Are you a resident of New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Bridgeport, or another city in Connecticut?
Are you look for suitable lodging for your dog while you’re out of town for a while?
Below we’ve featured 15 top dog kennels in Connecticut.
1. Dawg On It Pet Services
Are you going away on vacation? Shopping? Or maybe you’re just away for the day. Your pet will have a great time at this facility in Bridgeport. The facility serves families in Fairfield and the surrounding towns.
The highly trained staff know exactly how to respond to any emergency. Each pet receives lots of love and attention with plenty of play and interaction. The family-owned and operated business is owned and run by a team of three dog-lovers Al, Lisa, and Kelley.
Prior requirements: Each guest at this dog kennel is required to be vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella. Guests must also have a negative fecal sample within a year of check-in.
Contact Dawg On It to make inquiries about their boarding rates and book your pooch a spot.
2. The Good Dog Spot
This popular dog boarding kennel in Bloomfield is a favorite for many pets and their families in the area. The facility is set on 5000 square feet with both indoor and outdoor runs. The Good Dog Spot guarantees a safe environment where your pet is sure to have lots of fun.
Pets are hosted in a variety of suites. Standard Suites cost $45 a day and $35 for each additional dog. There are lots of activities for your beloved pet to participate in including leash walks, cuddle-time, and plenty of playtime. At The Good Dog Spot, the staff gives your pet five-paw treatment with warm beds and staff who are dedicated to ensuring your pet has a wonderful time.
You are encouraged to bring in your dog for an assessment before they can be allowed to check in to the facility.
Prior requirements: Most facilities will require their overnight guests to be up to date on all their vaccinations. Contact The Good Dog Spot to make further inquiries on vaccinations requirements and book your pooch their next getaway.
3. Bethway Kennels
This small but intimate dog kennel is located in New Haven and offers your pet a relaxing getaway while you are away. The facility has been in operation since 1966, but the current owners have had it since 1988.
At Bethway Kennels, all the kennels are attached to a large run and pets have access to 7 acres of mowed fields where they can play to their heart’s content. Each pet receives personalized care with hand-walking and administration of special diets and prescription medication.
At this facility, your pet will never be lonely. The staff schedules plenty of supervised playtime and one-on-one time with each pet. They are focused on building lifelong bonds with your pet so that they are relaxed and happy each time you drop them off at Bethway Kennels.
Rates begin at $32-$45 for overnight guests. These rates are dependent on your care requirements and are fully inclusive of playtime, hand-walking, and administration of medication. Check out their hours of operation to schedule the most convenient time for pick-up and drop-off.
Prior requirements: All pets must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella. Be sure to remember to write down instructions for any special dietary and medication needs.
Take a virtual tour to see what this facility has to offer before you make a reservation.
4. Candlewick Kennels
Since 1976 this facility in the highest point of Hartford County has been a home away from home for many pets. Candlewick Kennels is set on 8 wooded acres and surrounded by over 2,800 acres of posted forest.
At Candlewick, each pet enjoys a private, spacious indoor suite with access to a covered outdoor area through a doggie door. Each suite has a water bowl that is replenished during the day, as needed, to ensure your pet stays hydrated.
There is also a private outside area over 15 feet long. This area is covered to protect your pet from the elements. Each area is thoroughly disinfected and kept dry. The outdoor area is separated from the indoor area by a doggie door system.
Rates begin at $32 for the suites and $42 for the crystal suites. The crystal suites are designed to host giant pets and multiple family members. These are divided into a 5 x 8 indoor area and an 8 x 15 outdoor run. Each pet is provided with a raised, canvas-backed cot.
You can pop in anytime during business hours to see the facility for yourself.
Prior requirements: All guests must be fully up to date on their inoculation for Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, and Influenza.
Book your beloved pet a wholesome vacation at Candlewick Kennels.
This facility in Stamford offers your pet a home away from home in a serene, relaxed environment. Wagmore is operated by staff who love dogs, you won’t have to pay extra for belly rubs and ear scratches.
This dog kennel facility features over 6,000 square feet of K9 grass both indoors and outdoors to protect those sensitive paws. Whether your pet wants to run, roll around, leap, or just lay down and enjoy their stay, they are happily accommodated.
Pets are hosted in spacious, private kennels with a comfortable Kuranda bed and warm bedding. Rates begin at $50 for standard kennels and $65 for the suites. You can also treat your pooch to grooming services during their stay.
