Are you a dog owner looking for dog kennels in Delaware?
Continue reading to learn about 10 dog boarding facilities in this South Atlantic state in the United States.
1. Rainbow Kennels
With more than 40 years of experience in caring for animals, Rainbow Kennels in Newark is the place to go when in need of a quality dog boarding facility.
With a never-ending list of activities and services offered, you can be sure your pet won’t get bored even for a minute during their stay. There’s plenty of space to hang out both indoors and outdoors, exercise and walking time, as well as a dedicated relaxation area, separate for every animal to help unwind and snooze in their own sweet time.
As the staff are also professionally trained in grooming, you may not even recognise your pooch when you come back to collect them! With all the gentle brushing, bathing and blow-drying, your dog will be looking and feeling refreshed.
Prior requirements: All dog breeds are welcome at Rainbow Kennels. Give them a call to find out about any requirements before you visit.
You can find the necessary contact details on this page. Please also call or e-mail the owners regarding pricing.
2. Shawnee Kennels
For dog owners from Milford and surrounding areas, the modern Shawnee Kennels will be an obvious choice – especially if it’s your first time using a boarding facility for your pooch.
For starters, the place could not be any safer – with the friendly owners living on-site, a security fence surrounding the premises and plenty of space, it’s far from any horror stories your friends may have told you about kennels. On top of that, the temperature control is truly top-notch, so that your fur baby is never too cold or too hot.
With a rate that starts at $20 per day, depending on the size of your dog, as well as grooming services available on request, it’s the best investment in your pet’s time away from home – they may never want to leave!
Prior requirements: A proof of standard vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough is required before you make a booking.
If you’d like to book a visit or find out more about Shawnee, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
3. Happy Tails Pet Retreat
Think of what your dog’s wildest dream could be, and Happy Tails Pet Retreat can make it happen!
Located in Georgetown, in a large, country style residence, this luxury pet facility in the definition of five star and all-inclusive in animal holiday standards.
There’s something for everyone, depending on how much you wish to spend and how long your pooch is staying for. From comfy runs, through to suites and villas, it’s a resort that caters to all needs when it comes to accommodation. The on-site spa can also help make it an extra special time. Massage, bath and brush out? You name it, they’ll do it for you!
The deluxe room rate starts at $28 per night, with no extra charges for playtime, food, cots and plenty of love and affection included in the price.
Prior requirements: All dogs need to have an up-to-date vaccination record and be protected against Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper. Flea and tick prevention is also mandatory.
If it’s your first time, you may also want to check out the FAQ page, as it explains the whole process thoroughly. If you’re still hesitant, the owner Nichole is happy to give you and your pooch a tour of the place – you can book one via e-mail or simply call.
4. Square Dog Ranch
Founded with love and passion for making animal lives better, Square Dog Ranch in Townsend could be the ultimate paradise for your furry friend.
Ran by Cathy, who has devoted her life to rescuing and helping homeless or hurt dogs, the ranch is a beautiful, peaceful place, where your pet can get some fresh air and enough outdoor exercise to last them a whole month. Super clean, bright and spacious, it’s bound to be a good quality kennel experience.
For a fee of $28 per night, your pooch will get at least three walks a day, playtime, treats and endless hugs. Food costs $3 per day, unless you wish to provide your own.
Prior requirements: Before your first visit, make sure you have your dog’s proof of vaccinations against Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. Flea and Heartworm preventative medication is also required.
If your doggie is in overall good health, make sure to fill the boarding agreement form and schedule your first visit. Should you wish to contact Cathy, you can find her mobile and e-mail address here. She can’t wait to me you and your pet!
5. Camp Canine Kennel
Thinking about leaving your dog with friends or family? A stay at Camp Canine Kennel is going to feel just the same, if not better!
With in-home kennels, Camp Canine offers plenty of personal attention from the owners themselves and an opportunity to bond with other dogs and people. As oppose to providing a secluded room for each dog, which may work for some, they prefer to work against isolation and have wonderful adventures together – in homely, non-stressful environment.
Even if you’re only going away for the day or a few hours, Camp Canine can provide daycare, boarding and grooming services to save you time and nerves.
At $34 per 24h, boarding includes hours of playtime and long walks outside in the breathtaking surroundings, cosy bedding and medicine if necessary. To reduce your dog’s stress even further, you’re requested to bring food with you and therefore avoid a sudden change in diet.
