Do you own dog and live in Nebraska?
Are you planning a trip away from home for a few days and are worried about where to leave your dog while you’re away?
Below you’ll find 15 top dog kennels in Nebraska.
1. Cottage Kennels
Cottage Kennels is located in Raymond, just 15 minutes North of Lincoln. Owned and operated by Debbie Colgan, this dog boarding facility provides the ultimate vacation for your pet. Debbie has worked in the grooming business for 10 years. She has also been involved in working with handicapped dogs and those with behavioral issues, so you can be sure your pup will be in good hands.
This facility offers spacious, luxury cottages for your pet to relax and sleep in. They currently have three magnificent cottages that have air conditioning, an outdoor run, TV, cot, and a large window to watch the serene grounds. Pets also enjoy outdoor kennels.
Rates begin at $39 a day for your first pet and reduce as you bring in more guests. You can also request for drop off and pick up at your convenience.
Prior requirements: All guests must provide proof of vaccination for Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella in addition to being flea free when checking in. You will also have to print out and fill in contract forms before your appointments at the Cottage Kennels.
Ready for your pup’s next vacay? Get in touch with Debbie and start making arrangements.
2. Cottonwood Pet Resort
This is Nebraska’s premier resort for pets. An award-winning facility, this is the stuff your pet’s dreams are made of. It has over 150 pet suites set on 15,000 square feet. Located in Platte River Valley, Cottonwood Pet Resort is set on 10 acres of luscious land where pets can play and run free under the careful supervision of the Dvorak Family.
With over 25 years of experience, the family owned and operated facility promises and delivers a vacation experience like none other. This entire facility is climate-controlled and offers private and partially private suites depending on your preference.
Rates start at $34 per day, with food and bedding included in this package. You are encouraged to bring your pet a toy from home to make their stay as comfortable as possible. For an extra fee, you can also treat your dog to a range of grooming services including baths and brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning or even a haircut.
Prior requirements: Contact Cottonwood Pet Resort to find out what prior arrangements you will need to make before checking in. You can also fill out a booking form before your visit.
3. Prairie Dog Kennels
Located only 15 miles Southeast of Lincoln, this family owned and operated dog boarding facility is safe and enjoyable for pets of all breeds and sizes. Brian and Abbey are lifelong pet owners who are dedicated to providing the best care for their furry guests.
Prairie Dog Kennels prides itself on maintaining a clean and secure environment that your pup can relax and thrive in while you are away. The facility has 20 indoor and outdoor runs that give your dog the freedom to explore and be themselves.
In winter the building is heated to keep your pet comfortable while in the summer barn fans keep the home cool. The outdoor runs are shaded all day, so your pet will never have a problem with heat. The wonderful prairies woodlands provide excellent areas for your pet to explore.
Food is provided but if your pet has a sensitive tummy, you are encouraged to bring their favorite food and the team at Prairie will happily serve.
Prior requirements: You will be required to provide proof of vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Kennel Cough.
Reach out to the friendly folks at Prairie Dog Kennels for inquiries about pricing and other requirements prior to checking in.
4. Kenl Inn
If you are looking for a place where your pet will be treated like family, Kenl Inn is the place for you. Since 1988, the premier facility has maintained high standards of care and service to pets and pet parents.
At Kenl, your pet can enjoy private suites featuring oak trim, marble tile floors, brass fixtures, dutch floors with a full-length window. The raised beds and comforters ensure your dog is as comfortable as they would be at home. If you opt for the Clubhouse, your pet will get a spacious room with heating.
All guests at Kenl Inn enjoy one-on-one time with their carers in the morning, noon and evening with lots of belly rubs. They can also enjoy grooming services for a nominal fee.
Prior requirements: Ready for your pet’s next vacation? Contact the friendly team at Kenl Inn for rates and information about required vaccinations.
5. The Paw Spa Pet Resort
The Paw Spa staff in Omaha love your pet just as much as you do. Offering high-quality services, this award-winning dog boarding facility will be your pet’s favorite vacation destination. They even offer 5, high-resolution live pet cams so you can see your pet anytime you want.
The overnight facilities at the resort have state-of-the-art air conditioning to keep your pet comfortable at all times. You can also treat your fur baby to the spa and grooming services at the resort at a little extra charge.