Pets are separated according to size and temperament. The facility also has a member of staff on-site 24/7 to keep a watchful eye on your pet. Pets are never left alone no matter what time of day it is.
Prior requirements: Pet parents are required to register their pet so they can schedule an interview appointment before they checking in at the facility.
6. The Haute Dog Hotel
This cageless dog boarding facility serves guests from Middlebury, Waterbury, Southbury, and New Midford among others. The Haute Dog Hotel provides a stimulating environment where your pooch can exercise, and socialize as much as they please.
Guests can enjoy playtime at the pool in summer and are free to roam around the den and TV room any time. The full-service hotel is happy to brush and style your pet’s hair before bedtime if that what it takes to keep them happy.
The dog-savvy staff is also happy to accommodate pets with special needs offering handicap equipment if necessary. Pets are also treated to plenty of games including catch and tug.
Overnight boarding rates begin at $50 a night. Pet parents are allowed to check-in their pets at 8 am and check-out at 3 pm. You can also treat your dog to a long list of grooming treatments at a nominal fee.
Prior requirements: All guests must provide their vaccination records before checking in.
7. Strawberry Hill Groom and Board
Founded in 1987, this facility has grown and expanded into a full-service animal hospital offering grooming and kennel services. What better place to leave your pet than a facility owned and operated by vets?
The highly trained staff know exactly what your pet needs and when they need it. Your pet will receive the best care. Pets are hosted in spacious runs and treated to multiple walks throughout the day in a fully-fenced outdoor area.
All kennels are cleaned daily, and any messes made are cleared away promptly to uphold the high sanitary standards that keep your pet safe, happy, and healthy.
You are welcome to take a tour of the facility anytime during their working hours.
Prior requirements: Contact Strawberry Hill with any inquiries about vaccinations and make a reservation.
8. Furry Friends
If you and your pet live in Danbury and are looking for the ideal dog kennel solution for when you’re away, try Furry Friends. The family-owned and operated facility has been in operation since 2007.
Pets are hosted in cage-free boarding facilities with two separate play areas. There is over 3,600 square feet of playing area. Regular boarding facilities go for $45 a night while the two VIP suites are charged $55 each. Pets in the VIP section eat and sleep in their private suites and enjoy plenty of room to stretch and walk at night.
Pets enjoy raised beds and lots of TLC just like they would at home. The staff at Furry Friends are dedicated to giving your pet the best care available.
Prior requirements: Guests at this pet hotel must undergo an initial evaluation before they can check-in. They must also be current on vaccinations including DHLPP, Bordetella, and Influenza.
9. My UBERDOG
Dan struggled to find the ideal kennel where he could leave his dog Tyson for extended stays and have peace of mind knowing the pet was well taken care of. He then decided to open a place where he could offer other pet parents the feeling he craved while he was away. My UBERDOG is a place where your pet can enjoy endless playtime and lots of adventure.
All overnight guests at this facility enjoy a full day of play in a Playcare Group. Before your pet is allowed to check into this pet hotel, they will undergo a complimentary playcare pass to evaluate their behavior in a group setting.
Pets are hosted in overnight suites for $44 or luxury dens for $55. You can also treat your pet to a full day of playcare pass at $30. All dogs are sent on a midday break to help them recharge for the rest of the day’s activities.
Prior requirements: All dogs are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations including Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, and Influenza.
Book your pooch his next getaway at this premier facility that uses intuitive, and energetic operations to give them exactly what they need.
10. Woof Pack
At Woof Pack, your pet will immediately feel like they are part of the pack. The facility is supervised 24 hours a day and pets are hosted in a cage-free environment. Take advantage of their pet taxi services to schedule pick-up and drop-off around Bristol if you are having a hectic day.
At this facility, pets are hosted in a climate-controlled facility and are given structured, safe, and supervised care by trained canine handlers. Pet parents can also use GINGR the company app to keep an eye on their pets after-hours.
Rates begin at $59 for a slumber party environment, movies, storytime, and other physical activities designed to keep them happily tired.
Prior requirements: Contact the facility to make inquiries about vaccinations requirements and make a reservation.
Treat your pet to a wonderful stay at Woof Pack where they can enjoy hours of supervised play in the indoor arena and access to park-like grounds.
11. The Crate Escape
Leave your pet in expert hands at the Crate Escape. Chris, the owner and pack leader at this facility has created a safe environment where pets can enjoy a natural pack experience. She is a certified care technician and is fully trained in pet first aid.