Prior requirements: You need to bring your vaccination records with you on your first visit. The standard ones (Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella) are required.
If you have any additional questions, ring Camp Canine at (302) 684-1151 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Hannah’s House Kennel for Dogs
Is experience and everlasting love for dogs and important factor for you when choosing kennels? Then you need to visit Hannah’s House in Bear, Delaware!
Hannah’s House is a family-operated business, with the owners – Hannah and her mum – living on the large property. All newly redesigned and renovated, it’s as fresh, modern and squeaky clean as they come. Outside, there’s a secure play area, where doggies can spend sunny days and get their daily exercise fix. Both Hannah and Beth care deeply about safety and reducing separation anxiety, so your dog will be in good, gentle hands.
The facility offers daycare, boarding and grooming, for animals of all shapes and sizes. Boarding costs $25 per day, which includes feed. On top of that, you can treat your fur baby to a full-on grooming session (from $50) or just one or two treatments if needed.
Prior requirements: Up-to-date standard vaccinations (Rabies, DHLPP, Kennel Cough) are an absolute must. There’s also a boarding form that needs to be filled out, but that can also be done on the day you arrive.
Should you have any further questions, you can find all the necessary contact details and directions here.
7. All Aboard Grooming and Kennels
Based in Dagsboro, Sussex County, All Aboard has been in operation since forever (first under a different name), bringing a temporary home away from home to local dogs. Now owned by a married couple of dog enthusiasts, it’s a place where passion and love for animals always comes first.
All Aboard can host dogs in a variety of different rooms, ranging from the standard runs, through mini suites, all the way to presidential suites, where your pooch can enjoy a bit of TV and a more home-like vibe. The runs start at $25 per night, while a presidential suite is only $10 more. You may want to consider it, if you’re feeling like treating your doggie to something special. One playtime session and two meals a day are included in the boarding price.
Prior requirements: All dogs need to have current vaccinations against Rabies and Bordetella. Make sure fleas and tick are kept at bay, as if found, treating them may incur additional charges.
If you’re particularly anxious about leaving your dog, you can always check up on them on doggie cameras online! As a safety policy, Jill and Jerry always encourage to come and meet the staff before you book a visit too – that way you’ll know exactly who you’re leaving your beloved pet with.
For more information, visit the FAQ page or simply e-mail All Aboard at email@example.com.
8. Otter Tail Pet Resort
Recently renovated, this truly is a state-of-the-art facility to book for your dog’s holiday. Located on a family farm in Delaware where the owner Karen grew up, the land is filled with love and patience towards dogs – which Karen has been practicing nearly her whole life.
All dogs are welcome to stay at Otter Tail, and their every need or personality quirk will be understood and catered for. Dog boarding is slightly on the pricier side ($30-40), yet just the sound of all the amenities included will make your pooch wag their tail in excitement.
There’s a huge outdoor space, comfortable suites, soft music and a lovely day-to-night routine that includes a pet and a little snack for goodnight. Organic, natural feed costs an extra $3 per day.
If you wish so, you can also choose to book additional luxury services, such as swimming time, a plush bed or special, one-on-one walks.
Prior requirements: Two weeks before you arrive, the resort will need to take a look at your dog’s vaccination documents. DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella jabs are required. Flea prevention should also be taken care of beforehand.
Head to policies and FAQ’s for an extensive list of answers to all your potential questions and worries. You are also welcome to call at (302) 846-2273.
9. Bed & Biscuit Kennel
For a truly country-like resort holiday in Delaware, there’s no better spot than Bed & Biscuit Kennel. Located in Frankford, it’s close to both carefree, country life and the sea, so if you’re also visiting the area this summer, you may want to consider leaving your pets at their very own hotel.
Owned and ran by a pet lover Kimberly, this cosy facility is filled with nothing but love and care. You’re welcome to bring your own food (advised), bed and toys to minimise stress, but Kimberly will take care of the rest. For $35, your furry friend will enjoy a full day of playing outside and getting to know new friends. If you’re also interested in grooming, you can discuss it with Kimberly individually.
Prior requirements: Records of vaccinations against Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies are required upon arrival.
Contact details for Bed & Biscuit can be found here. Don’t hesitate to call today, the smallest of kennels can get booked up quickly!
Do you know of any other dog kennels in Delaware? 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.