You can book your pet an individual suite with a Kuranda bed and 3 play times a day, of two and a half hours each. If your pet’s a swimmer, they’ll enjoy the dog-bone-shaped pool.
Rates begin at $45-$47 a night for your first time and reduce to $30-$33 for a second guest.
Prior requirements: Reach out to The Paw Spa Pet Resort with inquiries about vaccinations and to make your booking.
6. Sunset Pet Motel
Founded by Ruffy over 30 years ago, the Sunset Pet Motel is located in Maple Grove Farm in Omaha. The family owned and operated business comes highly recommended by local vets and families.
The facility features indoor and outdoor runs, clean, spacious living areas, heating, and air conditioning and food at no extra charge. Whether you want to leave your beloved pet for a few days or for an extended stay, they will be well taken care of by the highly experienced staff.
Book your best friend in for $18 a day. Military, seniors, students and guests staying a month or longer enjoy special discounts.
Prior requirements: Get in touch with the Sunset Pet Motel to arrange for a visit and make inquiries about required vaccinations.
7. Ruuff Luv
Located at the heart of Omaha, this insured facility guarantees the safety and security of your furry friend. Ruuff Luv is operated by Grandma Puppy aka Lorraine who has over 20 years of experience. She is involved in the daily running activities of the facility and ensures the high-quality standard of care is maintained for each guest, old or new.
Your pet will enjoy a fun-filled vacation at Ruuff Luv with indoor and outdoor play areas as well as fully functional exercise equipment. Boarders can enjoy private rest quarters and a play packet. You can also opt to treat your fur baby to the exclusive VIP pet sitting package with Grandma Puppy.
Prior requirements: All guests will have to undergo a behavioral and temperament assessment before check-in. Vaccinations must be up to date and you will need to bring your own food.
Interested? Leave a message to make your booking or arrange a visit.
8. Paradise Pet Suites
This family-owned business, located in Omaha is a certified Kennel Operation. With over 25 years of experience, the owners have created happy memories for many a pup. Whether you are interested in daytime or overnight boarding services, they’ve got you covered.
At Paradise Pet Suites, conservation is key from the ground up. Starting with the repurposed pet suite enclosures designed from recycled milk jugs. They only use earth-friendly light bulbs and their accommodation uses energy efficient, radiant heat.
Treat your pet to a suite at this facility. All suites have a comfy bed with a soft mattress, TV, relaxing music, a complimentary bath after a four-night stay and happy hour treats. There is also an optional treadmill walk. These start at $34.95 for the luxury pet suite and $24.95 for the deluxe suite.
Guests at the suites can also enjoy the luxurious grooming services including luxury shampooing, teeth brushing, nail filing, and other gentle spa treatments at an extra fee.
Prior requirements: All guests must be up to date on their vaccinations to ensure their own safety and that of the other guests.
Contact Paradise Pet Suites to make your booking or schedule a visit.
9. Riverside Meadows Pet Motel Inc.
Founded in 1978, Riverside Meadows Pet Motel is owned and operated by Don and Susan. On realizing their Dalmatians would be unhappy when they came home from boarding facilities, they decided to build a loving and caring pet motel, where all dogs could be happy.
Located in Omaha, the dog villa amenities at Riverside Meadows include tiled walls, climate control, and complimentary laundry service. For Susan and her team, caring for your dog is a passion.
Smaller and medium-size guests can enjoy a private, 40 square feet living area with piped music and tiled walls. There are indoor and outdoor suites for larger guests complete with dog-operated, two-way doors for ease of access. They also get a private outdoor play area.
Rates start at $22 a night for dogs under 50 lbs and $24 for heavier pups. You can get medicine and insulin administered at an extra cost of $1 and $4 respectively. Additional TLC services such as TV snuggle time, summer swims, and grooming services come at a nominal fee.
Prior requirements: You will be required to provide proof of vaccinations before check-in. Contact Riverside Meadows Pet Motel to book your pet’s next mini-vacay.
10. Bellevue Pet Adventures
This dog boarding facility also in Omaha is owned and operated by a veterinary technician with over 18 years of experience. The main focus at this facility is offering you a cost-friendly facility that is clean and safe. Pets with medical concerns are well-taken care of with the team fully trained on animal behavior. They are keen to note any changes in eating patterns, energy, and stool and urine output. The staff can also administer eye, topical, oral, ear and injectable medication.