The Crate Escape in Wallingford is set on 10,000 square feet. There are 4 large indoor play areas and over 5,000 square feet of outdoor play space. The facility is equipped with jungle gyms, toys, and kiddie pools.
Small pets are hosted in cozy, home-like overnight cabins. The big dog rooms are 8 x 3 runs equipped with an orthopedic cot, drain, and a steady supply of fresh water. All the kennels are temperature-controlled to ensure your pet is comfortable year-round.
Rates begin at $44 per night and go up to $113 for siblings sharing the same suite. You can also treat your pet to lots of add-ons including fleece bedding, beef marrow bone, leash walks, and one-on-one playtime for a nominal fee. Pet parents can use the Odoggy app to keep an eye on their pets at all times via 5 live webcams
Prior requirements: All pets must be up to date on their vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Influenza.
Book your pup their very own vacay at the Crate Escape while you are away on yours.
12. Groomin N Roomin Kennels
Pet parents in Middlefield can now enjoy a kennel facility that truly cares about their dogs. The top-notch facility offers five-paw services to each pooch that visits them. At Groomin N Roomin, you can relax knowing your pet is in capable hands.
The kennels feature large indoor and outdoor runs with automatic water, Kuranda beds, and soothing music. The facility provides meals, but you are welcome to bring your food to keep the pet on the same diet.
Rates begin at $25 for small and medium pets under 50 lbs and $27 for larger pets over 50 lbs. Download the boarding contract and vet release before checking in to the facility.
Prior requirements: Like most facilities, all guests at Groomin N Roomin must be fully inoculated and up to date on their shots.
Ready to make a booking? Check out their operation hours before your book your pet their next mini-vacation.
13. River Run Kennels
River Run Kennels is located in Berlin, Connecticut. The premier dog boarding facility promises lots of fun and play for all their overnight guests. The facility boasts of private trail walks on the expansive facility.
Pets are hosted in spacious kennels for $31.50- $32.50 depending on the size of your pet. You can also treat your pet to private playtime, and interactive playtime at $9.50-$13.50. In addition, there are grooming services available at an extra charge.
Prior requirements: All guests looking to stay at River Run must be fully vaccinated for Rabies, Bordetella, and DHLPP.
Contact this facility to make a booking for an exciting getaway.
14. Best Friends Pet Hotel
It can be super difficult to find a pet boarding facility where they treat your pet like one of their own. At Best Friends Pet Hotel, your pet will quickly become part of the pack with unlimited snuggles from the passionate staff. With over two decades of experience in welcoming pets, you can be sure their priority is the pet’s well-being.
At this facility, there are lots of indoor playrooms fully equipped with toys and lots of treats. Pets can also enjoy playground equipment and luxurious accommodation.
The luxe suites are spacious with daily housekeeping and room service. In these climate-controlled suites, your pet will enjoy lambswool bedding and premium food. Your pet will also enjoy plenty of playtime at this crate-free boarding facility and enjoy 1:1 attention from the dedicated staff.
Standard suites cost $42 a day, $47 for the same with individual play, and $50 during holidays. You can also choose from the long list of add-ons to give your pooch an extra special vacation.
Prior requirements: All guests must be current on Bordetella, Rabies, and DHLPP.
Contact Best Friends Pet Hotel and treat your pet to a premium getaway.
15. Passage East Kennels
This dog boarding facility in Wilton offers both day and overnight care packages for your fur baby. The facility was first conceptualized in 1999 when the owner, Joe and Laura Kaddis had over 13 rescue dogs under their care. Opening a dog care facility was a natural next step.
This facility in Wilton is the perfect place to leave your pooch while you go away on vacation. Passage East offers safety and comfort for your best friend. Pets enjoy free play in 2 outdoor playgroups, every day.
The management lives on-site so you can be sure your pet is always supervised and never left alone. The accommodation features state-of-the-art air purification, smoke detectors, and climate control. There is also soothing music and human-dog interaction to reduce your pet’s anxiety.
Rates begin at $47 for smaller dogs and $51-$55 for medium and large dogs. Pet parents enjoy significant discounts when boarding siblings for several nights.
Prior requirements: All dogs must be current on their vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella.
Get in touch with Passage East Kennels to book your pet their best holiday yet. They might even have more fun than you.
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