will be accommodated for at all times.
The themed luxury suites are $65 per night, while the regular kennels, still spacious and definitely enough, start at $25 depending on the size of your dog.
Prior requirements: Proof of vaccination against Rabies, Distemper, Kennel Cough and K9 influenza is required.
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2. Dog Daze
Also awarded multiple times and with a long history of running happy dog kennels, is Dog Daze. Located on a large facility in East Columbia, it’s got plenty of outdoor areas for your pet to frolick and get some exercise, as well as kennels where all the needs will be catered for individually.
Apart from plenty of personal attention due to the small capacity of the place, your beloved pet will also receive treats, playtime and best quality food. The kennels are temperature-controlled so there will be no cold nights or overheating during the day. If you’re not only interested in boarding, Dog Daze also provides training classes and day care.
Prior requirements: Proof of current vaccinations, including that against Kennel Cough, is required. Dogs should also be non-aggressive and fully house trained. Further rules can be found here.
Boarding of one dog will cost you $25 per night. E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or visit the website.
3. Carolina Pet Resort
Ran by two lovely, dog-loving ladies, Carolina Pet Resort is a place with a truly homely vibe. A spacious facility with an outdoor area, it’s a family-owned and loving place, which has built up a good reputation over the years. From dogs, through cats, all the way to the tiniest furry friends, Carolina will take your pet while you’re away and show them the good times.
The sharing kennels come in all sizes to suit your dog perfectly, and you have the freedom to supply your own food, bedding and toys. While a stay at one of those starts at $22 per night, you can also choose to book a private suite for $35 – especially if your pooch can be a bit fussy or shy about having sleepovers with strangers. All dogs are allowed outdoor playtime 3-4 times a day, but if your pet is known to be a serious adventurer, you can also reserve a woodland walk for an additional charge of $8.
Prior requirements: Proof of current vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper, Kennel Cough and Bordetella is required.
You can find newcomer forms to fill here. If you’re interested in reserving a spot, the best way is to call at 803-749-1162 to avoid disappointment.
4. Dog’s Best Friend
If you’re on a search for a modern, newly established dog boarding facility, this may be the one for you. Dog’s Best Friend was founded by a dog groomer Claire, who now offers both that and premium boarding. She also gives rescue dogs makeovers and preps them to look and feel their best when meeting the new owner.
Kennel boarding costs $18 per dog per day. If you’d like a luxury upgrade, there’s an option for in-house boarding. That is of course available at a higher rate and discussed individually, but may be the perfect choice for you! All furry holidayers at Dog’s Best Friend can enjoy temperature-controlled facilities, lots of play and exercise time, and 100% guaranteed safety.
Prior requirements: Bring a proof of current vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper, Kennel Cough and Bordetella with you. There are also strict rules about fleas, ticks and parasites, so it’s best to get that in check now to avoid additional charges.
You can either use the contact form to get in touch, or simply call at 803-691-6753.
5. Barnwell Oaks Kennels
This is a place you can trust – simply take a look at their policies! With plenty of personal attention given from the start, Barnwell Oaks Kennels ensures only well-behaved pets can board there, which should therefore not be a disruption to your dog’s routine or health. You can easily book a tour of the place, where both you and your pooch can get a feel of the place and see if it’s right for you.
There’s nothing to hide there: clean, spacious kennels, food provided free of charge, as well as all of the other accessories and amenities at your disposal. Since Barnwell Oaks also accepts puppies, you can be sure they know how to get all that energy out and get your tired pup to bed at night.
The pricing starts at $21 per night for an average-sized dog, with an added cost of $3,50 for playtime, and $5 for special woodland walkies. It may be a bit more you would usually spend, but if you’re going on a fancy holiday, why shouldn’t your dog enjoy their own?
Prior requirements: All standard vaccinations, now also including Canine Influenza, are required.
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