The boarding facilities at Bellevue have runs for all dog sizes with six-foot tall individual living spaces and tempered glass. High sanitary standards are maintained to ensure all dogs remain healthy. They employ an impermeable seal between kennels to ensure nothing leaks into neighboring kennels.
Rates begin at $40 for a 4 x 6 run and up to $45 for an 8 x 8 run. You can also book a cozy cottage for $30.
Prior requirements: All Bellevue guests must be up to date on vaccinations including DHPP, Rabies, and Bordetella.
The pet-loving team at Bellevue encourage you to get in touch with them to arrange a tour of the facility.
11. Waggin’ Tailz Ranch
The fun never ends at this dog boarding facility in Omaha. With a variety of packages, they ensure your pet’s stay with them is safe and comfortable. The staff is keen on giving your beloved pet all the love and attention they deserve and are used to at home.
In addition to the boarding facilities, pets can also enjoy grooming services such as baths, ear cleaning, hair removal, medicated shampoos, and anal gland expression. Rates start at $350 for 10 nights. You are encouraged to bring your own food, but if you choose not to, your dog will get meals for an extra $3 a night.
Prior requirements: All guests must be at least 4 months old, spayed and neutered if older than 6 months, and be up to date on vaccinations including Rabies, Kennel Cough, and Distemper. You will also be required to bring your pet for an interview that takes 10-30 minutes. Guests must stay for at least three hours so they can get acquainted with the staff and the new environment. You won’t be charged for this first visit, so you are welcome to leave them all day.
Contact the facility to learn more about their amenities and book your tour.
12. American Animal Hospital
What better place to leave your pet to than a certified vet home? With Vets on site and experienced staff on the team, your pets are bound to enjoy their stay at the American Animal Hospital located in Omaha.
There are various options to choose from for boarding facilities including large, medium and small kennels. There are also 3 x 6 runs and a large outdoor play area. The facility has an exercise area where pets can have fun while getting fit. All areas are supervised at all times to ensure the safety and security of your pet.
Rates start at $23.85 a night for smaller kennels and go up to $29 for the runs. All canine guests can enjoy customized grooming services including haircuts, nail trimming, bathing, hand drying, and hand brushing for an extra fee.
Prior requirements: You are required to bring proof of vaccinations for Rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP.
It is easy to make an appointment or book a stay for your pup, just reach out to the animal-loving team at the American Animal Hospital to schedule a visit.
13. Prairie Winds Kennels
This dog boarding facility located in Lincoln offers accommodation for dogs of all sizes. Set in the beautiful countryside, Prairie Winds boasts of both indoor and outdoor kennels. All your pet’s individual needs will be catered to by the highly qualified pack led by Paul and Irene.
Offering spacious, sanitary, and climate controlled runs, your fur baby is sure to experience the best during their stay at the facility. Every dog enjoys a comfortable indoor sleeping area. The kennels have a doggy door to let in natural light and allow them to access the outdoor run play section. There are 18 gravel runs outdoors where your dog can play and exercise. There is also a large yard and smaller runs.
Rates start at $20 a night. You can also get additional treats such as walks, nature hikes, and extra playtime for an extra fee.
Prior requirements: For the safety of your pet and all guests at Prairie Winds, you are required to bring proof of vaccinations including Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper. Please note that while the small number of kennels, 34, allows your dog to get specialized treatment, it also means you have to make an early booking especially during holidays.
Ready to make your booking? Contact the team at Prairie Winds Kennels to arrange a tour.
14. Wilderness Kennels
This facility run and owned by Henry and Judy is located in Roca, just south of Lincoln. It has been in existence since 1968 and continues to provide world-class dog boarding services to pets and their owners.
The facility offers spacious outdoor runs, and double size accommodation for larger breeds. You can choose between the indoor, heated kennels or the indoor/outdoor kennels that have a smaller, heated indoor area and access to a large outdoor run around the clock. The indoor/outdoor kennel allows your dog to exercise, play and enjoy the fresh air and sunlight at their own discretion.
All pets checked in at the facility enjoy high-quality meals, but you are also allowed to bring your pet’s favorite food. You can also bring them bedding. The facility provides beds for their guests.
Prior requirements: All guests must provide proof of vaccination for Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, Parainfluenza, and Bordetella.
If there are any other dog kennels in Nebraska that should be on this list, please tell us about them in the comments box below!
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